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Bristol Compressors and DHX Electric Machines Partner to Develop Next Gen HVAC/R Compressor Motors
New State-of-the-art HVAC/R Compressor Technology
BRISTOL, VA January 17, 2017 –Bristol Compressors International, LLC and DHX Electric Machines, Inc. today announced an exclusive global strategic partnership to develop Next Gen HVAC/R compressor technology leveraged by ultra-high torque density electric motors with patented micro-feature enhanced “Direct Winding Heat Exchanger” DwHX™ cooling system. Through this partnership, Bristol and DHX will develop and deliver the most cost effective high efficiency compressors and systems in the industry.
DwHX™ is the future of HVAC/R compressor motor technology. The DwHX™ cooling system targets the main source of heat by placing the micro cooling flow channel adjacent to the windings in the center of the slot-- increasing the surface area and local fluid velocities leading to a 25x improvement in cooling capability over standard flow channels.
“The DwHX™ patented motor technology will allow Bristol to develop compressors that are shorter in height and lighter in weight than anything on the market today. Furthermore, we will do all of this with ‘best in class’ efficiency levels across the board. Our customers and their system designers will now have more space design options with improved system efficiency at the lowest applied cost”, says Kevin Mumpower, Vice President of Product Engineering, Bristol Compressors.
“We believe that this new motor technology is poised to significantly improve cost/performance ratio, add system design flexibility, as well as enable short and long-term regulatory system compliance. This will fundamentally change the HVAC/R industry’s expectations of compressor performance”, says Luka Lojk, VP Sales and Marketing, Bristol Compressors.
Dr. J.Rhett Mayor, President & CEO of DHX Electric Machines, Inc. added that “DHX looks forward to partnering with Bristol and we’re excited to see the years of R&D on the DwHX™ cooling system evolving into a disruptive technology offering in the HVAC/R market”.
For more information, please visit Bristol Compressors and DHX Electric Motors Jan 22-24 at the AHR Expo in booth #4577, McCormick Place, Chicago. Technical representatives from both companies will be available during Expo hours to answer questions.
About Bristol Compressors
Headquartered in Bristol, Virginia, Bristol Compressors develops and manufactures hermetic compressors for residential and light commercial air conditioning, heat pump and refrigeration applications. With a focus on safety, quality and operational effectiveness, Bristol Compressors has structured its operations to support global customers’ continuous improvement expectations in quality assurance and supply. In keeping with a commitment to environmental stewardship, Bristol Compressors offers a variety of high efficiency, ozone-friendly refrigerant compressors with fixed- and variable-frequency drive configurations, high performance heat pump compressors, and the highest performing refrigeration compressors in the industry.
About DHX Electric Machines, Inc.
DHX ELECTRIC MACHINES, INC. is an independent, closely-held company producing state-of-the-art, ultra-high torque density electric machines, incorporating the patented, proprietary micro-feature enhanced "Direct-Winding Heat Exchange" DwHX™ cooling system developed in MayorLab at the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech.
Founded in 2014, DHX Electric Machines, Inc. was formed after the successful demonstration of the DwHX™ cooled 15kW ultra-high torque density electric motor, funded by the Georgia Research Alliance via Georgia Tech's VentureLab, validating 10 years of research in the areas of micromanufacturing, liquid cooling technologies, portable power generation, and electro-mechanical design at MayorLab.
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