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Extreme Industrial Ethernet Switches

Industrial-Grade Ethernet Switches to the Rescue Real life Problem The news this summer has been dominated by the story of the boys soccer team from Thailand that was trapped in a cave. Happily, they were all rescued and are safe now. Now that we know there is is a happy ending, it's fun to figure [...]

By | August 9th, 2018|Articles|Comments Off on Extreme Industrial Ethernet Switches

Definition of Delivering Smiles!

By Jenni Hansen At Sure Controls, we strive to ensure our customers are smiling! The following are the Webster definitions of two very important, yet simple looking words that we strive to provide to our customers every day! Delivering: Bring and hand over (a letter, parcel, or ordered goods) to the proper recipient or address [...]

By | July 11th, 2018|Articles|Comments Off on Definition of Delivering Smiles!

What is the Best Ethernet Switch for Harsh Environments?

Industrial IP67 Managed Gigabit Ethernet Switches with PoE+ New Models Offer Bypass Relay, PoE+ Support and Full Gigabit Performance Sure Controls is proud to offer Red Lion Controls, as  they are the global experts in communication, monitoring and control for industrial automation and networking. Red Lion has announced new additions to its N-Tron® series of industrial Ethernet switches. […]

By | June 20th, 2018|Articles|Comments Off on What is the Best Ethernet Switch for Harsh Environments?

Ethernet – the Backbone of I oT

  Ethernet – the Backbone of IoT You would have had to been living in a cave for the last two years if you haven’t heard the constant drumbeat of “Industry 4.0” and “The Internet of Things” (IoT).  Admittedly the lure of “easily connectable” and “smart” devices that can be implemented at low cost is quite strong.  Also, there is no denying everyone is finding great value in collecting data across the enterprise.  Without data, we can’t make informed decisions, and we can’t quantify the effect of decisions we have made.  It’s the cornerstone to any continuous improvement initiative.  Unfortunately, as organizations become more connected – particularly on the plant floor, little to no thought is being given to the true backbone to any information system – the Ethernet network. […]

By | May 10th, 2018|Articles, Data Automation|Comments Off on Ethernet – the Backbone of I oT

What is Robotic Machine Tending?

  How Does Automated Machine Tending Work? Most machine tending is currently done by humans. Machine shops are using their human workforce to load and unload machines and to restart the program once the finished part is out of the way. The tasks are often repetitive and  qualified workers are becoming harder and harder to find, companies are introducing robots into their workshops to make up for the lack of employees. […]

By | April 19th, 2018|Robotics|Comments Off on What is Robotic Machine Tending?