Are legacy control systems dragging down your maintenance KPIs? You may be ready to modernize your assets.
What is legacy hardware, and how do we look at it? Is it just old stuff that’s hard to find and hard to replace? Is it unsupported equipment? Is it older tech for which it is difficult to find engineers who are experienced in working with it? Is it ultimately a combination of all three of these?
Are you worried about the future of your facility? Do you have an aging facility with hardware that may be failing? On July 16, 2019 Keith Fraleigh, John Tertin, John Luther and Josh Gerstner presented a webinar that addresses these issues by discussing legacy hardware and the facility modernization process.
ESE has forged partnerships with many manufacturers in craft brewing, microbrewing, regional operations and national beer production houses over the years, and we celebrate our new and long-time customer relationships that continue to thrive.
Save the date! ESE’s Keith Fraleigh, John Tertin and John Luther will be hosting a free webinar on legacy hardware and facility modernization on Tuesday, July 16 at 1:30 p.m. CST. They will discuss the following topics and questions:
What is legacy hardware and why is it important to upgrade?
How does one upgrade without impacting production too much?
ESE had previously announced that we would be hosting a webinar on June 25. However, in order to ensure more of our customers and others are able to attend we will be rescheduling the webinar for Tuesday, July 16 at 1:30 CST.
ESE responded to questions on legacy hardware and facility modernization via Twitter on May 23. You can check it out on Twitter by searching for #ESEtechtalks. The following is a transcript of that chat.
Welcome to our first Tech Corner blog post, where our senior engineers advance our understanding of issues in food and beverage automation. Here, ESE Senior Engineer Tim Steinke shares his expertise on SLC processors.
A Brief History of the SLC Processor
SLC processors were first introduced in 1989. During these initial offerings, it was very much a “shoebox” style with fixed I/O so you didn’t have the ability to add on. In 1991 SLC 500 processors were introduced as an alternative to the larger “system-based” PLC5. These were “Small Logic Controllers” that offered rack installations with selectable I/O modules. These new processors were much less expensive than the PLC5, had a smaller footprint and came with an evolution of networking options (serial communications, Data Highway (DH485), Data Highway Plus (DH+), Ethernet).