Rolls-Royce to tap Uptake’s data science and machine learning to help spot operational issues before they occur

CHICAGO—Uptake Technologies, Inc., a provider of artificial intelligence and IoT software for industrial companies, and Rolls-Royce  have joined forces to extend Rolls-Royce’s digital ecosystem. Uptake will demonstrate how its capabilities can help Rolls-Royce implement a data-science-first approach to optimizing the performance of its Trent engine fleet for widebody aircraft.

Rolls-Royce’s TotalCare® service enables customers to maximize the availability of their engines while allowing Rolls-Royce to focus on the most efficient management of the fleet. Working with Uptake to analyze disparate datasets is expected to arm Rolls-Royce with new insights to deliver on its TotalCare® promise to airlines around the world by improving the uptime and availability of their Trent engine fleet.

“We’ve been applying analytics as a key part of our TotalCare® services strategy for many years and are always looking to advance our digital approach to improve the quality and value of our services,” said Tom Palmer, senior vice president of services for Rolls-Royce’s Civil Aerospace business, in a press release. “With industrial AI and machine learning techniques, we can increase the uptime of our engines and help customers extend the life and value of their critical assets.”

Built on a foundation of data science and machine learning, Uptake develops software  to help industrial companies digitally transform their business. The company’s latest release of its Asset Performance Management application, Uptake APM, incorporates the Asset Strategy Library (ASL), a comprehensive database of industrial content that includes  equipment types, failure mechanisms, and maintenance tasks. This rich combination of deep operational and equipment knowledge with predictive analytics is said to provide high visibility into, and insights surrounding, the entire asset environment, whether assets are connected or not.

“Industrial businesses have an incredible advantage given the massive amount of asset data they have at their fingertips,” said Nick Farrant, senior vice president of portfolio and industries for Uptake. “When you take a digitally driven company like Rolls-Royce that continuously raises the bar for customer excellence, and help them put their data to work, the outcomes are undisputable. We are delighted to be working with Rolls-Royce to apply fresh thinking and new technologies to help drive their business, and their customers’ businesses, forward.”

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