Centers of Excellence

Application design and engineering excellence

Tap into a wealth of expert application know-how from Danfoss Drives professionals. The Centers of Excellence and Application Development Centers are ready to help you in engineering very specialized or demanding installations, no matter where in the world you are located.

To access these specialist engineering, testing and development facilities, contact your local sales office.

What we can help you with in system optimization solutions

The Centers of Excellence include experts who can help you to optimize your applications, with dedicated competence and knowhow. Each Center of Excellence also offers specialized customer training and Danfoss technical support.

At the Centers of Excellence, you receive expert support in engineering solutions using complete enclosed drives or drive modules. The application solutions include packaging of third-party products such as filters, special I/O, and more. You can also obtain specialized drive application software, customized to optimize performance of your specific application.

What application testing and documentation do we offer?

The Application Development Centers (ADCs) provide customer training, product and application testing and documentation, and develop new solutions in partnership with customers all around the globe. Read more about some examples of our facilities below.

Marine and Offshore

The Marine Application Development Center is equipped with testing units and demo units of VACON® NXP Common DC Bus with active front-end. This includes a 45-kW-motor load test bench for regenerative applications, and multiple VACON® NXP drives for drive sync applications, generator synchronizing and load sharing.

A power-conversion-technology test bench with battery system is available for testing and demonstrating energy storage and grid converter applications for hybrid propulsion systems, and ship-to-shore power supply.

Marine ADCs are located in the Netherlands and Singapore, and deliver application expertise to marine and offshore customers located globally.


The HVACR Application Development Center provides you with testing specifically for the air-conditioning industry, comprising rooftop units and chillers in climatic controlled chambers. The test chamber is designed to test residential air-conditioning and light-commercial equipment of 2.5 to 12.5 TR. Using the broad Danfoss portfolio of products, we offer a complete solution to our customers — including controls, compressors, line components, heat exchangers, and AC drives.

This state-of-the-art laboratory for the testing of HVACR equipment features three sets of test systems for air-conditioning systems, including residential equipment and rooftop units from 2.5 to 50 tons and air-cooled chillers up to 150 tons.

The Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration ADC is located in Florida, USA and supports customers anywhere in the world.