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Protect Against Workforce Challenges With Custom Industrial Automation Training

Over the past few years, several unforeseen circumstances have disrupted business for manufacturers around the world, including COVID-19, international political tensions, labor shortages, and supply chain issues. For many of these businesses, automation technologies have paved a path forward when it comes to staying profitable.


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Training lab at BizLink Robotic Solutions USA, Inc.

Beyond the Great Resignation

Workforce issues across the globe continue to present challenges for businesses of all types. In the United States, for example, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics figures show that — despite 10.7 million job openings — 5.9 million people are still unemployed. Despite more than 1.8 job openings per person in the country, roles remain unfilled. In some cases, this may be because the jobs are dull, dirty, or dangerous. Filling these jobs has proven quite difficult, particularly in the past few years as the Great Resignation further complicates workforce issues.

Automation technologies such as robots and machine vision, however, are helping to compensate for labor shortages, providing a path forward for all types of companies. By implementing automated processes for applications including assembly, machining, inspection, dispensing/sealing, and welding, companies can improve efficiency, increase throughput, and grow revenue. As automation adoption grows, however, these companies must ensure that their employees can safely and effectively maintain and troubleshoot these systems once they are operational. 

Custom Automation Training

Luckily for those in need, BizLink Robotic Solutions USA, Inc. offers custom technical training with a focus on hands-on learning and approachable courses. Automation systems training areas include robots, PLCs, machine vision, robot/PLC programming, network communications,  variable frequency drives, press systems and safety. BizLink can deliver existing courses, create custom courses, print books, and provide portable training workstations and robotic training cells for delivery at your site, depending on customer needs.

“Our automation training approach is to adapt to the individual needs of our customers to provide technical training that will result in a full understanding of your automation systems, covering all major components from the HMI, PLC, robotics, VFD’s,  machine vision and network communications,” said BizLink's training sales expert and key account manager. “This approach stays the same whether the training takes place at a small facility or a massive, multimillion-dollar facility.”

Training is tailored to individual needs, factoring in class size, automation equipment involved, applications and processes, and industry-specific requirements. In addition, classroom training involves hands-on lab exercises, testing, and task verification.