Heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems (HVAC) need to work to keep buildings and the occupants comfortable. But they also need to be energy efficient and help reduce operating costs. Buildings ranging from office towers to hospitals, schools to data centers, and across many applications – including air handlers, water pumps, cooling towers and chillers – all use electric motors. Additionally, when coupled with a variable frequency drive (VFD), HVAC systems are kept running in the most efficient and reliable manner. ABB’s drives and Baldor-Reliance motor lines are designed and engineered to meet the needs of the HVAC industry.
Flow Tech is proud to be your single-source for ABB VFDs and ABB Baldor-Reliance motors for HVAC and pumps. We offer new and retrofit options and we can easily replace both your VFD and motors if failure occurs. We can also define motor product features to aid in the selection of the motor-drive system best suited for specific applications.
HVAC Drive Motors
Specific to the HVAC industry are the ACH580 drives and several motors including the EC Titanium, general HVAC motors and a variety of pump motors. ABB’s ACH580 drive offers ease of use and reliability. They can be equipped with an intuitive Bluetooth control panel allowing the drive to be controlled via the Drivetune app or directly from the control panel. The EC Titanium motor wirelessly pairs with the ACH580 for advanced motor control, higher levels of sustainability and improved bottom line for you.
ABB AbilityTM Smart Sensor
We also offer a smart sensor solution, which connects low-voltage electric motors to the Industrial Internet, allowing them to be monitored continuously via a smartphone or web app.
Easily affixed to almost any motor, the ABB AbilityTM Smart Sensor monitors the overall health of motors. For example, the smart sensor transmits data on vibration, temperature, loads and power consumption to the cloud, to be analyzed. Alerts are generated as soon as any of the parameters deviates from the norm, allowing the operator to take preventive action before the motor malfunctions.
Early indications are that the smart sensor solution leads to a reduction in downtime of motors by up to 70 percent and extends their lifespan by up to 30 percent. Acting on the data to optimize the motor’s performance reduces energy consumption by as much as 10 percent.
We are happy to supply you with ABB motors, VFDs and/or the AbilityTM Smart Sensor as a package or individually. Please contact us for more information about our ABB offerings or give us a call, 860.291.8886. Check out our website to learn more about our HVAC equipment and controls systems. To stay up-to-date on Flow Tech happenings be sure to follow us on social media: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.
Nichole joined Flow Tech in 2013 as Director of Marketing. She leads our marketing communication initiatives including content marketing development, coordinating events and training, maintaining our digital presence and recruiting, as well as, some business development and office support. Nichole resides in Vernon with her husband Brian and two sons. She enjoys hosting parties, cooking and lounging on the beach.