Breweries, Wineries, Distilleries, Oh, My!

on July 11, 2019

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.

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Legacy Hardware & Facility Modernization Webinar

on June 24, 2019

Keith Fraleigh, President & CEO

Free Webinar on July 16 at 1:30 p.m.

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?
  • What is the facility modernization process?

To register or if you have any questions, please contact Josh Gerstner at

John Luther, Project Manager

John Tertin, Director of Sales & Marketing

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Celebrating Dairy Month in June

on June 6, 2019

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.

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Webinar Rescheduled for July 16th

on June 4, 2019

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.

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A conversation with ESE’s John Luther

on May 7, 2019

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 us a 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.

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Live Twitter chat 5/23 with ESE on Legacy Hardware and Facility Modernization

on May 1, 2019

ESE will be hosting a live Twitter chat Thursday, May 23 at 1:30 p.m. CST. Post questions and follow along on Twitter at #ESEtechtalks.

Who: ESE, Inc.

What: ESE will host a LIVE Twitter chat, discussing legacy hardware and facility modernization

When: Thursday, May 23, 2019 (1:30-2 p.m. CST)

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Tech Corner: SLC Processors

on April 23, 2019

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).

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The Importance of Allergen Control

on April 2, 2019

For those who work in food or beverage manufacturing, making sure cross-contaminants don’t infiltrate production lines is of constant concern.

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Using Automation to Build Institutional Knowledge into Food Processing Lines

on March 11, 2019

ProcessExpo recently sat down with and interviewed John Tertin, ESE’s Director of Sales and Marketing. Below is a sample of the article:

As food manufacturers struggle with the loss of seasoned workers and the lack of young people entering the industry, they’re looking to automation technology to fill in the gaps.

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