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If you have more than 2 field service techs to get additional PLC training, the onsite hands on PLC training is best option. Uses your programs in class so they get more familiar with what they will actually be working with out in the field.
 
We have a unique PLC training program design for OEM (machine manufacturer's) field service technicians, so they learn the foundational best-practices PLC training via hands-on with instructor on site using #OEM   #PLC   programming. Then the field service tech continues their PLC and automation training while on the road via our computer based training software. If you are an OEM, start learning more about our program at https://plus.google.com/108274857917224281028/posts/iS9yQYo64TU or request a quote at https://bin95.com/employee_training_and_development.htm
If you are a machine builder (OEM) this Pulse post about #PLC Training will help you, if you know someone who works for an OEM or manufacturer, you should… - Don Fitchett - Google+
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Smart move by HESS. During slowdown, training and getting more lean are the smartest moves a company can take.
The counsel for the O&G industry to make use the downturn as an opportunity to innovate has been taken by leading US E&P Hess Corp. Reuters reports that the...
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If you are a machine builder (OEM) this Pulse post about #PLC Training will help you, if you know someone who works for an OEM or manufacturer, you should share this with them. Also feel free to share with your favorite Google plus community. Thanks everyone. Have a great week. (LinkedIn account may be needed to view, but all professionals should have a LinkedIn profile anyway.)
PLC Training for and recommended by OEMs (Machine Builders)First I should Define OEM in respect to this pulse post. OEM:Original Equipment Manufacturer, which have many applications over many industries. The OEM definition has been skewed a little over the years. The most well known use of the term might not even refer to the machine builder (industrial equipment manufacturers), but OEM software instead. This post is not about the OEMs who build ...
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Wish all Industrial control panels had these on 120v feeding PLCs in control panel. (to reduce the common problem of PLC program getting "zapped" (erased) on panel power up spike.
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Industrial maintenance and engineering know What is a PLC, but for the rest of you in the industry who may not, here is a video that simplifies this answer to "What is a PLC?"
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Seats still available for July - Atlanta ‪#‎PLC‬ Training workshop. See http://bin95.com/AB_RSLogix_Seminar.htm 
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80/20 Rule applied to #PLC   s
• 80% of PLCs are used in small applications (1 to 128 I/O points)
• 78% of PLC I/O is digital
• 80% of PLC application challenges are solved with a set of 20 ladder-logic instructions.
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Free Ebook about PLCs and PACs. A must read and great resource to share.
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Looking for feedback on this page below.
Should Machine Builders ( #OEM ) have us provide #PLC training to their customers to lower the cost of their warranty period and get greater customer satisfaction?
http://bin95.com/OEM_definition_training.htm

Also should Machine Builders (OEMs) have us deliver our PLC training to their field service technicians so they will be more aware of their customer's (machine end user, ie:maintenance) perspective? And to diversify the support tech's best practices training in working with PLCs?
Granted most OEMs field service tech provide what they call training (over the shoulder quicky Q/A in a noisy plant), but most OEMs do not specialize in PLC training like we have for 20+ years. So my question is by the OEM recommending a professional PLC training company like ours, reduce their overhead and show their customers they are willing to go the extra mile for that big dollar sell? 
Glossary: We provide PLC Training to OEMs and for the OEM's customer. Our training definition demonstrates why we reduce OEM training cost on both ends of the spectrum. Our learning material reduces start-up cost and support for all parties involved.
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industrial technology, PLC, manufacturing management,automation control, industrial maintenance, industrial engineering, electronics, marketing, website design, speaker, instructor
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  • Business Industrial Network
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  • maintenance automation
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Business Industrial Network
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Looking for Industrial Engineers, Maintenance, Electricians, Manufacturing in general to hang out with.
Introduction

I work at Business Industrial Network, who's core business is delivering world class onsite engineering and maintenance training, specializing in Allen Bradley equipment.

For free giveaways and discounts on education I find as well as tips follow me on Twitter (Follow me on twitter @indtraining, add me to LinkedIn )

My most recent paper titled "TLC for PLC" published April 2012 in the Industrial Engineering Magazine.

See also my article titled "PLC Maintenance Management" published in Chemical Engineering Nov 2007

I have also been published in Facilities Engineering Journal [March/April 2002] with article "What is the True Downtime Cost". (Also referenced by several publisher like MaintenanceResources.com, automation.com 

Also Authors Don Fitchett and Mike Sondalini coauthor the extension of the original book -"The True cost of manufacturing downtime - 2nd Edition"
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BIN95.com is a Certified Veteran Owned Business, A+ rating with BBB, been in business since 1995
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Glossary: We provide PLC Training to OEMs and for the OEM's customer. Our training definition demonstrates why we reduce OEM training cost o

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This is the Android version of my original Palm OS app "Electrist". I am seeking to first duplicate all of the functionality from the origin

Infrared Thermography Certification
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This is the online Infrared Thermography Training Certification level 1 course. Get your Level 1 thermography training and certification onl

PLC Programming Instructions and PLC Control Software - 1
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Industry News Paper Online
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Your one stop for industrial news paper online. From industrial automation news to online industry training and much more. Sections for pape

what is Infrared Thermography
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This article: What is infrared thermography, also includes the what is thermography video. Both included what is thermography and how does t

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Learn why torque limiters used with servo drive systems can save your mechanical system.

Is the Time Right to Add Automation?
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M2M - Enabling New Possibilities for Preventive Maintenance
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M2M Device Networking Technology Article - Enabling New Possibilities for Preventive Maintenance. The ability to extract raw data from a dev

What the Maintenance Man / Woman [Technician] did for Christmas Videos
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This is a #Christmas present to Joel Leonard ("The Maintenance Evangelist") who wrote the lyrics to ...View MoreThis is a #Christmas present

Troubleshooting PLC Controls, Circuits with PLC Simulator
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This PLC simulator used for PLC training creates faults for user to learn skill of troubleshooting PLC controls. This Programmable Logic Con

Industrial Skills Training: What is Thermography
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What is thermography? Online Thermography training video.

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great bunch of people, hope to visit site for bin95 PLC training some day soon.
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reviewed 2 months ago
Their name recognition is growing. Hope they recommend our (bin95) PLC training to all their automation customers, to enhance equipment maintenance support.
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Every 3 months for a decade now, we have been recommending our (BIN95 PLC Training) Industrial training seminar attendees stay at this hotel, because they are the best. Just when you think there is no way they can get any better, offer any more, be any nicer... they come up with yet another way to make your stay spectacular.
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reviewed 2 months ago
Been using this company for about 20 years, Rick a honest wood hauler providing great service. (That dh424 guy must have been confuse, Rick stacks his 4x8, so customer know exactly what they are getting. Burning quicker is a good thing, means wood is seasoned [DRY] as advertised. :>)
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Great bunch of guys/girls.
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The upkeep of facility and quality of room cleaning and front desk service indicate years of poor management. As a Best Western customer for years, i found this hotel to have an extremely low rating compared to any other Best western I have ever stayed in. Even lower rating than full size Holiday Inns (which are typically more ran down than Holiday Inn expresses.) Obvious facility deterioration/disfunction clearly shows management does not care. Electrical outlet in clear site as you 1st enter room cracked/broken, yet no one ever inspected, and replaced. Cleaning staff not trained to report such discrepancies (poor management). Just like electronic door lock, you have to lift up on door to get to open after keying. I reported to front desk microwave had oversized (wrong) glass rotary tray so that microwave door could not be closed without shoving plate off rollers, and wouldn't rotate for even cooking. Staff appears to give excuses first, then if you complain enough times, do something about complaint. I stayed there a week, they never replaced incorrect microwave part, or even followed up, or asked if problem was resolved. On check out, I let them know again, they never fixed, was met with immediate excuse, "I told maintenance". What they should have been saying or at least thinking, I am sorry, I should have followed up. Normally I would assume, an oversight, no big deal. But when i dropped laundry off at front desk, only to return at end of day and find out my laundry was not there, I was given a bizarre excuse by front desk, instead of 'I will call them right away'. Then when they called. I had to listen to argument back and forth, until I finally told desk clerk, quit with the blame game and just ask how soon can they get them, where are my cloths. Other signs of poor management besides inconsistencies in cleaning from one house keeper to the next over a week's time, was dirt build up in room. I had to stop wearing white socks around the room, because it appeared the carpet has never been shampooed since its installation. My white socks quickly became black. Dirt build up in corners of bathroom, top half of shower wall not cleaned for a long time, with grose splatter on it, TV screen all smeared, mirrors, etc. Under tables, white pellet things or spider eggs near spider webs. Turning TV to an angle revealed some kind of shredded paper or mouse beading under TV, etc. Etc.
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Quality: Poor - FairFacilities: Poor - FairService: Poor - Fair
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
I have stayed hear many times over the past years. The owners and staff are very dedicated to making your stay your home away from home. Very, very nice rooms and grounds too. Especially now they totally remodeled everything. New carpet, paint, pictures, furniture and more. Great people and great place to stay.
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