At China Refrigeration 2018, refrigeration compressor manufacturer BITZER received the Innovation Product Award in the Refrigeration Component category. From 9 to 11 April 2018, BITZER exhibited a comprehensive range of products for CO<sub>2</sub> applications at the trade fair.
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On 8 April 2018, the award was handed over to BITZER for the ECOLINE+ reciprocating compressor with IQ module for supermarket applications, also exhibited at China Refrigeration 2018. Stephan Luerssen, Managing Director of BITZER Refrigeration Technology China, states: ‘We at BITZER have been building up our experience with natural refrigerants for years, even decades. Winning this award confirms our belief that natural refrigerants are the way to go in China and around the world.’
<strong>ECOLINE+ for intelligent supermarket applications
</strong>The ECOLINE+ series with enhanced line start permanent magnet motor increases annual performance figures by more than ten per cent. Also, BITZER has designed the VARISTEP mechanical capacity control for transcritical CO<sub>2</sub> applications, which permits the operation of ECOLINE+ reciprocating compressors with a cooling capacity of between 20 and 100 per cent almost continuously. With the intelligent operating and protection concept for the optional IQ module CM-RC-01, BITZER is ensuring optimum efficiency from the VARISTEP capacity control system as well as the supply of oil and the efficient use of the crankcase heater. The mechanical capacity control system’s full potential can be exploited thanks to the integrated BITZER CR algorithm. The IQ module ensures that the ECOLINE+ reciprocating compressors can be easily, quickly and cost-effectively integrated into a variety of system configurations. Apart from that, the IQ module improves the protective measures as well as the monitoring options for the compressors, allowing them to be used in a wider range of applications.
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In January 2018, BITZER already received the Refrigeration Product of the Year Award from the British ACR News industry magazine for its innovative ECOLINE+ reciprocating compressors. And in March 2018, BITZER won two awards at the ACREX India trade show for its OS.A95 ammonia screw compressors and for its ECOLINE reciprocating compressors with IQ module.