Link to Training: https://www.automationdirect.com/programmable-logic-controllers/plc-training
As the world around us becomes more and more automated, an understanding of electrical control systems becomes more and more vital. Manufacturers, as well as the technicians, integrators, and/or engineers they employ, know firsthand the benefits automation provides. In fact, for many, automation has been the key to their success. That’s why we feel the more people know about automation, the more prepared they are to succeed in a world that’s increasingly automated.
Many years ago, to assist our customers with their industrial training needs, we teamed up with Doug Bell of Interconnecting Automation and started a hands-on PLC programming training program. Eventually, this led to the creation of a video training course which was offered free of charge as a benefit to anyone who purchased one of our PLCs or PLC starter kits. This course has helped numerous automation professionals gain a greater understanding of PLC fundamentals and how these fundamentals are applied to industrial processes.
Over the years, we have seen the demand for this type of industrial training grow exponentially not just with our customers but with the public at large. US manufacturing and the need for skilled labor is on the rise, and because of that we feel it not only benefits us as a supplier, but the industry we rely on, to train as many people as possible on PLCs. Therefore, we are removing the purchase restriction from our online PLC technical training program, allowing access to anyone interested in learning about industrial controllers.
This completely free online PLC technical training course is available 24/7 so you can learn at your pace and at your convenience. To access the training follow the link below and don’t forget, when it comes to automation, no one gives you more than AutomationDirect.
At AutomationDirect we realize how beneficial an understanding of industrial controls can be in today's world. We have always known the value in providing PLC training to our customers and have been doing so with the help of Doug Bell and Interconnecting Automation for more than twenty-two years. Doug is our go-to source for PLC education and has trained thousands of professionals on industrial controls. That's correct Shane, about twenty-two years ago we started the company. And how it all got started was I was at a couple of PLC training classes and they weren't very good. So I was sitting there and I had an idea: I could do this. And I had programmed for almost twenty years then. So I came up with an idea and I went to AutomationDirect and we discussed it. I tried to make the classes we were giving at the time because we started out giving hands on classes. I tried to make them hands on and meat and potatoes stuff. The actual information they need to go out and program the machine, not a sales pitch. The PLC training you provide has been a great benefit for our customers but now we've decided to take it one step further and not only train our customers on PLCs but anyone who is willing to learn. So, for absolutely no cost whatsoever, you can get access to Doug's online PLC training curriculum. You no longer need to purchase a single item from us. The training is available 24/7 and it's completely FREE. Doug, tell us a little about the course. Well, when we originally started the company, we were actually going around the country giving hands on classes. And then the advent of videos started to come out and we did VHS tapes believe it or not. And then we moved on to DVD's. And then the advent of the internet made it instant information. So, we started shooting videos on PLC training. And on our website, we have what we call PLC video libraries. Its libraries of dozens of videos. We have multiple libraries. One library is just basic PLC information. Not product specific to anyone. What people don't realize is the minute you turn that laptop on, you start programming, its product specific. So, we made other video libraries on automationdirect products so that they were specific to the product. So, the offering that we are putting up there is the introductory library. It's just general information that applies to anybody's PLC. What is an input, what is an output? You would not believe, were sitting here, were giving a class this week, how many people don't know what an input is. They walk in the door Tuesday morning to a class and they want to program, and they can't tell you what an input is. So, its basic information. You can't build a sky scraper unless you have a very good foundation. So, we have the video library basic, the introductory. And then we have product specific libraries. They are not courses so to speak where you take quizzes and tests. We also offer those on our website where you can get a certificate at the end. These are just an assortment of a hundred videos on one PLC or thirty videos on just specific basic information. So that you get a general idea of how a PLC works and how it functions. Wow, thanks Doug. So, if you are looking to learn the ins and outs of PLC control, simply follow the link at the end of this video. And don't forget, you can always download our FREE software for a hands-on approach to PLC programming, Doug offers low-cost PLC trainers if needed and if you would like in- person training Doug can provide onsite training as well. So, check out this free training today, and remember when it comes to automation nobody gives you more than AutomationDirect.