Process Cooling Chiller Range Launches in U.S.
Swedish firm Atlas Copco is introducing the TCX 4-90A Process Cooling Chiller range in the U.S. with a variety of sizes.
Atlas Copco Compressors LLC (Rock Hill, S.C.) will operate as the U.S. headquarters for the Swedish supplier of industrial tools and equipment. The company’s first product offering in the U.S. will be the TCX 4-90A Process Cooling Chiller range. Atlas Copco describes the TCX range as an all-in-one water chiller with an air-cooled condenser and integrated hydro module. Units are available in a variety of sizes and are specially designed to run cooling water, or a mixture of water and glycol, for a range of industrial segments including plastics.
Atlas Copco says the design of the TCX range’s microchannel condensers requires 30% less refrigerant, making the units more environmentally friendly while lowering potential maintenance charges over the life of the chiller.
All but one model will feature the Elektronikon Mk5 touch controller. The optional Smarktlink 24/7 monitoring system is also available. The TCX range can be covered on a service contract, along with all other Atlas Copco mechanical equipment, such as air compressors, dryers, nitrogen generation systems and low-pressure blowers. Scroll compressors are standard and cooling capacity for the complete line ranges from 13.8 to 441.2 BTU/hr, depending on the ambient air.
Atlas Copco entered the industrial cooling market via the acquisition of Italian supplier Eurochiller S.r.l. in May 2019. Robert Tucker, business development manager, will lead the cooling equipment market expansion under the Oil-free Air Division within the Atlas Copco Compressors business in the U.S. The company has had dedicated offices in the U.S. going back to 1950, according to a spokesperson, with the compressor business headquartered in Massachusetts for many years before moving to South Carolina in the early 2000s. New offices were opened in Rock Hill, S.C. in February 2018.
Atlas Copco has plans to introduce more new products to the market in 2021, extending the portfolio to 500 tons of cooling capacity. The initial TCX range will have 15 different models in it.
Atlas Copco describes its newly launched in the U.S. TCX range as an all-in-one water chiller with an air-cooled condenser and integrated hydro module.
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