Emerson Climate Technologies Launches New Securestart™ Module For Copeland Compressors

Emerson Climate Technologies Launches New Securestart™ Module For Copeland Compressors

Protects single phase Copeland® compressors from low voltage and dramatically reduces the nuisance of light flicker.

ST. LOUIS, June 29, 2010 – Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc., a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), today announced the launch of SecureStart™, a new electronics module that protects single phase Copeland® compressors from damaging low voltage while dramatically reducing nuisances, such as light flicker caused by current variations. The module begins shipping in June.

“With proven performance in the field, the SecureStart module advances Emerson Climate’s compressor electronics platform,” said Karl Zellmer, Vice President of Sales, Emerson Climate Technologies Inc., Air Conditioning division. “By continuously monitoring motor current and voltage, the new module can reduce in-rush current by up to 75% during start-up and detect low supply voltage while the compressor is running, protecting against damage from low voltage or locked rotor.”

Compact, light weight and self-contained in design, SecureStart is easy to install across a range of applications where in-rush current is regulated or where voltage variations are common. This ensures more consistent starting performance and reduces compressor trips. The module can be used with Copeland Scroll® single-stage Copeland Scroll Ultratech™ two-stage or Copeland Scroll Digital™ compressors, and motors with a maximum operating current of 32 amps. It is self-adjusting to the motor starting current, requiring no manual calibration.

Other key features of SecureStart include:

  • Flame retardant ABS plastic enclosure
  • UL, CE and RoHS compliance
  • Delay function providing additional protection in case of emergency shutdown

About Emerson
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 through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Sales in fiscal 2009 were $20.9 billion. For more information, visit www.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.