About Real Time Automation, Inc.

RTA specializes in making easy-to-use connectivity products, including industrial protocol gateways, embedded source code stacks and customized OEM solutions. We’ve continually developed our products to seamlessly integrate your process equipment so you can collect, analyze and interpret the real-time data you need to improve productivity and maximize efficiencies.

Simply put…

WE Move your data

How We Came to Be

RTA’s founder, John S. Rinaldi, worked in all facets of manufacturing automation, including device development, factory floor controls and enterprise systems. What he couldn’t figure out was why there was such poor customer service everywhere he worked. So, in 1989, he started his own automation networking company dedicated to making industrial networking simple but making customer service its primary differentiator. It turned out, that’s exactly what customers were looking for.

For more than 30 years, we have understood our customers’ pain. And rather than just offer our sympathy, we offer solutions. Our gateways are the perfect tools to help get the data your equipment generates where you want, when you want and how you want. Whether it’s custom embedded controllers, special purpose I/O stacks or specialized communications interfaces, RTA delivers the right solution, on time and on budget, to effectively move your data.

Our Services

Our Customers

Since our beginning in 1989, RTA has worked with a variety of customers in a wide array of industries and in countries all over the world. From thousands of small shops to dozens of Fortune 500 companies, we find the exact solutions to satisfy your particular needs. And, your solutions are supported throughout the entire process by our world-class team of Enginerd® technicians.

Industry Affiliations/Memberships

Our People

RTA’s engineering staff includes engineers with extensive application experience and technical expertise. Our team’s combined experience in engineering, product development and tested implementation enables us to bring a wide range of skills and knowledge to your unique situation.

Our staff is experienced in such diverse applications as: paper converting conveyor systems, drive systems and controls, power systems and other industrial applications, plastic manufacturing, valve controls, mining automation and agricultural dairy testing.

RTA’s goal is to assist you by creating products that are fast-to-market, cost-effective, low-risk networking and control solutions. Whether you need a software or gateway solution, chances are we can help you move your data…so you can move your business forward.

On Wisconsin!

RTA is headquartered in Pewaukee, WI, 30 miles west of Milwaukee. We wear green and gold to church on Sundays, consider beer and cheese a balanced diet, and believe 50°F is shorts weather, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

RTA products are made with American parts and assembled right here in the Badger State. Here are some fun facts about Wisconsin.

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