High-efficiency rooftop units
Lennox has added 7.5- to 10-ton gas/electric and electric/electric rooftop units that feature an isolated compressor and a slide-out blower for more efficient operations.
Lennox has added high-efficiency 7.5- to 10-ton, gas/electric and electric/electric models to its existing line of Landmark rooftop units. This factory-installed technology uses a variable frequency drive (VFD) to deliver supply fan power savings of up to 61% while still meeting comfort requirements. Additionally, high-efficiency Landmark models may help businesses qualify for state and local utility rebates. The Landmark unit’s flexible design offers more than 100 field customizable options and more than 30 features designed to reduce installation and service time. This includes an isolated compressor compartment for easier, more accurate charge confirmation; a slide-out blower that offers quick belt tensioning, adjustment, or replacement and easier cleaning of the blower wheel; and an accessible gas compartment that simplifies analysis and service.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey