Recently operational Helix Innovation Center serving as research and development facility for product enhancements ST. LOUIS, March 7, 2016
— Vilter Manufacturing LLC, a business of Emerson
(NYSE: EMR) and part of the Emerson Climate Technologies
business segment, announced it is in the final stages of introducing its range of reciprocating compressors for CO2/ammonia cascade systems for food processing, dairy, produce and cold storage warehousing applications. Vilter will launch its new product in the coming months.
The CO2 ammonia cascade system extends the capabilities of Emerson’s line of Copeland Scroll™ compressors to offer additional refrigeration applications. As EPA regulations continue to evolve, ammonia serves as an energy-efficient offering, using waste heat from a facility’s refrigeration system for other heat and air conditioning applications. Emerson is building on its investment in research and development by using the Helix Innovation Center to conduct product testing.
“Leveraging the research and development capabilities of Emerson’s Helix Innovation Center, we developed and are in the final stages of testing a small CO2 cascade solution and building on that product line,” said Thomas Hoopes, director, business development, Vilter Manufacturing LLC. “Our team is using data from this testing environment with real operating conditions to make final tweaks backed by proven results before going to market.”
Emerson’s new Helix Innovation Center is a nearly 40,000-square-foot facility located in Dayton, Ohio. The Helix became operational in December and is meant to act as a global hub for HVACR industry education. It is also intended to facilitate a collaborative approach to innovation in the development of future refrigeration technologies.
This smaller CO2 ammonia cascade system will pave the way for the development of larger models used in industrial applications. For more information on Emerson’s CO2 applications, visit Vilter at booth #309/311 during the IIAR conference in Orlando or go here.
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial and consumer markets around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2015 were $22.3 billion. For more information, visit Emerson.com
About Emerson Climate Technologies
Emerson Climate Technologies, a business segment of Emerson, is the world’s leading provider of heating, air conditioning and refrigeration solutions for residential, industrial and commercial applications. The group combines best-in-class technology with proven engineering, design, distribution, educational and monitoring services to provide customized, integrated climate-control solutions for customers worldwide. The innovative solutions of Emerson Climate Technologies, which include industry-leading brands such as Copeland Scroll™ and White-Rodgers™, improve human comfort, safeguard food and protect the environment. For more information, visit EmersonClimate.com