Spark Plug Data Used to Keep Machinery Online with Splunk and
GARCHING NEAR MUNICH, Germany & SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 22, 2019--
Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), delivering actions and outcomes from the world
of data, today announced that Zeppelin GmbH, is using Splunk Enterprise
to reduce the risk of factory shutdowns and predict machinery and
equipment maintenance. To learn more about Zeppelin GmbH and Splunk
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Zeppelin provides solutions in the following areas: construction
machinery, mining machinery, agricultural machinery, rental machinery,
construction logistics, construction site management, drive, propulsion,
traction and energy, engineering, and plant engineering. It also
develops new digital business models for the construction sector. The
Zeppelin Group has 190 sites in 35 countries and generated a sales
volume of 2.75 billion euros in the 2017 financial year; more than 8,000
employees (including trainees) contributed to this success.
Zeppelin uses the Splunk platform to analyze the performance of every
single spark plug in its combined heat and power (CHP) plants.
Algorithms built with Splunk Machine Learning Toolkit identify possible
machinery faults ahead of time and provide a warning to avoid a
potential shutdown. Zeppelin is also using Splunk Enterprise to ensure
it has a centralized overview of all the machine data from its 25,000
Caterpillar machines loaned out to customers, providing better
visibility back to the business on areas like usage levels.
“Equipment outages are incredibly costly on manufacturing floors and out
in the field. Zeppelin’s Service Center uses the Splunk platform to
predict issues ahead of time so we can preemptively send service
technicians to maintain our customers’ equipment and machines before a
fault occurs,” said Rene Ahlgrim, Data Scientist at Zeppelin. “Splunk
Enterprise has generated immediate business value for Zeppelin and our
customers. We have increased the uptime and lifecycle of our equipment,
made our customers happier, and reduced costs that impact our bottom
In addition to predictive maintenance, Zeppelin extended its Splunk
license to absorb more data from its VMware, Nutanix and SAP systems.
The team are creating patterns in the data they index in Splunk,
building baselines for KPI’s such as CPU and memory and by looking in
the log files, Zeppelin can detect any anomalies in the data. The Splunk
platform has optimized application and operating system performance
across the entire group.
“The Internet of Things holds great promise, but it’s not valuable if
you can’t optimize it to secure the insights you need to maintain a
competitive edge. Data can create outcomes that are a strategic edge to
any business - helping to predict plant failures, foreshadow equipment
problems and create new opportunities,” said Richard Timperlake, vice
president of EMEA, Splunk. “Zeppelin’s investment in data analytics and
machine learning with Splunk is creating big returns for the company and
its customers. After all, nobody wants the piece of equipment they have
rented to break down and Zeppelin’s use of data to ensure that doesn't
occur is an example of digital transformation at its best.”
For more information on Splunk Enterprise, Splunk for Industrial IoT and
the Splunk Machine Learning Toolkit, visit the Splunk
About Zeppelin Group
The Zeppelin Group operates 190 sites around the world. In the 2017
fiscal year, it had more than 8,000 employees who generated sales of
2.75 billion euros. Group-wide collaboration in the Zeppelin Group
revolves around a management holding company and six strategic business
units: Construction Equipment EU (sales and servicing of construction
machines), Construction Equipment CIS (sales and servicing of
construction and agricultural machines), Rental (rental and project
solutions for the construction and industry sectors), Power Systems
(drive, propulsion, traction, and energy systems), Plant Engineering
(engineering and plant engineering) and Z Lab (new digital business
models). Zeppelin GmbH is the Group holding company. It is legally
domiciled in Friedrichshafen and has its head office in Garching near
Munich. For more information, visit zeppelin.com.
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