Author: Frank
Electrical Engineer and business owner from the Nashville, Tennessee area. I also play music, Chess and Go.

This series of posts discusses the current state of industrial education in the US and around the world. I will cover topics covering elementary through high school education (including the STEM programs), vocational/technical schools and colleges, independent for profit courses …

Industrial Education Ch. 6: Summary Read More »

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This series of posts discusses the current state of industrial education in the US and around the world. I will cover topics covering elementary through high school education (including the STEM programs), vocational/technical schools and colleges, independent for profit courses …

Industrial Education Ch. 5: Universities Read More »

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This is a guest post from Cimtec Automation, a provider of automation solutions.. ******************* It’s safe to say we wouldn’t be able to enjoy many of our modern conveniences without automation. Thanks to advancements in robotic technology, many industrial processes …

The Evolution of Robotics and Automation: Where can it Go? Read More »

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This series of posts discusses the current state of industrial education in the US and around the world. I will cover topics covering elementary through high school education (including the STEM programs), vocational/technical schools and colleges, independent for profit courses …

Industrial Education Ch. 4: Vocational and Jr. Colleges Read More »

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This series of posts discusses the current state of industrial education in the US and around the world. I will cover topics covering elementary through high school education (including the STEM programs), vocational/technical schools and colleges, independent for profit courses …

Industrial Education Ch. 3: High School and STEM/STEAM Read More »

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This series of posts discusses the current state of industrial education in the US and around the world. I will cover topics covering elementary through high school education (including the STEM programs), vocational/technical schools and colleges, independent for profit courses …

Industrial Education Ch. 2: Early Years Read More »

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I have been writing this blog on and off for almost 9 years now. From the beginning my intent has been to provide a free source of information to people interested in Industrial Automation; the field has been very rewarding …

Industrial Education Ch. 1: Introduction Read More »

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Along with the Simulation Trainers I described in previous posts I have been working on a do-it-yourself kit. I have built a couple of these and have documented all the assembly instructions in a wiring manual that comes with the …

Build Your Own PLC Trainer Read More »

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As some of you may or may not know, I have been creating a suite of PLC training products. I have made simulator trainers that control Fischertechnik factory simulations, written an Advanced PLC book to accompany the simulators, and created …

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Last week I attended a trade show in Essen, Germany. It was a fairly small one as trade shows go, but the company Fischertechnik, whose models I use for my training simulators, was there and I needed to discuss some …

All About Automation – Essen, 2019 Read More »

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