Keeping trains on time with predictive maintenance
Siemens is the largest manufacturing and electronics company in Europe with branch offices abroad. For the past decade, Siemens has been a pioneer in remote maintenance. From trains to traffic light systems and wind turbines, today 300,000 devices generate and transmit data every second.
That’s why the company is consolidating these activities under the name Siemens Digital Services and has created an associated technology base called Sinalytics. With Hadoop and Talend Real-time Big Data, today Sinalytics processes 17 terabytes of data per month on-premise and in the cloud.
As result of predictive maintenance, the punctuality rate of the Siemens trains has risen to as high as 99.9 percent. This high rate of availability enables to offer customers a unique “money-back guarantee” that reimburses passengers for the entire ticket price if a train is late by 15 or more minutes.