Designed to deliver best in class efficiency while at the same time significantly reducing sound levels, Tecumseh’s new AK2 commercial refrigeration compressor is already attracting high customer interest.
The AK2 borrows its name from Tecumseh’s popular AK series compressor but there is really nothing about the AK2 that is the same. From the acoustically shaped housing to the refrigerant handling system and the mechanical pump kit and motor, the AK2 has been designed to deliver high performance without sacrificing reliability.
In 2012, the company introduced a SILENSYS with Inverter and this is now is included in overall SILENSYS offer.
In 2014, Tecumseh was displaying water chiller and sanitary water heater concepts. Now, this evaporating unit for heat pumps has been commercialised to several European manufacturers and the company is looking to develop further models with new partners.
Based on feedback received at Chillventa 2014, the water chiller concept has been further developed, from the product idea to become a real prototype. The plan is to have prototypes tested in the field from the end of 2016.
At Chillventa this year, in addition to a sanitary water heater and an eco-friendly mini chiller for refrigeration designed in France, a complete refrigeration system plug and cool currently produced by Tecumseh in Brazil has been launched. An evaporator commercialised by Tecumseh’s Malaysian branch is also being showcased. The company’s aim is to complement its product offer to move towards to more added value systems.
Leveraging more than 20 years’ experience in variable speed technology, Tecumseh has also launched the VA Series Compressor and Controller. Designed for household refrigerators and freezers, the VA series has a cooling capacity from 30 to 266W (102 to 908Btuh) and delivers an energy efficiency ratio up to 6.2 EER (1.82 COP). The VA series compressor is optimised for eco-friendly refrigerant R600a but was also designed to support refrigerant R134a.
Another new product launch is the WINTSYS – a value priced solution for outdoor applications. WINTSYS is an outdoor condensing unit, ready-to-install, provided with required electrical components that come pre-installed and dedicated to LBP and HBP commercial refrigeration applications.
Continuing the company’s plan to renew its commercial refrigeration compressor offering, it has now announced the availability of the TC Series compressor. Optimised for use with eco-friendly hydrocarbon refrigerants R290 (propane) and R600a (isobutane), the TC compressor delivers an efficiency up to 6.1 EER (1.78 COP). The TC’s high efficiency, combined with its compact size, makes it a perfect choice for beverage cooler and small commercial freezer applications where the need for energy improvement will continue. The TC series compressor also provides improved efficiency with traditional HFC refrigerant R134a.