New Copeland Scroll™ ZS*KA Compressor 15 Percent More Efficient than Competing Reciprocating Compressors

New Copeland Scroll™ ZS*KA Compressor 15 Percent More Efficient than Competing Reciprocating Compressors

New Compressor Perfect for Convenience Stores, Restaurants and Foodservice Establishments

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 28, 2012 - Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc., a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), today introduced a new mid-sized refrigeration compressor (1-4 HP) targeted to convenience stores, restaurants and foodservice establishments. The new Copeland Scroll™ ZS*KA compressor delivers an improved energy efficiency rating (EER) of up to 15% when compared to competing reciprocating compressors.

Possessing a wide operating envelope (from -25˚F to 45˚F) for low through high temperature applications, the Copeland Scroll ZS*KA compressor is compatible with a variety of refrigerants, including R-404A, R-507, R-134a, R-407A/C and R-22.

“Because the new ZS*KA compressor is quieter and more efficient than competitive models, it is ideal for use in foodservice applications, including soft serve ice cream and frozen carbonated beverage machines,” said Jason Prenger, director, foodservice marketing, Emerson Climate Technologies.

Within the past few years, industry standards and government regulations for higher energy efficiency have become more prevalent in the commercial refrigeration market.

“As the foodservice industry is faced with more challenging performance requirements, the new ZS*KA compressor is another example of Copeland Scroll technology achieving the efficiency and reliability that customers demand,” added Prenger.

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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 tools and storage businesses. Sales in fiscal 2011 were $24.2 billion. For more information, visit

About Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc.

Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc., a company of the Emerson Climate Technologies business segment, is the world’s leading compressor manufacturer, offering more than 10,000 compressor models in a full range of technologies, including scroll, reciprocating and screw compressor designs. A pioneer in the HVACR industry, the company led the introduction of scroll technology to the marketplace. Today, more than 100 million Copeland Scroll™ compressors have been produced for residential and commercial air conditioning and commercial refrigeration systems around the world. Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc. is headquartered in Sidney, Ohio.

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