Electricity expertise meets software excellence: Doepke Schaltgeräte GmbH from Norden, Lower Saxony, and twingz development GmbH from Vienna are developing an innovative monitoring system for electrical installations together.
Who we are
After intensive preparation, Andreas Müller, Managing Director of Doepke Schaltgeräte GmbH, and Werner Weihs-Sedivy, CEO and founder of twingz development GmbH, officially agreed on cooperation between the two companies in the middle of September. The aim is to develop and market an intelligent monitoring system for electrical installations. The companies from Northern Germany and Austria complement each other perfectly:
For more than 60 years, Doepke Schaltgeräte GmbH has been an expert in the detection of differential currents and shutdown in the event of dangerous residual currents. The company’s product portfolio, therefore, includes a wide range of different residual current circuit breakers as well as residual current monitors. These converters are sensitive to universal currents, detect residual currents from 0 – 100 kHz and report them directly to a data network via Ethernet interface.
This data provides the operator of an electrical system with information about its current status. However, it is also possible to use the data for predictions about the future condition of the system if the data is collected in large quantities, stored, and correlated. This is exactly what Doepke and twingz are developing in their intelligent monitoring system.
In order to prevent operational interruptions, especially in the industrial sector, and to increase the safety of electrical systems, the monitoring system not only visualizes and manages residual currents but also learns the electrical behavior of the system (ML) and can make predictions about future events in the electrical system. This enables preventive intervention before the system shuts down or even causes damage. These capabilities require cloud software and methods of artificial intelligence (AI). This is where the strengths of twingz Development GmbH lie.
Our company, founded in 2010 as a start-up, develops software methods for predictive maintenance and predictable energy consumption in industry, facility management and utilities. For this purpose, we analyze data from the areas of electricity, water, gas and temperature in industrial plants and generate progression and consumption profiles from this data. develops software methods for predictive maintenance and predictable energy consumption in industry, facility management, and utilities. For this purpose, we analyze data from the areas of electricity, water, gas, and temperature in industrial plants and generate progression and consumption profiles from this data.
The cooperation project
The cooperation project – an intelligent monitoring system for electrical installations – combines the smart residual current monitoring of the Doepke converters with the AI methods of twingz. It will be of particular interest for operators of larger industrial plants and also for insurers.