Feature Management

Develop new revenue streams from your installed base with the SteamChain platform. Allow customers to manage the features and performance options on their equipment all from a convenient dashboard and connected with our secure transaction engine to automate the delivery of high margin upgrades!

Performance based warranties

Hardware-as-a-Service (HaaS) is a proactive warranty product that uses the data from machinery to manage financial compensation to the OEM.

Automated Service Agreements

Setting up an environment where the OEM can charge ahead of the curve and manage the recurring service of planned events. These events can be based on time, usage, or problematic events that occur.

Usage Based Financing

Financial compensation based on number of units produced. Aligns both OEM and end-user incentives.

The Steam Locker

The ability to track your physical products, machine documents, and manuals. Allows the user to validate code and provenance of the product over its lifecycle.

Custom Engineering Services

Solution Development

SteamChain leverages performance-based data to design new business models. In addition to our standard platform, SteamChain offers custom design solutions to help OEMs generate incremental revenue.

Smart Contract Development

SteamChain develops and deploys smart contracts on behalf of our clients.

Secure IoT Communications

Our blockchain-based Secure Transaction Engine enables OEMs to deploy multi-party contracts to manage financing, operation, service and warranties for machines and devices. 

Technology Consulting

Manufacturing technology consulting services.  

What the Industry is Saying About Us

Here is the latest news about SteamChain.

Selected: 25 MILWAUKEE STARTUPS TO WATCH IN 2018
SteamChain was selected by StartUp Milwaukee as one of the top 25 local companies that are poised to grow and scale in the Milwaukee market by creating good jobs and moving the local economy forward.

SteamChain was selected to participate in Gener8tor's 2017 fall class.
Gener8tor is a nationally ranked accelerator that invests in high-growth startups by supporting the growth of startups through their network of experienced mentors, technologists, corporate partners, angel investors and venture capitalists.

The SteamChain Technology

Utilizing blockchain technology, SteamChain aggregates transparent machine data from multiple platforms and displays machine data that drives business. This transparent data generates trust between OEMs and end-users. Blockchain technology will now allow automated transactions between the OEM and end-user based on the life-time performance of the machine. 

Our Team

Michael Cromheecke - CEO

Michael Cromheecke has 17 years’ experience at Rockwell Automation. His background includes the acquisition and growth of early-stage robotics technology companies as well as the creation and development of multi-million dollar, cloud-based software platforms. Mike has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University.

Tom Tichy - CTO

Tom Tichy has 17 years’ experience working in manufacturing technology, including developing the architecture and leading software development activities at Rockwell Automation. Tom has a degree in Applied Mathematics from Kettering University and a master’s degree in Computer Science from Cleveland State University.

Christopher Zei - Advisor

Christopher Zei is a growth-focused global executive with a strong track record in helping organizations develop sustainable revenue growth. Setting the vision, developing a well understood strategy, and building out global organizations to execute the go-to-market strategy have resulted in transformational changes across companies. 

Joe Kann - Advisor

Joe Kann is a veteran technologist and strategist with over 30 years of experience in driving growth and innovation in manufacturing and industrial companies. After a rich and fulfilling career at Rockwell Automation, Joe retired in January 2017. He has now formed Cobble Creek Solutions, a consulting and advisory practice helping businesses and their investors develop new growth opportunities at the intersection of industrial markets and emerging technologies.

Jared Swarts - Lead Developer

Jared Swarts is former principle software engineer for The NERDERY development firm in Minneapolis and has 10+ years experience developing solutions for leading corporations including numerous years working with Rockwell Automation on their online Motion Analyzer platform.

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