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Heatcraft exclusive distributor of Schneider Electric HVAC Field Devices

Schneider Electric Buildings Business announces Heatcraft as exclusive distributor of HVAC field devices in Australia and New Zealand

Sydney, 25 March. Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, continues to strive to provide smart and quick access to products as its Buildings Business announces Heatcraft Australia Pty Ltd as exclusive distributor of its HVAC field devices across Australia and New Zealand.

The partnership agreement allows Heatcraft to actively promote Schneider Electric Buildings HVAC field devices such as valves, actuators, damper motors, sensors, and pressure transmitters to end users, mechanical and electrical companies, HVAC companies and other resellers. Heatcraft will also utilise its branch network and regional distribution centres to sell and distribute these products helping customers reduce energy and increase efficiency in HVAC systems.

“This alliance with Heatcraft brings great depth and wider reach to the most innovative range of energy saving control devices in the HVAC market,” says Gareth O’Reilly, Vice President for Buildings, Schneider Electric.  “Our EcoXpert partners will appreciate the availability and support of the extensive Heatcraft network in their mission to deliver energy efficient solutions.”

“For over 100 years, Schneider Electric has held a global leadership position in the manufacture and development of HVAC products - making a positive contribution to business bottom line,” says Derrick Thompson, Products Regional Manager for Buildings at Schneider Electric. “Our high-performance HVAC field devices provide choice, comfort, performance, energy efficiency and lowest installed cost.”

Bill Moltner, Managing Director, Heatcraft Australia and New Zealand commented he was pleased the agreement brings together two companies who are both leaders in their fields. Gavin Tory, Director of Marketing, Heatcraft Australia and New Zealand added, “The partnership agreement allows us to widen our reach to the HVAC trades and thereby provide a more comprehensive bundle of products to our customers”.

As part of Heatcraft Worldwide Refrigeration, Heatcraft Australia continues to be the country's leading manufacturing and wholesale distribution business catering for the refrigeration and air conditioning trades. The company employs over 400 people and boasts a distribution network of over 60 branch outlets across Australia and New Zealand.

About Heatcraft Australia, part of Heatcraft Worldwide Refrigeration
Heatcraft Australia Pty Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lennox International. Lennox has built its business on a
heritage of integrity and innovation dating back to 1895. Lennox International operates four core businesses:
Residential Heating & Cooling; Commercial Heating & Cooling; Heatcraft Worldwide Refrigeration. As part of the
Heatcraft Worldwide Refrigeration group, Heatcraft Australia is connected with Heatcraft Refrigeration Products –
North America, Friga-Bohn – Europe, HK Refrigeration – Europe, Process Cooling – Europe, Heatcraft do Brasil S.A.,
Frigus Bohn – Latin America, Heatcraft Asia.

About Schneider Electric
As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers
integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Utilities & Infrastructure,
Industries & Machines Manufacturers, Non-residential Building, Data Centres & Networks and in Residential.
Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the Group's 140,000 plus employees
achieved sales of 29 billion AUD (24 billion euros) in 2012, through an active commitment to help individuals and
organisations make the most of their energy.

Gareth O’Reilly, Vice President for Buildings, Schneider Electric and Bill Moltner, Managing Director of Heatcraft

Lennox adds Multi Heads to the Range

New to Lennox is the range of Multi-Head Split System Air Conditioners.

Multi-head air conditioners are a space saving and economic solution for new or retro-fit residential and light commercial installations.

With two models to choose from, Lennox Multi-heads can offer heating or cooling to up to five rooms with all indoor units connected to just one outdoor unit.

“The multi-head indoor units are compact and installation friendly, resulting in less downtime for the installer. They are an easier retro-fit than ducted split air conditioners and also offer low operational noise”, commented Darshan Nagarsekar, Heatcraft Australia & New Zealand Human Comfort Senior Category Manager.

The use of DC inverter technology delivers superior and energy efficient temperature control. Plus, each indoor unit is supplied with an easy to use remote control for customised room temperature settings.

Lennox Multi-Split Air Conditioners come with a Lennox five year parts and labour warranty.
For more information, visit or contact Heatcraft Australia on 13 23 50.


Lennox Air to Water Chiller Innovations

Heatcraft offers a range of Lennox Air to Water Liquid Chillers to suit most chilled liquid applications. The Neosys™ and Ecolean™ are technically impressive innovations with an array of features including R410A multi scroll compressors, Owlet™ variable speed fans and eDrive™ variable water flow which optimise performance, reduce noise and minimise carbon footprint.

In a water system, the pump is one of the main energy consumption items. The energy costs of pumping can represent more than 20% of the total energy cost of a chiller. Lennox have addressed this with their eDrive™ variable speed pump technology. At full load, eDrive™ automatically controls energy costs via an electronic adjustment of the pump curve. At partial load eDrive™ automatically reduces the chiller pump speed. During shutdown periods, the chiller operates at minimum speed and on starting eDrive™ acts as a soft starter minimising start-up current.

Another important feature of both Neosys and Ecolean is an adjustable sound level for night and day to comply with surrounding acoustic requirements. A patented Active Acoustic Attentuation System™ enables the user to program noise levels by time slot and then choose the performance or required noise level mode. The Active Acoustic Attentuation System takes care of everything. It automatically adjusts the airflow from the Owlet variable speed fans according to the building load while complying with the permitted sound level. It also enables floating condensing pressure management.

The impressive Neosys Air to Water Chillers offer the options of partial heat recovery and free cooling efficiency. Partial heat recovery is enabled via installation of additional heat exchangers in the compressor discharge lines, These are designed to recover 15% of the compressors’ rejected heat. These heat exchangers can supply hot water up to 60oC which is ideal for heat recovery applications or where large amounts of hot water are consumed – ideal for hosing down process areas.

Further power savings can be gained through the optional Neosys free cooling feature. The unit utilises one or two sets of “V” coils at the rear of the unit for free ambient pre-cooling. When the ambient temperature falls below the return water temperature by 3oC or more, motorised valves open to allow by-pass return water to flow through the free cooling coils. The Neosys free cooling function operates as a cooling stage that has a priority on the compressor stages, thus limiting compressor running time and extending the life expectancy of the compressor.

Both the Neosys and Ecolean feature 7 day programming via the ClimaticTM control which manages power consumption according to use - automatically switching to occupation mode, unoccupied mode or frost free. Both units can also be seasonally adjusted to offset the water set point - further optimizing power consumption.

The Lennox range of chillers are capable of operating down to -10oC with the use of Glycol. The chillers are European designed and made and feature a lightweight, durable construction with a compact footprint. The Lennox Neosys offers cooling capacities up to 1080kW, while the smaller Lennox Ecolean offers cooling capacities up to 205kW.

The Neosys and Ecolean series of Air to Water Chillers are available now from Heatcraft Australia. For more information contact your Heatcraft Representative on 13 23 50.