The Drives & Motion Division of Yaskawa America, Inc. has released three new motion control products. Each of the new devices is designed to improve the performance of automation systems, and to compound the improvement in system effectiveness when used in combination.
Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC) says its new HemiPleat® Synthetic dust collector filter combines a high-efficiency synthetic media with proprietary open-pleat technology for excellent performance and long life in harsh, humid environments. The washable media is resistant to moisture and can handle heavy dust loading conditions and/or hygroscopic or sticky dusts generated in food, pharmaceutical, and many other processes.
KMC Controls has announced the upcoming release of its new KMC Conquest™ BACnet® Router. The router is a key component of KMC's new Conquest line of BACnet direct digital controllers and appliances designed to connect building automation systems to the Internet of Things (IoT). The new suite of products provide system integrators and building owners with open, scalable, secure building automation solutions from a single building to enterprise-level installations.
E+E Elektroniks has expanded its product range with various sensors for passive temperature measurement for HVAC and building technology. The compact enclosure with protection class IP65/NEMA 4 facilitates allows for easy and fast installation of the sensors, according to the company. Due to external mounting holes the sensors can be installed with closed housing, which protects the device from building site contamination. The new temperature sensors line matches the design of the E+E humidity, CO2, and air velocity sensors.
Gems Sensors & Controls has announced the global market introduction of its F Series. The company says its F Series is a family of ruggedly designed solenoid valves, offering high-reliability for flow rate applications with a lifespan of up to 10 million cycles.
Trane is now offering its Air-Fi™ wireless technology for building controls. The company reports that Air-Fi wireless replaces the need for wired building controls, allowing installations to be completed quickly with less disruption to occupants in existing buildings, while also providing greater reliability, simplified installation, and more flexibility as building spaces change.
Continental Fan Manufacturing says its new IRIS Damper is a simple solution for fast and exact measurement, balance, and control of airflow. It is ideal for supply and exhaust tracking control, individual comfort control, and any space requiring accurate airflow regulation. Applications for the IRIS damper include office buildings, pharmaceuticals, clean room environments, and laboratories.
Semco LLC has launched the Unitary Wheel Cassette (UWC) Series, a sensible and latent energy recovery aluminum desiccant wheel. The company claims the UWC Series is designed and packaged as the HVAC industry's first drop-in replacement for polymer desiccant wheels in most unitary ERV brands.
Schaffner EMC has introduced its ECOSine® 60 Hz Passive Harmonic Filters. The company says the filters remove harmful harmonics of a pre-determined order to increase the reliability of supplied power, and thus extending the service life of downstream components. With plug-and-play convenience and compact dimensions, the product can be more easily installed and commissioned.
Leaning on experience and data from various K-12 cities and projects, the author pursues some less conventional design approaches. They may revolve around radiant heating and/or cooling, but depending on school size and other factors, the smart use of heat recovery, DOAS, and improved central plants could also put a project on the HVAC honor roll.