MILWAUKEEJohnson Controls announced a partnership with its joint venture company, Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning, to offer wide-scale distribution of its Hitachi horizontal scroll compressors in North America. The ZS and DS series horizontal scroll compressors are now available to North American-based refrigeration equipment manufacturers through Johnson Controls sales representative.

“As refrigerated equipment machine compartments become smaller, horizontal scroll compressors are the perfect solution to save space, reduce energy consumption, and minimize noise and vibration,” said Bill Merritt, director of business development, Johnson Controls. “Hitachi first introduced its horizontal scroll compressor in the early 2000s, and today, we are pleased to not only offer a product that delivers exceptional performance and reliability but has also undergone rigorous testing and continuous design enhancements.”

Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning horizontal scroll compressors will be made available in phases. The first phase includes the ZS and DS series single-speed horizontal scroll compressors that range in capacity from one-half to three horsepower. Phase two will include availability of larger capacity vertical scrolls, and inverter driven horizontal and vertical scroll compressors for both refrigeration and air conditioning applications.

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