The company has announced that solid-state compressor motor starters are now standard equipment on the new “C” vintage ALS air-cooled chillers. According to the manufacturer, these starters offer protection from machine or electrical faults, and include self-diagnostics, metering, and display. Providing smooth, gradual acceleration and controlled, slow deceleration, they reduce mechanical and electrical stress for longer compressor life, says the company. The starter’s LED display delivers a variety of operating and fault messages for greater safety and easier operation and maintenance, the company says.

McQuay International, 13600 Industrial Park Blvd., Minneapolis, MN 55441; 800-432-1342 or 763-553-5330; 763-553-5177 (fax); (website).

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Publication date: 08/13/2001