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Motion-Control and Robots Are Not the Same: Here’s an Explanation

March 14, 2018

Many people associate the term automation with robots, but it’s not always the case. Similar to how there are various types of pasta, there are different kinds of automation systems; this includes motion control and robotics system. These machines make our lives easier by completing repetitive tasks without human assistance, and are often found in the manufacturing industries. While they both may perform similar tasks, operating them is another story.

Everything You Wanted To Know About PLCs But Were Afraid To Ask

March 07, 2018
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According to Markets Insider the industrial automation market is expected to have a 20% increase by 2024, exceeding USD $5 billion.

How Much Do Programmable Logic Control Technicians Really Make?

February 05, 2018

Many people, especially millennials, are turned off by careers in manufacturing and other trades jobs because they’re often associated with low level skills and pay. However, with changes the industries has seen in the last decade, this is no longer the case.

Changes in the industry

What is a PLC Programmer?

December 19, 2017

Since the second half of the twenty-first century, mechanization and automation has turned the industrial world on its head. Today, most industrial machines operate thanks to the existence of PLCs, or Programmable Logic Controllers.

Module Exemptions between the PLC and PLC Technician II Programs

July 24, 2017

The PLC Technician Certificate programs at GBCtechtraining, share a common core  of 7 modules. What does that mean for you? It means that there will be module exemptions and savings for you if you take both. Once you complete one PLC program, credit for exemptions will apply to the second PLC program; saving you close to $500 in tuition on your second credential.

PLC Programming Trumps Custom Code in Assembly Line Applications

September 01, 2016

In this fast paced technological age, it seems only natural that some programmers feel compelled to write custom code rather than using the pre-packaged software made available by the manufacturer of a piece of automated industrial equipment. Of course, this stance is considered to be highly contentious within the industry – something that can be said whenever two very different schools of thought exist.

15 Cool Career Opportunities in Canadian Tech

March 01, 2016
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It's a well-known fact that technology jobs are on the rise. High-paying and in ever-increasing demand, growth in these industries is only expected to increase in the near future. Here are some of the best jobs in the technology sector today.