History

In 1979 an old thermal manikin was updated with new generation control system on Technical University of Denmark by Peter Trans.

This manikin was used for large research projects during the following years. In that period PT was occupied by performing tests with the manikin and developing custom-made equipment for research.

In 1984 development of a new generation thermal manikin was started at DTU. The wiring and control system was developed by Mr. Trans. The result was a manikin so convincing, that visiting researchers from many countries wanted to order one.

PT Teknik was founded in 1988 by Peter Trans. Some of the tasks were:

  • Control of climate system in cars
  • Measurement of water consumption in clothing as function of time
  • Control of air flow system in solar heated low energy houses
  • Monitoring and control equipment for solar energy
  • Unique censors for special purposes

In 1996 PT Teknik started manufacturing thermal manikins after updating hardware and software. In 2001 the new generation manikin with internal intelligent control system was ready.

Since 2001 the manikins have been gradually refined and improved in collaboration with researchers and users all over the world. In addition to the standard manikin functionality, breathing and most recently sweating have been developed to broaden the applications of the manikins and enable a more realistic simulation of thermal comfort.

In 2020, the team was expanded and the company ownership was restructured as Peter Trans sold part of his shares to Thomas Hvitved and Jacob Printz.

 

Mission

PT Teknik is helping researchers and R&D organisations develop new solutions to improve the thermal comfort for people in all environments.

 

Management

Daily management:

  • Thomas Hvitved – Sales, Business Development and Administration
    • Email: thomas@pt-teknik.dk
    • Phone: +45 31420238
  • Peter Trans –  Production and Development
    • Email: peter@pt-teknik.dk
    • Phone: +45 28712926

Board of directors:

  • Frank Jensen, CEO Virksomhedsbørsen A/S
  • Niels Degn, COO Awake
  • Jacob Printz, CEO Jacob Printz A/S and co-owner
  • Peter Trans, founder of PT Teknik and co-owner
  • Thomas Hvitved, daily manager of PT Teknik and co-owner