Trapeze, Sentient Science collaborate on rail maintenance management software

Sept. 22, 2021
The joint initiative integrates Sentient Science’s rail maintenance software within Trapeze’s EAM, capital planning and state of good repair tools.

Trapeze Group and Sentient Science are collaborating on a new offering that will allow rail transit agencies and railroads plan, approve and fund rail maintenance with greater ease, which the companies believe will extend rail life and reduce maintenance costs.

The joint initiative integrates Sentient Science's prescriptive rail maintenance software within Trapeze's Enterprise Asset Management (EAM), Capital Planning and State of Good Repair Tools.

Sentient Science’s DigitalClone for Rail Maintenance (DC-RM) software, which helps engineers simulate and compare the life extension of different maintenance strategies including rail grinding, milling, friction management and material selection, can be integrated into the Trapeze EAM platform.

“The Federal Transit Agency’s Transit Asset Management and State of Good Repair initiatives show more evidence is required to support rail maintenance funding, and that these investments must be allocated and executed in the most effective way. The rail and track are the most complex system at these agencies – both technically and financially - and we are excited for this joint initiative with Trapeze to make it easier for rail agencies to show they are maintaining their rail optimally, and ultimately saving money,” said Sentient Science Senior Vice President and General Manager of Rail Wesley Thomas.

“Through our collaboration with Sentient Science, rail customers can seamlessly go from Trapeze EAM to Sentient Science data from within the EAM Module. Our customers now have a very robust toolset to reduce maintenance costs and extend rail life,” added Trapeze Manager of Partner Solutions and Alliances Artur Miranda.

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