Friday, July 16, 2010

US Machine Shop Profiled on CNN

Today's Light-Blue Collar worker in manufacturing. It is all about training and thinking, not just repetitious unskilled factory work. Prepare for the future, your future, and get as much education as you can. Others can do the mindless low-skill and low-pay work.

Don (Follow me on Industrial Skills Training Blog and on Twitter @IndTraining .)

Monday, July 12, 2010

Maintenance Songs - WGHP

Great interview with my good frend Joel Leonard showing how his maintenance songs could have avoided the BP oil spill. (Maintenance Songs - WGHP) If only everyone would listen. They need to listen to Joel's full story too. The songs are just the tip of the ice berg.

Don (Follow me on Industrial Skills Training Blog and on Twitter @IndTraining .)

Thursday, July 8, 2010

How to to Break into the Industrial Maintenance side of Electrical Contracting?

My reply to a question often asked of us by electrical contractors. How to break into the Industrial Maintenance side of Eelectrical Contracting? What training will help?

First of all I would like to point out an article we have about changing over to industrial Electrical, if you haven’t already read it.

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Now for the training. If you want the very best, and can afford it, you should start with the 10 DVD Industrial Electrical Course. This will get you oriented with the ‘Industrial’ side of things. (Nema motor starters, drives, solenoids, etc. basics) You should follow that with the "Advanced
Troubleshooting Industrial Controls Simulation Training Software
” to improve your industrial troubleshooting skills. You may want to supplement the electrical training with one or more other electrical training software we sell like one on AC motors or Electrical safety.

Then we recommend to existing industrial (commercial) electrical contractors, that they learn PLCs to increase their company’s capability and number of contracts received. For this you need the 10 DVD PLC training course. We offer additional PLC training in every conceivable media (online course, CDs, trainer, etc.), so you can become the best in the industry if that is your desire.

You would typically follow the above recommendations with Niche and more advanced training, like
Hazardous Electrical areas training
, PID Training, Etc.

Don (Follow me on Industrial Skills Training Blog and on Twitter @IndTraining .)

Friday, July 2, 2010

Industrial Automation Control Standards

There are 3 areas of PLCs in need of standards. They are design, networking security, and procedures (working with PLCs).

  • The design and PLC programming standards are covered in IEC 1131
  • The Networking Security standards are covered in ANSI/ISA-99
  • The ‘Working with PLCs’ procedure recommendations are covered in PLC Management
Hope this helps us all in the automation control industry get on the same page.

Don (Follow me on Industrial Skills Training Blog and on Twitter @IndTraining .)