2015 Product of the Year winners

Consulting-Specifying Engineer readers have cast their votes for the 2015 Product of the Year; read about the winners.

Amanda Pelliccione, Project Manager
09/17/2015


Winners of the 11th annual Consulting-Specifying Engineer Product of the Year awards included mobile applications that allow engineers to perform tasks wirelessly, a magnetic bearing water-cooled chiller, and an all-in-one variable frequency drive that combines induction and permanent magnet motors. Each of the following winning innovations has been designed to increase efficiency and improve system quality.

This year, companies submitted from their new and improved products debuted in 2014 to be judged for this distinguished honor. Then readers whittled them down to 41 winners you’ll find here—including the 2015 Most Valuable Product winner, which received the most reader votes overall.

View the full list of finalists in the 2015 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Product of the Year program.

Download the official press release here.


A total of 96 products qualified as finalists for the 2015 Product of the Year award. We left the final say up to the readers. Here are the winners, starting with the Most Valuable Product and followed by the 40 individual winners for each of the 13 sub-categories.


Most Valuable Product


Scalable platform connected system controller

The ECLYPSE Connected System Controller is a modular and scalable platform providing BACnet/IP, wired, and wireless IP connectivity. The controller provides advanced functionality, customizable control logic, Web-based design, visualization interface with embedded ENVYSION, and local logging, alarming, and scheduling functions. It is fully customizable with control and monitoring sequences and Distech Controls’ EC-gfx Program 5.0 graphical programming interface. The ECLYPSE Connected System Controller offers flexibility to meet all requirements by allowing users to choose implementation and integration architecture and leverage IT infrastructure to achieve convergence, minimizing traditional building management system installation and costs.

Distech Controls, www.distech-controls.com

Air movement, humidification


Low-leakage dampers

AAON Low Leakage Dampers are Air Movement and Control Association (AMCA) Class 2 certified and allow no more than 10 cfm of leakage at 1 in. wg of pressure. These gear-driven economizer dampers are standard on all AAON rooftop units and available on all AAON air handling unit products. Energy savings can be achieved with low leakage dampers by reducing unconditioned air leakage into the building during both occupied and unoccupied hours. With fault detection and diagnostics available, the AAON Low Leakage Dampers comply with all California Title 24 requirements.

AAON, www.aaon.com

HVLS industrial fan

AirVolution-D is a re-invented high-volume, low-speed (HVLS) industrial fan powered by D-Drive, a compact electric motor capable of handling consistent torque requirements of a 24-ft diameter industrial fan. The D-Drive eliminates the need for a massive gearbox, making it lighter and eliminating numerous moving parts. The AirBrain processor inside AirVolution-D can automatically adjust to different power sources, allowing users to access real-time performance analytics. Available in six sizes from 6 to 24 ft, AirVolution-D can be installed in ceilings as low as 12 ft high and offers custom color options, blending into the aesthetic of virtually any space.

MacroAir, http://macroairfans.com

Mixed flow inline fan

The Model EQB mixed flow inline fan combines the best properties of centrifugal and vane axial fans while providing higher efficiency and lower sound levels. Model EQB's octagonal housing is manufactured of formed galvanized steel panels coupled with a heavy-gauge steel drive frame that provides exceptional strength and durability. An aluminum mixed flow wheel ensures maximum efficiency and low sound levels. Standard universal mounting supports, field-rotatable housing, and removable duct collars allow for easy installation. Available in six sizes, Model EQB offers a performance range up to 23,000 cfm and static pressure up to 3 in. wg.

Greenheck, www.greenheck.com

Apps for engineers


Measurement data sharing, storage application

The Fluke Connect system allows technicians to wirelessly transmit measurement data from their test tools to their smartphones for secure storage on the cloud and universal access from the field. More than 20 Fluke tools connect wirelessly with the mobile application, including insulation testers, process meters, and specific voltage, current, and temperature models. Fluke Cloud storage features secure access, electronic surveillance, multi-factor access control systems, built-in firewalls, and encrypted data storage. EquipmentLog history allows technicians to assign measurements to specific equipment, creating a cloud-based history of test measurement data. Fluke Connect is available on Android 4.4+ and iOS 7.0+ devices.

Fluke Corp., www.fluke.com

Fire alarm system test software, mobile app

eVance Services software is designed to ensure thorough and accurate fire alarm system tests, complete with comprehensive test reports stored securely in the cloud for easy, 24/7 access. One fire alarm technician can test all addressable system points via a smartphone or tablet. Non-addressable points can be tracked too, via barcode labels and scanners. Multiple types of tests and reports can produced, including fire alarm, sprinkler, suppression, and hand portable fire extinguishers, as well as Joint Commission reports for hospitals and medical facilities. The eVance Services mobile app is available on Android 4.1+ and iOS 7.1+ devices.

Honeywell Fire Safety, www.honeywellsafety.com

Remote connectivity device for boiler plant operations

The CON-X-US remote connectivity mobile app from Lochinvar is designed to enhance user convenience by allowing complete boiler control from anywhere. Users can seamlessly monitor boiler plant operating conditions at unlimited locations. Other features include color-coded status alerts and e-mail as well as a full-function interactive display. In addition, custom texts and e-mail alerts can be set up for contractors and building owners and managers, as can multi-party service notifications. CON-X-US is available on Android 4.0+ and iOS 7.0+ devices.

Lochinvar LLC, www.lochinvar.com

BAS, controls, energy management


Integrated building management system

Schneider Electric’s SmartStruxure Lite is an integrated building management system designed to address the needs of facility owners and managers of buildings less than 100,000 sq ft. The solution provides tailored functionalities for facilities with a smaller footprint, such as retail stores, small offices, hotels, schools, and health care clinics. It integrates the management of HVAC, lighting, energy, and more into one interface. This allows building managers to improve resource use and occupant comfort, increase energy efficiency for both existing and new construction, and drive value with cost-effective building management through the lifecycle of a facility.

Schneider Electric, www.schneider-electric.com

Commercial room thermostat

RDY2000 is a self-contained, full-function commercial thermostat complete with onboard temperature and humidity sensors, compatible with most HVAC systems that use 24 Vac control circuitry. Firmware supports multi-stage conventional systems and heat pumps. With ventilation, economizer, and humidification interfaces, the RDY2000 provides the flexibility to optimize room comfort while reducing energy consumption. Proving its versatility, the RDY2000 can control conventional systems with up to three stages of heating and three stages of cooling, as well as heat pumps with up to two compressors and up to two stages of auxiliary heat.

Siemens Industry Inc., www.usa.siemens.com

Dashboard for real-time energy usage

Eaton's Power Xpert Insight software provides a dashboard view into real-time energy usage, efficiency, and power quality for facility, energy, IT, and health care managers. The platform allows customers to view real-time information down to the device level, view energy usage, and demand data. It also can compare and trend data, and view a one-line representation of their electrical system. It also allows users to perform simulations of electrical load increases, set capacity thresholds, and model potential system impacts to help reduce the risk of unplanned downtime and provide adequate system protection prior to the addition of new electrical equipment.

Eaton, www.eaton.com

Chillers


Water-cooled, evaporative cooled chiller compressors

The Variable Twin Turbo (VTT) series of oil-free, variable-speed, magnetic bearing centrifugal compressors feature IntraFlow technology—a technology for improving compressor efficiency and providing an extended stable operating range while simplifying capacity control. The compressors are available with nominal capacity ranges from 200 to 350 tons for applications between 380 and 460 V as well as 575 V. The series is intended for water- or evaporative-cooled chiller applications. VTT compressors include control electronics capable of communicating via USB, Ethernet, and wireless. Other features include USB drive data recording, shaft speed detection, motor and drive cooling, and condensation protection.

Danfoss, www.danfoss.com

Ice-enhanced air-cooled chiller plant

EarthWise ice-enhanced air-cooled chiller plants provide an energy-efficient, environmentally responsible cooling solution ideal for K-12 schools and commercial buildings. Units are paired with CALMAC IceBank modular, non-corrodible tanks that circulate glycol through tubes to freeze water. Shifting energy demands to off-peak hours puts less burden on local power infrastructure and allows companies to draw on cleaner sources. Because the system is air-cooled, there are no cooling towers, and the system requires less maintenance and consumes no water. The package includes dashboards and state-of-the-art graphics that coordinate seamlessly with the control system.

Trane, www.trane.com/ice

Magnetic bearing chiller

The 1,500-ton capacity Daikin Magnitude magnetic bearing water-cooled chiller is designed to create climate-controlled environments for offices, data centers, K-12 schools, colleges, hospitals, and health care facilities. Developed to improve performance and reliability and reduce service requirements, the compressor features a single rotating component—the compressor shaft—levitated on a magnetic field. Because the Magnitude magnetic bearing chiller has few moving parts, and requires no oil nor oil-circulation equipment, it therefore requires less maintenance and service. The overall life of the equipment is estimated at 20 to 25 years.

Daikin Applied, www.daikinapplied.com

Electrical distribution


Circuit monitoring system

ABB's new circuit monitoring system sensor portfolio has been extended with sensors that measure currents up to 160 amps and also can be installed in almost every environment with any kind of product. The system consists of a control unit and sensors with different measurement ranges and mounting options. Up to 64 sensors can be connected to each control unit. The sensors are linked to the control unit via a flat cable. Measurement data enable remote access from a Modbus system via a RS485 Modbus RTU interface.

ABB, www.abb.com

Nonmetallic coupling for indoor and outdoor applications

The T&B Fittings Non-Metallic Expansion/Deflection Coupling from Thomas & Betts (T&B) is designed to improve safety and reduce installation time for joining rigid polyvinylchloride (PVC) conduits. The flexible connection of PVC conduit resists moisture ingress and stress caused by movement at structural joints. It accommodates axial or parallel deflection of up to ¾-in., and angular deflection up to 30 deg from the relaxed position. It can be used indoors or outdoors, for direct burial or embedded in concrete. Additional features include a flexible neoprene outer jacket with tamper-proof stainless steel straps for resistance to moisture and corrosion.

Thomas & Betts, www.tnb.com

Arc resistant switchgear

Eaton’s arc-resistant low-voltage switchgear technology is designed to extend Type 2B arc-resistant ratings with the instrument and breaker secondary door open. The switchgear is engineered to improve uptime for data center, oil and gas, mining, utility, and other mission critical industrial applications. Eaton's switchgear also is designed to protect personnel around the perimeter of the switchgear from dangerous arcing faults. The switchgear design allows access to the control switch and indicator lights located on the breaker secondary doors without opening the main breaker door. This design has been made available for both front and rear access arc-resistant low-voltage switchgear to minimize the footprint of electrical distribution equipment.

Eaton, www.eaton.com

Emergency, on-site, standby power


Generator sets for mission critical, standby power applications

The QSK95 Series generator sets by Cummins Power Generation are engineered to deliver more power with strong fuel and footprint economies while achieving enhanced reliability and are rated up to 3.5 MW. The QSK95 series is ideal for prime power, mission critical, and standby power applications. They are also designed to provide 100% one-step load acceptance in less than 10 seconds. They also offer a data center continuous rating, which places no limitation on the number of operating hours. The series can be used in the most demanding applications and extreme environments to supply continuous power for extended-run scenarios.

Cummins Power Generation, http://cumminspowerofmore.com

Industrial diesel generator

Generac's 1,500 kW diesel generator can be used as either a stand-alone SD series generator or as an MD series generator, which can create outputs of up to 100 MW of power. Engineers and contractors have the option to choose from a series of Generac alternators with optional temperature rises for improved motor starting in stringent application needs. Ambient cooling systems offer an enhanced option to meet various ambient temperature application requirements, while optional critical and hospital-grade exhaust silencers enhance sound attenuation. The product is listed to UL 2200 from the factory, is NFPA 110 compliant, and offers UL 142-listed fuel tanks for 12- and 24-hour run times.

Generac, www.generac.com

Mobile generator line

Kohler's Gaseous-Fueled Mobile Generators allow the user to switch between optional on-board liquefied petroleum (LP) fuel tanks and external LP liquid, LP gas, or natural gas fuel sources. The line includes four gensets ranging from 30 to 125 kVA that can reduce fuel costs by 15% to 20% compared to diesel. The on-board LP tank is built for a 24-hour run time while connection to an external LP or natural gas supply offers extended usage. These mobile gensets also can be customized with optional add-ons like cam-locks and a voltage selector switch.

Kohler Power Systems, www.kohlerpower.com

Equipment-level sensors and controls


Parallel sensorless pump control

Armstrong Fluid Technology’s PSPC is designed to provide intelligent orchestration of the full pump array using the combined pump performance map. To do so, PSPC deploys a fundamentally different pump staging concept called "best efficiency staging," which constantly evaluates the optimal number of operating pumps and their ideal speeds against the pressure and flow requirements of the system. This allows the operator to control overall pumping efficiency across a parallel pumping configuration at any given time.

Armstrong Fluid Technology, www.armstrongfluidtechnology.com

Automatic transfer switch controller

Eaton’s ATC-900 automatic transfer switch controller is designed to enhance communication between normal and backup power sources to ease management and increase power supply reliability. Intelligent control architecture allows the ATC-900 to meet a vast range of backup power system requirements. In addition, the controller provides flexibility for system expansion with cost-effective add-on modules that can reduce the need for investment in new controllers. The controller is available in one standard model that offers a variety of monitoring and control features including selective and automatic load shedding, remote load testing, and event logging to provide comprehensive transfer switch management.

Eaton, www.eaton.com

Grounding/monitoring ring with electrical bearing protection

The AEGIS iPRO-MR Ring combines electrical bearing protection with continuous monitoring of shaft voltage levels from a remote location—all in real time. The iPRO-MR is an AEGIS Shaft Grounding Ring and a shaft monitoring ring in one and is designed for large motors and generators in critical applications that cannot be easily monitored or maintained. With multiple rows of conductive microfibers completely surrounding the shaft, it provides millions of discharge points for harmful shaft currents and is ideal for high-current motors controlled by variable frequency drives, including low-voltage motors over 500 hp, medium-voltage motors, power generators, and OEM systems.

Electro Static Technology, www.est-aegis.com

Fire, life safety, mass notification


Housing for fire detection systems

The FireLock Series 745 Fire-Pac is lockable, providing the device security required by fire protection codes while eliminating the need for a dedicated room or building to house the valve. Valves can be located in close proximity to the protected space, delivering fast response times. All components are pre-assembled inside the cabinet, and pipe connections feature grooved couplings and fittings, simplifying and speeding assembly. It features fully removable side and back panels for easy access and maintenance. The device protects facilities while saving space, time, and money on new construction, retrofits, and expansions. Options enable customization to meet facility specifications.

Victaulic, www.victaulic.com

Wireless smart fire detectors

The Smart Wireless Integrated Fire Technology (SWIFT) detectors and modules seamlessly integrate with new and existing Notifier fire alarm systems. Using a Class A mesh network where every device acts as a repeater with redundant path communication, SWIFT systems are robust and self-healing, making them a reliable fire detection solution. Wireless technology also benefits the numerous installations where mounting detectors is challenging. Features include: photoelectric, photo/thermal, standard heat, and rate-of-rise heat detectors, and monitor module. SWIFT devices look and operate the same as wired counterparts. The SWIFT devices are UL listed under UL 268, UL 864, and part 15 of the FCC.

Notifier, www.notifier.com

VoIP emergency communicator

Siemens' Intelligent Voice Communication systems are flexible, networkable fire panels that leverage Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology to deliver multiple unique messages simultaneously via high-quality digital voice. UL-listed as a fire alarm and an emergency communication system, the systems have a two-channel message player that supports up to 64 digital messages, and can deliver up to three targeted or differentiated messages simultaneously. The compact and scalable fire and emergency Intelligent Voice Communication systems have features such as hi-fi speakers and CD-quality sampling rate. All components fit into a single enclosure.

Siemens Industry Inc., www.usa.siemens.com

Sounder base for fire detectors

Siemens' ABHW-4S audible sounder base for detectors meets the requirements of NFPA 72 and NFPA 720 codes for inclusion of a 520 Hz tone when fire and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors are used in sleeping areas. Instead of using a separate audible sounder device, the ABHW-4S provides a self-contained solution that meets smoke, heat, CO, and low-frequency sounder base combined requirements, as well as a smaller footprint and a lower installed cost solution. A key feature is the capability to configure each sounder base independently. The ABHW-4S is an intelligent, addressable low-frequency sounder base, specifically designed for use in sleeping areas and anywhere that a 520 Hz tone is specified.

Siemens Industry Inc., www.usa.siemens.com

HVAC


Geothermal, water-source heat pumps

AAON M2 Series geothermal and water-source heat pumps are available from 3 to 70 tons for new and replacement applications with modular construction and premier factory-installed features. M2 Series geothermal heat pumps include standard energy-saving, double-wall rigid polyurethane foam-injected panel construction, high-efficiency backward curved plenum supply fans, and corrosion-resistant double-sloped stainless steel drain pans. Selectable features include 10% to 100% variable capacity scroll compressors, modulating hot gas reheat humidity control, high efficiency filtration, energy-saving variable frequency drive-controlled variable speed fans, fixed plate heat exchanger energy recovery, and modulating gas, electric, steam, or hot water dual-fuel heating.

AAON, www.aaon.com

Large wet rotor circulator pump

The Bell & Gossett ecocirc XL large wet rotor circulator leverages enhanced hydraulic performance, advanced motor design, and smart communications capabilities to enhance commercial hydronic systems. Features include an easy-to-use digital interface that provides users with real-time pump performance information. The ecocirc XL uses proactive self-monitoring, reducing system downtime for maximum operational efficiency. The human machine interface keeps users informed of key pump settings—such as operating or fault modes, flow control, and setpoint—further decreasing setup and installation time. Additional settings and access to in-depth historical pump data can be obtained through wireless-enabled devices.

Xylem Inc., http://power-of-e.com/ecocirc-xl

Direct expansion CRAC unit

gForce Ultra is a direct expansion computer room air conditioning (CRAC) unit that incorporates variable capacity technology for energy savings, precise cooling, and increased capacity. The units achieve increased system efficiency by running compressors at exact duty point, limiting power usage and eliminating in-rush and greater turndown to save energy. gForce Ultra units also are equipped with variable frequency drives to precisely match temperature setpoints, electronic expansion valves to regulate refrigerant flow to coils, rifle tubing coils for maximum thermal performance, Venturi-Flo refrigerant distributors, and backward curved plenum fans with electronically communicated motors.

Data Aire, www.dataaire.com

Lighting controls


Long-range outdoor light sensor, controller

Echelon's Lumewave MWX-LVE-180U is a Bluetooth-enabled very long range outdoor radar-based sensor and controller specifically designed for controlling street, pathway, and area lights. The MWX can differentiate between pedestrians and vehicles in real time; it can detect approaching vehicles at greater than 400 ft and pedestrians at 100 ft and tell the difference. The sensor was designed for long-term, outdoor conditions and has a directional range of 400 ft in each direction with total coverage of 800 ft. It is not impaired by heat or bright light conditions and offers the flexibility of vertical or right-angled mounting options.

Echelon Corp., www.echelon.com

Wireless PIR sensor

The ENCELIUM wireless PIR sensor with integrated photo sensing capability is a battery-powered, ZigBee-enabled sensor that can last up to 10 years, making it a cost-effective option for owners looking to retrofit existing spaces with the latest in lighting control technology. It also features tool-less mounting options for easy installation and no removal of ceiling tiles during installation or maintenance.

Osram Silvania Inc., www.sylvania.com

Luminaires with integrated sensor control system

Metalux Encounter and SkyRidge LED luminaires with innovative luminaire-integrated sensor control system are optimized for code-compliant occupancy detection and daylight harvesting, and save installation time and money in smaller ambient spaces. The integrated sensor system offers out-of-the-box operation using default settings, but when the application demands more, the sensor system has the option to make changes using a remote control. The remote allows changes from the default settings for occupancy, target light level, preset lighting levels, and more. The sensor system is factory wired to the luminaire, switching on or off based on occupancy and dimming the light when enough daylight is available.

Eaton, www.eaton.com/lighting

Lighting fixtures, luminaires


High bay LED

The Big Ass High Bay LED from Big Ass Light is made of stamped sheet metal; the LED is constructed from a solid piece of heavy-duty extruded aluminum. Its ribbed fins increase the fixture's surface area and act as a heat sink, dissipating the heat that shortens the lifespan of LEDs. Its patent-pending lumen maintenance trays protect the LEDs from dirt and debris and redirect light from 55- to 105-deg angles. The Big Ass High Bay LED is a long-term, energy-efficient, and money-saving solution. There is 60-day risk-free trial and a 7-year warranty.

Big Ass Light, www.bigasslight.com

LEDs to retrofit fluorescent lights

The design of Orion's APOLLO Troffer Retrofit Series has simplified retrofitting a fluorescent light to a long-lasting, energy-efficient LED troffer. The LDR is designed to install in approximately 1 minute. It requires no tools for installation, servicing, or adjusting proper fit. It is also fully adjustable to fit existing troffers. This LED solution comes in three aesthetic lens styles: architectural contour, flat panel, and a three panel that can retrofit any 2- by 4-ft or 2- by 2-ft troffer body.

Orion Energy Systems Inc., http://orionlighting.com

LED luminaire for parking garages

An energy-efficient alternative to 150 or 250 W metal halide fixtures, the GSL is designed for a range of ceiling applications with 8- to 15-ft mounting heights including parking garages, walkway or building canopies, corridors, tunnels, and large stairwells. Available in two lumen packages ranging from 4,500 to 6,100 at up to 81 lumens/W, the GSL includes field-configurable symmetric and asymmetric lenses. The GSL comes with motion control sensor options.

Hubbell Outdoor Lighting, a Hubbell Lighting brand, www.hubbelloutdoor.com

Plumbing and water management


Sensor-operated faucets

M•Power sensor-operated faucets are suitable for high-traffic commercial spaces where prevention of disease transmission is of heightened importance. The hands-free faucets offer exceptional water savings and optimal hygiene protection. Updated models feature a sentinel flow option to purge the waterway 24 hours from last use and a cleaning mode that enables temporary sensor deactivation for cleaning and maintenance. Laminar flow kits are available for increased sanitary protection, ideal in health care environments. An optional temperature mixing lever is available on some models, allowing facilities to custom set their flowing water temperature. The lever also serves as a manual override for the sensor.

Moen Commercial, http://pro.moen.com

Stainless steel butterfly valve

The Series 461 stainless steel butterfly valve’s unique design of the offset disc and two-piece stem increases flow and reduces operating torque by up to 35%. The combination of stem bearings and a pressure-enhanced rubber seat keeps torque consistent over the life of the valve. The seat design seals equally on both sides of the valve, assuring full 360-deg sealing and minimizing long-term wear. This feature results in a longer life expectancy than most conventional valves. A patented cartridge design with redundant and replaceable stem seals increases reliability and ease of service.

Victaulic, www.victaulic.com

Submersible pumps

SKG Series submersible pumps offer newly engineered patent pending RAD-AX Dual Shredding Technology with radial and axial shredding. Engineered to obliterate flushable wipes in wastewater and industrial applications. Features high-torque 4-pole motor, robust construction. Available for 2-, 3-, and 5-hp submersible pumps. The pumps can shred a wide variety of municipal and industrial wastewater solids. The hardened impeller and plate materials provide maximum wear resistance for long service life. Hardened cast iron construction stands up to rough handling and pumping gritty water. Winding protection and (NEMA) Class F motor insulation allow motor temperatures to rise to 239 F.

BJM Pumps, www.bjmpumps.com

Variable frequency drives, variable speed drives


Variable speed compressor, drive

The Copeland Scroll variable speed commercial compressor and motor control drive achieves superior performance through an expansive speed range—1,000 to 7,200 rpm—and delivers enhanced light load efficiency and dehumidification. Scroll oil injection delivers excellent low-speed performance and design enhancements that reduce sound during reversible chiller transition and defrost. An expanded operating envelope provides flexibility in design and desired condition with low turndown speed for less cycling, better dehumidification, and light load efficiency. The variable speed motor control drive is optimized for the compressor with customized parameter settings for quick and easy setup.

Emerson Climate Technologies, www.emersonclimate.com

Screw compressor with integrated VSD

The CSVW2 is an energy-efficient positive displacement compact screw compressor specially designed for liquid chillers with low condensing temperature applications. To achieve a high coefficient of performance for this type of application—and thus exceptional IPLV and ESEER ratings—Bitzer has integrated a permanent magnet motor and innovative drive technology into this compact screw design. The internal volume ratio of the compressor is adjusted to allow the CSVW2 series to achieve high efficiency in the lower speed and load range. The integrated variable speed drive (VSD) is refrigerant gas-cooled and pre-wired with the motor, sensors, and controls.

Bitzer SE, www.bitzer.de

All-in-one variable frequency drive

The A800 series all-in-one variable frequency drive (VFD) combines traditional induction and permanent magnet motors into a single solution, providing high-performance response and energy-efficient motor control. The A800 meets the growing need among original equipment manufacturers, end users, and system integrators for a multiple-capacity VFD. It can be used in both induction motors and next-generation interior permanent motors, and is suitable for both low-performance applications—such as pumps and fans—as well as high-performance industrial applications. A800 VFDs are ideally suited as replacements for hydraulic drive systems, gear motors, and inefficient motor drive systems.

Mitsubishi Electric, www.mitsubishielectric.com
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