FM product guide September 2017

Products launches and news that’s relevant to the FM industry

ANALYSIS, Facilities Management
ANALYSIS, Facilities Management
ANALYSIS, Facilities Management
ANALYSIS, Facilities Management

Milano water heaters

In its electric range of water heaters, Milano has joined a select few other manufacturers to ditch the stainless steel inner tank, opting for an enamel inner instead. The water heaters also come with a micro cellular polyrethane foam technology between the shell and the inner tank which can keep the water warm and prevent heat loss for a long time. This enables the Milano’s product to save 30% more energy than traditional water heaters. The electric water heater range includes the compact water heater, tubular solar water heater, storage water heater and instant water heater. Button controllers are tested for 120 hours under tough conditions of 85% humidity and 85°C, this ensures consistent performance in hot and humid regions. The buttons are tested with 70,000 times continuous pressing test, ensures long lasting use. The intelligent dual heat system is efficient and saves water if — for example — one person is taking a shower. For heavy usage, water in the auxillary tank gets heated. Thus, conserving energy and responding to needs unlike conventional water heaters that heat both tank regardless. The Storage Water Heater is water proof IPX4 and is fitted with overheat protection. The compact water heater is ideal for domestic apartments and comes equipped with with a remote control.

Honeywell Energy Vision

Honeywell announced the launch of Energy Vision, an easy-to-use software solution that enables professional energy management for building owners and facility managers. Energy Vision, from Honeywell’s CentraLine brand, incorporates a set of features for monitoring the energy efficiency of buildings and installations: Offers complete transparency and comprehensibility of energy consumption across different applications. Allows setting up an Energy Management System according to DIN EN ISO 50001 requirements. It also provides scalability, from smallest to largest installations.


Hitachi has launched its TX Series escalator for India, Asia and the Middle East. The new escalator meets multiple standards and follows the same concept for the machine room-less elevator for Asia and the Middle East, which was launched in September 2016. It also saves space required for the installation, covering a smaller area in comparison with existing products. Hitachi will begin sales of the TX Series in Thailand, and aims to receive orders of 10,000 units in 2018 in China, India, Asia and the Middle East. In July 2016, Hitachi integrated its escalator businesses of Japan and China, consolidating its resources and enhancing its business operations in both countries, centered around its key business location in Guangzhou, China.

Tridonic drivers

Tridonic has launched a highly flexible driver range. Combined with the range of SLE LED spotlight modules it can be used for architectural lighting and illumination of retail spaces. With five pre-adjustable output currents, the drivers meet the requirements of a wide variety of applications. The flexC SC constant current drivers are available in five wattages, each with a choice of five output currents ranging from 350 mA to 1,400 mA. Thus, the new drivers are suitable for all standard currents in spotlights and down lights. The drivers achieve an efficiency of 88%. Built-in protective functions such as temperature monitoring and temperature management, overload and over voltage protection as well as short-circuit and no-load protection ensure safe operation of the luminaire modules.

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