Managing a process that’s frequently unattended, located outdoors, and can span hundreds of feet presents a variety of unique challenges. When unloading bulk resins delivered by railcar into on-site storage silos, operators frequently aren’t equipped to optimize and monitor performance effectively. Processors suffer inefficient use of time, energy, and resources, ineffective machine maintenance, premature component failure, and resin supply interruption. Machine manufacturers suffer unnecessary warranty and service costs. Condition monitoring and data analytics with real time feedback provide the tools and insights to keep both machine and process running at peak health and efficiency.