RTA - Real Time Automation, Inc.

RTA - Real Time Automation, Inc.

N26 W23315 Paul Road Pewaukee, WI 53072

AboutRTA - Real Time Automation, Inc.

It’s likely that your business isn’t industrial networking, and it shouldn’t be. You make products, design systems, or manage processes. Whatever it is that you make, monitor or install, it inevitably creates data.

Whether you’re a control engineer with a line littered with devices sending out all kinds of data over many different protocols, or an automation device developer with customers needing to move data into some other network, you’ve got a device conversion problem.

You have devices that generate ASCII, Modbus RTU, Modbus TCP, BACnet, Profinet, Profibus, Ethernet TCP/IP, Ethernet/IP, DeviceNet or some other completely proprietary data, and now you’re the person who must move that data!

We understand your pain…and rather than just our sympathy, we have solutions. While your business may not be moving data around factory floors, ours is. Our gateways are simple, perfect tools to help you move your data where, when, and how you want.

Products & Services

RTA’s products and services include:

  • Specialized I/O Systems, for DeviceNet, SDS, EtherNet and others
  • Embedded Controllers and Control Software
  • PCB Design, for digital and analog applications
  • OEM Product Solutions, using DeviceNet, Profibus, Modbus, SDS, EtherNet, EtherNet/IP
  • Serial Communication Interfaces
  • Quality Assurance Systems
  • Windows Tools
  • Contract Engineering
  • UL, CE, CSA Certifications

Connectivity Products

RTA’s connectivity products include some of the first products we ever created, as well as newer more innovative systems. These products link your serial devices to Programmable Controllers, Sensor Bus Systems (DeviceNet, SDS and Profibus) and Ethernet. We provide you with connectivity for a vast variety of diverse industrial systems including drive systems, weigh scales, automatic identification systems, barcode readers, drive controls, conveyors and energy management systems.

Custom Solutions

RTA utilizes years of product development experience to provide custom engineered, highly tailored industrial communications and control products such as custom embedded controllers, special purpose I/O and specialized communications interfaces.

Using engineering development techniques which ensure high quality, well-tested products and low future support costs, we deliver solutions to meet your budget and schedule through time-tested and proven project management systems.

On Wisconsin!

RTA is in Pewaukee, 30 miles west of Milwaukee. We wear green and gold to church on Sundays, consider beer and cheese a balanced diet, and consider 40°F warm outside, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

RTA products are made with American parts and assembled right here in the Badger State.

Fun Facts:

  • Over 1,200 licensed cheesemakers reside in Wisconsin, more than any other state.
  • 1/7th of the state is public land, with 45 state parks, 9 state forests, 14 state trails, 3 recreational areas, and 2 national forests.
  • The first ice cream sundae was concocted in Two Rivers in 1881.
  • The first cheesehead was worn at a Milwaukee Brewers game, not a Green Bay Packers game, and was a couch cushion with holes burned in the foam and painted yellow.
  • Famous folks that hail from Wisconsin include Harry Houdini, Frank Lloyd Wright, Chris Farley, Orson Welles, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Liberace, Georgia O’Keeffe and Les Paul.
  • It is illegal for a restaurant to serve margarine as a butter substitute unless a customer specifically requests it.
  • Wisconsin is a leading producer of Ginseng in the United States.
  • Sheboygan is the “Bratwurst Capital” of the world.
  • Almost 1/3 of all Americans live within a 500-mile radius of Wisconsin (lucky them!)


The world of industrial communications is a massive space of protocols, acronyms and processes. RTA’s Learning Center is here to help. It contains videos, blogs, newsletters and more to help you conquer the vast universe of industrial networking. RTA also hosts live training events and will bring our training on the road to your office. To learn more, hop over to the Learning Center.