Toshiba’s SMMS-e VRF system has won its second top industry award this year, being crowned Air Conditioning Product of the Year at the recent ACR News Awards 2016.
The company was presented with the award at a glittering event held alongside the ACR Show at the NEC, after SMMS-e came out top in the keenly fought category.
The judges said that a host of innovations in technology and controls put the system ahead in this highly competitive sector, delivering unrivalled energy efficiency and reducing running costs for end users. It is the only VRF in the market with all outdoor units exceeding 7 ESEER (European Seasonally Adjusted Energy Efficiency Rating).
Toshiba director and general manager, David Dunn, said: “We are delighted that SMMS-e has again been recognised for its outstanding technology and performance. This second independent endorsement serves to underline the excellence of the product and its role in contributing to the challenge facing the industry to save energy and reduce carbon emissions.”
Innovations in three core technologies – the compressor, heat exchanger and advanced intelligent control – combine to deliver outstanding efficiency and comfort for building occupants.
A new rotary compressor, developed and manufactured by Toshiba, uses a two-stage compression process for improved efficiency and performance. Wear surfaces on compression vanes are treated with a high-tech Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) coating, giving outstanding hardness, wear resistance and reliability.
It enables a significant increase in compressor rotation speed, resulting in a higher displacement volume – up to 50 per cent greater than for the previous generation of VRF systems. The enables a higher duty to be obtained from a smaller compressor, with less power.
David Dunn says: “We are thrilled with the recognition for SMMS-e, however we will not be resting on our laurels. Our forthcoming SHRM-e VRF, to be launched later this year, will build on the success of the SMMS-e, and feature further innovations in technology that will contribute to even higher efficiencies and ease of installation and servicing.”
Pictured right are: David Dunn (centre), director and general manager of Toshiba Air Conditioning, pictured receiving the award with the company’s Neil Hitching and David Mansell, with celebrity host Jon Culshaw (left) and Russell Beattie, chief executive of FETA.
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