Embraco showcases innovations in medical refrigeration at ATMOsphere America 2018

Date: 15 June 2018
Fullmotion compressor ensures stable temperature for blood and vaccine refrigeration and helps decrease energy consumption by 55 percent. At ATMOsphere America 2018 Embraco announced that it will offer its natural refrigerant solutions for the medical refrigeration industry with the FMX Compressor as part of a collaboration with its customer, Helmer Scientific. Embraco will also showcase products and discuss U.S. market trends in the natural refrigeration industry during the conference.

Embraco Fullmotion FMXA4C Compressor Achieves Unprecedented Levels of Energy Efficiency
John Prall, Embraco’s Technical Support Engineer for North America, will be presenting with Chengzhi Tang, PhD, Senior Refrigeration Engineer from Helmer Scientific on Wednesday, June 13 at 11:30 a.m. The presentation will outline why natural refrigerants such as R290 and R600a can significantly reduce energy consumption and offer more sustainable, flexible and cost-efficient refrigeration solution for light commercial applications including medical refrigeration. The Fullmotion FMXA4C Compressor is designed to enable medical-grade refrigeration that uses less energy and reduces sound output: 

  • Reduce environmental impact due to CO2 emissions by 91 percent.
  • Decrease refrigerant charge by 37 percent.
  • Decrease energy consumption by 55 percent.
  • Reduce sound output by 37 percent.
  • Decrease temperature pull down time by 21 percent.
  • Improve temperature uniformity by 105 percent.
Precise temperature stability is crucial in clinical settings for the storage of refrigerated blood, medications and vaccines. The Embraco Fullmotion compressor uses variable speed technology to ensure the refrigeration energy delivers accurate and consistent temperatures to safeguard sensitive and expensive products. Embraco sells solutions to refrigerate blood and vaccines and has served the medical refrigeration market for more than ten years in the North American and Japanese markets, among others. “We were able to develop a complete and innovative solution to solve the needs of our customer,” said John Prall, Embraco’s Technical Support Engineer for North America. “Since noise level was important for the end user, we were able to combine our technology knowledge and experience to create a significantly quieter alternative to the traditional compressor while also reducing the environmental impact with the use of a natural refrigerant.” Helmer Scientific serves healthcare customers in more than 130 countries from its US-based headquarters. “We are excited that our partnership with Embraco will help us develop enhanced solutions that support global environmental sustainability initiatives,” said Dennis Smith, Helmer Scientific’s Vice President of Research and Development. “Combining our expertise in medical-grade refrigeration with Embraco’s FMX compressor will enable reductions in energy use and sound levels while maintaining our focus on the performance, quality and reliability of our systems.”

U.S. Natural Refrigeration Market Trends
Embraco will also be presenting industry and market trends related to the commercial segment, best practices for the selection and application of solutions, and new innovations in compressor technology on Tuesday, June 12 at 2:00 p.m. With more than 30% of the U.S. light commercial market already migrated to R-290, sustainable solutions are becoming more mainstream. Embraco will highlight how retailers are using natural refrigerants to meet long-term standards and why versatility and flexibility are key requirements retailers should look for when choosing new equipment.

Embraco Showcases Innovation in Natural Refrigerants
 Plug n’ Cool was designed as a drop-in solution for reach-in refrigerators with a simplified installation process. The innovative design improves the experience for customers and OEMs, food retail chains and even consumers by increasing the flexibility of the store’s architecture. The Plug n’ Cool uses R290 natural refrigerant which complies with US standards and was specifically designed with top efficiency components. This solution delivers a significant positive effect on the environment while contributing to a reduction in energy usage.

FMXA4C Fullmotion Compressor represents the latest generation of solutions with variable speed technology. It provides better temperature control, produces unprecedented low noise levels, operates on a wider voltage range and delivers the company’s commitment to optimizing energy efficiency. The compact compressor is designed to be used with the natural refrigerant R600a.
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