Danfoss has launched the next generation ADAP-KOOL Case Controls Solution for food retail applications which features a new smartphone app to simplify design, installation, service, and use.
The solution includes four new products: new case controller platform, electric expansion valve, pressure transmitter, and temperature sensor – all designed for an optimum solution.
Danfoss product manager for case controllers, Finar Luckmann, said for many food retailers, reducing costs is a number one priority.
“At the same time, retailers need to ensure consistent refrigeration performance at all times so food safety is never compromised,” he said.
“Reaching both of these targets requires a refrigeration system that can automatically adapt to changing conditions.”
Danfoss said the ADAP-KOOL solution delivers energy savings of 6-10% compared to the next best alternative, and it includes features that improve the user experience for OEMs, installers, and end users by simplifying design, installation, and service.
The AK-CC55 case controller relies on advanced Danfoss algorithms to control cases, cabinets, and cold rooms. User can, via a Bluetooth display, communicate with the controller using the new AK-CC55 Connect smartphone app.
The AKVP electronic expansion valve (EEV) series combines the existing AKV and AKVH series into a single solution, covering both HFCs and CO2.
Installation and troubleshooting is easier with coloured sensor cables. The AKS 11 temperature sensor is reliable, accurate and provides faster response times, the company said.
Finally, the DST P110 pressure transmitter delivers high accuracy and is designed to resist extreme vibration, temperature change, and electrical interference.
Luckmann said the smartphone app can drastically shorten service and maintenance procedures, saving time and money.
“The AK-CC55 Connect app is so easy and intuitive; often it is not even necessary to take the cabinet apart to check the refrigeration system,” he said.
“Users can get a fast and easy first-time fix and thereby reduce downtime, food loss and revenue losses.
“Also, the large terminals on the AK-CC55 make it easy to loop the pressure transmitter cable from one controller to the next."