Danfoss awarded for product innovation during 30th Edison Award Gala Dinner

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Danfoss, the pioneer and leader of oil-free, magnetic bearing, variable speed centrifugal compressors for high-efficiency air-conditioning chillers, has been voted a Bronze Winner in the Edison Awards, a program that honors innovation and excellence in the development to new products and services. The awards were presented on April 20 at The Capitale in New York City during a ceremony attended by hundreds of senior executives from some of the world’s most innovative and recognized companies. 

“Our judges recognized the Danfoss Turbocor® VTT compressor as a true innovator out of the many products in its category,” said Frank Bonafilia, executive director of the Edison Awards. Danfoss was recognized as part of the program’s Energy & Sustainability category. 

Intended for water-cooled chillers and with capacities of 350 tons per compressor, Danfoss Turbocor® VTT (Variable Twin Turbo) compressors are oil-free, variable speed, magnetic bearing centrifugal compressors ideal for commercial air-conditioning or process cooling chillers reaching up to 1,000 tons or more. The Turbocor® VTT series introduces IntraFlow™, an innovative and patent-pending technology that improves efficiency and provides an extended stable operating range while simplifying capacity control. It also enables chiller manufactures to provide the best life cycle cost for commercial buildings, helping end users to save significant money and meet their targets to reduce CO2 emissions. 

Because Danfoss Turbocor® compressors are frictionless, with no wearing parts, the compressors maintain high performance over time, allowing end users to experience expected energy savings and lower maintenance costs compared with traditional lubricated systems.

Danfoss Turbocor® VTT compressors were previously named the 2015 AHR Expo Product of the Year. Danfoss was also awarded in 2015 the Innovative Star of Energy Efficiency by the Alliance to Save Energy for its innovative Turbocor® technology.

President of Danfoss Turbocor Compressors Ricardo Schneider, who received the Edison Award, said, “It is a tremendous honor to be recognized among the most innovative companies and leaders, representing the best teams around the globe that bring creative solutions to customers’ problems. With this award, we celebrate and thank our customers – our partners – for their continued innovation and leadership in bringing revolutionary Turbocor® compressors to the market.”

The ballot of nominees for the Edison Awards™ was judged by a panel of more than 3,000 leading business executives including past award winners, academics and leaders in the fields of product development, design, engineering, science, and medical. 

In addition to the Awards Gala, the annual Edison Awards program encompassed a full-day “Meet the Innovators Forum” and the “Innovators’ Showcase,” which offered guests a hands-on experience with many of the winning products.

About the Edison Awards™

The Edison Awards is a program conducted by Edison Universe, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to fostering future innovators. The Awards have been recognizing and honoring the best in innovations and innovators since 1987. They honor game-changing innovations that are at the forefront of new product and service development, marketing and human-centered design, and are one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of successful innovation. For more information about the Edison Awards complete program and a list of past winners, visit www.edisonawards.com.


Pictured above from left to right: Mogens Rasmussen, senior manager of product development, Danfoss Turbocor Compressors; Greg Tutwiler, chief technology officer, Smardt Chiller Group; Vince Canino, chief operating officer, Smardt Chiller Group; Ken Koehler, key account manager, Danfoss Turbocor Compressors; Ricardo Schneider, president, Danfoss Turbocor Compressors; Ralph Breisch, vice president sales & engineering, Multistack; and Jose Alvares, vice president of sales & marketing and global customer support, Danfoss Turbocor Compressors. 


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