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Terry M. Brei

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About Terry M. Brei

I am the Electromechanical Manager at Sure Controls with a passion for delivering smiles to receive smiles. At Sure Controls we are passionate about helping keep Manufacturers competitive in the United States, specifically in the great state of WI. We have an extensive team of highly qualified experts looking to help improve safety, quality, and, efficiency. Our core competencies are focused on applications & markets requiring Thermal Process Control, Web Handling, and Robotics & Motion Control. My passion for automation extends into my passions for anything with an engine, running, and most importantly spending time with my family.

Automate 2019 – Free Pass

  It's the most wonderful time of the year... Spring is here and we are gearing up to go to Automate 2019.  This year it will be from April 8 thru the 11th at McCormick Place in Chicago. Sure Controls is excited to be partnered with 5 robotics partners, the booth numbers are listed below. [...]

By | March 21st, 2019|HMI, micro automation, Robotics|Comments Off on Automate 2019 – Free Pass

Selecting a Regenerative Blower for Process Heater Applications

Selecting a Regenerative Blower for Process Heater Applications Regenerative blowers are portable, low-pressure air sources that are ideal for use with many Tutco SureHeat Air Heaters. They provide inexpensive, clean, oil free air, and can be easily mounted on equipment. A blower must be able to provide your desired amount of flow even with the restrictions caused by the heater, plumbing, and manifolding. These restrictions can reduce the amount of flow to your process, and, if severe enough, can cause the blower motor to overheat and become damaged. Selecting the right blower is easy. Just follow the simple steps below: Step 1: Determine Heater Back Pressure The amount of back pressure caused by the heater is found by looking at the dotted lines on the heater Performance Curve found in the Operating Instructions. The amount of back pressure in PSI or Inches of Water (27.7 inches of Water = 1 P.S.I.) depends on the heater operating temperature and desired airflow, Standard Cubic Feet per Hour (SCFH). Step 2: Determine Blower Capability Blower manufacturers provide performance curves for various size blowers. The maximum output of the blower is based on zero exit restrictions (zero pressure). In the example below, this is a 27 CFM-rated blower. Note how the blower output (CFM) decreases with increasing back pressure (Inches of Water). Also note that blower output is lower at 50 Hz operation. Using the blower curve, verify that the blower chosen can generate sufficient flow (for your process), for your expected back pressure. Remember, additional restrictions can add to the back pressure seen by the blower. Therefore it is better to choose a slightly larger blower, rather than a smaller one, like in our example. Excess flow can be diverted upstream of the heater using a bleed valve, or you can buy a variable speed blower which is easy to adjust, but is more expensive. Heaters with openings smaller than 1” NPT are not recommended for use with blowers. The SureHeat JET, SureHeat MAX, Serpentine VI, 2-1/2” Inline, and Flanged Inline are suitable for use with blowers. […]

By | March 3rd, 2019|Temperature Controller|Comments Off on Selecting a Regenerative Blower for Process Heater Applications

The Great Wisconsin Chili Cook-Off

Each year, with the Super Bowl well in the review mirror, the good people of Sure Controls switch their attention from football to the hottest game in town, the Annual Chili Cook-Off. When we say hot, we mean spicy and competitive. This year no fewer than 15 people entered. The chilies ranged from white chicken chili to [...]

By | February 25th, 2019|Articles, Sure Controls Culture|Comments Off on The Great Wisconsin Chili Cook-Off

Common Melt Rheometer Techniques

Capillary Dies in Capillary Rheometer Azadeh Farahanchi, Rheological Scientist, Ph.D 05.21.2018 Capillary rheometer is one the most common melt rheometer techniques to understand flow behavior and rheological properties of polymer materials under typical processing condition. In this test method, the molten polymer sample is forced to flow through an interchangeable capillary die by means of [...]

By | February 23rd, 2019|Calibration, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Common Melt Rheometer Techniques

Ensuring Safety and Efficacy in Fluid Infusion for Medical Procedures

Ensuring Safety and Efficacy in Fluid Infusion for Medical Procedures In a broad spectrum of medical procedures, infusing normothermic fluid is the key to better patient outcomes. That’s particularly true in trauma situations when quick delivery of  blood products to patients is essential for their survival. In many of these instances, medical professionals rely on portable fluid infusion devices that can warm and infuse fluids at rapid rates. […]

By | February 20th, 2019|Articles, Temperature Controller|Comments Off on Ensuring Safety and Efficacy in Fluid Infusion for Medical Procedures