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Hope Air Systems is an authorized distributor for Kaeser Compressor featuring energy efficient rotary screw compressors as well as a designer/builder of skid-mounted packaged compressed air systems.

Hope Service can dispatch its field service fleet of vehicles and experienced, factory-trained technicians to provide emergency and routine field service to its hydraulic, electrical, and compressed air systems customers.

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The Hope Group Home › News From The Hope Group › IDEC Offers 1-Day PLC Training To The Hope Group Customers

IDEC Offers 1-Day PLC Training
To The Hope Group Customers


Northborough, MA (11-01-2017) - Bill Rodny, VP Automation, today announced that The Hope Group is offering customers a one-day hands-on training course on IDEC PLCs on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at its Training Center in Northborough, MA. The training course will provide an overview of IDEC's SmartAXIS Touch and teach participants programming functions used in automation and motion control applications. Customers will also have the opportunity to purchase a FT1A SmartAXIS Touch Starter Kit, which includes software, being offered for a one-time only special price of $499.

Automation Sales Manager at IDEC, Britt Davis, will show attendees how to get started with IDEC programming software. Participants will learn on the FT1A SmartAXIS Touch how apply basic and advanced programming functions using real-world application examples. There will also be an opportunity for attendees to discuss their specific control applications with the instructor.

Special Seminar Offer


Customers who attend the training have the chance to purchase a FT1A SmartAXIS Touch Starter Kit (KIT-TOUCH-CSW) for $499.00, a 20-percent savings compared to the list price of $625.00. The starter kit includes a FT1A-C14SA-W power supply, Automation Organizer software suite for all IDEC PLCs, and cable. The software suite is virtually free with the starter kit and there are no costs associated with upgrades or technical support.

Training Course Outline

  1. Device Allocation & Memory Map
  2. Start and stop circuits
  3. Latching circuits
  4. Rising edge and falling edge circuits
  5. Series and parallel circuits
  6. Timers: On-Delay, Off-Delay, and Dual teaching timers
  7. Up/Down Counters
  8. Real time clock and calendar
  9. Analog configurations
  10. SmartAXIS Touch - bit buttons, pilot lights, Goto buttons
  11. SmartAXIS Touch - Data display/input, numerical keypad, bar graphs, potentiometers

How to Register

Those interested in attending may Register Online through The Hope Group website.

Class size is limited to 10 participants so pre-registration is strongly recommended.




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Represents 3 Companies

The corporate logo was developed about 33 years ago. The triangle design represents the three operating divisions, which include The Hope Group, Hope Air Systems, and Sorensen Systems.

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Goes Back Over 55 Years

Since 1960, The Hope Group has been associated with Parker Hannifin, the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems. Fully 80 percent of the domestic revenue for Parker flows through its Distributor network.

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is in Northborough, MA

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Hope Group is located in Northborough MA, at the intersection of I-495 and I-290, only a few miles north of the Massachusetts Turnpike, exit 11. From this convenient location, built to meet its specific design requirements in 1985, the company extends its reach through its eight branch locations in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut.


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