What is the cost of doing an OEM PLC training for one to multiple machines (say 5-10?) and what is the average number of equipment types a hospital will use your style of training for (I hear many newbies are taught just through job shadowing, however OEM PLC training and certification is the best method)?
First, it is important for this discussion, to understand the difference between to definitions of an “OEM” (Original Equipment Manufacturer).
1. Machine OEM: The company that makes and/or integrates one or more machines.
2. PLC OEM: The company that makes the brand of PLC one is referring to. (The PLC vendor)
There is even a “software OEM”, the one who makes a particular software title. So, it is important when discussing or asking a question like you did, not to just use the term “OEM”, but instead use “Machine OEM” or “PLC OEM” (or even ‘PLC vendor’ would be better, instead of PLC OEM).
Below I will list in order of best quality, the different PLC Training sources. But for clarity of the discussions, I must define what is meant by ‘quality’, with respect to PLC Training.
PLC Training Quality: The amount of actual value PLC training delivers with respect to knowledge/skill that is applicable in the real-world, in doing the actual job and its cost to complete training.
(For example, in school/college the history of PLCs is often taught, yet a student will not use this knowledge out in the real world, that topic has little or no value in the real-world, in doing the actual job. We call it a filler, just to use up time because a college is trying to keep students present for a set amount of time, months, Years, etc., not just time it takes to adequately teach a topic.)
Best PLC training provider (in order of quality, not necessarily price):