Frigosystem has produced a new range of thermo-refrigerating units that it says meets the modern demands of production, including the use of more complex moulds and the use of high performance polymers.
The new HC unit is a combination of its traditional cooling system, the Frigosystem RACA C chiller and its Temperature Control Units (series TRW). The result, says the company, is a compact system that is capable of serving up to three different zones, with between one and three different working temperatures.
The HC units are typically water-cooled monobloc units, which are installed adjacent to the process machine. Within each unit there is a water-cooled chiller with reservoir tank and each of the one, two, or three process circuits is equipped with a proportional three-way valve and heater. By controlling the mix of chilled and recycled water combined with the heater, this set-up ensures that each of these independent process circuits is able to maintain its own working temperature within the range -10°C through to +90°C with a typical accuracy of +/- 0.5°C.
Frigosystem says energy savings offered by the HC units are top of the list of benefits to the user. The water-cooled version is normally connected to the existing cool water circuit, which will provide for free cooling for a number of months throughout the year. This could mean several months of chilled water without once starting the chiller compressor, meaning savings on power consumption.
Intelicare represent Frigosystem and Corema in the UK and Ireland