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)
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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!
As Honeywell adds new and improved controllers to their product portfolio, they need to let older products go. So heads up: the W7752G 2000 Lonmark Fan Coil unit is being discontinued. If you need some of these reach out to your local Honeywell authorized distributor to buy any inventory they might have. A better option would be to have your local Honeywell distributor recommed a good replacement controller. Although, I found many of these on eBay, I would steer clear of that option ( no warranty, no tech support, and you have no idea were the controller has been). As my dad use to say, “trouble cost more than quality”.
Click here to get a current spec and installation sheet on the W7752G 2000.,
Stay tuned to ControlTrends for special announcements regarding the Honeywell Momentum Conference next year in Orlando.
Every year since 1963, the President has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners.
Stromquist was established in 1951 as a wholesale HVAC controls distributor. The business has grown significantly since then, but it has remained a family-owned company, proud to be a Small Business.
Honeywell announced that it will appoint former long-time company executive Roger Fradin as the Chairman of the Board for the Homes and Global Distribution business spinoff announced last year. Fradin will start immediately to help Homes transition into a separate, stand-alone business.
“In Roger Fradin, we are appointing a terrific leader to act as Chairman of our Homes and Global Distribution business once it separates from Honeywell,” said Honeywell president and CEO Darius Adamczyk. “Over many decades in the industry, Roger has forged an unparalleled track record of performance through his ability to connect with customers, anticipate their needs and drive the rapid introduction of highly desirable products. Roger’s experience, passion, technical knowledge, unwavering focus on serving customers, and ability to attract and motivate a highly talented workforce will ensure the Homes spinoff thrives as an independent company.”
“I am excited to partner with Honeywell once again, and even more excited to help build a fantastic public company that will encompass this well-established and successful product portfolio,” Fradin said. “Honeywell’s Homes and Global Distribution business is uniquely positioned to leverage its wide portfolio of Connected products and highly advanced software capabilities to generate tremendous innovation within the markets it serves. I have no doubt the new company will be at the forefront as a leading choice for consumers, a great place to work for employees, and an excellent investment for future shareowners.”
In October 2017, Honeywell announced its intent to spin off the Homes product portfolio and ADI global distribution business, as well as the Transportation Systems business, into two stand-alone, publicly-traded companies. The spins are expected to be completed by the end of 2018. The new Homes and Global Distribution business will be in the home heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) controls and security markets, and a global distributor of security, fire, and other low voltage products. Based on Honeywell’s current view of the contours of the Homes and Global Distribution business and subject to finalization of the carve-out audit, the 2017 sales of the projected spin business were approximately $4.5 billion. The spin business is expected to have a high-yield credit rating and approximately 13,000 employees.
After a 17-year career with Honeywell, Fradin retired in February 2017 as vice chairman responsible for advancing the company’s merger and acquisition strategy. Before that, Fradin served as president and CEO of Honeywell’s former Automation and Controls Solutions (ACS) business group, a global leader in the development and manufacture of environmental controls, life safety products, and building and process solutions used in homes, buildings, industrial facilities, and public and private utilities around the world. Under Fradin’s leadership, ACS grew over a 10-year period by roughly 110 percent from an $8 billion, mainly U.S. domestic business, to a $17 billion global business. In addition, Fradin oversaw the completion and successful integration of 57 acquisitions worth approximately $7.2 billion. Fradin was the original founder of the Global Distribution business and ran the Security and Distribution business from 1976 until its acquisition by Honeywell in 2000.
This is the first Board appointment for the intended spinoff. A search is underway for a CEO, which will be a separate position, and that appointment will be announced at a later date.
Here is another great entry into the ControlTrends Most Impactful Marketing Collateral of the Year Award , from the stellar marketing team at Siemens.. Their video entry “Siemens Ingenuity for Life Creates Perfect Places“, is another great example of [Read more…]