ECS Solutions

Evansville, Indiana 47715


About ECS Solutions


2616 Kotter Avenue
Evansville, Indiana 47715
(812) 479-5170

More Info on ECS Solutions

Siemens White Paper

ECS was founded in 1977 to provide exclusively control and information system solutions. Due to the extensive maintenance background of our founder, we have always striven for high reliability. Over time ECS has expanded its capabilities while keeping quality and integrity as core values.

Products & Press Releases

Timothy S. Matheny, P.E., President, ECS Solutions

Manufacturing Digitalization That Works

Nov. 11, 2019
Though digitalization is a process that is often seen as great, the benefits are not the same for everyone. Asking how digitalization is going to benefit your organization may...
Timothy S. Matheny, President, ECS Solutions

The Advantages of an Agile Cleaning System

Aug. 26, 2019
There are many benefits to investing in an agile cleaning system. And though manufacturers may have to make an initial financial investment, the advantages that come along with...
The Benefits of Batch Recipe Lifecycle Management

The Benefits of Batch Recipe Lifecycle Management

July 8, 2019
It might seem appealing to use custom programming for recipe management, but that can come with problems. A batch management package can reduce risk and help get products to market...
Tim Matheny, ECS Solutions

Cooking to Kill

May 20, 2019
Mathematical integration helps to achieve goal lethality more quickly and efficiently, producing safe, quality food products with shorter batch times.
Tim Matheny, ECS Solutions

Options for Dosing Genealogy

April 8, 2019
Calculating the history of ingredient materials in pharma or food and bev production environments requires balancing risk and cost to make the right assumptions.
Tim Matheny, ECS Solutions

The Clash in Manufacturing Digitalization

Oct. 15, 2018
Whether you decide on a single-source or best-of-breed approach, your digitalization system should be your own, providing the ability to expand and optimize.
Tim Matheny, ECS Solutions

Total Process Automation—The Profit Process

July 12, 2018
Putting more focus on the process of making money rather than just making products will help your organization achieve higher quality, higher performance and higher profits.
Aw 253172 Timcasualweb 0

The Most Annoying Question on Earth

April 5, 2018
Why? Why? Why? Just because. Maybe we should be asking, ‘Why?’ more often.
Tim Matheny, president of ECS Solutions Inc.

The Case for Embedding Standards and Best Practices

Feb. 16, 2016
Why should we keep industry standards, best practices, and experience in the hands of control system engineers? Why can’t we give a much wider group of practitioners the tools...
Better batch processing was enabled with an ISA-88 based tool

From Industrial Kitchen Revamp to S88-based Configuration Tool

May 30, 2013
S88 Builder eliminates programming for batch device task development and enables recipe-based systems of all types. Here’s how one system integrator’s invention for helping themselves...

Articles & News

Rafael Zapata

How to Tune Self-Regulating Loops

Determining the variables needed for controller logic applications.
Digital Transformation

A Single Entity View of the Entire Industrial Business

Sept. 25, 2023
System integrators can help manufacturers benefit from the connectivity that technologies like Inductive Automation’s Vision and Perspective deliver across the entire enterprise...
Rafael Zapata

Know Your Loop Before You Tune It

PID control algorithms do not exist in a vacuum. That’s why it’s important to consider numerous operational factors before tuning a control loop.
Jeff Harpenau

PlantPAx Proves Key to Processor’s Automation Upgrade

Given the chemical processor’s complex system, integrator ECS Solutions used unmodified Rockwell Automation PlantPAx objects for the processor’s recent automation upgrade to allow...
Randy Otto

Integrate SCADA and Business Systems with Scripting Tools

Feb. 6, 2023
How the scripting libraries in Inductive Automation’s Ignition software make it easier to test functions and audit code to ensure standards compliance and make it easier to review...
Randy Otto

Web-Based HMI Proves Ready for Industrial Use

Dec. 12, 2022
With Inductive Automation’s Perspective module, companies can have access to all the web-functionality tools they want while also linking to legacy systems.
Jordan Stoltz

Dynamic Perspective Objects with Sepasoft's Batch Module

July 4, 2022
By using the various tools in the Ignition toolbox, it is possible to create dynamic views that represent the ISA-88 objects of a process cell.
Jordan Stoltz

Implementation of a Data Pump with Ignition

May 23, 2022
A “data pump” approach to historicizing data can be advantageous in batch operations that require highly detailed records be kept.
Jordan Stoltz

Inductive Automation Ignition Dataset Tags for Dashboards

March 7, 2022
How ECS Solutions uses dataset tags—updated periodically by gateway timer scripts—in Ignition to drive graphics on dashboard displays.
Randy Otto, CEO, ECS Solutions

Class-based Unit Coordination Utilizing Link Groups

Nov. 15, 2021
Take advantage of product functionality to coordinate activities between units.

Request More Information

By clicking above, I acknowledge and agree to Endeavor Business Media’s Terms of Service and to Endeavor Business Media's use of my contact information to communicate with me about offerings by Endeavor, its brands, affiliates and/or third-party partners, consistent with Endeavor's Privacy Policy. In addition, I understand that my personal information will be shared with any sponsor(s) of the resource, so they can contact me directly about their products or services. Please refer to the privacy policies of such sponsor(s) for more details on how your information will be used by them. You may unsubscribe at any time.

All content from ECS Solutions

Randy Otto, CEO, ECS Solutions
Plant Maintenance

Flexible and Modular CIP and SIP Automation Enables Continuous Improvements

Nov. 1, 2021
The ISA-88 and ISA-95 approach allows you to combine automated and manual operator activities required to perform consistent Clean-in-Place and Steam-in-Place processes in a procedural...
Randy Otto, CEO, ECS Solutions

Batch Forensics: The Case for Procedural Unit Tags

Aug. 16, 2021
Simple to implement, unit tags provide instrumental value that can enhance recipe editing capability and execution.
Randy Otto, CEO, ECS Solutions

Class Based Unit Synchronization, The Case For Link Groups

June 21, 2021
Minimize complex controller programming to coordinate activities between units by utilizing product functionality to create a class-based solution.
Randy Otto, CEO, ECS Solutions

Additional Report Parameters Enhance Process Performance

April 19, 2021
Looking to gain more insight into your company’s quality, cost, personnel, and energy activities to make more informed decisions? Start by contextualizing your data with parameters...
Randy Otto, CEO, ECS Solutions

Time(er) is on Your Side?

March 2, 2021
Frequently, we hear new and seasoned engineers say they do not use the FactoryTalk Batch (FTBatch) standard timers ($timer) because they cannot interact with them or can't tell...
Timothy S. Matheny, P.E, President of ECS Solutions
Plant Maintenance

Batch Forensics – Dig Deep!

Nov. 9, 2020
Find out how using batch forensics can improve your automation process and equipment.
Timothy S. Matheny, P.E., president, ECS Solutions

Reducing Validation and Execution Efforts by Standardizing

Before development of a project begins, it’s important to have a full understanding of the best practices and standards associated with the system to avoid building from the ground...
Timothy S. Matheny, P.E., president of ECS Solutions.
Food safety

The Importance of Material Tracing

Traceability on a processing or production line is incredibly important, especially when it comes food products, where having the ability to track every ingredient down to the...
Timothy S. Matheny, P.E., president of ECS Solutions.

Securing Your Intellectual Property

Protecting an intellectual property is very important for many organizations, it is also the main target for hackers. Steps need to be taken in practically every part of the organizatio...