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Variable Frequency Drives: Basics and Common Applications of VFDs

September 01, 2022
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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

July 07, 2022
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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

May 19, 2022
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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

May 17, 2022
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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!

March 07, 2022
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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:

The Future of PLCs

February 17, 2022
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Almost every building and facility relies on the automation of their mechanical and electrical systems, or the use of PLCs. In fact, PLCs are used across industries and are found in countless applications within factories, labs, and plants. Their use is only going to increase as more complex facilities undergo construction and factory floors expand.

How the Canada-Ontario Job Grant Can Fund Your Company's Training

February 03, 2022
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As the landscape of manufacturing changes, with plant operations becoming increasingly automated, more technically skilled workers are required to maintain your company’s competitive edge.

How to Get Your T2202 Tax Form from GBC

February 01, 2022

With tax season quickly approaching, it’s time to start preparing and gathering all relevant receipts and paperwork to file your taxes! GBC Technical Training students whose tuition fees have totalled at least $100 are eligible to receive a tax credit for tuition fees through the Tuition and Enrolment Certificate (T2202). Students can access and download their T2202 form from their online student account, which will account for all programs paid for during the 2021 calendar year.