MILWAUKEE — Johnson Controls announced it has expanded its magnetic-bearing centrifugal chiller line, the York YMC2, to 1,000 tons of cooling (3,500 kW). The larger cooling capacity units address the need for reduced sound, high efficiency, and low maintenance as well as featuring magnetic bearing and oil free technology.

The chiller uses magnetic levitation technology in its driveline to spin without friction, offering quiet, efficient operation. The YMC2 also has a standard variable speed drive to further increase efficiency.

The chiller is capable of achieving values below 0.1 kW/ton at part load, resulting in a significantly lower utility bill. The oil-free design delivers reliable operation and low maintenance, providing a lower total cost of ownership over the life of the chiller.

“The YMC2 chiller is an example of Johnson Controls’ ability to develop innovative solutions to solve our customers’ challenges,” said Laura Wand, vice president of global chillers, Johnson Controls Building Efficiency Business. “In addition to the YMC2 chiller, our new offerings include a lower-cost air-cooled chiller and smart, connected chiller technology that supports optimized uptime.”

The complete YMC2 line now offers units from 165 to 1,000 tons (580 kW to 3,500 kW). For more information, visit

Publication date: 2/3/2016

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