New Compressor for Residential and Light Commercial Air Conditioning Market Offers Universal Replacement for R-22 and R-407C Applications
ST. LOUIS, September 24, 2009 – Emerson Climate Technologies, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), today announced the launch of its Copeland Scroll® ZRK5 compressor for residential and light commercial air conditioning applications. This post-2010 offering for U.S. aftermarket service applications is optimized for R-22 refrigerant, as well as R-407C.
Available from 1.5 to five horsepower, the compressor is based on the latest Copeland Scroll technology, including 20 new design enhancements – nine of which are patented – over the current R-22 Copeland Scroll compressor models. These features provide improved reliability and efficiency, as well as quieter operation. The new compressor also consolidates the Copeland Scroll unitary service offering from 51 to 12 basic models, for easier compressor stocking throughout the channel.
“The Copeland Scroll ZRK5 offering has been developed primarily for the aftermarket and will allow wholesalers and distributors to provide better product availability for their contractors, while stocking a reduced number of service compressors,” said Tim Fletcher, director of air conditioning aftermarket programs, Emerson Climate Technologies. “Ultimately, this new product line will help to further simplify the system for wholesalers, while also offering additional service model benefits for contractors and their customers.”
As an option, the Copeland Scroll ZRK5 compressor will also be available with POE lubricant, to further increase application compatibility with both R-22 and HFC refrigerants. For aftermarket service applications, the ZRK5 compressor will be shipped in a single pack box with the molded plug wiring harness, mounting parts and installation instructions. Visit Copeland Scroll for more information.
Emerson (NYSE:EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Sales in fiscal 2008 were $24.8 billion, and Emerson is ranked 94th on the Fortune 500 list of America’s largest companies. For more information, visit Emerson.com.
About Emerson Climate Technologies
Emerson Climate Technologies, a business 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. Emerson Climate Technologies’ innovative solutions, which include industry-leading brands such as Copeland Scroll and White-Rodgers, improve human comfort, safeguard food and protect the environment.
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