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Armstrong’s New ‘Pump Manager’ Extends Performance Management Service Solutions.

Pump Manager is a web-based service that leverages the embedded intelligence and connectivity available through its technologically advanced new line of Design Envelope pumps to provide sustained performance and significantly enhanced reliability.

Delivered as a highly secure, cloud-based application, key features of Pump Manager include:

• Real-time alerts and warnings – operators have immediate knowledge of challenges such as deadheading, cavitation, a broken coupling and excessive vibration. The base alerts include pumps operating ‘in-hand’ and excessive run-hours which can significantly impact energy consumption and availability.

• Online trending and analysis across multiple parameters on single pumps or an aggregated basis for multiple pumps. The trends will assist in identifying performance degradation and will provide early indication of potential maintenance requirements, allowing customers to move to a predictive and proactive approach.

• Reports and summaries that provide a simple and intuitive view of pump performance and key trends.   

For more information about Armstrong Fluid Technology visit www.armstrongfluidtechnology.com.


Gen III Outdoor Condensing Units Include Enhanced Feature Packages.

Tecumseh’s popular Gen III Outdoor Condensing Units have been upgraded to include enhanced feature packages. Feature packages provide refrigeration contractors with a preferred set of options based on outdoor ambient temperatures that are associated with northern U.S. and Canada and, southern U.S. climate zones.

The Gen III “Silver” feature package is designed for southern U.S. climate zones and the “Platinum” package contains appropriate options for northern U.S. climate zones. Canada’s colder climate is well served by the “Gold” feature package. New Gen III feature packages simplify product selection and ordering and, deliver more value at a competitive price. Popular Gen III condensing unit models are stocked and readily available for shipment.   

All Gen III Outdoor Condensing Units feature reliable Tecumseh reciprocating or scroll compressors, paired with efficiently sized coils for optimum performance. All-in-one service access allows side-by-side installation of multiple units, while facilitating maintenance and serviceability. The units range from ½ to 8 HP, compatible with refrigerants R22, R407C, R404A, R507, R134a, R407A, and R407F.

For more information, visit our website at www.tecumseh.com


Advanced modulating technology in new Champion® LX Series 16 SEER heat pump contributes to lower operating costs.

Available this April, the new Champion® LX Series 16 SEER/9.0 HSPF heat pump from Johnson Controls features advanced modulating technology proven in Champion’s five-year accelerated test facility and more than 215,000 hours of research.

The unit’s ability to adjust its operating capacity provides quiet, efficient operation as it adjusts heating and cooling levels up or down to provide only what is actually needed to condition the space. This provides more even temperatures and lower operating costs.

Reducing compressor speed and decreasing airflow also allows the system to operate longer without drastically over-cooling the space, improving dehumidification. In colder weather, a demand defrost feature minimizes heat pump operation, removing frost on the outdoor coil far more effectively than time methods.

Contractors will appreciate easy access to commonly serviced items, a sturdy fan guard, smooth edges that allow for easier handling and a compact footprint for easy hand trucking and placement on site. The unit also features Champion’s new fee-free, one-year labor limited warranty and is available in early 2016.

For more information, visit www.championhomecomfort.com.


DiversiTech Introduces New Line Up of Genteq HVACR Residential Motors.

DiversiTech Corp., a leading manufacturer and supplier of HVACR parts and accessories, announced today that it is adding two motor lines under the premium Genteq brand to its family of residential motors.

The addition of the Genteq motor lines provides distributors and contractors with a trusted, nationally recognized brand name known for quality and innovation. DiversiTech’s expanded motor portfolio means distributors and contractors now have greater product choices and selling options for their customers.

Distributors wanting to order product or desiring product information can contact their local DiversiTech manufacturer representative or visit www.diversitech.com


EcoNet's IOT Wireless HVAC Vent Receives SmartThings Approval.

EcoNet Controls of Clearwater Florida, a manufacturer of Home Automation Devices, has received the "Works with SmartThings" stamp of approval for its EV100 series of Z-Wave HVAC vents. A basic configuration of EcoNet's wireless vents and a SmartThings controller adds convenience and improved HVAC comfort and efficiency to the standard home. The EV100 joins a growing list of IOT devices that are compatible with SmartThings.

Although the EV100 is certified by the Z-Wave Alliance, it is a unique device that currently does not fit into any of the standard device categories. Because of this, changes were required in the way it communicates to the SmartThings controller. As an official partner, EcoNet worked closely with SmartThings in creating a custom driver for the EV100. The EV100 works with most standard Z-Wave controllers but it works especially well with SmartThings.

EcoNet's HVAC Vents/Registers are direct replacements for vents in the standard North American home that uses a forced air system. Installation and setup is simple and takes only a few minutes. The vents are available in several sizes and styles. A properly configured system can reduce HVAC cost from 10% to 20%.

http://www.econetcontrols.com


Introducing the SRP MODULUS™ Adaptive Modulating Infrared Tube Heater.

The SRP Modulus™, adaptive modulating infrared tube heater provides unparalleled thermal efficiencies
in excess of 80%. Rates range from 80,000 to 200,000 btu/hr with a 40% modulating differential. The
built-in “Quick-Start” function ramps up to high power resulting in optimum temperatures achieved almost as soon as the heater is turned on. Lengths: 20 to 60 ft, NG or LPG.

For more information call 1-800-527-HEAT (4328) or visit www.superiorradiant.com.


Consumers Digest recognizes Luxaire gas furnaces for energy efficiency and cost savings.

Consumers Digest recently named Johnson Controls Best Buy award winners for two Luxaire® Acclimate™ Series modulating gas furnaces models for outstanding efficiency ratings, fuel-conserving features and improved homeowner comfort. The designation also considered ease of use, maintenance requirements and quality and reliability.

“With a compact, 33-inch size that makes the units easy to install and service in tight spaces, Luxaire Acclimate modulating gas furnaces also offer attractive efficiency ratings that enhance sales,” said Liz Haggerty, vice president and general manager, Unitary Products Group, Johnson Controls. It’s reassuring to know that the Acclimate furnaces have been recognized by industry professionals for their significant contribution to energy efficiency.”     

Both Acclimate models feature energy-efficient motors. Among the industry’s most efficient gas furnaces, the variable-speed model uses an electronically commutated motor (ECM) that delivers up to 98 percent Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE). The second award-winning model is powered by a permanent split capacitor motor and offers a 97 percent AFUE.

 For more information about Luxaire, visit www.luxaire.com.


Rosenberg Introduces Backward Curved Fans With Integral Inlet Cone For Optimal Performance.

Rosenberg has introduced two new high-efficiency backward curved impellers equipped with integral inlet cones for optimal airflow. The new DKHR Series fans are available in 630 mm and 710 mm sizes and are suitable for a wide range of HVAC and air movement applications.

The 710 mm model DKHR 710-6SH delivers up to 11,500 CFM airflow or static pressure up to 3.4 inches WG. The 630 mm model DKHR 630-6SH can generate up to 7,600 CFM or 2.6 inches of static pressure (460-Volt / 60 Hz / 3-phase).

The DKHR 710 features a free-running 8-blade impeller constructed from sea-waterproof aluminum. The inlet cone is made from galvanized sheet steel. The DKHR 630 employs a plastic impeller. The fans are balanced on two levels according to quality class G 2.5, DIN/ISO 1940. Maintenance-free ball bearings are closed on both sides and sealed for life.

For more information, or to place an order, contact Rosenberg USA by phone at (704) 893-0883; fax (704) 882-0755 or e-mail sales@rosenbergusa.com.   


Aspen Pump's Mini Aqua Mini-Split Condensate Pumps Add 'Plug-and-Play' Installation Time-Saver.
Available through RectorSeal, world's slimmest pumps now have quicker installation and replacement with 'Plug-and-Play' connection power/communication cable plugs.
 

RectorSeal® Corp., Houston, the exclusive U.S. distributor for Aspen Pumps, introduces the installation time-saving 'Plug-and-Play' feature for Aspen's Mini Aqua® and Silent+ Mini Aqua®, the world's slimmest condensate pumps for ductless mini-split air conditioners.
Plug-and-Play enables quick pump installation or replacement, because power and communication cables are connected via easily attachable/detachable slide-together pre-wired plugs. The Mini-Aqua Series' IEC Class ii appliance classification eliminates the need of a ground wire and makes the Plug-and-Play a quick connection or release.
The Mini Aqua and the Silent+ Mini Aqua are designed to quietly and efficiently remove condensate from the evaporator drain pan on ductless mini split and other air conditioning applications. Their 1.1 (h) x 6.4 (l) x 1.1-inch (d) (28 x 165 x 28-mm) ultra slim design allows for aesthetic, flexible concealment inside mini-split evaporator housings or within wall-mounted lineset protection duct.
The Silent+ is one of the industry's quietest pumps with a 19.5-decibel rating and a design featuring an anti-vibration bracket, an acoustic dampener and a proprietary sound-attenuating high performance motor.

For additional information on all of RectorSeal's Aspen Pump products and its comprehensive range of mini-split installation accessories, please visit www.rectorseal.com; email: marketing@rectorseal.com; or call 800-231-3345.


Bosch Heatronic 4000 Commercial Boiler Control.
 

Bosch Thermotechnology has introduced its Heatronic 4000 commercial boiler control for producing and maintaining a set target temperature in up to 4 boil-ers.

The Bosch Heatronic 4000 controls and monitors both condensing and  non-condensing commercial boilers that have modulating, single-stage,
two-stage and dual fuel burners. This BacNet® and Modbus® compatible burner controller allows for a more flexible, cost-effective mixed boiler plant solution, providing better system control, energy efficiency and overall boiler
performance.

Using the boiler selector menu reduces programming time as well as set-up and start-up times for any application. Each boiler in the Menu Selector comes with 22 default pre-programmed parameters stored in memory. Parameters include fuel type (gas, oil), burner signal (single-stage, two-stage or
modulating), boiler mass (low, med, high), low and high inputs in BTU, and
a min-max modulation signal, to name a few.

For more information visit
www.boschheatingandcooling.com.


New Digi-Sense Test and Measurement Equipment from Davis Instruments Set the Standard.
Precalibrated to Save Time, Effort, and Cost

A new selection of test and measurement equipment is designed to maximize the technician’s productivity. Digi-Sense™ precision instruments from Davis Instruments include temperature, humidity, airflow, and light meters as well as manometers in an expanding line of products. The accurate and reliable new measuring tools are rugged enough for rigorous use and arrive precalibrated for time and cost efficiencies. 

A sample of the performance monitoring and environmental testing meters include the Digi-Sense™ Thermohygrometer with TSH/TEET, T/C Input for use in the HVAC, IAQ, and environmental industries. This digital meter measures and displays temperature and humidity simultaneously, offering reliable measurements guaranteed. The Digi-Sense™ Pressure and Airflow Meter assists users in easily determining the performance of heating and cooling systems by measuring differential and static pressure and calculating air velocity and flow in ductwork.

To view all Digi-Sense test and measurement equipment, go to Davis.com/20882
or call 800-358-5525.


Belimo Energy Valve™ a Solution to Solve Low Delta T Syndrome.

Belimo Americas in Danbury, Connecticut, the leading producer of actuators and valves in the HVAC industry, extends its Energy Valve range and now offers ½” to 2", the complete range offering is now ½” to 6"valve sizes. The Belimo Energy Valve is a two-way pressure independent control valve that optimizes, documents and proves water coil performance. Using its Delta T Manager™ the Energy Valve solves low Delta T syndrome by monitoring the differential temperature across the coil and adjusting the flow to maintain design delta T set-point keeping the heat transfer of the coil optimized while maintaining comfort.

The Energy Valve offers many benefits, such as:
• Manages Delta T
• Measures Energy
• Control Power
• BACnet Communication
The Energy Valve is designed for building owners that want to continuously control and monitor energy usage, and develop energy savings strategies through their BAS. The product range now consists of ½” to 6” valve body sizes.

Learn more at www.EnergyValve.com


New Model SWD Utility Fan with Vari-Green® Motor from Greenheck.

Greenheck introduces Model SWD, the industry’s first direct drive, backward-inclined utility fan to utilize an electronically commutated (EC) motor. Powered by Greenheck’s energy efficient Vari-Green® motor, Model SWD achieves the performance of Greenheck’s Model SWB belt-drive centrifugal utility fan, including higher operating efficiencies and higher pressure capabilities, available for variable volume airflow applications without the need to change belts.

Available in seven sizes (7 through 18) with capacities from 100 to 5860 cfm and up to 2.5 in. wg, Model SWD is suitable for ducted exhaust, supply and return-air applications typically found in commercial kitchens and fume hoods.

For more information about Greenheck products, visit www.greenheck.com or contact Greenheck, P.O. Box 410, Schofield, WI 54476-0410, (715) 359-6171, FAX (715) 355-2399.


Venstar Announces New Built-in API for ColorTouch Thermostats, Enabling Third-party Application Integration.

Now developers can use ColorTouch’s built-in API (in firmware updates 3.08 and newer) to create applications that will allow the thermostat to be controlled by third-party applications, including home automation companies. This new API gives developers the ability to monitor and control ColorTouch’s Schedule, Mode, Temperature and other settings from their own products.

To support third-party development, Venstar has created a Developer site (http://developer.venstar.com) that provides an overview and guide to utilizing ColorTouch’s built-in API for creation of integrated applications for remote monitoring and control of ColorTouch thermostats. It also has examples in a variety of programming languages that will help developers generate the codes needed to create applications.

For more information on ColorTouch, visit http://www.venstar.com/Thermostats


Greenheck ICD Dampers Earn AMCA Efficiency Rating.

Greenheck’s ICD series of Insulated Control Dampers have earned AMCA’s new certified rating of Energy Efficiency. This new test method, which is found in ANSI/AMCA standard 500D-12, assigns a damper a Thermal Efficiency Ratio (E) by comparing its thermal performance with the thermal performance of a standard reference damper.  

In addition to being certified for energy efficiency, the performance of ICD series dampers is also AMCA certified for pressure drop and leakage. Greenheck Model ICD dampers are ultra-low leakage dampers with thermally broken insulated blades and available with a thermally broken frame. ICD dampers are ideally suited for applications where minimal leakage and thermal transfer are required or when condensation on the damper blades is a concern. Greenheck Model ICD dampers are licensed to bear the AMCA Seal for Air Performance and can help building projects qualify for LEED credits.

For more information about Greenheck products, visit www.greenheck.com or contact Greenheck, P.O. Box 410, Schofield, WI 54476-0410, (715) 359-6171, FAX (715) 355-2399.


MSD Research, Inc., an innovator of HVAC products announced the launch of its ALL-ACCESS Condensate Cleanout Device.

The Model AA1 device installs easily into ¾” or 1” PVC drain lines in either the horizontal or vertical position. Once installed, the technician will never need to cut the drain line again to service it.

The ALL-ACCESS device allows the drain line to be cleared by attaching a nitrogen hose to the top fitting and clearing the drain line downstream from the unit. The flapper assembly inside the device automatically closes to seal off the drain leading back into the unit. Once the nitrogen pressure is removed the device remains completely open and permits the full flow of condensate.

The AA1-INS fits the device perfectly making it easy to install and also creates a better appearance.  This device will be available to the wholesale trade this August. We believe that this product will help HVAC companies save time and money and make drain line service a breeze.

For more information about this product please contact MSD Research, Inc. at
sales@MSDResearch.net Visit us at www.ALLAccessDevice.com
 


McElroy’s Pit Bull® 26 is Unleashed. Manual fusion machine butt fuses 160mm polypropylene pipe.
McElroy’s Pit Bull® 26 fusion machine is compact, lightweight and rugged with the ability to butt fuse 160mm polypropylene-random (PP-R) pipe, as well as smaller pipes down to 63mm in diameter. The Pit Bull 26 features McElroy’s patented Centerline Guidance System and a semi-automatic locking cam system that maintains force during the cooling cycle.

The fusion machine is ideal for fusing pipe for use in for potable water applications, compressed air systems, hydronic heating, chilled water, recycled and reclaimed water applications, rainwater collection and irrigation, industrial applications, chemical transport, in-floor heating systems and fire-suppression systems. For more information, visit www.mcelroy.com/ppr.


Seismic and High Wind/Hurricane Options Available on Hooded Roof Propeller Fans.
Several models of Greenheck hooded roof propeller fans can now be specified to withstand seismic and high wind disturbances. High wind ratings are available in sizes up to a 42” prop on unfiltered models and up to a 36” prop on filtered models. All units have been tested and certified in accordance with Miami-Dade NOA-09-0511.03, Florida Product Approval FL 12917.1 and California OSHPD certification – OSP-0113-10 for worst case scenario seismic conditions for use throughout the United States.

For more information contact Greenheck, P.O. Box 410, Schofield, WI 54476-0410, (715) 359-6171, FAX (715) 355-2399 or visit www.greenheck.com.


Ohio Gratings, Inc. Announces New Kool Access Airflow Panels.
Ohio Gratings, Inc. Announces New Kool Access Airflow Panels.Ohio Gratings, Inc. launches Kool Access airflow panels for improved airflow in raised floor HVAC systems. These new 2 foot square panels provide 68 percent open area for 3,200 CFM @ 0.10 H2O.

Kool Access panels provide maximum airflow for the cooling of data storage centers, server rooms and general office areas.

Kool Access airflow panels are manufactured from carbon steel with a high load capacity for strength and stability. Panel construction is computer controlled using OGI’s exclusive Press Lock system. The bearing bars are notched and then locked with cross bars at very high pressure providing a very uniform precision of the mesh size.

Kool Access airflow panels are 24 inches x 24 inches, compression tested for up to 1,500 lbs. of concentrated loading. Panels are powder coated and available for immediate shipping. They can also be ordered in various custom colors.

For more information, please visit: http://www.ohiogratings.com/ or call 1-800-321-9800.

Greenheck’s Vektor®-HS with SAVVE Technology Reduces Operating Costs.
Greenheck’s latest addition to the Vektor® laboratory exhaust fan line, the Vektor-HS with SAVVE technology, reduces fan energy consumption and operating costs in variable volume or demand-based laboratory ventilation systems.

Sure-Aire™ Variable Volume Exhaust or SAVVE technology incorporates the Sure-Aire noninvasive flow monitoring system that measures pressure drop across a fan’s inlet venturi. As airflow through the fan varies, SAVVE technology automatically adjusts the nozzle discharge area to maintain a constant and safe discharge velocity (minimum 3,000 ft/min per ANSI Z9.5) while energy consumption of the exhaust fan is reduced regardless of the laboratory exhaust airflow.

Benefits include reduced fan energy, reduced horsepower, and lower sound levels while maintaining proper pressurization of occupied spaces. Building exhaust systems incorporating SAVVE technology may qualify for energy rebate programs and Energy and Atmosphere and Outdoor Environmental Quality LEED™ Credits.

For more information about Greenheck products, visit www.greenheck.com or contact Greenheck, P.O. Box 410, Schofield, WI 54476-0410, (715) 359-6171,
FAX (715) 355-2399.


NexTraq Fleet Tracking increases productivity for the HVAC and plumbing industry.
With the NexTraq Fleet Tracking platform, HVAC and plumbing managers have the ability to generate reports such as the Start/Stop Report and Begin/End Day Report to help reduce overhead costs and increase productivity. NexTraq customers have already seen increased productivity as well as a reduction in operational costs.

Paul Giglio, President and Owner of Pipe Works Services, said, “Because the drivers know their behavior and workday profiles are being monitored, we have increased overall fleet productivity by 35% while reducing fuel costs by 20%.”

For more information on the NexTraq Fleet Tracking platform and its benefits for the HVAC and plumbing industry, please visit http://www.nextraq.com/hvac-and-plumbing/ or call 800.358.6178.


Triangle Manufacturing's Cushioned HVAC Bearings Now Available in Multiple Strengths Without Increase in Weight. 
Triangle's cushioned pillow block mountings are now available in high strength steel
(HSLA), with the added benefit of maintaining the regular duty material weight.  

Cushioned HVAC Bearings Now Available in Multiple Strengths Without Increase in WeightThe current steel performs very well in most applications, but some customers had asked for a higher strength option. This new material is available with Triangle's cushioned pillow block mountings, along with the standard pillow block and flange housings. This higher strength steel is perfect for HVAC applications in industrial fans, commercial heating and air conditioning systems and in large evaporative coolers. Available bore sizes range from 3/8" to 1 1/2".

The cushions are available in extruded or molded foam and in durometers ranging from hard to soft. Please contact Triangle Manufacturing for more information, quotes on this new product or questions.  http://www.TriangleOshkosh.com


Honeywell Pressure- Regulated Flow Control Valves Help Optimize Energy Efficiency, Cut Installation Time Dynamic Balancing of Building Hydronic Systems Integrates Flow and Temperature- Control Functions to Maintain Honeywell Pressure- Regulated Flow Control Valves Help Optimize Energy Efficiency, Cut Installation Time Dynamic Balancing of Building Hydronic Systems Integrates Flow and Temperature- Control Functions to Maintain 
Comfort.
 
Key features Honeywell’s Pressure-Regulated Flow Control Valves integrate a dynamic pressure-balancing cartridge with a control valve. The dynamic pressure balancing cartridge ensures that the flow-through valve stays at design flow for maximum comfort and system efficiency. Other key features include: Controls flow within five percent accuracy at all load conditions, and improves control and performance to help extend actuator life. Accurate flow regulation allows optimal sizing of chillers, boilers and pumps. Threaded (VRN Series) and flanged (VRW Series) valves.

Field serviceable stem allows valves to be serviced in the field rather than cut from the pipe. Full range of sizes – from ½ inch to 6 inch. Honeywell provides integrated building automation systems and components that together offer maximum operating efficiencies in commercial building HVAC systems. Use of pressure regulated flow control valves and variable frequency drives (VFDs), are two top ways to tap into improved energy efficiency. For more information, call 1-800-466-3993 or visit beyondinnovation.honeywell.com


KNIPEX-Tools Introduces Cobra Water Pump Pliers with 30% More Gripping Capacity.    Cobra Water Pump Pliers have special hardened teeth that are wear resistant and its unique jaw configuration can grip any shaped object. One pair of pliers does the job of two! Cobra Water Pump Pliers are easy to use. Simply place the upper part of the jaw against the work piece, press the button, and push the lower jaw into position. That’s it! It is easily done with one hand for trouble-free operation in confined spaces. The Cobra’s textured, non-slip handles provide a secure grip for less stress and strain on hands and wrists and the guard prevents the operator’s fingers from being pinched. Comfort Grip handles are also available for a wider, more comfortable hold, making it the ideal tool for all-day use. For a firm and secure grip even in rough conditions, Cobra Water Pump Pliers from KNIPEX are the perfect tools for your customers’ everyday usage.   Visit www.knipex-tools.com for more information on Cobra Water Pump Pliers and other  KNIPEX tools. 
Dispatch Manager Pro. 
The Entire Days Activity for each of your technicians can be viewed on the dispatch board at a single glance. Each call can be color coded to indicate what type of call it is such as green for warranty, blue for maintenance or white for an installation. Pick your layout. Each of your employees that are involved in scheduling can define how the dispatch board will look at their workstation. Both the columns and the rows can be defined by the user in addition to what information is displayed for each dispatch ticket. 

During a recent survey our clients were asked, "Which feature of your software is the most important to you?" Ninety percent of them responded that it is very easy to use. Over and over again we heard that our software was very understandable and could be used with minimum training.  Contact us for a no ristk free trial.  
DispatchManager Pro
2032 East Square Lake Road Suite 200 Troy, Michigan 48085 Phone: 248-879-1883 www.dispatchmanagerpro.com


 



 

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