Johnson Controls announced a partnership with its joint venture company, Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning, to offer wide-scale distribution of its industry recognized line-up of Hitachi horizontal scroll compressors in North America. This offering aligns the innovative Hitachi scroll compressors with the strength of PENN, an industry leading brand from Johnson Controls backed by more than a century of commercial refrigeration expertise. As a result, the ZS and DS series horizontal scroll compressors are now available to North American-based refrigeration equipment manufacturers through Johnson Controls sales representative.
“As refrigerated equipment machine compartments become smaller, horizontal scroll compressors are the perfect solution to save space, reduce energy consumption, and minimize noise and vibration,” - Bill Merritt, director of business development, Johnson Controls.
Hitachi scroll compressors continue the tradition of innovation with this latest release of environmentally friendly, low GWP refrigerant solutions. Designed for the rigors of commercial refrigeration applications, Hitachi ZS and DS series horizontal scroll compressors offer unique low sound and vibration performance in a low height, low weight compressor profile. These features help facilities realize the OpenBlue Healthy Buildings promise through improved space optimization, energy savings and remote operating capabilities.
“As refrigerated equipment machine compartments become smaller, horizontal scroll compressors are the perfect solution to save space, reduce energy consumption, and minimize noise and vibration,” said Bill Merritt, director of business development, Johnson Controls. “Hitachi first introduced its horizontal scroll compressor in the early 2000s, and today, we are pleased to not only offer a product that delivers exceptional performance and reliability but has also undergone rigorous testing and continuous design enhancements.”
Horizontal scroll compressors play an important role in enhancing sustainability and keeping refrigerated equipment up and running to ensure food, pharmaceuticals and other perishable goods are maintained at the proper temperature. They integrate seamlessly with Johnson Controls PENN portfolio of temperature, pressure, humidity, and fan speed controls as well as software and smart connected solutions providing remote monitoring, alarming and data-logging capabilities.