Syracuse, NY (PRWEB) February 14, 2014
Air Innovations – the leader in custom environmental control solutions for temperature, humidity, filtration, and pressure – announced it redesigned the cooling and heating system in a line of personal consoles (advanced office desks), replacing Johnson Controls’ Personal Environments® Fan and Electronics Unit, which was unexpectedly made obsolete last year.
The replacement design needed to provide the ability to either cool or heat, based on the end user’s preference. Directional cooling was to be provided at varying levels over a broad CFM range via two desk-mounted nozzles so users could personalize both the quantity and direction of cooling. Heating needed to flow through an adjustable nozzle below the work surface via an inline electric heater. In addition, the customer wanted the redesigned personal environmental control panel to conform to all of their desk sizes, even though the original design did not fit their smallest desks.
In addition to meeting those basic requirements, Air Innovations worked with the personal console manufacturer to enhance the end user’s experience by upgrading controls to desk-mounted touch screens from the original slide controls and by integrating a heater instead of using a separate plate heater, as required in the original design. Air Innovations also made desk installation easier by integrating all environmental controls within the desk. The design decision to move to integrated environmental controls had the side benefit of eliminating all ductwork that had previously interfered with customers’ legroom, created a quieter design, and reduced the weight of the design by 17%.
Michael Wetzel, CEO of Air Innovations, stated, “This project was a great example of a collaborative design. Air Innovations’ engineers worked hand-in-hand with our customer’s engineering department to ensure all aspects of the final solution would meet their clients’ expectations from performance to aesthetics. Every aspect of the design was influenced by both groups.” Air Innovations works collaboratively on custom environmental control projects for OEMs across a variety of industries.
To learn more about how Air Innovations can solve critical environmental control challenges, visit http://www.airinnovations.com, email info(at)airinnovations(dot)com, or call toll-free in the U.S. or Canada 800-825-3268 (international +1 315 452-7400).
About Air Innovations
Air Innovations designs and builds environmental process control systems for applications that can’t be addressed with standard HVAC equipment. The company customizes packaged solutions for: temperature (with control tolerances as precise as plus or minus 0.01◦C); humidity (with control tolerances to plus or minus 0.5%); filtration (HEPA, ultra low particulate air [ULPA], and molecular); pressure; and, direct expansion, chilled water or thermoelectric capabilities.
Air Innovations works closely with its clients to tailor products that can either be integrated into their original equipment or be freestanding. Air Innovations serves a broad range of industries, including aerospace, defense, semiconductor, R&D, pharmaceutical. Some recent Air Innovations projects include designing and building air conditioning for complex structures such as the cabins for very large Ferris wheels, process control systems for pharmaceutical blister packaging machines, and a cooling system for a silicon pixel sub-detector located inside a linear accelerator at a federal laboratory.
The company also manufactures its own brands of environmental control products that are used by: fine wine collectors (Wine Guardian®); supermarket florists (Floratech®); hospitals (IsolationAir®); and, homeowners seeking purified room air (HEPAirX®).
All Air Innovations products are designed, tested and manufactured at its 40,000 square-foot headquarters in Syracuse, NY.