Mitsubishi Electric is making further inroads into the IT cooling market with the launch of its new i-NEXT range. The i-NEXT direct expansion (DX) Computer Room Air Conditioning range uses advanced inverter technology designed to maximise energy-efficiency and help reduce operating costs.
The i-NEXT DX range is the latest edition from the Mitsubishi Electric Hydronics & IT Cooling Systems (MEHITS) portfolio. The high precision air conditioners are ideal for applications where high sensible cooling and close control of temperature and humidity are required, as is critical in temperature-sensitive data centre environments.
Using inverter-driven technology with Mitsubishi Electric BLDC compressors, users can maximise their sites’ energy efficiency, helping to reduce overall running costs of the IT equipment. With capacities of up to 140kW for down flow, and 105kW for up flow configurations, the i-NEXT DX range is well-equipped to deal with a wide variety of data centre and computer room applications.
Following on from Mitsubishi Electric’s 2016 purchase of DeLclima, the parent company of the RC Group, the launch of the i-NEXT DX range establishes a strong position for the company’s products within the UK market.
“With the demands for faster, more powerful IT infrastructure only increasing, cooling equipment has never been more important. A critical commercial requirement for data centre managers is to ensure a low overall operating cost, and a key element of this involves installing cooling plant that is as energy-efficient as possible,” explains Deane Flint, Sales Director for Mitsubishi Electric.
“This and the products to follow show how serious we are about delivering a complete solution for any building or sector. Not only can our customers now purchase market-leading air conditioning, heating and ventilation products from us, they are also able to access state-of-the-art, dedicated IT Cooling.”
Thanks to the i-NEXT’s ultralight composite EC plug fans, both noise and power usage has been reduced. Additionally, integrated control of up to 10 units allows for intelligent redundancy management via LAN, removing the need for third party controls. Automatic restart capabilities ensure that the systems are up and running immediately after a power outage, saving valuable time. Easy front access to the main components also allows for quick inspection and routine maintenance.
The i-NEXT range comes with a host of optional extras to allow users to create a system that is ideally suited to their needs. Optional extras include; Modbus RS485 and BACnet TCP/IP connectivity, electrical heaters and steam humidifiers, discharge plenums and floor stands.