Daikin has released three new products that are aimed at simplifying the use of its systems, whether in the set-up process or operational control.
Daikin says its rooftop-packaged units are designed for flexible and easy installation into various commercial applications. The 150–300 class models now feature an optional Economiser Kit that can be integrated onto the system.
The kit is designed to simplify onsite ductwork modifications to suit economy cycle operations. It comprises four main components: a pre-assembled 50mm insulated return air box with opposed blade dampers including 24V Belimo actuators; outdoor air panel with hinged door, dampers and 24V Belimo actuators; a weather hood; and an electrical box.
The electrical box includes a terminal block, DIN rail and mounting for the Daikin-supplied rooftop controller. Access to both the electrical box and filters are via the hinged door for convenient servicing.
A third-party PLC controller can be incorporated to enable operations of the economy cycle for improved indoor air quality and energy savings when conditions are right.
The Economiser Kit is only applicable when the rooftop unit operates in a side discharge configuration.
SkyAir Mobile Controller
The new SkyAir Mobile Controller lets users control their Daikin SkyAir systems via a smartphone or tablet.
The controller is an addition to the current range of WLAN adaptors with an app available for both Apple and Android devices. The app now supports up to 10 indoor units connected to the same network – each unit will require an adapter.
Used in combination with the plug-and-play wi-fi module and an active internet connection, the app allows users to manage their Daikin air conditioning units from any location.
The Simplified Controller (BRC2E61) has been launched as a replacement for the BRC1C62-9 wired controller.
Measuring 85x85x19mm, the new controller features pictogram-style buttons in a user-friendly interface, giving direct access to basic functions, including operation mode, temperature setting, fan speed, and airflow direction (up/down only).
Other features include built-in temperature sensor & on/off timer.