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Watch Our PLC Webinar on How to Advance Your Career with PLC Technician Program

September 21, 2023
PLC Webinar on how to advance PLC career with PLC Technician Certificate Program

Our recent informative and interactive PLC Webinar introduced ways to build in-demand PLC skills and pave your way toward a rewarding career. It included essential information about our PLC programs, such as:

How Smart Factories Integrate PLCs, Automation and Robotics

August 22, 2023
smart factories integrate plcs, automation and robotics

As we embark on the journey through the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the manufacturing sector continues to witness the seamless integration of PLCs (Programmable Logic Controllers), automation, and robotics, giving rise to the era of smart factories. Despite PLCs being developed almost six decades ago, their adaptability and efficiency persist alongside cutting-edge technologies.

An Overview of the Allen-Bradley Family of PLCs

May 17, 2023
the logo of Allen-Bradley by Rockwell Automation

After a general introduction to the Allen-Bradley brand name for those who are new to the field of industrial automation and control, we will take a brief look back at the founding of the Allen-Bradley company and how they have been a going concern since the early 1900s.  We will move on to examine some of the significant contributions the company has made in the development of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) dating as far back as the 1970s and how their subsequent contributions to PLC

Latest Advancement in PLC Technology

April 17, 2023

PLCs, or Programmable Logic Controllers, have been in use in one form or another since the proliferation of modern manufacturing. In fact, PLCs have proven so vital that they have ostensibly helped to replace many of the strictly manually executed processes in thousands of plants across the globe.

GBCTechTraining 2022-2023 Holiday Hours

December 08, 2022
GBCTechTraining Holiday Hours 2022-2023

With the holiday season quickly approaching, we wanted to update you on how the holiday break will impact our GBCTechTraining technical, tutorial, and administrative support. 

Office Hours 

The Student Support Center will be closed from Friday, December 23, 2022, to Monday, January 2, 2023.

The Difference Between PLC and RTU

November 14, 2022
Wiring PLC Control pane

It’s safe to say that we all benefit from process automation in some shape or form, whether we realize it or not. Many of the products and systems that we rely upon to feed our families, get us to and from work, and allow for a restful Sunday afternoon are made possible by process automation. More often than not, the devices that drive these processes will either be a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) or a Remote Terminal Unit (RTU).

How Do I Become a PLC Programmer?

September 30, 2022
students in Robotics lab

Starting a new career is a fun and challenging experience that can be incredibly fulfilling. But sometimes, it can be difficult to know what steps you have to take in order to achieve your goals. Gaining entry into a new career can be a job in and of itself. It’s essential to have as many resources at your disposal as possible to guide you along the way. 

Variable Frequency Drives: Basics and Common Applications of VFDs

September 01, 2022
VFD Machine connected to a PLC

Electric motors are used in multiple applications of our everyday lives but require the right amount of electrical energy to provide optimal torque and speed. To control these motors, Variable Frequency Devices (VFD), are used to convert AC current into DC current from the power supply. In this article we will look at how these devices work, and how they are important