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AutomationDirect has expanded its Stratus™ line to include air-to-air heat exchangers in 120VAC and 24 VDC models. This air-to-air heat exchanger series is a closed-loop cooling system which employs the heat pipe principle to exchange heat from an electrical enclosure to the outside. Each heat pipe has an evaporator section and a condenser section which are separated by a permanent baffle so as to provide a closed loop. The coil systems use aluminum end plates and baffles which improve conduction and reduce corrosion for longer life.
Air-to-air heat exchanger prices start at $1,028.00 and are available in models for use with NEMA 4 and 4X enclosures. Units are offered in three frame sizes (compact, deep, and tall) up to 72 Watt capacity, and are equipped with two circulating fans with sealed overload protectors.
Welcome to Kickstart where you get to see new products here at AutomationDirect. Today I am going to show you our new Enclosure Heat Exchangers from our brand: Stratus We are now offering 12 new parts with three frame sizes in these new air to air heat exchangers. The accumulation of heat in an enclosure is potentially damaging to electrical and electronic devices. Overheating can shorten the life expectancy of costly electrical components or lead to catastrophic failure. You and I both know that the equipment inside control enclosures needs to be protected from contaminants, over and under voltages as well as heat, humidity and cold temperatures. If you are not familiar with heat exchangers, I will give a little run down. Like our Stratus air conditioners, heat exchangers DO offer closed loop cooling in order to prevent contamination entering an enclosure that can occur with cooling fans. This design provides for NEMA 4 and 4X rating. However the power requirements for heat exchangers are similar to cooling fans, since there are no large power requirements needed like air conditioners that employ compressors -- the only power required on a heat exchangers is for the 2 circulating fans. In this design, waste heat is what drives the movement of the refrigerant in the system. Heat exchangers have low initial cost, lower operating cost and longer unit life than air conditioners. You can find these in 120VAC or 24VDC models. The Motors have sealed overload protection and the Coil systems use aluminum end plates and baffles which improve conduction and reduce corrosion which results in longer unit life. You can find the agency approvals and specs for these new Stratus heat exchangers on our website at: www.automationdirect.com Don't forget: we sell a variety of enclosure controls like: air conditioners, cooling fans, vortex coolers as well as heaters and other climate controls. Check back with us often on AutomationDirects websites or on Youtube.com/Automationdirect for more Kickstart videos. If you are watching us on YouTube, please let us know what you think about these new Stratus Air to Air Heat Exchangers or how you plan to use them in your application by dropping us a comment down below. Thanks for watching and we hope to see you again soon.