In the course of digitalization HOPPECKE deals with the possibilities of data collection through IoT and the resulting possibilities. Data will be recorded on batteries from the three product lines Motive Power, Reserve Power and Special Power and centrally merged into a cloud-based platform.
Founded in Brilon in 1927, Accumulatorenwerke HOPPECKE Carl Zoellner & Sohn GmbH is fully committed to industrial energy storage systems. The main areas are divided into emission-free drives (trak), secured power supply (grid), storage of renewable energies (sun) and railway and metro systems (rail). The company, which specializes in lead-acid and nickel-cadmium, has expanded its portfolio through its subsidiary INTILION, founded in 2019, to include modern lithium-ion storage media, thereby additionally covering the areas of stationary storage systems for buffering renewable energies, drive storage systems for industrial trucks such as forklift trucks as well as high-voltage systems for the drive of trains and other heavy-duty applications.
The solution created not only serves a single area, but also serves as a central IoT platform for the various products of the individual business units.
Development of new, holistic services: Based on the data collection now possible through the platform, new digital services were created for internal use, e.B. in service, but also for individual customer groups.
Individual data analyses require the availability of very high-frequency data with a sampling of sometimes 200ms. For each connected device, extensive data is stored, which is processed in a data lake.
Digitization is spreading further and further afield – and is also reaching the energy industry: Decentralization, sector coupling and changing requirements call for new solutions and digital approaches.
Marco Oesterlein is Business Developer and contact person for Smart Building and the Energy Industry