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Workplace & Safety Practices for Automation?

January 26, 2023
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Industrial automation technology has earned a spot in the annals of history as being the driving force in unprecedented levels of productivity, efficiency, and quality. Perhaps automation’s greatest contribution, however, has been advancements in worker safety, which has seen commensurate progress the more widely adopted automation technologies become.

In this article, we’ll examine the relationship between automation technologies and workplace safety.

The Advantages of Block Diagrams in Industrial Process Controls

January 17, 2023
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Whether you’re designing a new system or making improvements to an existing one, a block diagram is a great tool to leverage when communicating a high-level overview of the relationship between the system’s various major components and processes. While block diagrams may not include everything in a system down to the smallest circuit, they are a valuable resource when designing industrial process control systems.

How Mathematics & Physics are Used in Motion Control

December 21, 2022
artificial intelligence machine

When we consider the sophisticated machinery that’s used in the manufacturing sector, several things come to mind. The first, is that the machinery needs to be able to perform tasks consistently, efficiently, and above all, safely. While all three of these things must be achieved before the equipment can be sold, none of them can be done without two subjects: mathematics and physics.

GBCTechTraining 2022-2023 Holiday Hours

December 14, 2022
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With the holiday season quickly approaching, we wanted to update you on how the holiday break will impact our GBCTechTraining technical, tutorial, and administrative support. 

Office hours 

The Student Support Center will be closed from Friday, December 23, 2022, to Monday, January 2, 2023.

Variable Frequency Drives: Basics and Common Applications of VFDs

October 05, 2022
VFD Machine connected to a PLC

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


Automation's Impact on Hospitality

March 07, 2022
Interior of coffee shop with robot barista automation

Automation has spread across industries, promoting efficient work environments and helping businesses accommodate worker shortages. But one industry that’s really seen an uptick in automation is the hospitality industry. Automation in the hospitality industry is significantly increasing  in order to boost agility, address worker shortages, and heal businesses after a tough few years. 

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

February 03, 2022
Technician in factory with robotic arms

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.