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 The best approach for a company seeking PLC training for their employees is not one single source, but to start with onsite PLC training that delivers best practices, safety and reliability focused PLC training to reduce downtime and risk to company. Then follow up annually with other recommend PLC training courses below, such as PLC training software, PLC training video course and online course.

Troubleshooting PLC Control Circuits training software. Gain years of PLC troubleshooting experience in just days. Learn the PLC basics and best-practice methods of troubleshooting PLC circuits in a safe real-world simulation. The PLC simulator even requires student to use Lockout-Tagout procedures. Site license versions come with customer LMS that far out performs SCORM and AIC standards. Time, procedures taken, safety procedures and much more are tracked and reported.

PLC Training Video Series (10 DVD Set w/ workbook). Great for those who cant free up schedule or budget for the above onsite training or public seminars. This Industrial PLC training video course has 10 DVDs about Programmable Controllers with video reference handbook, instructor's guide, answer key, master set of exams and course completion certificate. No prior PLC knowledge required, Applicable to all makes and models of PLCs.

V4 Troubleshooting - Electrical Motor Control Circuits CBT - The troubleshooting electric motor control circuit wiring fault simulation CD has instructor resources available too. In this circuit simulation download you use the troubleshooting tools while troubleshooting a garage door.


engineeringTechnical Resources for Today's Facilities Engineering Professional

Simply the best technical journal in the field. AFE Facilities Engineering Journal provides you with practical, in-depth information on the key issues you face on the job every day. Topics such as environmental, power, HVAC, maintenance, management, safety, compliance and professional development are addressed by experts in the field each issue.

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Click to visit  Business Industrial Network's manufacturing maintenance downtime analysis area. hope this helps make a lean manufacturing facilty while giving you some cost justification information.

Downtime Central - This site has been dedicated to exploring the True Cost of manufacturing downtime. Extensive research and valuable information is provided. Our goal being to educate the industry, help managers justify maintenance cost. There is a machine downtime survey, reports, power point presentations and other resources, all for free.

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Plant Engineering and Maintenance Resource Site TWI Press is dedicated to providing plant engineering, maintenance and reliability professionals with a valuable on-line resource area. The best value and well organized, that we have seen. They have a great reference library, PEM jobs online, free on-line CMMS and CMMS links, and a free ezine. Their Products Showcase has all media types, CD-ROMs and software, audio tapes, books, videos and even instructor-led training. 

Facilities Engineering

From the 1940s into the new millennium, PLANT ENGINEERING delivers ideas for plant engineers who specify, integrate, and maintain plant facilities, equipment, and systems. PLANT ENGINEERING continues over 50 years of industry leadership by providing a complete editorial package that includes must-read technical information balanced with useful guidance on trends, management, and labor relations, plus the latest new product and literature announcements. PLANT ENGINEERING has been, and remains today, the Proven Leader.

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Facilities Net  

Engineering talk  

Industrial Engineer 

Eng-Tips Forums  

Manufacturing Engineering  

Facilities Net 

Mechanical Engineers Magazine

Society of Manufacturing Engineers

Process Ace Software - Palm Hardware and Palm OS Software for Engineers.



PLC Controller Failure Rate (PLC MTBF)

This article answers the question... What are PLC controller failure rates? It also covers equipment failure rate from a PLC failure rate perspective (automation controller).

PLC PAC Difference – PAC Automation Controller Defined

This PLC PAC Difference article defines the PAC automation controller in relationship to the PLC. A PLC vs PAC comparison. Even more importantly, this article explains in great detail the need to differentiate when it comes to requesting and delivering PAC and/or PLC training.

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Control Virtual Library is a list of Control Engineering links, kept current by Caltech,     California, USA The categories are Control Groups Around the World, Professional Societies, Journals, Control Information Services, and Commercial Organizations.

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Root Cause

Exploring the True Cost of Manufacturing Downtime

Increase reliability with Autonomous Maintenance Level 2

Do We Get Our Money's Worth Out Of Training
Eli Lilly Incident Profile - Finding the Root Cause

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Click here for distant learning course for SCADA training.

SCADA: What is it? Where is it used? What are the benefits? Who can help implement it? How can I find out more? This is the site for answers.
SCADA Engine Home Page SCADA Engine is an application that is designed to run on Windows NT for connecting to devices attached to a serial port or over an Ethernet network. It's function is to act as a gateway for PC applications to equipment from different manufactures. This site is packed with Technical Information and comments concerning manufacturing, dominated by working engineers rather than suppliers, where candid observations are exchanged in a commercial-free environment. Especially universal interoperability, also known as open control. Their crusade is the acceptance of Linux as the platform.Over 600 SCADA post.
The SCADA Web - Ian Wiese's Subscribe to a list discussing SCADA standards. Also see SCADA Primer for details information on components of SCADA systems.
Spread Spectrum Scene This page is intended to help guide you from the basic theory of SCADA systems, to the design of simple SCADA systems, through the selection of vendor hardware and system architecture.

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Bicotest - Solutions for metallic cable faults, from digital communications to LV power distribution networks; including digital line testers, pair identifiers and TDRs
EDN Access The Design Source for Engineers and Managers
Welcome to Newark Electronics
Allied Electronics - Specializing in Electronic Components and Equipment Distribution.
The National Electrical Safety Code®  



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  National Association for Facilities Engineering (AFE)


Quality Engineering & Manufacturing Association

Building Owners and Managers Association

Air Movement and Control Association (AMCA)

Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration Institute (ARI)

Aluminum Association (AA)

American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC)

American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA)

American National Standards Group (ANSI)

American Society for Quality (ASQ)

American Society of Heating, Refrig. and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

American Welding Society (AWS)

Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC)

  Association for Suppliers of Printing and Publishing Technologies (NPES®)

Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)

Automatic Identification Manufacturers (AIM)

Automotive Industry Action Group (A I A G)

Consortium for Advanced Manufacturing - International (CAM-I)

Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)

Cooling Tower Institute (CTI)

Data Interchange Standards Association (DISA)

Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA)

Electronic Information Group

European Federation of National Maintenance Societies (EFNMS)

European Network for Business and Industrial Statistics (ENBIS)

Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA)

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)

Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society (ISA)

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)

International Facility Management Association (I F M A)

    International Facility Management Association (I F M A - St. Louis)

International Maintenance Institute (IMI)

International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance

Junior Engineering Technical Society (JETS)

Machinery Information Management Open Systems Alliance (MIMOSA)

Maintenance Engineering

Manufacturing Extension Partnership

Materials Information Society (ASM)

Nat. Association of Ind. and Office Properties (NAIOP)

National Association of Manufacturers ( NAM)

National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS)

National Committee for Information Technology Standards (NCITS)

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)

National Fluid Power Association (NFPA)

National Fluid Power Association (NFPA)

National Information Standards Organization (NISO)

National Resource for Global Standards (NSSN)

National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)

Precision Metal forming Association (PMA)

Reliability Information Analysis Center (RIAC) - formerly the Reliability Analysis Center (RAC), has served as a Department of Defense (DoD) Information Analysis Center (IAC) for more than 35 years. The RIAC, operated by a team of Wyle Laboratories, Quanterion Solutions, the University of Maryland, the Penn State University Applied Research Lab, and the State University of New York Institute of Technology, is a focal point for information, data, analysis, training and technical assistance in Reliability, Maintainability, Quality, Supportability and Interoperability.

Resistance Welder Manufacturers' Association (RWMA)

Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI)

Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP)

Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)

Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME - St. Louis)

Society of Reliability Engineers (SRE)

Society of the Plastics Industry

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

The Society of Women Engineers   (SWE - St. Louis)

Solid State Technology Association (JEDEC)

Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI)

The Australian Industry Group

Underwriters Laboratory (UL)

United States Council for Automotive Research (USCAR)

Vibration Institute Home Page

Vision and Mission for the Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory