RYAN BERTRAM


“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent." -Calvin Coolidge

After a 12 year-old Ryan visited the Corvette factory in Bowling Green, Kentucky, he knew he wanted to part of how America makes things. With continued interest in the art and science of manufacturing, Ryan pursued his Bachelors in International Business at Calvin College. After graduating, he realized his dream of working with manufacturing by holding client relations positions throughout the manufacturing industry. At Malisko, Ryan enjoys bringing together the right people for the right job to tackle complex projects, and helping to bring the total solution to the client's plant floor.

Personal Passion
He likes spending time with his family and helping his children to blaze their own trail.

Dream Job
Build houses for Habitat for Humanity

Interesting Fact
He secretly likes the handy-man "fix-it" list his wife gives him every weekend. (Shhh! don't tell her that though!)

OUR APPROACH

HARDWARE & SOFTWARE SPECIFICATION

Through our Detailed Engineering and Design service, we take your goals and the abstract vision of a working system and transform that information into the final automation design. To round out your system’s final design, we specify the hardware and software that will be critical components of your OT (operational technology) infrastructure. In today’s modern automation systems, hardware and software are closely coupled to provide agile integration as well as the ability to quickly harvest data, transforming it into actionable intelligence through advanced software platforms. Our systems use the most advanced hardware and software technologies available today, and we make it a goal to choose components that work together well as a cohesive system as well as provide a path for future growth and sustainability.

HARDWARE & SOFTWARE SPECIFICATION

Through our Detailed Engineering and Design service, we take your goals and the abstract vision of a working system and transform that information into the final automation design. To round out your system’s final design, we specify the hardware and software that will be critical components of your OT (operational technology) infrastructure. In today’s modern automation systems, hardware and software are closely coupled to provide agile integration as well as the ability to quickly harvest data, transforming it into actionable intelligence through advanced software platforms. Our systems use the most advanced hardware and software technologies available today, and we make it a goal to choose components that work together well as a cohesive system as well as provide a path for future growth and sustainability.

FIELD DEVICES

Automation hardware specification includes two primary types of field devices to consider when choosing industrial control equipment. The first type, inline process devices, includes valves, motors, and other equipment that provide process actions including moving product from one piece of equipment to another. The second device type, inline instrumentation, includes equipment that monitors aspects of your process, such as pressure, temperature, and flow. Each device’s control I/O will be specified to be hard-wired to control panels or handled directly through communications protocols such as EtherNet/IP. Whether hard-wired or handled via the network, field device integration is a key component of properly sizing the I/O and control platform that will run your process. At Malisko, we start at the field device level to ensure that the system is sized properly and delivers characterized, predictable performance.

CONTROL SYSTEM HARDWARE PLATFORM

Whether your process control system is a simple single controller, a standalone HMI interface, or a fully characterized PlantPAx distributed control system, your hardware infrastructure specification is a major component of ensuring real-time control and system determinism. The control hardware needs to be familiar and maintenance-friendly, so we work with your team to identify any plant control system standards that you may already have. We also keep our eyes peeled for any obsolescence issues or compatibility concerns before a hardware bill-of-material is finalized. We follow stringent system selection guidelines to ensure your systems are configured properly and adhere to best practices and industry standards.

VISUALIZATION AND MANUFACTURING INTELLIGENCE SOFTWARE

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is enabled by intelligent integration of hardware and software. Gone are the days of only having to consider a visualization platform and maybe a data archiver. To quickly act on information, the automation software platforms need to seamlessly integrate with today’s smart devices, and Malisko works with many of the industry’s leading software suites. Rockwell Automation’s FactoryTalk software platform, for instance, hosts common control system services like Security, Alarming, and Diagnostics. Other FactoryTalk software products use the common platform features across the entire suite of software to provide a consistent and cohesive user experience. Visualization software and manufacturing information software products are integrated together now more than ever. But it doesn’t stop there. Malisko can also help your team select the right software to handle integration with Enterprise systems. As today’s data requirements become more intensive, the convergence of IT and OT systems is becoming a requirement for manufacturers. We help our clients navigate the sometimes cumbersome integration scenarios for disparate software systems by following industry standards such as ANSI/ISA-95 to develop automated software interfaces between enterprise and control systems. We also hold industry certifications for some of the leading software platforms used within automated production environments. Whether simple or complex, we have a proven track record of delivering comprehensive, robust software solutions that align with your goals, budget, timeline, and the expertise of your team.

INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION FOR RESULTS

In our more than 20 years of helping manufacturers, we’ve intelligently applied automation for hundreds of companies across a wide range of industries. And we’ve earned repeat business from 90 percent of our clients.

Have a question or do you want more output, fewer lost batches and better reports? We can show you how to improve your production and maximize your successes through industrial automation.

500 N BROADWAY SUITE 1600 ST LOUIS, MO 63102

(314) 621-2921

500 N BROADWAY
SUITE 1600
ST LOUIS, MO 63102

(314) 621-2921