CSKIE Improves Ice Condition Efficiency by up to 12 Percent Over Existing Products
ST. LOUIS, Dec. 18, 2015
— Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc
., a company of Emerson
(NYSE: EMR), has announced the release of the Copeland™ Next Gen C-Series Compressor for Ice (CSKIE), a reciprocating hermetic compressor geared toward any business with ice machines and designed to optimize the performance of the ice cycle. The compressor will be in full production at the beginning of 2016.
Emerson Climate Technologies and the Design Service Network test facility analyzed many popular ice machines on the market today during a rigorous product development cycle. The performance of the ice cycle was tested to validate the engineering design. Pertaining to ice conditions, the CSKIE will have up to 12 percent efficiency over existing products.
Unlike a typical reach-in or walk-in system with a fixed temperature application, the ice machine runs in duty cycles at different conditions. Compressors currently operating in ice machines are optimized for a 20-degree evaporator and 120-degree condensing temperature. The CSKIE is optimized for the ice cycle, ensuring that efficiency is maximized at the optimal condition during the cycle with the greatest run time.
“When compressors are optimized for specific applications with niche temperature cycles, this eliminates the need for shoe-horning standard compressors to fit the niche and force it to work,” said Don Newlon, vice president, refrigeration marketing, Emerson Climate Technologies. “This optimization prevents costly system changes and lowers the potential for other application issues. Typical ice machines incorporate a harvest cycle which requires the hot discharge gas to melt the ice off the evaporator plate and enable the ice to fall into a bin. High mass flow from the compressor can assist in efficiency gains and is a key point for future product development.”
The CSKIE will be offered in 12 models between capacities 10K BTU/HR and 20K BTU/HR, and will be qualified for R-404A (and R-448A upon customer request) in both single-phase and three-phase.
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