Machine Drop℠ makes it possible to securely connect all your equipment to collect the valuable information you need from your shop floor.
Connecting older shop floor equipment to your network can be challenging. Proprietary controllers and devices without Ethernet connections have made it tough. Even some connectable equipment doesn’t have the security features to satisfy IT groups with cybersecurity concerns. Now more than ever, you need data from your people and equipment on the shop floor.
Rain Engineering can help.
Today is a great time to get connected and increase the productivity of your plant, because Rain Engineering now offers a flexible and secure device that can get data from 99% of legacy equipment, and connects to your systems using common protocols. We call it Machine Drop.
When you speed up communications between your people, equipment and systems, you increase your ability to respond to change as it happens. How much more agile will your plant be if you can respond to changes on the floor as they happen?
Remember the old days when it was difficult to get any data from equipment that didn’t already have ethernet, and you were left blind to when the machine was running or down? Remember when you needed extra staff just to walk around collecting data, and your operators were constantly distracted having to write down how they were doing each hour? Back then, information moved really slow and the opportunity for miscommunication was high. Machine Drop makes all of that a thing of the past.
When you are blind to the progress of orders through the plant, you miss every opportunity to improve. Important information is hours (sometimes days) too late. You can drown in wasted time, and everyone is frustrated.
When you know the status and efficiency of your equipment in real-time, you have more opportunities to improve your overall performance, and understand the impact your equipment has on your productivity.
We understand. We know you want to do things better. Rain Engineering has connected tens of thousands of assets and we have researched the very best technology available to get your people and equipment connected, and to speed information through your business.We make it easy to accomplish, too. Here’s the plan:
When your people and equipment are communicating effectively, your entire plant will have more consistent performance. Better ideas start to emerge from everywhere in your company, and integration between systems will make it easier to manage plant performance.Data from your legacy equipment can play a vital role in increasing the productivity of your plant, and there’s never been a better time to get connected.