Timm-Brock wants to make sure that equipment functions properly so that employees are safer and industrial companies can save money on one of their biggest expenses — the equipment they use.
The device that eTrack Tech sells looks like a router with an array of multifunctional sensors.
So far, the technology works with generators (which Timm-Brock likens to a diesel truck with no wheels), HVAC systems, and forklifts, which look a lot like other industrial equipment including backhoes and excavators.
According to Timm-Brock companies spend roughly $144 billion per year on industrial equipment maintenance, almost the same they spend on vehicle and equipment purchasing ($156 billion).
“While we have a lot of prospective exits for this, I really just want to make stuff work better.”
The path that led Timm-Brock — a good Minnesotan — to our Berlin stage, began in her father’s workshop, where, from an early age, she helped him with his hobby as a gunsmith.