KONČAR - Electrical Engineering Institute
We research, develop, test and certify. We leverage cutting-edge technologies to discover innovative solutions for efficient power conversion and transmission.
Innovation and integrity in science
For over sixty years, we have played an active role in pioneering new innovative products and services, in the field of transformers, rotating machines, HV equipment, energy converters, and rail vehicle components. We are internationally acknowledged as a key partner in the success of KONČAR Group.
We also run our own Laboratory Centre with 8 state-of-the-art laboratories, which offer testing services for power equipment and mechanical components, calibration for measuring and testing equipment, and on-site diagnostic testing. Our Product Conformity Assessment Service operates in compliance with the requirements of international, European and domestic standards.
The role of monitoring systems is to detect potential faults early and prevent significant material and financial losses. Our portfolio includes monitoring systems for primary power equipment such as transformers, rotating machines, switchgear, rail vehicles, and railway infrastructure.
These types of monitoring systems allow for better management of vital components and reliable risk management. The systems enable continuous monitoring of equipment, long-term data storage, and tracking of significant events. To date, we have delivered these systems to 60 countries worldwide.
Railway control and monitoring
KONČAR TCMS – Train Control and Management System is our proprietary HW&SW platform for train control and management systems that enables configuration of an optimal embedded computer management system for all types of rail vehicles.
KONČAR TCMS is a modular platform, that is easily adapted to customer-specific requirements and can be simply installed at various rail vehicles, including trams, EMUs, DEMUs and locomotives.
Energy Metering System
EMS is a is a universal energy metering system that is installed at all rail vehicles. The modular system is easily customized to different types of trains and locomotives.
All components of the system are developed and certified in compliance with the EN 50463 international standard. The device monitors consumed active energy, consumed reactive energy, recuperated active energy, recuperated reactive energy, and GPS location.
Development of functional safety devices
For nearly three decades, we have been supporting our customers in addressing challenges arising from electronic embedded control systems. We have successfully developed a range of simple and modular solutions for a wide range of applications and have effectively tackled the problem of electronic component obsolescence through hardware and software compatibility. We specialize in research, development, and professional services in compliance with the functional safety standards – EN 50126/8/9 up to SIL4.
Other renewable sources
We equip power generation systems leveraging renewable energy sources such as the sun and wind, utilizing hydrogen technology.
Our management system developed on a proprietary HW&SW platform participates in energy balancing of all sources and energy storage, while additionally providing remote communication capabilities. In such modern projects, the goal is for the autonomous power supply system to operate as a closed system, capable of powering devices without GHG emissions.
Besides supporting KONČAR Group in the design, development and enhancement of advanced products and solutions, we also provide a wide range of R&D, testing & diagnostic services to external partners and customers.
Our R&D department advances KONČAR's portfolio for the global market through innovation. Our scientific research projects rely on cutting-edge technologies in order to upgrade our complex solutions.
The Laboratory Centre provides comprehensive testing support necessary for product market placement. In compliance with legally defined standards and our own certification schemes, we conduct conformity assessments according to the requirements of standards, regulations, and other specifications.
INDOK and Library
Our information and documentation department dates back to 1946, when a library was set up at Rade Končar Co. Today, we share resources with both the local and international community and provide access to information. We support high-quality research and development, and engage in the preservation and protection of professional knowledge.
Our collection boasts over 20,000 printed professional books and more than 800 scientific and professional journals in the fields of power engineering, electronics, energy, transport, and natural sciences. We offer access to databases of scientific and professional e-books, e-proceedings, e-articles, doctoral dissertations, as well as master's and bachelor's theses.
Digital Factory Lab
KONČAR Digital Factory Lab is a virtual hub built around high-tech software solutions for the manufacturing industry. The concept of this innovation lab is to make the journey towards digital transformation, digital factories, and Industry 4.0 more accessible and less risky.
DFL is an initiative led by KONČAR, Dassault Systèmes, and CADCAM Group. Other partners are welcome to join the initiative permanently or temporarily if it aligns with the interests of the project. Companies, consultants, institutions, universities, or individuals can join the project, and each stakeholder may have different reasons for participation in the innovation lab. The greatest opportunities the Lab offers are development of strong business and technological relationships, exploration of new technologies, transfer of knowledge and improved market visibility.
We delivered a monitoring system for all 8 tubular hydro-generators for the needs of Chashma HPP in Pakistan. This system includes vibration and air gap meter connected to the protection system.
In early September 2022, a monitoring system for two generators at the Nyumba Ya Mungu HPP in Tanzania was successfully commissioned.
We delivered KONČAR TMS system for 12 step-up transformers to the Qatar-based Ras Girtas Power Company.
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Accreditation confirms the independence and competence of our testing, calibration and certification services. Highly skilled experts, modern testing and measuring equipment, enable us to meet the requirements of international standards and the needs of our customers.
We are accredited by the Croatian Accreditation Agency (HAA), a signatory of EA-MLA and ILAC-MRA.
Our Laboratory Centre is accredited in compliance with HRN EN ISO/IEC 17025:
- for the scope of tests specified in the Accreditation Certificate No. 1035
- for the scope of calibration specified in the Accreditation Certificate No. 2057
Our Certification Service - SCERT is accredited according to HRN EN ISO/IEC 17065 for the scope of certiﬁcation specified in Accreditation Certificate No. 3169
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Company: KONČAR - Institut za elektrotehniku d.o.o. za istraživanje, razvoj i usluge
Abbreviated name: KONČAR - Institut za elektrotehniku d.o.o.
HQ and address: Fallerovo šetalište 22, 10000 Zagreb
Phone: +385 1 3667 315
Fax: +385 1 3667 317
VAT number: 37724368086
Company registration number MBS: 080143769