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2013 AHR Expo Innovation Awards competition recognizes two Danfoss products


BALTIMORE — A panel of ASHRAE members has recognized two Danfoss products – the ADAP-KOOL® AK-PC 781 integrated rack controller and the VZH Variable Speed Compressor – in the 2013 AHR Expo Innovation Awards competition. This marks the eleventh and twelfth times in ten years that Danfoss products have been honored, including back-to-back Product of the Year awards in 2009 (Apexx™ VSH) and 2010 (Performer VSD).

“It is exciting for us to be recognized in two categories this year,” said John Galyen, president, Danfoss North America. “These newest awards build upon the Danfoss legacy of technological leadership and innovation. But just as importantly, they underscore our ability to successfully apply innovative technologies to meet both customer and market needs, enabling Danfoss customers to deliver improved business performance in energy and operational savings.”

The AK-PC 781 was named the winner in the refrigeration category. “What is unique about this offering is that the advanced algorithms of the ADAP KOOL 781 controller optimize four control systems: compressor, oil management, high-pressure and heat recovery,” noted Mads Jorgensen, project manager at Danfoss. “This saves energy and also harvests refrigeration heat without compromising food safety, which are two of the most important requirements our customers face in the food retail industry.”

The VZH variable speed compressor received honorable mention in the cooling category. The VZH delivers dynamic efficiency and performance in varied air-conditioning applications, including VRF, chillers, rooftop, packaged or split systems, IT, process cooling units and dedicated outdoor units, while providing precise temperature and humidity management. The compressor features a 4:1 turndown ratio and provides the largest cooling capacity (26TR) with a single scroll and up to 56TR in an innovative tandem design.

2013 AHR Expo Innovation Awards recognize the most creative, effective and ingenious HVACR products and technologies on the market. The annual competition is jointly sponsored by the AHR Expo, ASHRAE and the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI). Winners are chosen in each of 10 product categories based on innovation, value and impact on the market and will be honored at a special ceremony during the 2013 AHR Expo in Dallas on Jan. 29.

For more information about Danfoss products, visit the company’s website at www.danfoss.us.

About Danfoss:

Danfoss is one of the world's leading manufacturers of high efficiency electronic and mechanical components and controls for air-conditioning, heating, refrigeration and motion systems. We operate in more than 100 countries, employ 25,740 people, and hold more than 1,800 patents on a wide range of products. Our innovative, reliable products are backed by local sales and support to help our customers solve their greatest challenges. With its visionary and committed employees, Danfoss meets the needs of its customers through its EnVisioneeringSM partnerships. EnVisioneering focuses on developing new technologies for sustainable business growth through engineering innovation, energy efficiency and environmental responsibility. For more information about Danfoss, visit: www.danfoss.us. For more information about EnVisioneering, visit: www.envisioneering.danfoss.com.

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