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SCADA System: What is it and How it Works

November 18, 2021
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When we think about technologies which have revolutionized industrial automation, we often think about a specific piece of hardware we interact with, rather than the software behind the scenes. For factories and manufacturing plants, the Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) dramatically improves efficiency and control; yet it’s the SCADA software which runs all the operations smoothly.

The Importance of PLCs in Manufacturing

November 15, 2021
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The common definition one would find on Wikipedia describes a PLC or Programmable Logic Controller as the following:  “ A programmable logic controller (PLC) or programmable controller is an industrial computer that has been ruggedized and adapted for the control of manufacturing processes, such as assembly lines, machines, robotic devices, or any activity that requires high reliability, ease of programming, and process fault diagnosis.

The Basics of Ladder Logic

November 03, 2021
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One of the top 5 most popular types of PLC programming languages is ladder logic. But what makes it so popular, and what does it take to master the language? Ladder logic is a programming language and one of the first languages that was ever used for PLCs or programmable logic controllers.

20 Best Reasons to Choose our PLC Programs. Watch our PLC Webinar.

November 01, 2021
20 Best Reasons to Choose GBC's PLC Certificate Programs

In our recent webinar, our program experts covered 20 reasons to choose our PLC programs. It included essential information about our PLC programs such as:

Chatbots 101- Benefit From GBCTechTraining’s Chatbots

September 22, 2021
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GBCtechtraining has introduced chatbots into our websites over the last three years. The purpose of these chatbots is to help prospective students find information about our programs in a convenient and easy way. We are happy to report that our chatbots are heavily used and relied on by students around the world, particularly after regular office hours, and coming to us from far away time zones.

Looking Forward: The Smart Factory Of The Future

September 16, 2021
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The potential that smart factories have to completely transform our world cannot be understated. With advancements in artificial intelligence and computer learning, manufacturers are increasingly turning their attention to the benefits of implementing smart factories within their plants.

How to Make the Best of the Student Resource Center

August 26, 2021
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Here at GBCTechTraining, we promote and encourage student success and we want to ensure that our students receive the necessary support when it comes to pursuing their studies. Our Student Resource Center provides a wide range of resources such as editing and viewing account information, viewing grades, taking exams, engaging in student forums, getting support from our staff and accessing additional learning material.

Can GBC Online Technical Certificate Programs Accommodate My Busy Schedule?

August 12, 2021
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You might be hoping to advance your career in manufacturing or want to get into a new field of work and need technical training, yet your fixed schedule cannot fit into the timetable of many training programs. If this resonates with you, consider training that can be worked into your schedule.