ST. LOUIS, Jan. 31, 2020 – Emerson has been recognized as a refrigeration category finalist for its Copeland™ Indoor Modular Solution in the annual AHR (Air Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration) Innovation Awards competition.
This contest recognizes the most inventive heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) products, systems and technologies at the upcoming AHR 2020 Expo.
The Emerson solution, designed for display cases and other food retail applications in stores using distributed architectures, provides seamless integration of refrigeration equipment into facility controls to unlock the full potential of data management.
It combines efficient, quiet, reliable and low-profile Copeland Scroll™ variable-speed compressors and electronics with ProAct™ Connect+ enterprise management software and lifecycle services for efficient store setup and maintenance.
The solution integrates hardware, software and services to help original equipment manufacturers and end users deploy distributed architectures by applying an efficient, small-footprint and low-maintenance alternative to traditionally large, centralized systems.
As sustainability objectives and regulatory drivers continue to push the market to lower-GWP refrigerants and refrigeration systems with higher energy efficiency, this solution provides a foundational infrastructure upon which future sustainability improvements can be expanded.
“We are pleased to be recognized for this complete, all-in-one solution, where store owners and operators struggle to deal with multiple vendors and integrate different brands in the pursuit of an efficient, connected store,” said Sai Krishnan, vice president, solutions integration and electronics, Emerson.
Diego Marafon, refrigeration scroll product manager, Emerson agreed. “This solution offers what Emerson refers to as the ‘Six S’s’ — sustainable, simple, stable, serviceable, secure and smart — thereby elevating the industry standard by helping customers meet their critical operating objectives for full-store performance and maintenance optimization, food quality and safety, and an optimal in-store shopping experience.”
The Copeland Indoor Modular Solution delivers value across the cold chain. Original equipment manufacturers can benefit from Emerson’s superior refrigeration products and expertise, while end users can gain access to comprehensive support throughout a store’s lifecycle, including systems integration, commissioning, maintenance and aftermarket services.
About the Innovation Awards
The AHR Expo Innovation Awards is an annual competition that honors the most inventive and original products, systems and technologies showcased at each year’s AHR Expo.
Products compete in the following categories: building automation, cooling, green building, heating, indoor air quality, plumbing, refrigeration, software, tools & instruments, and ventilation.
Winners are selected by a panel of third-party ASHRAE (American Society of Heating and Air-Conditioning Engineers) member judges who evaluate all award entries based on innovative design, creativity, application, value and market impact.