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What Will PLC Technology Look like in the Years to Come?

August 22, 2018
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Programmable logic controllers (PLCs) have been around for 50 years and have maintained their dominance in the world of industrial automation. Despite their age, PLCs are continuing to evolve with technology and are expecting to remain the industry standard for years to come. Here are some of the ways PLCs are changing and adapting to the times.

How to Determine Which PLC Program is Right for You

May 23, 2018
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You’ve taken a big step and made the decision to register in a PLC Training Program. Deciding to go back to school to upgrade your skills wasn't easy, but you’re confident this is the right way to go. You’ve seen our two online Certificate PLC Training Programs and you’re asking yourself “which one is best for me?” We’ve got you covered.

Intro to Writing a PLC Program in 4 Simple Steps

April 05, 2018
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PLC is short for “programmable logic controller.” It’s essentially a digital computer commonly used in industrial electro mechanical processes for automation. This includes controls for systems such as amusement park rides, lighting and assembly lines.

Women In STEP: Why Women Should Pursue Careers in Manufacturing

March 20, 2018
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STEM (which is stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) is becoming a buzzword nowadays. But what about STEP? As part of an initiative to promote women in manufacturing, The Manufacturing Institute launched the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Production (STEP) Ahead Initiative in 2012 to showcase notable women in the industry.

Debunking 5 Myths About Manufacturing Jobs

March 19, 2018
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Manufacturing is experiencing a renaissance in North America, but manufacturers regularly report difficulty filling open positions. If you aren't sure a manufacturing job is for you, check out our debunking 5 myths about manufacturing jobs infographic to see why there has never been a better time to enter this dynamic field.

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.

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