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

PROGRAMMING & LOGIC DEVELOPMENT

We begin our project execution by developing a logical framework along with the PLC code that will run your automated process. Depending on the challenges we’re solving and the inefficiencies we’re addressing, we can use a combination of several programming languages to control your system. No matter which programming platform selected, we use widely-supported programming methods that lead to the best possible system configuration for your application. And it’s ultimately your system, so it is written so your team can support and help operators troubleshoot production issues.

PROGRAMMING & LOGIC DEVELOPMENT

We begin our project execution by developing a logical framework along with the PLC code that will run your automated process. Depending on the challenges we’re solving and the inefficiencies we’re addressing, we can use a combination of several programming languages to control your system. No matter which programming platform selected, we use widely-supported programming methods that lead to the best possible system configuration for your application. And it’s ultimately your system, so it is written so your team can support and help operators troubleshoot production issues.

LIBRARY DEVELOPMENT

Modern control systems can have intricate output requirements including actionable intelligence. As data requirements have become more intensive, so has the underlying control logic in the industrial controllers. To optimize code management while balancing maintainability, Malisko leverages reusable global code and add-on instructions wherever possible. We have developed our own robust libraries across various system platforms, and also leverage the use of standardized libraries such as Rockwell Automation’s Library of Process Objects. Whether a commercial-off-the-shelf library is right for you, or you require advanced library customization, we have you covered.

Our skilled engineers and programmers have a wide breadth of knowledge and experience on the most common industrial programming languages and techniques. At times, however, manufacturing facilities have a mixed-bag of technologies where we have to reverse-engineer and interface to proprietary, legacy, and ‘black-box’ programming styles, languages and methods. Most often, we help customers move away from these non-standard approaches and replace with widely-supported, modern methods and platforms.

LANGUAGE OPTIONS

Sequential Function Charts

  • For many plants, we develop process control logic in Sequential Function Charts (SFCs). This graphical programming language divides code into compartmentalized procedural steps. The flowchart-style configuration of SFCs is a versatile and powerful tool to develop logic that visually complements sequential processes while not sacrificing process control performance.

  • Function Block Programming

  • Function Block Programming is a graphical language that links the function of input variables with output variables and consists of various interconnected blocks. Each block performs a specific function that requires inputs and produces actions on outputs.

  • Structured Text

  • Structured Text and scripting languages are not widely used within industrial controllers in the process industries. However, text-based programming might be used to execute a complex mathematical or logic function in a few lines of simple text instructions that may otherwise take dozens of rungs to accomplish in a ladder logic program. We support and implement structured text and other scripting languages as required and where it makes sense.

  • Ladder Logic

  • Ladder Logic is the most prevalent process and machine control programming language we deploy. This graphical language is based on the functionality of circuit diagrams of relay logic hardware and wiring. Ladder Logic is used in sequential process control and machine control. It can be deployed in most industrial control scenarios. Many of today’s advanced application code libraries are written in ladder logic, and can ultimately interface to other languages such as SFC, Function Block, and Structured Text. Ladder Logic is widely supported and understood by the vast majority of the industrial control community.
  • 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

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