Product News: HVAC

Reciprocating Compressors offer applicational flexibility.

Press Release Summary:

Dec 17, 2013 - ECOLINE series, ranging from ½–50 hp, is suited for refrigeration, air conditioning, and heat pump technology. While motor versions 1 and 3 are intended for use with heat pumps for medium temperature applications with R134a and for special applications, motor version 2 operates as universal compressor for medium and low temperature applications in all climate zones. Capacity control system is standard, and 4- and 6-cylinder models can be equipped with flexible mechanical power control system.

Original Press Release

Over 100,000 New Ecoline Compressors Sold Worldwide

Press release date: Dec 04, 2013

• Annual EER increased up to 12%
• Compressors available for a wide range of refrigerants
• Ceremonial presentation to Polish trading partner

Sindelfingen/Schkeuditz, Germany – BITZER celebrates another milestone: the leader in refrigeration compressors is proud to announce the production of the 100,000th NEW ECOLINE reciprocating compressor at its Schkeuditz plant. BITZER presented the compressor to its Polish trading partner Berling S.A.. Thus the new generation of the ECOLINE series is seamlessly continuing the success story begun by its predecessor.

“Our NEW ECOLINE has had a very good reception from customers and has quickly established itself thanks to its wide range of applications”, proclaims Volker Stamer, Director of Stationary Products at a small celebration to mark the making of the 100,000th reciprocating compressor since the start of production in April 2013.

“The latest products ideally meet market requirements. Their compatibility with predecessor models is a great advantage”, stresses Hanna Berling, Chairman of the Management Board of Berling S.A. Berling has been a BITZER partner since 1992 and has received the Distributor of the Year award on several occasions. BITZER developed the compressor at its international skills center for reciprocating compressors, which is based at the Schkeuditz plant. To augment production in Germany, global production operations have launched successfully at manufacturing facilities in China, the USA and Brazil.

Greater performance
The NEW ECOLINE series ranges from ½ to 50 HP and offers increased efficiency coupled with an increased range of applications, rendering it suitable for all standard refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump technology. It makes an ideal replacement for the previous generation ECOLINE series because there is no need to modify the mounting holes or change the pipe connections. BITZER has improved the efficiency (EER) of the entire NEW ECOLINE range by up to 6% for medium temperature applications and 12% for low condensing temperature applications.

Choice of three motor versions
Motor version 2 is designed for operation as a universal compressor for medium and low temperature applications in all climate zones, even at tropical ambient temperatures. Motor versions 1 or 3 are intended for use with heat pumps for medium temperature applications with R134a and for special applications.

The new compressor is highly versatile and can be applied to R134a, R404A, R407A, R407C, R407F, R507A, R290 and R1270 systems. Special models are available for high pressure refrigerants such as CO2 (R744) and R410A. In applications involving R404A, the new range extends to the R22's application limit, being usable at temperatures up to SDT = 144ºF. With motor version 2 using R404A, evaporating temps up to 32ºF are possible. Thus, all medium and low temperature applications can be operated using a single compressor type.

Capacity control
Another major advantage of the NEW ECOLINE series is the modern capacity control system. Reciprocating compressors are particularly suitable for speed control via frequency inverter, which improves system efficiency. In addition, all four and six-cylinder models can be equipped with a highly flexible and efficient mechanical power control system.

BITZER US, Inc. is a subsidiary of the BITZER Group of 36 companies. BITZER is the world’s largest independent manufacturer of A/C and Refrigeration compressors with sales companies and production sites for reciprocating, screw, and scroll compressors as well as pressure vessels all over the globe. In 2012, 3,046 employees generated sales of 639 million euros.

Simone Bauknecht
Dept. Marketing
Ext. +1-770-718-2920