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ESE becomes a SolarWinds Authorized Partner

on February 16, 2017

ESE recently became an official SolarWinds Authorized Partner. SolarWinds is a company that offers a suite of products that continuously monitors Ethernet Networks and data centers. It can monitor for network outages, bottlenecks, issues with individual network nodes (a PLC, drive, or PC). It can even monitor server resources like memory, processor utilization, and hard drive space.

Ethernet networks can be complicated. There is enough to keep up with in the automation world without learning the intricacies of layer-3 switching and routing, Quality of Service rules, VLANs, network segmentation, demilitarized zones, and firewalls. However, networks leveraging these technologies are becoming more prevalent (and necessary) in production environments. And the health of these networks is critically important to reliable operations.

ESE’s partnership with SolarWinds gives our customers a simple and powerful tool that will empower them to monitor the performance and operation of their complex networks.

To learn more about SolarWinds you can visit their website or contact us for additional questions.

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ESE included in Control Engineering article

on December 21, 2016

ESE and three other CSIA members commented on “How to Select a System Integrator” a Control Engineering article. The original article can be found here and the full text is below.

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Mordell Joins ESE as Project Manager

on December 12, 2016

MARSHFIELD, Wis. – ESE, Inc., a control system integration company that designs and develops plant automation systems for the food and beverage industry, recently hired Jim Mordell as a Project Manager.

Mordell has over 26 years of engineering experience in mechanical engineering analysis and design, technical management, project management and automation. He’s served in a variety of industries including: power generation, aircraft controls, turbo machinery OEM and aftermarket, packaging, food, paper and industrial automation. Mordell is a past Chapter President of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

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ESE gains accreditation as a VMWare Professional Solution Partner

on November 29, 2016

VMW_09Q4_LGO_PARTNER_SOLUTION_PROVIDER_PROESE recently gained accreditation as a VMWare Professional Solution Partner. VMWare is a company that provides cloud computing and virtualization software and services. ESE has leveraged VMware technology for several years to provide robust, highly available systems using features within both Rockwell Automation and VMWare software

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Director of Engineering, Kevin Nowack, quoted in Food Engineering article

on October 19, 2016

ESE’s Director of Engineering was recently quoted in Food Engineering. The article was titled, “Why investing in food safety helps everyone” and was in the October issue. Kevin’s quote is below and a link to the full article can be found here.

“We have experienced customers’ need for greater flexibility in the creation of cleaning programs so they can tailor the programs to effectively clean individual circuits,” says Kevin Nowack, director of engineering at ESE, Inc., a Control System Integrators Association member. “Plants are looking for greater visibility of the wash cycles completed and the circuits cleaned daily.”

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Moeller Joins ESE as Inside Sales/Application Specialist

on September 27, 2016

MARSHFIELD, Wis. – ESE, Inc., a control system integration company providing design and development of plant automation systems for the food and beverage industry, recently hired Craig Moeller as an Inside Sales/Application Specialist.craig_moeller_website

Moeller’s eight years of experience as an electrical engineer and two years in business development, makes him well-suited for ESE customers. This experience ensures that he is able to serve customers and understands the industry.

ESE President and CEO Michael Richart stated, “Craig’s skills and experience in multiple areas of our business will help us as we develop turn-key solutions tailored to our clients, whether they have needs in process automation, information solutions, or product analyzers.”

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ESE celebrates 30th anniversary

on September 1, 2016

ESE is happy to have been serving clients for the past 30 years. What started out as a half-time venture in a garage has progressed into a full-fledged company that serves hundreds of clients in process automation, product analyzers and information solutions. Below is a brief history of our company.ese_employees

1981: The company was founded by Mark Weber under the name Electrical Systems as a small, part-time venture.

1986: Mark Weber turned Electrical Systems into a full-time business

The business started by making electrical panels for control systems. It soon grew and added a sales person and engineer to provide automation controls.

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Pruden joins ESE: ESE, Inc., expands customer service to west coast

on August 11, 2016

MARSHFIELD, Wis. – ESE, Inc., a control system integration company providing design and development of plant automation systems for the food and beverage industry, has named Joanna Pruden as a Senior Account Executive.ESE_HeadShots_17_BW

By adding the Utah-based Pruden to its team, ESE takes another step in serving customers across the United States. She has more than 10 years of experience working in the process industry, working with leading food manufacturers to optimize plant operations. Additionally, Pruden has worked with leading manufacturers to design custom solutions for instrumentation and automation. Her material handling and instrumentation expertise will further strengthen ESE’s total plant solution capabilities.

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Director of MIS, John Tertin, provides his thoughts on The Connected Enterprise: Part 2

on July 28, 2016

ESE’s Director of Manufacturing Information Systems, John Tertin, recently attended Rockwell Automation’s TechEd event. While there, he thought about the recent Connected Enterprise article that featured ESE in The Journal. Here is part two of what he had to say:

In light of the connected enterprise article’s theme of “building a foundation”, I’d like to follow up on a couple subjects that are critical to the theme, but that the article did not touch: data centers and virtualization (in addition to the controls architecture that the article focused on).

Part 2: Virtualization

Fundamentally, server virtualization is the act of taking a physical server, having its own physical hardware like processor(s), memory, and hard disk(s), and abstracting that hardware into software-based equivalents. This abstraction is performed by software known as a hypervisor. Examples of hypervisors are VMWare’s ESXI and Microsoft’s HyperV. What makes these hypervisors so revolutionary is their ability to abstract multiple physical servers on a single “host” server – all running independently and sharing the host server’s resources.

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Director of MIS, John Tertin, provides his thoughts on The Connected Enterprise

on July 11, 2016

ESE’s Director of Manufacturing Information Systems, John Tertin, recently attended Rockwell Automation’s TechEd event. While there, he thought about the recent Connected Enterprise article that featured ESE in The Journal. Here is part one of what he had to say:

In light of the connected enterprise article’s theme of “building a foundation”, I’d like to follow up on a few subjects that are critical to the theme, but that the article did not touch: data centers and virtualization (in addition to the controls architecture that the article focused on).

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