Current Success Leads to Launch of New Copeland Scroll™ K5 Digital™ Refrigeration Compressor in Summer 2014
ST. LOUIS, Jan. 20, 2014 — Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc., a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), announced today at the 66th International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration (AHR) Exposition that based upon the current success of its Copeland Scroll™ K5 refrigeration compressor, it will release digital versions this summer. The new Copeland Scroll™ K5 Digital™ compressor for low and medium temperature refrigeration will allow customers added flexibility for new applications (7.5 to 15 hp) as the current Copeland Scroll Digital used in refrigeration is limited to 6hp.
The current Copeland Scroll K5 refrigeration compressor incorporates two important features that deliver significant system efficiency advantages. The first is variable volume ratio technology, which optimizes low-condensing performance. The second is enhanced vapor injection capability for maximum capacity at low set points without having to add more or larger compressors.
Emerson has installed thousands of its current Copeland Scroll K5 compressors which have helped hundreds of supermarkets, grocery and convenience stores reduce their refrigeration-related energy expenses by up to 10 percent.
The new Copeland Scroll™ K5 Digital™ Refrigeration compressor incorporates a variety of standard features that deliver additional and significant system efficiency advantages, including:
- 10 to 100 percent capacity modulation — allows for extremely precise temperature and pressure control resulting in energy efficiency improvements and cycling reduction
- Enhanced vapor injection capability — increases system capacity by 50 percent and efficiency by 20 percent on average at low temperature rating condition
- CoreSense™ Diagnostics — provides advanced protection, monitoring capabilities and maintenance cost savings
- Discharge Temperature Control — the CoreSense module controls liquid injection via electronic expansion valves, cooling the compressor when required
- Digital Solenoid Control – CoreSense cycles the digital solenoid based on the required capacity signal from the master controller, eliminating the need for a separate digital controller
“Not only will Emerson’s new Copeland Scroll K5 Digital Refrigeration compressor improve temperature control, efficiency and reliability,” said Mitch Knapke, market manager, food retail, Emerson Climate Technologies, “it’s able to reduce the number of SKUs contractors need to keep in stock.”
Approved for use with R-404A, R-407A/C/F, R-134a and R-22 refrigerants, the new Copeland Scroll K5 Digital Refrigeration compressor is designed for use in both stand-alone and parallel systems. For more information about the new K5 Digital Refrigeration compressor, please visit Copeland Scroll K5 Digital Refrigeration compressor. 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 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 2013 were $24.7 billion. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com
About Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc.
Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc., a business 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. For more information, visit www.EmersonClimate.com