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Article Date: 13th October 2014

CAREL UK - pCO5+ Controller Developed to Deliver Competitive Advantage for HVAC OEMS

Programmable Controllers - Air Conditioning - Cooling Systems

CAREL Controllers

The pCO5+, the latest in a generation of programmable controllers from CAREL, brings a uniquely powerful combination of features and efficiency to the HVAC OEM sector. The technology, which represents a leap forward in PLC technology, is the result of the company’s continued heavy investment in research and development conducted in partnership with manufacturers.

Unlike manufacturers of controllers that are designed for BMS applications, CAREL has 40 years of experience of designing and developing products specifically for HVAC OEM sector. Working closely with manufacturers to improve control algorithms has enabled them to deliver impressive energy efficiency levels.

Developing the product in partnership in this way has led to some specific advantages for the manufacturer. The pCO5+ allows OEMs to incorporate and protect their own Intellectual Property, thus maintaining competitive advantage and protecting their investment in Research and Development.

Not only are CAREL in the perfect position to develop bespoke applications flexible enough to match manufacturers’ specific needs, but their experience has also been distilled into a complete OEM applications library so that a myriad of functions, from the simplest to the most complex, are readily available - tried, tested and ready to use.

The pCO5+ offers superb communications capability and is designed to integrate seamlessly with a wide variety of supervisory and communications systems. It also offers a range of easy to use, intuitive user interfaces that can be branded to the manufacturer, including touchscreen Thin Film Transistor displays.

The pCO5+ offers:

  • Custom design universal Input/Output silicon chip - ASIC* CAREL – Represents a €1million Investment
  • A reduction in the space and electrical wiring
  • Ultracap technology (Battery module/solenoid valve no longer required for EEV closure)
  • More powerful and distributed control
  • Perfect compatibility with CAREL pCO3 and pCO5 controllers
  • Ongoing training and support from CAREL UK

CAREL is an innovator and leader in environmental control technology, investing around 6.5% of its consolidated turnover into Research and Development activities and employing 18% of its workforce within this function. This investment continues to deliver substantial efficiency savings, for example, the latest electronically controlled expansion valves deliver 20-30% energy savings over their mechanical counterparts.

Jesse Poulton, National Sales Manager – HVAC OEM Division, at CAREL UK says: “The pCO5+ combines our R&D innovation with years of HVAC OEM specialist experience. The promise of EU seasonal efficiency ratings and the quest for PUE unity in data centres represent a couple of examples of why the HVAC market is under increasing pressure to achieve greater unit efficiency. Working in partnership with CAREL allows manufacturers to benefit from our unique OEM knowledge, service and support, while delivering greater performance and protecting intellectual property.”

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