Technical training, industrial maintenance to PLC automation


 Proven Industrial Technical Training and PLC Training Simulators


Since 1995 Business Industrial Network has been offering Technical Training Products, resources, and classes in industrial maintenance, engineering training, and other vocational education. Whether you’re an individual learner, college instructor, or department manager, we have over a hundred Technical Training Products to make it easy to find the training you need.


We started out specializing in PLC training, so we are heavy in certificate courses and material evolving around that PLC automation. Over the last couple of decades, we expanded to offering the prerequisite field of study electrical classes, and even more advance automation training courses, materials, and training simulators. (We accumulated so many electrical courses, it is like a virtual Distance learning electrical training center.) We also grew a wide selection of Mechanical and maintenance courses and materials over the years. The general focus of our distance learning certificate courses leans more towards practical knowledge than just a scholastic curriculum. More knowledge, skill, and experience that learners will use in the workplace.


Along with offering certificate course software, we also have video training libraries and some online courses, which is great for beginners or learning the basics. Once you get past the basics, interactive training software becomes a better medium for technical training, than video courses, online courses, books, etc. A lot of the reason is that at that level of learning, some software is typically involved in the workplace anyway. For your continuing education, we have an extensive library of proven, award-winning educational software and materials; all at reasonable prices. Thus, our motto … The Best for Less.


As you will see on our site menu, we provided quarterly public seminars, but due to the current global crisis, we no longer offer those courses. We still deliver on-site PLC training at your location.

With onsite PLC training, you receive the benefits of customized problem solving tailored to your equipment, your software, your processes, and your precise needs. Our entire instructor-led, hands-on courses utilize a teach, test, and confirm method with hands-on the actual equipment, not the less effective method of just presenting the information. Our distance learning courses and materials help close the knowledge gap between OEMs and end-users.

Please be sure to follow us via social media (please see bottom of page), so you can take advantage of the many educational resources here as we are constantly adding new educational resources. Below you will find brief introductions to some of our distance learning courses and relevant learning materials.

Here is a small sample of Schools and Companies who use our training products.

Onsite Industrial Maintenance Training

You will receive great value in our onsite training that is unique to the industry. We focus on the safest and most reliable way to perform job functions while minimizing True Downtime Cost™ (TDC), teaching good work habits and knowledge that usually is only gained from years of experience. When you register for Allen Bradley Program Logic Controller PLC training, you have the benefit of scheduling for any shift, 24/7, and you save by our fees being based on the daily rate, not a per person rate like others charge. We also evaluate your business to provide customized onsite courses using your actual PLC/PAC programs in the class. If you order PAC training instead of PLC training, the same benefits mentioned above are delivered, just using Rockwell’s ControlLogix/CompactLogix to deliver the RSLogix 5000 Training (Programmable Automation Controller – PAC).

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During this time of social distancing , consider taking our PLC Technician interactive training certificate course software bundle as an alternative to in-person training. The Maintenance Technician bundle also includes the PLC training course. Each certificate course comes with a lab manual-built in and ends with an interactive troubleshooting skill building section.


    plc certification<<< Press to become a PLC expert. The button on the left will open the organizational site with a guide to the recommended PLC  training and in what order to take that training. While it is true many can ‘get by’ with just one PLC training product, real PLC expertise comes from multiple PLC related training. This structured approach to PLC learning fills in the knowledge and skill gaps, to result in less downtime, increased reliability, and safety while working with PLCs.

See also the associated PLC Training Forum plc training forum

Please see also our free industrial education videos and our Free on-line PLC Training Introduction Videos.

Distance Learning  Materials (OnLine, CDs, videos, etc.)

This web site has all the resources you need to make it your one-stop source for industrial technical training. It is one of the largest sources of online industrial maintenance management information available to the process and manufacturing industry today. These proven resources provide an economical complement to instructor-led courses.

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Click above link for Video Library on DVDs(10 Certificate Courses)

10 DVDs about electrical control with video reference handbook, instructor’s guide, answer key, a master set of exams, and course completion certificate. We cover the most critical and fundamental skills that your maintenance department needs to know. Electrical Control Circuits, Motor Controls, and PLCs. This 10 DVD set covers automation control with sensors and electrical components. Includes DC and AC motor controller, 3 phase transformer, and many more industrial motor, power, and automation control learning modules.



In addition to distance learning courses, be sure to take advantage of these free, but valuable, online resources for maintenance and engineering professionals in the manufacturing industry.

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In 1995 Business Industrial Network founded and developed the “True Downtime Cost”™ (TDC) methodology and released free to the public to view via in 2001. We developed the TDC resource to help our customers cost justify our training products and services to upper management. We hope it helps you too.

“True Downtime Cost” is a registered trademark of Business Industrial Network


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