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Widest Range Offers Increased Control At Reduced Price


Mitsubishi Electric has launched three new air conditioning interfaces to cement its position as the manufacturer with the most compatible and comprehensive control product-line up currently available.

“Everyone is aware of the need to save energy and the simplest way is through better control of your heating, cooling and ventilation systems,” explained Sebastien Desmottes, Product Marketing Liaison Manager at Mitsubishi Electric.

“This will not only help reduce emissions by minimising energy use but can also significantly reduce energy bills,” added Desmottes. “With these new interfaces we have increased performance and lowered prices to offer greater control options to more applications.”

The new MOD-IP/50 and the MOD-IP/100 interfaces are the latest additions to the range of MODBUS-compatible systems. The new interfaces allow connections for up to 100 indoor units and are smaller and cheaper than the previous models. They also provide additional internal register points allowing more functionality to be controlled and monitored from the one interface, making BEMS (Building Energy Management Systems) interfacing much more cost-effective for small through to larger and more complex applications.

The new BAC-HD/150 is another enhancement to the company’s BACnet-compatible line-up which allows monitoring of up to 150 indoor units. The new interface allows direct connection between BEMS and the Mitsubishi Network (M-NET), providing not only the most powerful but also the most simple to install interface between BACnet and air conditioning systems currently available.

With the addition of these new products Mitsubishi Electric maintains its unique position in the air conditioning marketplace with the majority of BEMS interfaces developed specifically for interfacing to the company’s equipment. Many of the BEMS interfaces offered by other manufacturers are available only as third party products which can cause problems if there are complex issues on site which need resolving.

Other BEMS interfaces available from Mitsubishi Electric link to LonWorks and Trend systems to ensure that the company’s air conditioning units can easily integrate and become part of any energy management system. Mitsubishi Electric has a wide range of controls available ‘off-the-shelf’ and where needed, individual control systems can be specifically designed to suit.

When an air conditioning system is not properly controlled, it will not run as efficiently as it should. For every degree that the system deviates from the required temperature, energy costs can rise by up to 5%.

“Good controls will benefit any application whether large or small,” explained Desmottes. “Air conditioning systems have to react quickly to a variety of factors, whether that is different room sizes, usage and staff levels, changes in the climate, different electronic equipment and lighting… the list goes on.

Whatever the application, maximising control of your air conditioning system will result in a constant, comfortable environment for the occupants, which is both energy and cost efficient for the end client,” ended Desmottes.

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