About Us

About Shift Controls

Shift Controls is an automation and controls systems integrator, specializing in industrial control panel designs and builds. Shift Controls has in-house engineering capabilities to support all phases of a project from design, through build, and full support to provide a complete end-to-end solution for customers. Project scopes typically include mechanical and electrical design, wiring schematics, software programming and configuration, panel construction, product testing, validation, and UL508A certification when required. Mechanical design and assembly services are available for skid systems with pneumatic, electrical and plumbing systems.

The founders, Jesse Reeves and Brad Kettler are engineers with backgrounds and experience in industrial automation, process design, instrumentation and controls, and have successfully implemented solutions for clients in varied industries. Shift Controls has project experience in industrial automation from the initial process design phases, including PFD and P&ID development, systems integration, control system design,  construction, commissioning, and support of lab scale experiments up to full scale industrial production facilities.

Capabilities and Projects

Shift Controls’ main area of expertise is the design and build of industrial control panels and systems integration. A typical project starts with a discussion with the client to capture the design requirements and project goals. Using this information, Shift Controls provides the following services:

  • Functional specification documents capturing the project requirements
  • Control panel layout and mechanical design, including 3D modeling and drawings
  • Equipment specification and selection, including instrumentation and field equipment
  • Electrical design and wiring diagrams
  • PLC and HMI configuration and programming
  • Enclosure fabrication, including custom CNC enclosure designs
  • Equipment testing, commissioning, and startup services

Once the project design is agreed upon, Shift Controls will work closely with the client to implement the project as quickly as possible and get it to the project site for commissioning. As the entire project design and build can be completed in-house, Shift Controls can typically complete a project faster compared to working with separate engineering firms, disciplines and panel shops to provide a solution.

Typical Project Solutions

Shift Controls has implemented projects to solve technical problems with the following solutions:

  • Field power distribution and branch circuit protection
  • Contactors with motor overloads, VFD control, soft starters, and motion control
  • PID process and temperature controllers, and SCR controls for electric heaters
  • PLC controllers with custom software controls and sequencing
  • Modbus, EtherNet/IP and other digital bus communication for SCADA integration
  • Integration of safety systems
  • HMI touch screen operator interface design with alarms, trending, and data logging
  • Remote connectivity options for monitoring, control, and reporting
  • Local operator controls, pushbuttons, switches, beacons, signals, and horns
  • Pneumatic controls, regulators and instrument air filtration
  • Mechanical skid design and assembly
  • Field connectors for instruments and power loads
  • Instrumentation specification
  • Clearly marked panel labeling for required field wiring during installation
  • Enclosure ventilation, cooling and heating as required
  • Enclosure purging as required for hazardous environments

Industries Served

Shift Controls has process and design experience in many industries including:

  • Oil and Gas
  • Energy
  • Food and Beverage
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Biotechnology
  • Motion and Automation
  • Chemical
  • Battery Production
  • Material Coatings
  • Mining
  • Specialty metals
  • Plastics
  • Extraction
  • Laboratories
  • Research and Design
  • Class I, Division 1 & 2 Systems

If you need any help or have questions, please call us at 720-532-1776. For sales, e-mail us at sales@shift-controls.com. For technical support, e-mail us at support@shift-controls.com.