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

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