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TROX has formally launched its X-CUBE air handling unit range, which, it says, heralds its arrival 'as the only company in its sector capable of supplying, from a single source, virtually all components required for installing a complete air conditioning system'.
Meanwhile, the new X-CUBE Compact, for volume flow rates up to 1.7 cu m/s, extends the capabilities to encompass a wider range of applications. The unit has a heat recovery performance of over 80 per cent and a smaller physical footprint.

The units in the standard X-CUBE range cover an air volume flow rate range up to 24 cu m/s with unlimited configuration options. They are designed for supply or extract ventilation of rooms and buildings, incorporating filtering, heating, cooling, humidification, dehumidification, and heat recovery. A special hygienic design is also available, said to be ideally suited for hospitals and laboratories, and a weather-resistant version is included in the range for outdoor applications.

TROX adds: 'Energy efficiency is a vital feature of the range and the X-CUBE has been assessed by Eurovent as A class... This is due in part to the fine tolerances of manufacture. In contrast to other commercially-available air handling units, which have evolved incrementally over time, the X-CUBE has been created from a 'clean sheet' by a dedicated design team and with investment to create a new manufacturing facility purposed-designed for this product line. The X-CUBE's enclosure incorporates a number of special construction and insulation features to ensure low leakage and optimised heat recovery.

'In addition, the TROX attenuators, with aerodynamically profiled frames achieve 30 per cent less pressure drop than conventional silencers. Distance pieces in variable widths can be used to individually adjust the distance between the splitters.

'These also function as handles to enable the splitters to be removed when the casing requires cleaning. Intelligent control and highly-efficient IE2 (with options of permanent magnet IE4 compliant) motors also contribute to outstanding energy performance.'

Hygiene of the unit is, claims TROX, unparalleled as a result of the special design of the casing, its smooth surfaces and the way in which the components are installed. X-CUBE meets the VDI 6022 guidelines and the DIN 1946/4 requirements as standard, and an optional version of the unit, which meets AHU Guidelines 01, is available for even more demanding environments.

The X-CUBE can be supplied with a choice of heat recovery systems such as regenerative thermal wheel technology with hygroscopically coated thermal mass, plate heat exchangers or composite circulation systems to suit the application.

The new X-CUBE Compact comes in nine units and a choice of two heat exchanger systems. The units feature the same casing design and manufacture criteria as the X-CUBE, such as a seamless foam seal on each panel to ensure the low leakage. IE4 compliant EC motors and Eurovent-certified energy class A minipleat filters also contribute to energy savings. The X-CUBE Compact is pre-configured and ready to operate (plug and play).

TROX has defined a process which takes all factors into consideration: its new configurator software, the ERP system (Enterprise Resource Planning), the production equipment and also each individual worker. This process enables the company to provide customised, unique units of the quality and also at the price of a standardised production unit.

TROX says it is the only company in its sector capable of supplying, from a single source, virtually all components required for installing a complete air conditioning system. 'By providing a single point of accountability, TROX can bring additional peace of mind for customers, and remove risk from projects.'
14 May 2013


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