Situation: Caterpillar trucks and contruction / mining equipment are used in challenging conditions that result in equipment down-time and reduced equipment availability. Caterpillar had a reactive approach to repairing equipment in the field leading to extended down-times and financial losses for customers.
Use Case: Caterpillar developed an end-to-end platform for predictive diagnostics to enable efficient operations and increased fleet availability to clients.
- In 2015, Caterpillar made a minority investment in Uptake, data analytics platform provider
- Uptake and Caterpillar are jointly developing an end-to-end platform for predictive diagnostics
- Data is sourced from sensors on Caterpillars bulldozers and hydraulic shovels; advanced analytics are performed on the data to understand signals and patterns deplo
ying insights in real-time
- Platform will provide customers with information on performance health of the equipment in real-time
Industry: Mining, Construction, Heavy-duty vehicles
Technology: Sensors, Analytics, Big data, Platform