ADAP-KOOL refrigeration control system by Danfoss

Date: 04 July 2019
ADAP-KOOL refrigeration control system by Danfoss
ADAP-KOOL refrigeration control system by Danfoss
ADAP-KOOL refrigeration control system by Danfoss

ADAP-KOOL is a family of state of the art adaptive refrigeration controls developed by Danfoss for all food retail applications. As the world has changed with refrigerants, regulations, and technology Danfoss has adapted to provide best in class performance for every situation. ADAP-KOOL automatically adapts to changes in the operating environment, delivering optimized refrigeration performance and energy efficiency. They provide advanced algorithms, supervisory control and monitoring to assure your stores operate second to none.

Robust and reliable, ADAP-KOOL ensures food safety, and user-friendly designs save time and cost during installation and operation. First introduced in 1987, Danfoss ADAP-KOOL products have a long history of adapting to change and this experience allows us to lead the industry in controls. Despite constant evolution, today’s ADAP-KOOL generation still embodies the values of energy-efficient, robust, and adaptive control, that ensures food safety while driving down operating costs that made the original a success more than three decades ago.

The challenge: changing operating conditions

If operating conditions in food retail refrigeration never varied, setting up a refrigeration solution for optimal operation would be a lot easier. But conditions do change: weather, shopping patterns, stocking levels, and product offerings. Load conditions change, electrical rates vary (sometimes by the hour, and lately by the minute or less in some locations), and stores are reconfigured to meet changing consumer wants and needs.All of this means constantly fluctuating system loads, and only a truly adaptive control product can deliver optimal refrigeration and ensure food safety in all these conditions. ADAP-KOOL avoids the “one size fits all” approach that is not particularly well suited for any condition. With adaptive controls you don’t need to manually adjust system operation for changing conditions, which is time-consuming, inefficient, and requires considerable knowledge of refrigeration system components and operation.

The solution: adaptive refrigeration control
ADAP-KOOL, designed by Danfoss, is the refrigeration control system for all types of food retail stores and includes pack (rack) and case controllers, system managers, sensors, valves, and much more. They are designed and built to deliver energy savings, robust and reliable refrigeration, and dependable food safety in a flexible and future-proof package that can adapt and grow as the needs of the retailer changes. The name “ADAP-KOOL” is a shortened adaptation of the phrase “adaptive cooling” and sums up the basic idea.The first generation of ADAP-KOOL was introduced in 1987 and included electric expansion valves, superheat controllers, and temperature sensors. The controls were one of the first refrigeration solutions on the market to include microprocessor control; a revolutionary idea and a forward-thinking move by a leading supplier of refrigeration components. Despite all the high tech under the hood, ADAP-KOOL used this power to focus on ease of install and use from the start: The installer only had to set the temperature and differential;everything else (including superheat control) was handled by the controller. Just two years later, Danfoss added external data communication options to the original ADAP-KOOL, preparing the system for a world of data exchange and remote monitoring that was still only in the making. We can get a sense of the significance of this considering that in the late 1980s, Microsoft Windows was in version 2, and large-scale commercial use of the Internet and other networks was still years into the future.

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