Parker’s New S3C Series Refrigerated Case Controls Ensure Food Safety Through Advanced Diagnostics, Failsafe and Stand-Alone Control Mechanisms

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Advanced controls provide safety, security and service for remote and self-contained single- or multiple-coil refrigerated display appliances.

WASHINGTON, Mo. – January 22, 2018 – The Sporlan Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, today announced the launch of its S3C Series of case control products. Consisting of a case controller, remote display and valve module, the family of innovative controls is designed to facilitate both installation and integration by refrigerated appliance OEMs, as well as streamline retrofit into existing supermarket refrigeration control installations. The entire S3C line supports open protocol communication via BACnet and Modbus communication networks. When enabled, the controller provides automated configuration and network integration.

The S3C Case Control peer-to-peer system is capable of standalone or building automation system (BAS) operation of up to eight refrigerated cases per lineup, with control modes to handle superheat, case temperature and/or suction for the most efficient operation possible. Additionally, the family of controls has been designed to simplify and shorten new equipment setups and retrofits. Color-coded temperature sensor wires make installation easier. Control of either step motor or pulse width modulation valves provides flexibility. Bright, colored quick-view LEDs show case status at a glance.

Display case OEMs are continuing to look for improved ease of use, quicker store startups, access to more data and efficient system operation for the end user. The S3C Series’ advanced monitoring, diagnostic and networking capabilities make these goals possible, facilitating a one-day store setup time, versus the average ten-day setup time. This significantly reduces the time and cost required to launch a new supermarket. Additionally, by monitoring more inputs, S3C case controls provide more system data to end users, minimizing product loss and service calls.

“Parker is partnering with supermarket display case OEMs to streamline and simplify store refrigeration for end users,” said Sporlan’s Jim Ruether, product manager – electronics. “Unlike competitive control products, the S3C Series case control products offer automatic system tuning to prevent PID setting configuration. This saves time and avoids potential mistakes. What’s more, the S3C controls monitor and provide alarms throughout the network on numerous parameters such as case temperature, fan current, defrost heater current and stepper motor operation. That’s the kind of timely information that leads directly to the most energy efficient system operation.”

The S3C Series refrigerated case controls will be on display at the 2018 AHR Expo in McCormick Place, Chicago, January 22-24 (Booth #4936).

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