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About Ken Gifford

Ken is the Information Technology expert at Sure Controls. In addition to managing our internal network, he also helps our customers gather much needed information from their manufacturing processes through a blend of industrial communications and traditional Information Technology systems. He has a wife of 25 years, and two grown children. He also holds a private pilot’s license and loves to fly and also plays the drums.

Plan Intelligence…and Beer!

It is a (not so) well kept secret that we have a homemade beer machine at Sure Controls. The beer machine is always the highlight of any facility tour we give to our customers. I thought it could also be a very cool way to demonstrate some of our Plant Intelligence capabilities! A few weeks [...]

By | August 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Plan Intelligence…and Beer!

Demystifying Automated Data Acquisition – Part Three of Three

By Ken Gifford   Have you ever taken someone to Baskin-Robbins who really likes ice cream?  Invariably, whenever I take my wife there, she has a pretty good idea in her mind what she has a taste for.  However, when presented with the bewildering array of choices available, she has a hard time making up [...]

By | January 6th, 2017|Articles, Data Automation, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Demystifying Automated Data Acquisition – Part Three of Three

Demystifying Automated Data Acquisition – Part Two

By Ken Gifford      Under cover of darkness the night of April 18, 1775 a man peers out his window with a watchful eye. As he gazes intently at the old church, suddenly the light of two lanterns pierces the darkness.  The man rushes out of his house and mounts his already saddled horse, and [...]

By | October 11th, 2016|Data Automation|1 Comment

Demystifying Automated Data Acquisition – Part One

By Ken Gifford Whenever I am presenting on this topic, I have a little video I like to show. In the video, we see a man driving a cement truck. He seems happy and content with his work while he sits at the stop light. He glances down at a photograph of his wife taped [...]

By | June 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Demystifying Automated Data Acquisition – Part One