The 100,000th New Ecoline reciprocating compressor being presented to the Polish trading partner Berling S.A.. From left to right, Frank Fuhlbrück, Bitzer Schkeuditz plant manager; Volker Stamer, director of stationary products at Bitzer; Hanna Berling, CEO of Berling S.A.; and Michael Eichberger managing director Bitzer Austria.
Photo credit: Bitzer
Bitzer celebrates another milestone: the leader in refrigeration compressors is proud to announce the production of the 100,000th New Ecoline reciprocating compressor at its Schkeuditz plant. Bitzer presented the compressor to its Polish trading partner Berling S.A.. Thus the new generation of the Ecoline series is seamlessly continuing the success story begun by its predecessor.
“Our New Ecoline has had a very good reception from customers and has quickly established itself thanks to its wide range of applications”, proclaims Volker Stamer, director of stationary products at a small celebration to mark the making of the 100,000th reciprocating compressor since the start of production in April 2013.
“The latest products ideally meet market requirements. Their compatibility with predecessor models is a great advantage”, stresses Hanna Berling, chairman of the management board of Berling S.A.. Berling has been a Bitzer partner since 1992 and has received the Distributor of the Year award on several occasions. Bitzer developed the compressor at its international skills center for reciprocating compressors, which is based at the Schkeuditz plant. To augment production in Germany, global production operations have launched successfully at manufacturing facilities in China, the USA and Brazil.
The New Ecoline series ranges from ½ to 50 HP and offers increased efficiency coupled with an increased range of applications, rendering it suitable for all standard refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump technology. It makes an ideal replacement for the previous generation Ecoline series because there is no need to modify the mounting holes or change the pipe connections. Bitzer has improved the efficiency (EER) of the entire New Ecoline range by up to 6 percent for medium temperature applications and 12% for low condensing temperature applications.
Choice of three motor versions
Motor version 2 is designed for operation as a universal compressor for medium and low temperature applications in all climate zones, even at tropical ambient temperatures. Motor versions 1 or 3 are intended for use with heat pumps for medium temperature applications with R134a and for special applications.
The new compressor is highly versatile and can be applied to R134a, R404A, R407A, R407C, R407F, R507A, R290 and R1270 systems. Special models are available for high pressure refrigerants such as CO2 (R744) and R410A. In applications involving R404A, the new range extends to the R22's application limit, being usable at temperatures up to SDT = 144ºF. With motor version 2 using R404A, evaporating temps up to 32ºF are possible. Thus, all medium and low temperature applications can be operated using a single compressor type.
Another major advantage of the New Ecoline series is the modern capacity control system. Reciprocating compressors are particularly suitable for speed control via frequency inverter, which improves system efficiency. In addition, all four and six-cylinder models can be equipped with a highly flexible and efficient mechanical power control system.