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How to choose the Right Gearhead

Provide more Torque at Lower RPMs The appropriate use of gearing in your motion control application can make it run at lower rpms and provide more torque. Should you decide to use a gearhead, available configurations include an in-line or a right-angle gearhead. You must and also decide whether you want a motor with an integrated gearhead. The assembly includes both the gearhead and motor in a single housing. […]

By | February 2nd, 2019|Eurtherm, Motion|Comments Off on How to choose the Right Gearhead

Sure University – Continuing Excellence

  At Sure controls we pride ourselves in being current. The DNA of our company and services is a continuum of excellence. Any project, from very small to large strategic initiatives is worked on and managed by educated and excellent personnel. Our know how, attention to detail, and professional acumen bring smiles to our customers [...]

By | January 25th, 2019|Career Opportunities, Data Automation, Ethernet Switches, Process Control, Safety, Sure Controls Culture, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Sure University – Continuing Excellence

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 | January 15th, 2019|Articles, Cheese, Temperature Controller|Comments Off on Plant Intelligence…and Beer!

Automation is Everywhere

Fully-Automated Cheese Brine System You might expect a fully- automated  cheese brine system when you see a horse pulling a little black buggy like in the picture above the last thing that may come to mind is industrial automation.  That was a true statement for me also, until I was involved with a fully automated cheese brining project with an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) that was installed in a cheese plant in the middle of an Amish community.  […]

By | January 14th, 2019|Articles, Cheese, Process Control|Comments Off on Automation is Everywhere

Temperature Control Success Story

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 due to lapses in documentation for the machine in its original state. The scope of the project was focused on upgrading the temperature control of the extruders and die, updating the web handling of the line with new drives and motors while providing a new operator station to control the line processes. With these items, updates to the safeties on the machine were also necessary. The upgrade required not only electrical support for the items that Sure Controls was providing, but also interfacing the equipment to the new Process Control Corporation (PCC) and QC Electronics equipment.  Aside from the electrical support, mechanical support was also to be provided for motor mounting, a new chill roll, winder improvements as well as aiding in the location for control cabinets and conduits. […]

By | January 11th, 2019|Articles, Red Lion, Temperature Controller, Web Handling|Comments Off on Temperature Control Success Story