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GBCTechTraining 2022-2023 Holiday Hours

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

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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?

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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

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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

Download Your PLC Handbook Today

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To help refresh or maintain your skills, we have created a handy reference, called the PLC Handbook, for practicing Automation and PLC Technicians. When you need a reference document to the basic structure of a PLC and how it operates, time-driven routine segments, file-based addressing, or SCADA, we‘ve got it covered.

10 Important Questions to Prep for Your PLC Job Interview

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Looking to work in the manufacturing industry, want to work as a PLC technician, or want to move up into a more senior technical role? Whether you are a new or veteran PLC technician, it’s important to prepare for your interview.

Important Differences between PLC and DCS

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One of the most common questions in industrial control and automation systems is “what’s the difference between a PLC and a DCS? In order to fully understand the difference between these two systems, we must look at the history of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and Distributed Control Systems (DCS), and break down their internal components. 

Watch our March PLC Webinar!

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Our March PLC webinar, hosted by our program experts, delved into the top 20 reasons to choose our PLC programs. It covered topics like: