Why Engineers Need PLC Training?
If you are new to PLCs, never heard of them, or know them well, it may be time to get training and I’ll tell you why:
For those who may not know about automation or PLCs, allow me to explain. Automation is defined by Google as: the use of largely automatic equipment in a system of manufacturing or other production process.
Minimizing the Learning Curve
Now, for those of you who work with PLCs but are just starting out, PLC training is a great way to get ahead of the curve. I was very fortunate when I started my Controls Engineering career. A local company took me in and showed me everything there was to know about PLCs and PLC programming. But if you don’t have someone available to train you, there are many places that offer PLC training. And with PLCs, a little training can go a long way. Even the slightest hands-on experience can further your understanding and get you ready for the career ahead.
Staying Ahead of the Game
“I work with PLCs every day, I don’t need training.” Like any technology, PLCs are constantly advancing and keeping up with new developments can benefit you as well as your company. These days the minute you buy the newest technology it is on its way to being obsolete. PLCs are no different. Advances in hardware and software are making PLCs more efficient, user friendly and cheaper. For instance, a lot of controllers can now interface with mobile apps for remote monitoring, something that wasn’t available when I was trained. It is always a good idea to stay informed of what may be coming next.
Keeping Your Options Open
“I don’t work with PLCs at all, I don’t need training.” Maybe not. But allow me to give you some things to consider. First, a lot of companies are turning to automation to stay profitable. An understanding of what automation is and how it works could afford you the knowledge of how to automate some of the processes you do work with, saving you time and your company money. Besides that, it is always good to have a plan B for your career and PLC training can give you the mobility to move to another career field in case the need arises.
Furthering Your Education
Three words: continuing education credits. Are you smart? know what I’m talking about.
PLCs are Your Friend
Engineering is the science of solving problems. Electrical Engineering is solving those problems electrically. Automation was born to solve problems faced by production facilities but it can also be used to solve problems at home. Learning the basics of PLC technology can give you the knowledge to automate tasks performed around the house. Personally, I use a PLC system to water my small garden box twice a day. What might you do?
The engineering field is very competitive and there is nothing lost by becoming a more well-rounded engineer. And now PLC training courses are more flexible than ever.
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