CAREL@Refrigera: energy efficiency and connectivity for refrigeration specialists

CAREL announces its participation at Refrigera Show 2023, the Italian event focusing on the entire industrial, commercial and logistics refrigeration supply chain, to be held in Bologna from 7 to 9 November.

At stand F06, hall 30, CAREL will be presenting its offering of advanced solutions with high efficiency and connectivity. The proposal covers the main refrigeration applications, a rapidly-evolving sector in terms of sustainability thanks to the adoption of low GWP refrigerants and new technologies for optimising energy consumption. CAREL’s solutions effectively help refrigeration specialists reduce waste, with a positive impact on time and resources, from energy consumption toworking times to food preservation, in refrigeration systems of all sizes.

For example, when it comes to field installations, the key factor is to complete the job as quickly as possible. The CAREL iJW solution has been designed to fulfil this need: an electronic controller that can be completely configured via a dedicated app or using a multilingual configuration wizard, making commissioning and setup extremely simple. It comes equipped with built-in NFC and Bluetooth® connectivity for complete control from mobile devices, making service and maintenance quicker and easier, due to the possibility of accessing all the unit information and the trends of the main variables directly from a mobile device. Favourite configurations can be saved, exported and shared with the rest of the team, even remotely, and used to set up new units in next-to-no time.
The CAREL proposal of controllers for condensing units and compact compressor racks operating on both HFCs/HFOs and transcritical CO2 units has also been further extended by the introduction of μRack, a connected control system for complete unit management. In this case too, Bluetooth® and NFC are included across the entire range, and are used to interface with the unit using the Applica smartphone app, making configuration much easier and more intuitive. The solution also features advanced functions with dedicated energy saving modes, such as the management of modulating loads for the highest efficiency: the 0-10 V analogue outputs are used to control variable-speed fans and compressors, which operate at the minimum output needed to meet the cooling load, depending on the outside temperature.
Support for refrigeration professionals not only includes these new solutions presented at the stand, but also involves an expanded training proposal: to help manage evolving technology, the use of new refrigerants, and the adoption of new regulations and standards, CAREL has launched a technical training portal, with a wide range of free courses in different languages, from basic to more advanced levels, covering the most common and latest applications, products and tools offered by CAREL. Refrigera will be an opportunity to raise awareness of this portal and promote complete and expert training on refrigeration topics.
CAREL’s participation at REFRIGERA will also see a full program of presentations over the course of the three-day event. At 4.30 pm on Wednesday 8 November, Group Marketing Manager – Refrigeration Wholesalers, Stefano Soggia, will explain how connectivity is a tool that can benefit installers. On the same day, the conference organised by Centro Studi Galileo will host Miriam Solana, HVAC/R Technical Knowledge Specialist, who will describe the latest F-Gas regulations and analyse a number of options to increase the efficiency of refrigerated cabinets, while ensuring their safety. Finally, Piero Zanchetta, Solution Engineering Specialist – Refrigeration Wholesalers, will be presenting the course entitled “Device configuration of field services via smartphone”, again as part of the seminars organised by Centro Studi Galileo, on Thursday 9 November at 10.00.
Stefano Soggia commented: “In a refrigeration market scenario marked by continuous technological evolution, CAREL renews its commitment to supporting the main Italian players in the sector. Although the refrigeration engineer’s own know-how and work in the field remain fundamental to facilitate the transition to new technologies, the technical support of a partner such as CAREL can help drastically reduce the time for testing and implementation, making it possible to embrace a new and broader concept of sustainability more quickly and effectively.”

Company Profile
CAREL is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of control solutions for air conditioning, refrigeration and heating, and systems for humidification and evaporative cooling. We design our products so as to bring energy savings and reduce environmental impact, thanks to the combination of the most advanced technologies and customised services, aimed at optimising the performance of equipment and systems. Our solutions are used in commercial, industrial and residential applications. Founded in 1973, CAREL employs more than 2000 people, with consolidated revenues of more than 544 million euros (+29.6% over 2021) and operates through 38 branches and 15 fully-owned production plants.

Hall 30, stand F06
7 – 9 November 2023