“Condition Based Maintenance”: cooperation of DB Cargo and Siemens

Predictive maintenance and servicing increases the availability and cost-effectiveness of more than 250 locomotives

“Condition Based Maintenance”: cooperation of DB Cargo and Siemens Bild: Deutsche Bahn

DB Cargo and Siemens Mobility discover new ways of working together. The two companies have recently signed a condition-based and predictive maintenance contract. With condition-based maintenance, vehicles are no longer maintained according to fixed deadlines, but rather oriented to their condition.

“Together with Siemens Mobility, we are investing into the digital future of maintenance and data analysis. This is an important step towards modernising rail freight transport and making it more economical,” says Thomas Jäger, Head of Assets & Technology at DB Cargo AG.

This is the first time in Europe that a partnership brings together a manufacturer and a railway company to continue to exchange and analyse technical data even after the vehicles have been delivered. In total, more than 250 class 152 and 189 locomotives will be converted to condition-based and predictive maintenance. The aim is to increase the availability and thus the cost-effectiveness and to use the knowledge to further develop maintenance as well as vehicles.

“Our digital service solutions enables us to support our partner in ensuring sustainable value enhancement over the entire lifecycle and achieving maximum availability,” says Johannes Emmelheinz, CEO Customer Service, Siemens Mobility.