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The brain of your Smart Store

The Danfoss System Manager is the key component of the intelligent ADAP-KOOL® refrigeration and HVAC systems for food retail. The System Manager is the brain of the system, coordinating data to and from the individual refrigeration and HVAC controllers, including temperature data for logging and alarms. The System Manager can be set up to optimize different functions such as suction pressure and coordinated defrosting, resulting in significant energy savings and optimum temperature control.

System Manager AK-SM 800A

The System Manager AK-SM 800A series is an enhancement of the global System Manager 800, built on a new powerful electronics platform with a focus on efficiency in setup and service while remaining its deep application coverage for food retail. Some of the highlights of the AK-SM 800A series include:

  • New electronics platform: Quad Core CPU providing extended memory, additional connectivity ports, and altogether a platform for future growth.
  • Deep application coverage created for food retail: Supporting the different applications seen around the world including both Centralized (Rack I/O) and De-Centralized (Pack, controls) applications.
  • Enhanced UI: New, yet familiar local Touch screen UI, supported by web browser interface for remote connection.
  • Secure operation: Secure Web communications (HTTPS), Secure software package downloads, Encrypted user administration.
  • Wi-Fi Access Point: Secure Wi-Fi access point to allow for easier connection (without disrupting corporate network).
  • Retro-fit ready: Backward compatible including EoL/legacy system control functions and a smooth upgrade path from SC255/SC355/SM800.
  • Additional data: Extended history capacity, and full EDF file library support.


With the AK-SM 800A Danfoss is implementing industry best practice for secure operations and maintenance of our customer's systems, including:

  • Encrypted web traffic (HTTPS)
  • Password management
  • E-mail encryption
  • User authorization
  • Network isolated WIFI with timeout
  • Backward compatible XML interface (now requires secure HTTPS connection)
  • Built-in firewalls
  • Continued security updates

Features and benefits

Supports full suite of Danfoss smart store controls

Proven built in ADAP-KOOL® energy saving functions

Powerful support tools to enhance setup and commissioning

Secure operation; Implementing industry best practices for IT Security

Supports refrigeration optimization with CALM (CO2 Adaptive Liquid Management)

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Product range

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    AK-SM 800 series

    System managers are system components for use together with controllers in ADAP-KOOL® Refrigeration control systems. System managers enable the construction of complex control systems with alarm monitoring and data logging in connection with decentralized refrigeration plants.


Type Name Language Valid for Updated Download File type
Application guide AK-SC 255 / SM 800 to AK-SM 800A conversion English Multiple 17 Apr, 2024 1.8 MB .pdf
User guide AK-System Manager, AK-SM 800A series English Multiple 19 Jul, 2023 18.0 MB .pdf
Brochure Smart Store Brochure English Multiple 05 Oct, 2022 23.8 MB .pdf
Installation guide System Manager, AK-SM 800A series - Installation Guide English Multiple 18 Jun, 2020 885.1 KB .pdf


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Danfoss ADAP-KOOL® software

Danfoss ADAP-KOOL® optimized systems provide the total store solution for our customers. Through its various tools it offers simulation, programming for setup, commissioning, log collection and presentation, handling alarms and daily monitoring of refrigeration plants.

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