R290 component provider’s ColDesign is designed for wholesalers, installers and contractors.
Brazilian manufacturer Embraco has made available, specifically for the European refrigeration market, a free software tool that calculates the refrigeration load for a cold room and points to an applicable Embraco condensing unit (CDU).
Embraco is a brand of the Nidec Global Appliance portfolio.
The software, called ColDesign, is focused on wholesalers of refrigeration equipment, installers and contractors. It aims to reduce their workload and speed up the process of building and equipping cold rooms, said Embraco in a statement.
“This software means more businesses for our aftermarket customers,” said David Seignoret, Global Condensing Units Product Manager at Nidec Global Appliance. “For example, in wholesalers, only experienced sales professionals were able to calculate the specifications of a cold room project and they got overloaded. Now, using the ColDesign, anyone in the store can do it. It means more and faster quotations, and thus the possibility of closing more deals.”
“From the installers and contractors perspective, it is a way of saving time, getting into the store knowing what they need, with precision and reliability,” he added.
The software, which can be used to select condensing unit, evaporators, valves and pipes, is free to download here.
Embraco has tested the product’s acceptance by target users, who have downloaded it so far more than 550 times since last November. It is available in seven languages: German, French, English, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese and Polish. tutorial videos are available on Embraco’s Youtube channel.
Last October, Embraco introduced a new portfolio of unhoused condensing units, powered by scroll-type compressors, at the Chillventa eSpecial. Embraco describes the new portfolio as “highly efficient” and state that it is compliant with the new European energy efficiency regulations.
Embraco is well-known for its propane (R290) products, including a full range of compressors and the Plug n’ Cool, a pre-charged sealed system designed as a drop-in solution for beverage dispensers, reach-ins (air cooled or water cooled), vending machines and cold rooms.
Other digital tools
The ColDesign software is part of Embraco’s digital services. This also includes the Embraco Toolbox, which offers seven features to help installers in the field (free download for IOS/Android), and the Product Selector Software, an online catalog of Embraco compressors and condensing units.
Digital services also provides a technical and educational content platform for refrigeration professionals, the Refrigeration Club and the embraco.com website which offers complete information on the brand’s products and its applications.
“This software means more businesses for our aftermarket customers.”
– David Seignoret, Nidec Global Appliance