June is dairy month and all of us at ESE would like to take a moment to say, “Thank You,” to all of the hardworking dairy farmers and families out there. We thank you for your dedication to producing wholesome and safe food. Want to support our dairy farmer families? Here is a resource to help you find the nearest dairy event in your area!
ESE recognizes that without dairy farms and families we would not be in business. We reflect on our humble roots that grew from a small electrical business to a food and beverage process automation and integration company that serves both small businesses and major corporations.
ESE has greatly expanded in our 30 years of operation. Our extensive knowledge of the dairy industry has created multiple opportunities for us to become experts in many other food and beverage industries including brewing/distilling, bakery, eggs, confections, aquaculture and many more.
And while we have grown beyond dairy, it remains an integral part of our history and our operations. Our business would not have been possible without milk and dairy products.
Don’t forget to enjoy some dairy products this month!
ESE’s Facility Modernization Consultant, Erik Winer, and Director of Sales and Marketing, John Tertin, were recently featured in aPlant Services article. They spoke with Plant Services chief editor Thomas Wilk about how to facilitate important group discussions on plant automation.
Automation projects: Getting buy-in through greater visibility
In this installment of Automation Zone, IT has questions. Maintenance has questions. Do you have answers (and the data to back them up)?
There is an ongoing E. coli outbreak that the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has struggled to pinpoint the source of. Thus far, it has resulted in 172 people in 32 states sickened, 75 hospitalized and 1 death.
ESE attended and exhibited at the International Cheese Technology Expo (ICTE) during the week of April 16th, where more exhibitors and attendees were registered than ever before. ESE has attended ICTE for many years now and thought we’d share some observations.
John Tertin, Director of Sales and Marketing, was recently quoted in Control magazine. The article was titled, “HMIs on tablets, smart phones need to comply with intrinsic safety standards” and focused on how to keep devices safe in hazardous areas.
Below we have displayed a section of the article. To read the full article, you can click here.
Hazards shift; so does safety
Just as advancing technologies and capabilities are pushing HMIs into more challenging settings, similar forces are altering many hazardous environments, and impacting choices about the right safety levels for solutions that should be deployed in them.
John Tertin, Director of Sales and Marketing, graduated from the Leadership Marshfield (Wis.) program this April. The program, organized by the Marshfield Area Chamber Foundation, develops current and potential leaders in the community. Program participants receive training to enhance their leadership through networking and team building opportunities.
Tertin joined the program in September 2017 and has participated in monthly sessions, focusing on education, quality of life, public safety, local government, health needs, and business and economic development. As part of the Leadership program, John participated in a group project to help resolve one of the issues facing the Marshfield community, the Literacy Garden for Marshfield Middle School. Tertin described the project as much more than a place to read, but “an outdoor location for classrooms, and it’s an incentive for students to be able to get out and have free time, casual time, reading time… a whole educational experience.” The garden will break ground in June of 2018.
ESE’s Director of Sales and Marketing, John Tertin, was recently quoted in a Beverage Industry article. The article discussed how data collection and analysis are essential to improving automated processing operations.
Processing automation offers essential data collection
Data analysis diagnoses maintenance needs, improves efficiency
From the beginning of the production line to the end, automation has become more prevalent in the beverage industry as it further incorporates technology that helps maximize production capacity, and increase efficiency and accuracy throughout processing operations.
Driving the increased adoption of processing automation are the variety of benefits that the equipment provides to beverage-makers throughout the process, according to experts.
ESE, Inc., a control system integration company that designs and develops plant automation systems for the food and beverage industry, recently promoted Erik Winer to Facility Modernization Consultant.
The Dairy Cheese industry is dynamic, diverse and ever-evolving. The producers of natural cheese in the United States thrive in an industry where the price of milk pivots and turns on a constant basis. In order to maintain a quality product and retain customer loyalty, dairy producers must be adaptable and understand their bottom line for producing safe, quality, profitable products.
It is an exciting time to be in the world of manufacturing. The Wall Street Journal recently discussed how changes to the tax code will encourage many U.S. manufacturers to hasten the automation and modernization of their plants. These incentives for manufacturers will benefit both national businesses and local economies.