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.
Ziehl-Abegg has added a new motor size to its line of motors, allowing the company to offer a new fan that is quieter, more efficient, with improved aerodynamics. This completion of its product range of energy-saving EC motors accompanies the introduction of new impellers.
DuctSox has added the SkeleCore Pull-Tight to its line of fabric duct products. The SkeleCore Pull-Tight is a fabric Retention and suspension system that uses a combination of internal hoops and tensioning baskets in order to maintain the shape and retention of fabric duct.
The VT8000 from Viconics Technologies provides increased energy savings and comfort at a lower price point compared to a full building automation system, according to the company. Viconics officials also said the room controller provides the functionality, comfort, control, and energy savings expected from a modern controller with the added flexibility to choose customizable options.
Veris Industries has introduced the E5xxxA Series to its line of power and energy meters. The company says the series combines the metering performance expected from the traditional E5x family with the addition of a built-in integrator and power supply for the needed rope style CTs.
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.