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Industrial Wireless from Precision Digital

A major problem that often comes up in industrial automation, particularly when trying to upgrade existing systems, is simply finding a way to get a process signal from point A to point B. Running physical wires between devices can be costly and time consuming, especially when there is a need to run them through conduit or dig trenches. Facilities that have been in operation for a long time may have gone through many iterations of process control equipment, leaving behind a rat’s nest of old wires which make running of new wires nearly impossible. Certain applications can even prohibit the use of physical wires entirely, such as filling stations at shipping docks and truck terminals where the transmitter is located on the vessel or vehicle.

Precision Digital Industrial Wireless productsGoing wireless can be a good alternative in these scenarios, but upgrading older systems to communicate over ethernet can be equally expensive, not to mention incredibly complex. Buying entirely new transmitters that include wireless technology can be an alternative, but they too can be prohibitively expensive.

Precision Digital’s PDW series of industrial wireless solutions provide a straightforward way to transmit existing 4-20 mA,
0-10 V, discrete digital signals, and Modbus® serial communications wirelessly, without the need to first convert them into digital TCP/IP or UDP protocol signals. This allows them to be easily installed into all kinds of existing systems while avoiding installation headaches.

Now carrying the Finder line of products

Finder Solid State Relays

The 77 Series – Solid State Relays range of modular and “hockey puck” Industrial Solid State Relays (SSR) are particularly suitable for resistive loads and for industrial applications where high switching frequencies and high inrush currents can be problematic.

Say Hello to Precision Digital

Precision Design LogoEstablished in 1974, Precision Digital has over 40 years of engineering experience in the process industry. Whether you need a simple loop-powered display, Explosion Proof Controller, or a point-to-multipoint wireless system, Precision Digital has the solution that you need for your process. Precision Digital provides these solutions where and WHEN you need them with a standard 2-3 day lead time.

Introducing Shamrock Controls
Shamrock Controls logo

SherTek is pleased to carry the Shamrock line of Push Buttons and Contactors. Shamrock Controls was established to market high quality lines of IEC electrical motor controls. Shamrock also supplies Amphenol cable assemblies and industrial connectors that can cross Allen Bradley cables & Rockwell cables. Shamrock’s controls look and feel and are built to the same quality standards of Telemechanique. Let us provide you with this good-looking and robust line of pushbuttons and contactors. All products are UL, CSA and CE approved.

SherTek Welcomes Lam Technologies

Lam Technologies logoLAM Technologies, an Italian manufacturer of components for industrial automation in the market for over 20 years, is a leader in the motion control field. Offering stepper motors and drives and power supplies, Lam Technologies is committed to delivering the right product for your situation every time. They look forward to solving your automation problems.

Adding to the SherTek Team

Scot Sherwin and Sam RiettaSam Rietta has joined forces with SherTek. Sam has over 30 years sales engineering experience as District and Regional Manager for electrical control manufacturing companies. He was responsible for the sales and marketing of a variety of electrical control products including fuses, phase and voltage monitors, motor protection relays, phase converters, pump control relays, timers, counters, pressure and level sensors. A real team player, Sam is looking to grow his team of clients with the SherTek team.

SherTek Now Offering Pflitsch and ContaClip

PFLITSCH is the producer of high-quality cable glands and cable trunking. CONTACLIP provides the best solution for many different requirements: whether it’s the conventional task of connecting cables together, or the monitoring and controlling of signals and processes. Please call Scot to determine the best use of these products in your next project.

Guess Who’s Back?

Matt Farrell and Scot SherwinSherTek is excited to welcome Matt Farrell to the team! Matt Farrell is the new Applications Engineer for SherTek, he has 25+ years experience in all of Banner and Turck product lines. He is looking forward to helping you with any of your sensing, safety, wireless, vision, or RFID needs! Please feel free to email Matt.

SherTek’s Automation Expo 2016 and 5th Anniversary Celebration

SherTek 5th anniversary & manufacturing expo

Scot and reps

Shertek celebrated its 5th anniversary with an Automation Expo on November 3rd. Companies represented included Wago, Banner and Turck, Stahl, Danfoss, Vacon, Apex Dynamics, Fortress Interlocks, Moxa, Puls, ContClip and Soft PLC. Many came to network with other CEO’s, plant managers, purchasing, engineering and maintenance experts.

SoftPLC table

Folks gather at the SoftPLC table for more information

Crowd appreciation for the speakers

Crowd appreciation for the speakers

See more photos here.

Hazardous Location Safety Training

SherTek is sponsoring a special training session for Georgia manufacturers about Hazardous Location Safety.

Macon Telegraph, WLTZ First News Channel 38 (NBC Affiliate), and WTVM Channel 9 in Columbus have all picked up the story about the special training event hosted by the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance on August 20th.

Special Training – Hazardous Location 101 – What ALL Manufacturers must know… 2015 Georgia Manufacturing Alliance Educational Series Sponsored by SherTek Inc.

Since 2008 GMA has been providing networking events, manufacturing plant tours and trade shows to help promote Georgia manufacturers. By partnering with SherTek Inc., a Georgia based factory and machine automation distributor, GMA now has access to leading industry professionals who enjoy sharing their expertise. Ross Blanford, an industry expert with more than ten years of experience working with electrical, automation and lighting products in explosion protected atmospheres will be sharing “What ALL manufacturers must know to protect their employees and their business”.

“SherTek wants to help GMA provide unique educational sessions that are not being offered anywhere else. These two hour training events are designed to have a positive and immediate impact on manufacturers and OEM’s in our state” says Scot Sherwin, President of SherTek, Inc.

These training events will be held for manufacturers only. Registrations will be screened to ensure that all attendees participating are Georgia manufacturers.

“Providing a comfortable environment where manufacturers can learn is the goal for these events. By eliminating service providers helps keep the focus on education.” said Jason Moss, CEO of the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance. “We have found that these short training session work best for busy manufacturing professionals to get the information they need and they also get a chance to network with other industry leaders.”

To register for training, visit
Georgia Manufacturing Alliance is the fastest growing community of manufacturing professionals in the state. GMA exist to make profitable business connections through direct referrals and the events we provide.

The official press release can be found at

Georgia Automation Expo

Shertek, in conjunction with the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance, held the first Georgia Automation Expo Monday, November 17, from Noon to 4PM at the 1818 Club, 6500 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, 30097.

Wago products on display
Speakers from 8 vendors introduced their companies, and showed some of their products at tables around the room. The engineers and manufacturers who attended all agreed, this was a great way for them to get to know the companies that SherTek represents, and some of the people they would be working with.
the team from Hawa
Among those showing their wares were representatives from Wago, Puls, Panasonic, Hawa, Schmersal, Apex, Leeson/Lincoln, Vacon and Stahl. Manufacturers and engineers from companies around northern Georgia met with the SherTek team, owner Scot Sherwin, inside sales rep Glen Cochrane and Steve Schultz.

Glen, Scot and Steve, the SherTek guys

Glen, Scot and Steve, the SherTek guys

View more images of the Expo!


Gwinnett Chamber Honors SherTek

SherTek was honored as a new business in Gwinnett by the Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development and Gwinnett Partnership on February 20, 2013. More than 80 business leaders and representatives of 18 new and expanding Gwinnett companies attended the Feb. 20 reception. Besides Suwanee, the companies are located in Buford, Dacula, Duluth, Norcross, Peachtree Corners, Snellville, Stone Mountain, Sugar Hill, and Lawrenceville.

“We welcome each of these companies to Gwinnett County and are excited they have chosen to grow their businesses here,” stated Gwinnett County Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash, in a press release. “We appreciate the investment they bring to our local economy and look forward to their continued success in the future.”

Our thanks to the Lawrenceville Patch for this article in full.