Key Knowledge for those Working in Modern Industrial Facilities


If your job involves work within, or you are considering a career related to, modern industrial facilities, the odds are that you have come across the term Instrument Control Loop. This term defines a common and important aspect of modern industrial facilities. For evidence of just how important knowledge of it is, drop the term [...]

Key Knowledge for those Working in Modern Industrial Facilities2014-11-04T09:06:25-05:00

Ladder Logic Basics


The terms software and firmware both refer to digitally stored programs and data structures that are read and written by computers. In the PLC world, software is usually reserved for computer applications that allow the logical creation, monitoring, and troubleshooting of a PLC program. One example of PLC software is the RSLogix program developed by [...]

Ladder Logic Basics2014-09-16T08:48:41-04:00

The Basics of PLC Operation


The operation of a PLC is very simple. The processor makes decisions based on a ladder logic program written by the user. In order to use the program properly, the PLC must communicate with the various field devices it is tasked with monitoring and controlling. It then compares the actual conditions of the field devices [...]

The Basics of PLC Operation2014-09-09T12:52:51-04:00

PLC Software


PLC Software In a previous blog entry, we covered the basics of Programmable Logic Control, including components and operation. In this installment, we will discuss PLC software. Software is used in a PLC to create user projects […]

PLC Software2015-01-27T11:24:54-05:00

2014 Houston Open Enrollment Training


Technology Transfer Services is pleased to announce our complete list of dates for open enrollment training in 2014 at our Houston training facility. For additional information, contact Month Date Topic April 22nd – 24th Planning and Scheduling July 15th – 17th Hands on Process Instruments for Engineers September 23rd – 25th Combined Cycle Heat Rate October [...]

2014 Houston Open Enrollment Training2014-09-10T14:45:46-04:00

Programmable Logic Controllers


Programmable logic controllers, or PLCs, are used to automate processes in industry. In the 1960s, the computerized processor replaced the relay logic control system. With the widespread use of PLCs in today’s […]

Programmable Logic Controllers2014-09-10T15:27:51-04:00
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