Celebrating a milestone, Danfoss Turbocor, the pioneer behind the revolutionary oil-free, magnetic bearing compressor in the HVAC industry, commemorates its 10th anniversary as a fully integrated Danfoss company. With a history dating back to 1994 and establishing a joint venture with Danfoss in 2004, Turbocor® compressors have consistently delivered unparalleled efficiency, boasting low Global Warming Potential (GWP) compatibility. This breakthrough technology aids in emission reduction while ensuring substantial returns on investment for its clientele.
Ricardo Schneider, President of Danfoss Turbocor, emphasized, “Our technology was always envisioned as transformative. Our cutting-edge innovation coupled with a robust manufacturing and sales network has empowered us to offer solutions enhancing operational performance and achieving unmatched energy efficiency.”
The unique oil-free, magnetic bearing technology employed by Turbocor compressors ensures sustained performance throughout their lifecycle, thereby minimizing maintenance and replacement expenses. Their permanent magnet motors and variable-speed drives guarantee efficiency across various operational loads, making them adaptable for air-cooled, water-cooled, or evaporative-cooled chillers serving a diverse range of applications. To date, these compressors have been installed in over 130,000 systems worldwide.
Turbocor compressors have garnered numerous industry accolades, including the Innovative Star of Energy Efficiency award from the Alliance to Save Energy, the 2022 Product of the Year from the Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute, and the Climate and Ozone Protection Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Danfoss Turbocor is poised for expansion on a global scale, with plans for an extended facility in Haiyan, China, set to open next year. Moreover, a configuration center in Nordborg, Denmark, at Danfoss’ corporate headquarters is in the works, intended to enhance sales and service for Turbocor’s European clientele. Anticipated for completion in 2026, a new production facility in Nordborg will bolster the existing infrastructure.
In Tallahassee, Florida, Danfoss Turbocor is fostering local collaborations with academic institutions. Their ongoing partnership with FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, initiated in 2021, offers scholarships and research grants totaling $750,000 to first-generation or underrepresented minority students. The company also collaborates with Tallahassee Community College on workforce development programs, such as the CNC machinist apprenticeship.
Highlighting their commitment to growth, a new 167,000 sq ft manufacturing facility in Tallahassee is scheduled for completion in early 2024. This expansion aims to meet the surging demand for high-efficiency compressors in both American and international markets, contributing significantly to job creation in the Tallahassee region.