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AHR Expo Showcases Energy Efficient Heating, Cooling and Air Quality Solutions

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AHR Expo 2016

AHR Expo Showcases Energy Efficient Heating, Cooling and Air Quality Solutions

With an 85-year history, the International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) has grown into one of the world’s largest HVACR events. What began as a heating and ventilation show, AHR Expo is now host to nearly 2,000 exhibitors and annually draws more than 60,000 industry professionals. The event is co-sponsored by ASHRAE and AHRI and held in conjunction with ASHRAE’s Winter Conference.

This year’s AHR Expo will once again spotlight cutting-edge developments and advancements in the HVACR industry. More than 80 percent of show exhibitors plan to introduce new or upgraded products, systems and technologies that interest contractors, engineers, wholesalers/distributors, facility managers and owners/operators.

The Empowering Pumps sponsors will be well represented. Be sure to visit these booths for the latest innovations:

  • Armstrong Fluid Technology (Booth 1819) – With expertise in fluid flow, heat transfer, variable speed, and demand-based control, Armstrong Fluid Technology leads the fluid systems industry, including HVAC, plumbing, and fire safety in providing the most energy efficient and cost effective solutions to building professionals and owners around the globe. Armstrong’s Parallel Sensorless Pump Control has been named Product of the Year in Consulting – Specifying Engineer’s 2015 Product of the Year Award.
  • Baldor Electric Company (Booth 2817) – From its home office in Fort Smith, Arkansas, Baldor supports the sales offices/warehouses that stock Baldor products worldwide, selling to distributors and original equipment manufacturers in more than 70 countries. Baldor products are available from 50 sales offices/warehouses in North America and 26 offices serving international markets. These products are produced at 26 plants in the U.S., Canada, England, Mexico and China. A complete line of ABB low voltage IEC electric motors is now available from Baldor. The complete product portfolio includes motors for safe area operation and motors that meet requirements for hazardous area operation.
  • Crane Pumps & Systems (Booth 4235) – Crane Pumps & Systems is a world-class manufacturer of pumps, accessories, and services. Crane Pumps & Systems provides solutions for municipal, commercial, industrial, residential and military market segments.  Crane Pumps & Systems is a recognized leader in meeting the ever-changing needs of today’s worldwide marketplace. Barnes SH Submersible Non-Clog Series has now been expanded to include two new 3-inch discharge models to fit existing 18 frame motors. These new models deliver higher head and improved efficiency, plus the same outstanding clog resistance to solve even the toughest wastewater challenges.
  • Danfoss North America (Booth 2404) – Danfoss, a leading manufacturer of high-efficiency electronic and mechanical components, controls, compressors and variable frequency drives for air-conditioning, heating, refrigeration, industrial, and water systems, recently broke ground on a new state-of-the-art laboratory for the testing of HVACR equipment. The new center also will facilitate training and serve as a research and development center for future innovation. The 22,000-square-foot “Engineering Tomorrow Application Development Center” will be built in Tallahassee, Fla., expanding the existing facility that houses the engineering and manufacturing of Danfoss Turbocor oil-free, magnetic bearing compressors.
  • Fuji Electric (Booth 1047) – The Fuji Electric brand expresses its desire to provide customers and society with the value of Fuji Electric innovation. As experts in electronics manufacturing and pioneers of cutting-edge energy technology, Fuji Electric offers the products of the future to meet customer demands and contribute to the creation of responsible and sustainable societies. Fuji Electric supplies diverse customers in the fields of industry with energy savings and lifecycle services for production lines and infrastructure.
  • LUDECA (Booth 1851) – LUDECA’s goal is to be the premier provider of reliability solutions and technologies to industry. Its experience and wealth of knowledge make it possible to offer the very best service and support to its customers. LUDECA is the leading supplier of laser shaft and geometric alignment systems, laser sheave alignment tools, and vibration & condition monitoring systems to industry. Two industry leaders of Asset Condition Management technologies for Reliability are joining forces. SDT recently announced the appointment of LUDECA as exclusive distributor for their portable and online ultrasound condition monitoring technologies in the United States.
  • Metraflex (Booth 2593) – Vibration isolation. Noise dampening. Thermal expansion and contraction. Pipe alignment and seismic movement. Pump connections and flow conditioning. Metraflex has been supplying piping specialty products to the commercial HVAC industry since 1958. Manufacturers of the innovative Metraloop® expansion loop for thermal expansion and seismic movement, the Cablesphere® expansion joint, and the Suction Diffuser Flex and VaneFlex™ flow conditioning joints, Metraflex makes a variety of engineered piping products including expansion joints, expansion compensators, flow meters, wall penetration seals, pipe guides, pump connectors, strainers, valves and more.
  • Nidec Motor Corporation (Booth 3217) – Nidec Motor Corporation (NMC) is a leading manufacturer of commercial, industrial, and appliance motors and controls.  The NMC product line features a full line of high efficiency motors, large and small, which serve Industrial, residential and commercial markets in applications ranging from water treatment, mining, oil and gas and power generation to pool and spa motors, air conditioning condensers, rooftop cooling towers and commercial refrigeration. It also makes motors, controls and switches for automotive and commercial markets.   Brands include U.S. MOTORS®, SR DRIVES®, HURST®, RESCUE®, ECOTECH EZ™.
  • Proco Products (Booth 2974) – Proco Products, Inc. is a global leader in the design and supply of piping/ducting system expansion joints and rubber check valves. Proco offers the most complete line of rubber and molded PTFE expansion joints, fabric fan connectors, braided flexible hose assemblies and low torque sealing gaskets to the piping industry. Proco Products, Inc. also offers Proflex rubber check valves manufactured completely of rubber with top quality fungicide and barnacle resistant rubber. Proco Products operates worldwide through a global agent and distribution network providing a wide range of products and services. PROCO’s main goal is to provide quality products and superior service to the demanding global marketplace.
  • Schneider Electric (Booth 1404) – As the global leader in energy management and automation, Schneider Electric provides connected technologies that will reshape industries, transform cities, and enrich lives. From 1836 to today, Schneider Electric has transformed itself into the global specialist in energy management. Starting from its roots in the iron and steel industry, heavy machinery, and ship building, it moved into electricity and automation management. After 170 years of history, Schneider Electric has become the solution provider that will help you make the most of your energy.
  • WEG (Booth 5042) – Founded in 1961, WEG has grown into a global solutions provider of industrial electrical technologies. WEG is the largest industrial electric motor manufacturer in the Americas and one of the largest manufacturers of electric motors in the world producing more than 21 million units annually. Committed to growth on a global scale, WEG continually invests in state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities and processes and the development of new and improved industrial electrical solutions. WEG offers a diverse and integrated product line that includes motors, drives, soft starters, controls, panels, transformers, generators, and custom solutions.

Energy efficiency continues to be a key topic in the market, coupled with verticals like data centers, healthcare and education, which all have contributed to new cooling requirements. This year’s AHR Expo will spotlight innovations in Bluetooth monitoring of refrigerant pressure and advancements in heat exchanger technology. A trend of automatic data acquisition through smart instrumentation will also be showcased.

Heating equipment, while representing one of the longest-standing exhibition categories, remains an ever-evolving arena for innovation and technological advancement while indoor air quality also continues to be a target for new technology, as well as software solutions.

Special Sections on the Show Floor

The Building Automation & Control Showcase

This is a special area on the Show floor designated for the following products and services: Building Automation, Energy & Facility Management Systems; Climate Controls; Monitoring Systems; Wireless and Cloud-based Options; and other Networked Building Systems including Lighting, Security, Fire Alarms, and more.

The Software Center

This is a special area on the Show floor designated for HVACR related software, both off-the-shelf and customized solutions, for the following: Project & Field Service Management including Estimating, Inventory Control, GPS Tracking; Systems Design, Specification & Analysis; Remote-based and Cloud-based Software; and more.

New Product & Technology Theater

Sit in on brief exhibitor presentations of new products being introduced to the market – many for the first time at the Show. With dozens of companies making presentations, there’s sure to be products of interest to you. No registration necessary.

Show Dates & Hours

Monday, January 25

10 am – 6 pm

Tuesday, January 26

10 am – 6 pm

Wednesday, January 27

10 am – 4 pm

Please make sure to visit our team at the Empowering Pumps booth #2595.

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