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?
When June rolls around on the calendar each year, we naturally turn our thoughts to National Dairy Month.
The annual celebration of everything dairy is a long-standing tradition that was launched in 1937 as “National Milk Month”, in order to encourage more people in the U.S. to drink milk. Here we are, some 80 years later, and still enjoying so much of what the dairy industry produces in ways both old and new.
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.
John Luther joined ESE in August of 2017 as a project manager. We recently caught up with him as part of our continuing blog series on getting to know the people of ESE.
First off, congratulations on nearly two years with the company. Please tell usa little bit about yourself. I’ve lived in Hartland, Wisconsin for the past 24 years. My wife, Sue, is retired and is always planning a family trip to one of the National Parks. Ours sons are now grown and have their own children. My eldest, Dan, lives in Greendale, Wisconsin and has two wonderful granddaughters, whom we get to spoil on a regular basis. My younger son, Scott, lives in Portland, Oregon and is embarking on a career in the stop motion movie industry.
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).