SPRING GROVE, Ill. — Intermatic Inc. has announced a new temperature-initiated adaptive defrost control solution that the company said reduces defrost cycles by 40 percent or more per day in commercial walk-in coolers and freezers.
Designed to meet pending U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) energy conservation standards, Grässlin by Intermatic®’s Adaptive Refrigeration Defrost Control ICUBE™ module uses smart sensing technology to defrost evaporator coils only when needed.
“The ICUBE module is an easy, versatile, innovative, and affordable way to reduce defrost cycles in commercial walk-in freezers and display cases by 40 percent or more per day, providing major energy savings for the food service industry,” said Brian Lamberty, Grässlin by Intermatic HVAC/R product marketing manager. “Contractors will appreciate its fast and simple installation and building owners will enjoy the benefits of reduced utility bills and a fast return on investment.”
Features of the ICUBE module include:
• Pairs with a Grässlin DTAV40 defrost timer to temporarily delay a defrost and initiate at an optimal low usage time.
• Only defrosts evaporator coils when necessary.
• The module was designed to be field or factory installed with existing Grässlin DTAV40 or DTSX (OEM only) defrost timers.
• Multiple sensor inputs accommodate up to four evaporators.
• Expandable by up to 400 feet to reach remote condensing units.
• LED indicator conveys status and fault conditions, including efficiency mode and probe fault.
For more information, visit www.intermatic.com.
Publication date: 7/13/2016