Climate change, CO2 neutrality and electromobility are topics that not only move us privately, but also as Weidmüller. That is why we are working intensively on new technologies that contribute to reducing energy consumption and, above all, for implementation in industrial applications.
In this context, DC technology is seen as having great potential for the future. This refers to the use of DC voltage to supply energy to industrial plants, for example to optimise energy efficiency in production, but also to ensure grid quality and security of supply - an important step towards climate-neutral production.
Lower conversion and transport losses, use of recuperation, direct use of renewable energy sources as well as peak power reduction through suitable storage systems
Additional investments for grid filtering and compensation can be omitted and the existing grids are supported and production losses due to grid disturbances areprevented and reduced
Reduction of copper consumption for cables and lower equipment costs and space savings throughElimination of power electronics
Infrastructure for intelligent control of energy flows enables advantages in energy purchasing and supports modular machine concepts
The goal is to optimise energy efficiency in production, as well as to ensure grid quality and security of supply. In order to implement this, Weidmüller is working together with over 40 partners on the DC-INDUSTRIE direct current research project.
Safe connection technology for bidirectional energy flow through recuperation, protection of people and equipment, condition monitoring of the connectors and smart safety functions through interlocking.
Monitoring of the system voltage and energy flows in the DC sectors, management of the network status and protection of the nominal values.
Central pre-charge control of large capacitive network segments to protection units and decentralised pre-charge control for sub-segment maintenance.
Learn more about the joint work of over 40 partners in the DC-INDUSTRY and DC-INDUSTRY 2 projects, which are developing the basis for a direct current infrastructure in industry.
Find out more about the DKE's standardisation roadmap for direct current in the low-voltage range here.
Direct current makes important contributions to the success of the energy transition. With the ODCA, we will bring the insights and solutions of DC technology into international distribution. The ZVEI and companies from industry, academia and research founded an Open Direct Current Alliance.
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