Luvata scores with product innovation
(April 28, 2009): Luvata recently announced the launch of KCE, its new ECO branded range of liquid coolers and remote condensers suitable for the most diverse applications in the field of refrigeration, air-conditioning and for industrial/commercial liquid cooling.
KCE is the evolution of ECO’s branded ACE range of condensers – currently being phased-out – that has been completely overhauled to offer improved performance along with a wider choice of options. KCE offers flexibility in terms of coil dimension, number of fan motors and diameter. This modular flexibility allows for a variety of possible combinations to optimize the performance of the unit, while offering customers the flexibility to select the specific unit that meets their unique cooling needs.
The KCE range is the result of Luvata’s careful research and attention towards material selection and performance combined with a focus on cost effectiveness and sustainability. Aimed to satisfy the most demanding market requirements and technical needs, the new KCE range is an innovative solution that complies with the most stringent regulations on sound levels and energy consumption.
The concept and development of the KCE condenser range, largely based on continuous improvement principles, led to a complete evaluation of every feature and function to deliver improved performance throughout the unit. The results include an innovative design that has shifted the carrying structure from the coil to the side panels, delivering cost savings on materials. The internal side panels and top plate provide additional sturdiness and torsional stiffness. New casing materials including galvanized steel and pre-painted galvanized steel have been incorporated in order to maximum sturdiness and enhance corrosion resistance and are all included in its elegant design.
“KCE range represents an unprecedented evolution of Luvata’s ECO condensers and dry coolers,” says Umberto Di Barbora, product manager at Luvata. “Never before have we tackled such stringent requirements for material savings, performance optimisation and modular flexibility all at one time. We take great pride in introducing the KCE range as a groundbreaking product, with a vast application potential that is not limited to the traditional condenser sphere, but it is also suitable for liquid cooling applications for the most advanced and demanding industrial applications”.
Luvata is the leading international metals supplier of solutions, services, components and materials for manufacturing and construction. Luvata’s solutions are used in industries such as power generation, architecture, automotive, transport, medicine, air-conditioning, industrial refrigeration, consumer products and construction. The company’s continued success is attributed to its longevity, technological excellence and strategy of building partnerships beyond metals. Employing over 7,500 staff in 18 countries, Luvata works in partnership with customers such as Siemens, Toyota, CERN, Shaaz, and DWD International.
Luvata’s Heat Transfer Solutions Division is the leading global manufacturer of finned pack heat exchangers, playing a prominent role in the design and production of air units for the refrigeration and air conditioning sectors as well as AC refilling and maintenance equipment for the automotive industry. With a prominent presence in America, Europe and Asia and plans for further expansion in emerging markets, Heat Transfer Solutions Division is the reliable business partner for HVAC&R players worldwide.