Plataine and Eastman Machine Co. Enter into a Partnership

Plataine and Eastman Machine Co. Enter into a Partnership

Manufacturing Technology Insights | Friday, June 18, 2021

Avner Ben-Bassat, CEO, Plataine

Plataine collaborates with Eastman to provide industrial manufacturers with the most innovative solutions, elevating operational efficiency to new heights.

FREMONT, CA: Plataine, a provider of AI-enabled and IIoT (Industrial IoT) solutions, and Eastman Machine, a leading manufacturer of cutting machines, partner to benefit industrial manufacturers significantly, including reduced material waste, increased manufacturing efficiency and improved quality control on the manufacturing floor.

Plataine and Eastman's collaboration enables the delivery of the most innovative solutions to the market, significantly increasing manufacturing and operational efficiencies. This synergy allows industrial manufacturers to deploy Plataine's Digital Assistants, which provide real-time proactive recommendations that can positively impact the business's bottom line. Additionally, automation results in a paperless manufacturing environment. By delivering predictive alerts, actionable insights, and real-time recommendations, Plataine's AI-powered Digital Assistants assist shop floor production workers dynamically optimize operations and eliminate delays throughout the manufacturing process.

Increased process automation combined with improved human-machine collaboration streamlines production, guarantees higher quality, minimizes human error, and reduces rework and scrap. Furthermore, real-time asset tracking eliminates material waste and human error, as well as production delays. The system generates an entire Digital Thread automatically – a comprehensive record of all stages of production – ensuring complete traceability from raw material to finished product. The Digital Thread significantly improves quality control and ensures that customers are audit-ready at all times.

Eastman Machine Company designs custom cutting solutions for worldwide elite manufacturers. Together with world-renowned material producers and industrial manufacturers, Eastman engineers are continually innovating and expanding product offerings. Automated cutting systems, designed for single-to-high-ply requirements, reduce labor while maximizing quality and material utilization on even the most demanding material composition. Eastman machinery is proven to be easier to use and less expensive to maintain, boosting productivity and efficiency. Unreliable cutting solutions have a significant impact on production and profit when working with advanced materials. High-quality Eastman machines, coupled with its comprehensive software suite, deliver accurate cuts and clean edges even after hours of runtime.

Trevor Stevenson, Vice President of Eastman, says, “Eastman offers the industry’s widest range of fabric cutting machines, as well as a comprehensive line of fully automated spreading and material handling systems. Now, working with Plataine, we have future-proofed our offering to our customers, ensuring that they leverage the tangible manufacturing optimization benefits of the latest AI-based and IIoT technology today, and also ensuring that they are ready for the challenges tomorrow will bring.”

Avner Ben-Bassat, CEO and President at Plataine, adds, “Eastman’s engineering capabilities are world class. I am excited about our partnership with Eastman, that will enable our joint customers to leverage the benefits of the AI- based and IIoT technologies, drive reduction in production costs and bring manufacturing efficiency to a new level.”

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