Notes From the Field
Watch this video of a recent
retrofit job using SelfSensing with ProBalance at a school in Orleans, MA.
Smart Farming with a Smart Hydronic System
To chicken farmer Earl Ray Zimmerman of Lancaster County, PA, keeping his 30,000 broilers (chickens for meat) warm at a steady temperature is critical to his profit picture. Sustainability is at the top of his list, too, so Matt Aungst of Total Energy Solutions, LLC teamed up with Taco to create a sustainable, precision hydronic chicken house heating solution. Matt used Taco's free Hydronic System Solutions® software to design the system. READ MORE
Drives are sold as an integrated package exclusively with Taco pumps.
Skip the Balancing Act!
Here's a giant leap forward for variable speed pumping: the Self-Sensing Series with ProBalance™. At the heart is the patent pending Self-Sensing ProBalance™ technology. The VFD's self-sensing capabilities make fast, accurate do-it-yourself system balancing easy. Reduced balancing contractor costs, no expensive wiring, and no additional sensors needed make the Self-Sensing Series a real breakthrough.
Handle ALL your pumping needs! Just incorporate this revolutionary control with your CONSTANT FLOW chiller/boiler pumps and secondary VARIABLE FLOW pumps for peak performance, reduced energy consumption, and less hardware wear and tear.
SelfSensing ProBalance(TM) pinpoints true system resistance without inducing false head, balancing internally and automatically! That means lower install costs, no errors in setpoint, and a simplified construction schedule. It's the fastest, most efficient way to balance a pump on the market.
The typical constant flow pump would run at 1750 rpm @ 60 hz. With SelfSensing ProBalance™, the same pump would run at 1458 rpm @ 50 hz. This simple adjustment saves the bearings and seals 153 million cycles per year! You not only save energy, you increase pump life as well.
The ultimate in pump protection and electrical safety.
The SelfSensing Series also features automatic alerts with optional shutdown for no-flow, dry-run, and end-of-curve operation. That means the seal is safe should someone forget to open a valve or to run the pump without water. What's more, the unit is electronically protected for overload and locked rotor conditions per UL 778 and CSA C22.2 No. 108, so the motor is protected - a real crowd pleaser for insurance companies.