Delta T Systems (Richfield, WI) has developed a new concept in process temperature control with its introduction of a fully integrated dual-zone heater/chiller combination package. This new technology allows manufacturers to deploy energy-efficient control systems that include variable-speed compressors and fan motors to precisely control temperature in a variety of production processes.
Configurability, compactness and simplicity are just a few of the benefits of these new combo units, said Delta T Systems. The systems include industry-tested controls that can log data, predict future issues and provide adaptive measures to allow a process to continue to operate at a lower, controlled speed before a mandatory maintenance shutdown.
The integrated system saves space and money, since both circuits are contained in one cabinet and are managed by a single controller, said the company. Two processes may be controlled at different temperatures and pumping capacities using the standard single controller and program. It can also be used in any application where chiller and temperature control units (TCUs) are used in tandem. Chiller temperatures range from 0 to 80oF and TCU temperatures reach up to 180oF for water.
Variable-speed chillers can reduce electrical consumption by up to 50% compared with fixed speed units, according to Delta T Systems.
The Industry 4.0–ready control program comes with all standard features including adaptive controls, data logging, 4-inch touch screen, remote monitoring and single water tank/source, noted Delta T.