BITZER has been using electronics increasingly often for a number of years already. In a strategy known as IQ, the company is integrating them into its compressors and providing refrigeration technicians and users with real added value: enhanced application limits and improved system efficiency are just two of the crucial advantages for operators. With the IQ module, the smoothly adjustable VARIPACK and VARISPEED frequency inverters, the exceptionally energy-efficient ECOSTAR condensing units and its intelligent compressors, the company has modern, digital solutions for almost any application. Most importantly, however, BITZER will act even more as a partner to its customers in the future – throughout the entire life cycle of a product. With its intelligent IQ products, BITZER can provide users with a full carefree package: as data are uploaded to the cloud, the company always knows what a compressor needs and when, and can set the optimal operating parameters. This greatly increases availability. Additionally, IQ products speed up troubleshooting because the service technicians can use the available data to identify the cause in real time. As a result, the technicians know immediately what they need to repair and what spare parts to bring with them. This keeps downtime to an absolute minimum.
The idea behind BITZER’s IQ products is to provide planners and users with optimal efficiency and the greatest possible convenience. In doing so, BITZER’s IQ products ensure maximum safety in the selection and operation of compressors and components. With regard to the mechanical CRII capacity control, new algorithms intelligently monitor the application limits in the IQ modules for reciprocating compressors as well as in CSW.105 screw compressors. But that is just the beginning: digitalization continues to progress rapidly at BITZER.
BITZER is also providing its customers with three useful software tools free of charge: with the BITZER software, users can calculate all data of relevance to their refrigeration systems – with consideration for all of their specific operating conditions. The BEST software (BITZER Electronics Service Tool) helps operators to commission their systems and supports service. And the modernised BITZER EPARTS tool enables every customer to find spare parts with ease.