Thanks to Rob Allen for his awesome highlight video from the 2018 ControlTrends Awards on Sunday night. The ControlTrends Awards celebrate the best of the best in Smart Buildings and HVAC Controls. To check out this year’s winners, click here. We have lots more media footage and photos from the 2018 ControlTrends Awards yet to come, so stay tuned to ControlTrends to see more. To view highlights of our first ControlTrends Awards click here.
In this episode of Next Generation Innovation, your host Aaron Gorka, from Ant Technologies, shares a talk he gave at the 2018 Honeywell Momentum smart buildings conference. The topic was How to Future-Proof Your Business. Listen to get great insights from the Young Gun perspective. As the business climate in HVAC and Smart Building Controls get’s even more competitive, this is a very timely talk. Great work Aaron.
Ant Technologies’ Aaron Gorka takes over as the host of The Next Generation Innovation Podcast. Through interviews and conversations with the smart building and HVAC young guns ( younger superstars) in our industry, Aaron will get unique perspectives and insights from these emerging leaders.
And what better place to start than the Emerging Leaders conference at the 2018 Hardi meeting.
How do I Size a Damper Actuator? The “10 questions” method for sizing and selection found in the attachment is recommended. It takes into consideration the total damper area, blade and seal construction, and air velocity as well as various actuator requirements such as supply voltage and control signal. For a more in-depth explanation of damper actuator sizing and performance you can download our Damper Application Guide.
Belimo’s SelectPro software can be used for damper actuator sizing and selection.
Belimo University also has a 30 minute webinar on damper sizing and selection.
KMC Commander Install with E-Solutions: YMCA IoT Integration
In this video KMC’s Tim Vogel, and E Solutions, TJ Terrell, show us how easy it is to take an existing BAS system and turn it into an Iot platform by installing the KMC Commander. As you can see in the video, this solution is very well thought out, and easy to install. So if your customers are asking more from the BAS systems you are servicing, think KMC Commander.
What is one of the fastest growing industries that needs a lot of controls and control strategies? Well, I will give you a hint: the product is grown in green houses, and the lights, temperature, humidity and CO2 must be spot on. Companies like EASY IO have stepped up to the plate with the control side of the solution. Blue Ridge Technologies can get you dialed in on the lighting, but what about the CO2 monitoring? Here is what you need to know…. [Read more…]
We met Ronald Ro at the Realcomm/IBcon launch pad. And we are very glad we did! As you can see in the video, Ronald and his team at Awair, have re-imagined air sensors and created a sensor that tracks invisible fine dust and chemicals in air and gives a personalized recommendation to help occupants stay safe and healthy. Think this will play in the $300 part of the 3-30-300 metric? [Read more…]
More Performance. More Value. More Safety. Technology that Saves Lives! Belimo fire and smoke damper actuators are designed for operation in smoke and combination fire and smoke dampers in ventilation and air-conditioning systems with a torque range from 18 in-lbs to 180 in-lbs @ 350°F. For maximum safety in all situations, the fire and smoke actuators meets all codes for commercial buildings in the U.S., passes UL 555 & UL 555S at 350ºF and tested for 30,000 open-closed cycles with approved dampers. Belimo fire and smoke damper actuators exceeds UL’s requirement of 20,000 cycles at damper static load.
Fire and Smoke Damper Actuator Brochure (pdf – 911 KB)
Basic F&S Training Presentation (pdf – 1.38 MB)
Fire and Smoke Retrofit Solutions
Honeywell is excited to announce the launch of two new lines of pressure sensors (P7650 and P7635) and a new line of current sensors and switches! The pressure sensors offer enhanced features and directly replace their P7640 pressure sensor. These easy to install current sensors will replace Honeywell’s existing line of current sensors. For more information click here.
No matter how good your smart building controls are, if the power coming to them is off, the controls won’t work the way they should. Get the power right and you are on your way to creating a great smart building controls system.
We had the chance to catch up with Dan Niewirowicz,CEO at Next Device, LLC, about CyberPower. CyberPower designs and manufactures uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems, power distribution units (PDUs), rack enclosures, surge protectors, remote management hardware, power management software, mobile chargers, and connectivity products. Dan shows us one really cool product that every smart building controls pro should know about. So check it out!