Just got back from Honeywell Momentum. The Arizona Biltmore rocks! Great speakers, well done Honeywell.
Every Bond has his day! Watch as the Super Stars of the building automation controls industry show why they have the stuff to be a whole new generation of “Bond. James Bond”. Thanks to our sponsors and guests for making this such a spectacular event.
Several manufacturers specializing in the boiler, burner, and combustion side of the industry were displaying their product.
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I am at the AHR Expo in Dallas, Texas, trying to not be overwhelmed by the size of this tremendous industry show. If you have ever been to one, you know what I mean. If you have not had the privilege of attending one, it is hard to convey how big it is. It is the trade show of trade shows for the HVAC world. Imagine hundreds and hundreds of wall to wall booths filled with all the products you could ever want or need in this field.
There are more handheld tools than I ever thought existed, regulators, boilers, controls, design fabrication, software solutions, A/C units, space heaters, automobiles, manifolds, and on and on. Many exhibitors have massive and impressive demo units. I have seen a mini (but still quite large) cooling tower, a chiller system, full sized boilers, ductwork systems, plasma cutting tables, and more.
There are many exhibitors that I do not know, but I have seen several I recognize — Belimo, Honeywell, Dwyer, Testo, and Ecobee just to name a few. All are representing their companies well, presenting their best and latest products. Emerson has a booth that could fill a whole city block, and that is no joke.
KMC is showing its newest line of thermostats that are network compatible. Wattstopper is displaying a new line of digital lighting control, and Honeywell has the Genetron 245FA waste heat recovery system. One thing is for certain: just about everyone is focused on energy savings in one way or another, and that is a very good thing!
I’m headed back to cover some more ground now. So long from Dallas!
We are getting ready to head to Dallas for the AHR Expo and the 1st Annual ControlTrends Awards! I don’t know about anyone else, but I am excited and anxious to see who are the CTA winners. With the Expo and the Awards it will be a jam-packed trip, but it is going to be a great time. Will you be there? If not, be sure to check back here next week to get updates from the Expo and to find out who won the ControlTrends Awards!
Well, in a couple of days the hands of time will approach the New Year. Before those hands reach the “Twelve O’ Clock” hour, Control Trends would like to thank all our readers and contributors for a great 2012.
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It’s early, around 5:15 in the morning. The sun is not up and there is a crispy coolness to the morning that brings a small shudder that reminds me to turn on the heater in the truck. Traveling north on A1A I leave the lights of the city and I plunge into the darkness. The only light I see is coming from my truck’s headlights and the small amount of light displaying the gauges on my dash board.