The abilities of small-format food retailers and restaurants to maximize energy savings and refrigeration reliability just keep getting better. Our latest E360 Product Spotlight on the Copeland™ digital outdoor refrigeration unit, X-Line Series highlights how Emerson is helping to provide operators with more control over their energy bills and food safety needs.
When it comes to refrigeration strategies, creative planning is key for small-format supermarkets, convenience stores and foodservice establishments. For these operations, finding the space — both physically and fiscally —to install and maintain standard industry condensing units can require balancing acts, tradeoffs and expensive workarounds.
The Copeland digital outdoor refrigeration unit, X-Line Series is changing the equation. Designed specifically for small-format operations, it delivers more precise refrigeration, longer-lasting equipment and lower energy bills. Just as important, its lightweight, slim footprint offers unmatched installation flexibility for space-constrained operations.
Ideal for walk-in coolers, display cases and food preparation areas, the digital X-Line Series combines compression technology with variable-speed fan motor control, large-capacity condenser coils, and smart protection and diagnostics. By building on the Copeland scroll and X-Line outdoor condensing unit platforms, Emerson packaged its field-proven technology specifically for confined locations and demanding refrigeration requirements.
Superior efficiency and temperature control
The digital X-Line Series enables operators to maintain food at optimum temperature — which can help to lessen food waste, improve food safety and quality while lowering their bottom line. The unit’s superior cooling and energy efficiency are achieved through digital modulation, which maintains much tighter control of case temperatures. Continuous capacity modulation from 20 to 100 percent further reduces compressor cycling and decreases energy consumption. For operators, this translates into:
- Substantial annual improvements in energy efficiency
- Longer equipment life
- Improved product integrity
- Higher confidence in food quality and safety
Exceptional reliability and performance safeguards
Built-in compressor electronics technology helps to safeguard against compressor failures by quickly communicating errors to service technicians. The self-diagnosing system also can make changes to avoid failure, further securing product safety and minimizing equipment downtime.
Inherent installation flexibility
With its slim chassis, lightweight design and wall-mount option, the digital X-Line Series provides greater flexibility for where and how units are installed. This allows operators to maximize their available space while mitigating installation costs. The digital X-line Series is typically tied to multiple evaporators across various applications.
Size isn’t the only factor that limits options. As operators on tight sites and in urban locations well know, noise can also restrict unit selection and placement. But that’s not the case with the digital X-Line Series, which was strategically designed for quiet operation. With noise levels that are practically undetectable, the digital X-Line Series is a natural choice for residential areas, noise-restricted zones and locations where louder units would detract from the customer experience.
Engineered for extreme conditions
The digital X-Line Series may be compact and remarkably quiet, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t tough. The unit is designed to operate in harsh and extreme conditions — from low ambient conditions to temperatures up to 120 °F — and it’s resistant to corrosion. Compressor electronics technology constantly tunes and adapts the system for optimum performance and efficiencies in any condition.
Refrigeration strategies that work
Rising energy rates and high customer expectations are making energy performance and floor plan adaptability critical to operational success. At Emerson, we are redefining refrigeration technologies and strategies to help small-format operations be more competitive in their markets. From decreased costs to smarter insights to greater peace of mind, the digital X-Line Series provides versatility and a lower total cost of ownership.
Learn more about how the digital X-Line Series is boosting outdoor condensing unit performance by reading the full E360 article.
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