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Siemens’ RAA and RAB series of fan coil thermostats are now obsolete and being replaced by the RDG series room thermostats. They cover a wide range of commercial HVAC applications from roof top units and heat pumps to VAV/CAV control. Ideally suited for light commercial installations such as retail, hospitality, light healthcare and small commercial buildings, they are easy to install and commission. With available programmable scheduling and auxiliary inputs, advanced room control strategies can easily be implemented. Advanced control algorithms and precision control assure maximum comfort control while maximizing energy cost savings for the customers.
The RDG110U supports conventional, heat pump, fan coil and chilled ceiling applications. RDG160TU supports the same while adding flexible scheduling support along with ECM fan output. RDG400 features single duct VAV applications with aux heat and floating or modulating damper actuator and valve control.
HomeKit makes it easy to discover, group, and control Apple HomeKit-enabled accessories in your home. Control your ecobee3 by using Siri on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Your iPhone is now a universal remote that controls your home. Imagine all your smart accessories working together and customized around you. HomeKit allows users to communicate with and control connected accessories in their home. It enables them to discover HomeKit accessories, configure them and create actions to control their devices.
Users can group actions together and trigger them using Siri. HomeKit is built on a secure foundation with end-to-end encryption which provides customers a secure connection between their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch and HomeKit-enabled accessory.
The Honeywell Command and Control Suite is designed to harmonize complex systems and processes so you can command and control your facility with added confidence. Seamless integration, intuitive visualization and collaborative workflows reduce operational silos and transform facility management from an operational function into a driver of business continuity and efficiency. You can tailor the suite to your building, promoting increased productivity, reduced costs and lessened risk to your business.
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We caught up with Siemens at the 2015 CGNA Vendor Showcase. They introduced us to several cool new products. One of the ones we like a lot is the RDY2000 light commercial thermostat.The RDY2000 thermostat that has big time features for small business solutions. The Siemens RDY2000 controls more than just temperature. With ventilation, economizer, and humidification interfaces, the RDY2000 can quickly and economically solve the needs of small business customers. From coffee shops to machine shops, the RDY2000 provides the flexibility to optimize room comfort while reducing energy consumption.
The RDY2000 can do the work of several thermostats. Proving its versatility, this thermostat can control conventional systems with up to three stages of heating and three stages of cooling, as well as heat pumps with up to two compressors and up to two stages of auxiliary heat. Perfect for commercial HVAC equipment, the RDY2000 features outputs that control humidification/dehumidification equipment, maintain indoor air quality with optional CO2 sensor, maximize energy savings with interface to economizer controls, and interface with lighting systems based on business day schedule to reduce operating costs. The unit puts advanced HVAC control strategies within reach of small businesses, without the cost of a Building Automation System. The “brains” behind its beauty allow businesses to use the onboard temperature and humidity sensors or optional external sensors (up to four) to create a customized, yet affordable solution.
The best place to get more information or to purchase a Siemens RDY2000 is from one of our friends at CGNA ( Controls Group North America). Click here to locate your closest CGNA distributor and tell them “Kenny and Eric sent you.”
Belimo’s engineering prowess and innovation set the global standards in comfort, energy efficiency, and safety solutions. This video, previewing the Belimo Valve Test Lab, gives insight as to how such unparalleled standards are set and maintained.
Belimo’s performance testing verifies that our products comply with industry and trade association specifications, including ANSI, EN, IEC, ISA, MSS, and VDI/VDE. Our testing is performed with ISO 9000 traceability.
Our performance testing provides assurance to our customers that they’ve made the right decision by choosing Belimo. Flow testing includes: equal percentage curve, pressure independent curve, and rangeability. Shell testing is performed for threaded and flanged valves up to 5,000 psi. Automated systems for flow testing improve accuracy, precision, repeatability, and efficiency. Our lab’s flow testing capacity is 6,000 GPM (with the largest pump capable of providing 3,000 GPM).
Our durability testing involves subjecting valves to 100,000 cycles at worst-case temperature and differential pressure. We have the capacity to test over 240 valves ranging from DN 10 to DN 150, with a maximum media temperature of 302°F (150°C). With 12,000 GPM durability testing capacity, we could fill one Olympic size swimming pool every hour or one standard above-ground pool every minute. We also perform Long Life testing, where the valve is subjected to application conditions for months to even years at a time.
VFD Training Part 2: Tim Chamblee continues his Variable Frequency Drive training with an in-depth explanation of the application benefits, the potential energy savings, and the importance of proper grounding and wiring methods — and then demonstrates how to use a Honeywell Variable Frequency Drive to control a cooling tower fan with a Honeywell T775 controller.
Learn the basics of variable frequency drives in this intro class, from Variable Frequency Drives guru, Tim Chamblee.
Doug Miller and Erich Kreuter show you what you need to know about the KMC Simply VAV Controller in this rewind of a live stream from KMC Controllers distributor Stromquist & Company.