ST. LOUIS, USA, March 24, 2011— Vilter Manufacturing LLC has opened a new 2 Mio. US-$ technology and innovation center at its Cudahy, Wisconsin facility. Since 2009 Vilter is part of Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc., a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR). This acquisition will help Vilter to grow in Europe efficiently.
The new technology center will help Vilter, a manufacturer of compressors and systems for industrial applications in heating, refrigeration and natural gas markets, maintain a competitive lead in the engineering development and testing of more efficient single screw compressors. It also expands its offering by using environmentally friendly refrigerants like ammonia.
“The single screw compressor growth in popularity over the past 20 years can be largely attributed to its technical advantages and wide range of capabilities in the process gas and industrial applications”, said Wayne Wehber, Vice President of Business Development for Vilter. “Our customers have high performance standards that our compressors consistently exceed. The opening of our new technology and innovation center will allow us to continue to create innovative solutions that expand the range of performance and efficiency.”
Vilter’s new 7000-square-foot test facility was completed in collaboration with industry experts as well as resources from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It includes two compressor test beds that can be operated independently or simultaneously as a two-pauthoring-system. The test facility is currently capable of testing compressors up to 850 psig (58 barg) discharge pressure. All controls and conditions are tracked in real time within the laboratory control center. Utilizing the integration of an optical link to dedicated server equipment, the information and data captured from the compressor performance tests are analyzed to the highest level of accuracy.
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Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, 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 year 2010 were US$21 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, ventilation, 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 Alco Controls, improve human comfort, safeguard food and protect the environment. For more information, visit www.emersonclimate.eu
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