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

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

What Works Better Single Loop or or Multi-Loop Temperature Controllers?

How to Choose the Best Temperature Controller for a Systems Project In our experiences as a systems integrator, we find many different types of process controllers, including discrete single-loop controllers (such as the Eurotherm 3216), multi-loop controllers (such as the Eurotherm Mini-8 or RKC SRZ) and PLC’s (such as Siemens, Allen Bradley, etc). […]

By | January 2nd, 2019|Articles, HMI, Temperature Controller|Comments Off on What Works Better Single Loop or or Multi-Loop Temperature Controllers?