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Plant 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|Articles|Comments Off on Plant Intelligence…and Beer!

Improved Web Handling – A Success Story

Line 5 at Film Tech (Project 3366) Background Film Tech, a company in Stanley, WI, purchased a used 3 layer blown film line from a company in Ohio. The machine was disassembled and brought to their facility in the spring of 2015. Film Tech requested that a complete controls upgrade be completed on the line [...]

By | June 6th, 2017|Articles|Comments Off on Improved Web Handling – A Success Story

SSD Link is Obsolete; Have you a got a plan? Don’t worry, we have a solution!

By Brian Bobbe Although your current drives and PLC system maybe be working well, do you know for how long and what you’re plan is if you do go down? We completely understand the stress it causes you when you know that your current drive systems are obsolete not to mention it’s tricky to plan [...]

By | January 18th, 2017|Articles, Drives and Motors, Uncategorized|Comments Off on SSD Link is Obsolete; Have you a got a plan? Don’t worry, we have a solution!

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

Air vs. Water Cooling for Extrusion

By Kevin Hietpas   -What type of barrel cooling is best for your extruder?   Air cooling is ideal for process that does not require high energy removal. It is less expensive for the hardware, easier to maintain, has lower operating costs, and requires less space compared to fluid cooling. Air cooling provides for slower [...]

By | December 13th, 2016|Articles, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Air vs. Water Cooling for Extrusion