When Regal Rexnord reached out to Flō Networks, they had 15 manufacturing plants in Mexico. The issue: they were relying on E1 and T1 lines, only capable of transmitting critical communications and operating plans among plants and headquarters at about 64 Kbps. Contrast this with typical high-speed Internet connections, which have dedicated high-speed, symmetrical connections. Regal Rexnord needed a better, faster connectivity solution to streamline operations.
To meet its needs, Regal turned to Flō Networks and its high-capacity lines. Flō provided much-needed stability and performance to bolster manufacturing efficiency and quality and enable fast communications. Also, Flō Networks offered frictionless cross-border connectivity.
For starters, Regal made the leap from E1 to 10MB connectivity between two of its main plants. Instead of having to connect to American lines and coordinate with various cross-border service providers, Regal was able to use Flō’s infrastructure to seamlessly communicate and coordinate operations between the U.S. to Mexico, resulting in stability, productivity, and cost savings.
After that first experience with Flō, Regal currently has dedicated Internet connections, voice services, private lines, and collocation services to enable communications among all of the company’s manufacturing facilities, with bandwidths that go up to 1 Gbps with guaranteed availabilities of up to 99.95%.
As a result, the company has been able to implement a real-time tracking system that allows them to keep a pulse on the status of every electric motor on every line. Furthermore, every transaction the company performs is recorded in a central database. The driving reason Regal has been able to carry out these efficiency-enhancing measures is the robust connectivity and reliability that Flō Networks provides.
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