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Connect any Equipment

Machine Drop℠ makes it possible to securely connect all your equipment to collect the valuable information you need from your shop floor.

Industry 4.0 with computer-aided production and a high degree of automation

By Rain Engineering

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:
  1.  Schedule your equipment audit, so you know exactly what data can be collected.
  2.  Start connecting Machine Drop to your equipment. You will start getting information that will change how you do business.
  3.  Use the information your shopfloor provides to empower workers to do better.

Call or email today to schedule your audit or to talk more about how you can get started.

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.
Call us at (833) 972-4626 or Schedule a time to talk.
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Robert Gage
Robert Gage
2022-02-10
Verified
I have been collaborating with Rain Engineering for the past two years, and can state unequivocally, that this has been one of the most fruitful support relationships I have enjoyed over the last 25 years as an Automation Engineer. Their Proficy/PlantApps support goes above and beyond what is typically expected in these relationships. Our support plan has made it easy to meet up, train up, and keep initiatives moving forward.
Jeremy Winn
Jeremy Winn
2022-02-10
Verified
My company has used Rain Engineering for years now to help train and support our software needs. The employees are knowledgeable, kind, and always available when needed. If you want peace of mind with your current set up or need help bringing your company to the next level, I would highly recommend Rain.
Ryan Legg
Ryan Legg
2021-09-14
Verified
My experience in collaborating with their CEO, Don Rahrig was first class. Don is very knowledgeable with factory automation and is passionate about driving towards the greatest efficiencies possible for his customers. His combination of technical expertise and business savvy is an excellent combination that will drive results for your organization.
David Mills
David Mills
2021-08-11
Verified
Rain Engineering has a great staff of engineers expert in MES/MOM and Automation applications. They've helped several of our customers. They know manufacturing!
Jason Pierre
Jason Pierre
2021-08-10
Verified
My company has hired Rain Engineering for several projects and they have always delivered! The staff is knowledgeable, efficient and goes above and beyond to deliver the best product to fit you exact needs. I highly recommend this company!!
Jessica Hanson
Jessica Hanson
2021-08-10
Verified
Great customer service and support! They really care and want your company to reach it's goals. Very knowledgeable and also helpful long after they install a project when you have questions.
Jim Hathaway
Jim Hathaway
2021-08-09
Verified
I have worked with Rain Engineering for many years. In my experience with Rain, I have seen them redesign a poorly implemented MES, provide support for highly complex 24/7/365 systems, implement new features into MES, and implement a new MES in the cloud. Their technical skills are top-notch. I have worked with many other companies that provide services similar to Rain. Those other companies just don’t have the dedication to positive outcomes.
Bill Parker
Bill Parker
2021-08-09
Verified
Excellent development capabilities in Plant Applications and reporting. Project team worked tirelessly to ensure our project was successful and sustainable. They also provide excellent support for Plant Apps, Data Collection and other MES applications.
Curtis Christensen
Curtis Christensen
2021-08-09
Verified
Solid engineering company with strong skills in CNC, PLC, and Data Collection integration.
Robert Gage
Robert Gage
2022-02-10
Verified
I have been collaborating with Rain Engineering for the past two years, and can state unequivocally, that this has been one of the most fruitful support relationships I have enjoyed over the last 25 years as an Automation Engineer. Their Proficy/PlantApps support goes above and beyond what is typically expected in these relationships. Our support plan has made it easy to meet up, train up, and keep initiatives moving forward.
Jeremy Winn
Jeremy Winn
2022-02-10
Verified
My company has used Rain Engineering for years now to help train and support our software needs. The employees are knowledgeable, kind, and always available when needed. If you want peace of mind with your current set up or need help bringing your company to the next level, I would highly recommend Rain.
Ryan Legg
Ryan Legg
2021-09-14
Verified
My experience in collaborating with their CEO, Don Rahrig was first class. Don is very knowledgeable with factory automation and is passionate about driving towards the greatest efficiencies possible for his customers. His combination of technical expertise and business savvy is an excellent combination that will drive results for your organization.
David Mills
David Mills
2021-08-11
Verified
Rain Engineering has a great staff of engineers expert in MES/MOM and Automation applications. They've helped several of our customers. They know manufacturing!
Jason Pierre
Jason Pierre
2021-08-10
Verified
My company has hired Rain Engineering for several projects and they have always delivered! The staff is knowledgeable, efficient and goes above and beyond to deliver the best product to fit you exact needs. I highly recommend this company!!
Jessica Hanson
Jessica Hanson
2021-08-10
Verified
Great customer service and support! They really care and want your company to reach it's goals. Very knowledgeable and also helpful long after they install a project when you have questions.
Jim Hathaway
Jim Hathaway
2021-08-09
Verified
I have worked with Rain Engineering for many years. In my experience with Rain, I have seen them redesign a poorly implemented MES, provide support for highly complex 24/7/365 systems, implement new features into MES, and implement a new MES in the cloud. Their technical skills are top-notch. I have worked with many other companies that provide services similar to Rain. Those other companies just don’t have the dedication to positive outcomes.
Bill Parker
Bill Parker
2021-08-09
Verified
Excellent development capabilities in Plant Applications and reporting. Project team worked tirelessly to ensure our project was successful and sustainable. They also provide excellent support for Plant Apps, Data Collection and other MES applications.
Curtis Christensen
Curtis Christensen
2021-08-09
Verified
Solid engineering company with strong skills in CNC, PLC, and Data Collection integration.