Danfoss drives claims top award

UK – Danfoss Drives were awarded the coveted Energy Efficient Product of the Year Award in the HVAC&R category for the VLT Refrigeration Drive FC 103 at this year’s Energy Awards. The event, which took place on the 2nd of December saw more than 500 industry leaders gather together for a glamorous ceremony at the Park Lane Hilton hotel in central London.

The judging panel took the decision to declare the VLT Refrigeration Drive FC 103 as the overall winner as they felt that its innovative aspects and simplicity would deliver excellent energy savings for a wide range of industry applications.

The drive, which has been specifically developed to maximize energy savings when used with refrigeration applications, particularly for use in the retail environment. Other contributing factors to the drive claiming the award are that it is easy to set up and provides a low total cost of ownership.

The judges also noted some key innovations, including a set-up wizard that uses plain, easy-to-understand ‘refrigeration language’ instead of the often-confusing AC-drive terminology typically used in other products. The need for external components like compressor pack controllers have also been eliminated by the drive’s built-in functionality. The product also comes equipped with a built-in electronic manual that, in the event of problems, delivers suggested solutions at the simple touch of a button.

Sara Bernard, the marketing manager for Danfoss Drives, welcomed the award, saying “Being declared a winner by industry leaders at the high-profile Energy Awards is a fantastic achievement. The award recognizes the commitment of our company to develop and bring to market innovative and dedicated products that maximize energy efficiency and deliver big savings for our customers.”

The Energy Awards are one of the most prestigious award ceremonies in the energy industry, as they afford the opportunity for industry recognition to all those offering energy consultancy services, products and support.