Rockwell Automation Acquires ESC Services, a Leading Lockout-Tagout Service Provider

By Erin Massey

Oct 27, 2014

Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK) today announced it has purchased the assets of ESC Services, Inc., a global hazardous energy control provider of lockout-tagout services and solutions.

According to Rockwell Automation Consulting Business Manager, Matt Fordenwalt, ESC Services will enable Rockwell Automation customers to increase asset utilization and strengthen enterprise risk management, while adding safety to Rockwell's Automation growing portfolio of data-driven, cloud-enabled services.  

ESC uses Quick Response (QR) codes that can be scanned to obtain asset information and streamline compliance with both external regulations and internal safety policies.

ESC Services, based in Franklin, Wis., will be integrated into Rockwell Automation's Control Products & Solutions segment as part of its customer support and maintenance business unit. Terms were not disclosed.

The ScanESC lockout-tagout technology and solutions will be on display at Automation Fair, Nov. 19-20, in Anaheim, Calif.