2013 AHR Expo Recognizes Two Danfoss Products
Danfoss products ADAP-KOOL® AK-PC 781 integrated rack controller and VZH Variable Speed Compressor were recognized by a panel of ASHRAE members this year in the AHR Expo Innovation Awards competition. These awards bring the company’s total to twelve in the past ten years, including back-to-back Product of the Year awards in 2009 (Apexx™ VSH) and 2010 (Performer VSD). Danfoss is a manufacturer of high efficiency electronic and mechanical components and controls for air-conditioning, heating, refrigeration and motion systems.
“It is exciting for us to be recognized in two categories this year,” says president of Danfoss North America, John Galyen. “These newest awards build upon the Danfoss legacy of technological leadership and innovation. But just as importantly, they underscore our ability to successfully apply innovative technologies to meet both customer and market needs, enabling Danfoss customers to deliver improved business performance in energy and operational savings.”
The AK-PC 781 was named winner in the refrigeration category. “What is unique about this offering is that the advanced algorithms of the ADAP KOOL 781 controller optimize four control systems: compressor, oil management, high-pressure and heat recovery,” says Mads Jorgensen, project manager at Danfoss. “This saves energy and also harvests refrigeration heat without compromising food safety, which are two of the most important requirements our customers face in the food retail industry."
The VZH variable speed compressor received honorable mention in the cooling category. This product offers efficient performance in a variety of air-conditioning applications, including VRF, chillers, rooftop, packaged or split systems, IT, process cooling units and dedicated outdoor units. The compressor also offers precise temperature and humidity management. The VZH features a 4:1 turndown ratio and provides the largest cooling capacity (26TR) with a single scroll and up to 56TR in an innovative tandem design.
The annual AHR Expo Innovation Awards recognize the most creative, effective and innovative HVACR products on the market, choosing winners in ten different product categories. Winners of the 2013 competition will be honored at a special ceremony during the 2013 AHR Expo in Dallas on Jan. 29. The AHR Expo, ASHRAE, and the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) are joint sponsors of the event.
Danfoss offer high pressure pumps and other equipment.