Emerson Climate Technologies has released the Copeland Next Gen C-Series Compressor for Ice, a reciprocating hermetic HVAC construction compressor for businesses with ice machines to make the most of the ice cycle, the company says.

Unlike most current HVAC market models, Emerson’s new version ensures maximum efficiency with the longest run time, officials say.

“When compressors are optimized for specific applications with niche temperature cycles, this eliminates the need for shoe-horning standard compressors to fit the niche and force it to work,” said Don Newlon, vice president of refrigeration marketing at Emerson Climate Technologies. “This optimization prevents costly system changes and lowers the potential for other application issues. Typical ice machines incorporate a harvest cycle which requires the hot discharge gas to melt the ice off the evaporator plate and enable the ice to fall into a bin. High mass flow from the compressor can assist in efficiency gains and is a key point for future product development.”

The model, which Emerson calls CSKIE, will be offered in 12 HVAC sales models ranging from 10,000 British thermal units per hour to 20,000 Btus using R-404A and R-448A upon customer request in single- and three-phase.