When
the going gets tough, DENSO Corp.’s MovinCool® spot air conditioners keep
their cool. At an Ohio steel-forging mill, a MovinCool unit did just that for
25 years – without a single repair.

Ohio
Star Forge, a division of Daido Steel and a leading North American manufacturer
of steel parts, bought the unit in 1989 to maintain a safe and comfortable
working environment for machine operators at its factory in Warren, Ohio. As
red-hot parts come out of the forging machine, the room temperature can soar to
more than 110 degrees Fahrenheit.

The
model, a MovinCool Classic 10, had recently stopped blowing cold air and needed
a new part. “I could tell right away by the serial number how old this unit was,”
said John Moore, operations manager of Spot Coolers, a nationwide MovinCool
distributor whose rental fleet includes more than 4,000 MovinCool units. “I
wasn’t surprised.”

The
repair was easy: Replace the blower wheel. Today, the unit is back in service alongside
four others: another Classic 10 unit also installed in 1989 and other models
added in 1995, 1996 and 2005.

Each
MovinCool unit is stationed near forging machines where parts come out at 2,200
F. None of the others has needed a repair. “The quality and reliability of
MovinCool air conditioners are the rule, not the exception,” said MovinCool
Sales Manager David Keller. “Our comprehensive line of compact, self-contained air
conditioners offers the cost-effective cooling solutions our customers have
come to trust to protect people, equipment and processes.”

Like
all DENSO products, MovinCool air conditioners are subject to stringent manufacturing
standards. Design features that prevent corrosion and ensure long-term
reliability include:

 ·        Hermetically
sealed refrigeration units and fan motors

·        
Protective
housings that fully enclose fan motors to keep out moisture-absorbing dust

·        
Refrigerant
pipes connected by reducers and expanders

·        
Sheet-metal
panels securely attached to the frame at load-bearing points

·        
Steel
mounting plates and heavy-duty bolts that secure casters to the frame

·        
Fully
insulated drain pans

 “I
have always insisted on MovinCool,” said Bill Petruzzi, Ohio Star Forge’s machine
optimization manager. “It would be hard to find a better product for us.”

DENSO
originally developed spot air conditioners as an efficient way of cooling
employees on its own factory production lines. At Ohio Star Forge, the Classic
10 model had been running five days a week most of the year, often 24 hours a
day for three shifts, prior to its first repair.

“The
environment in a forging mill is extremely hostile to air conditioners,” said
John Deraway, project manager at Alcon Mechanical Inc., which maintains Ohio
Star Forge’s air conditioning equipment. “The only servicing we’ve had to do on
these units is cleaning and changing filters. These are very durably built. We
see other brands that just don’t hold up.”

MovinCool,
a pioneer of workspace spot cooling since the 1980s, offers portable and
ceiling-mount air conditioning systems for many different office and industrial
applications. MovinCool’s industry-leading warranty covers parts and labor on
the entire unit for three years. For more information, visit www.movincool.com.

DENSO Corp., headquartered in Kariya, Aichi
prefecture, Japan, is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced
technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control,
electronics, information and safety. Its customers include all the world’s
major carmakers. Worldwide, the company has more than 200 subsidiaries and
affiliates in 38 countries and regions (including Japan) and employs nearly
140,000 people. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31,
2015, totaled US$35.9 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 9.2 percent of its
global consolidated sales on research and development. DENSO common stock is traded
on the Tokyo and Nagoya stock exchanges. In North America, DENSO employs more
than 17,000 people at 33 consolidated companies and affiliates. Of these, 28
are manufacturing facilities located in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. In the
U.S. alone, DENSO employs more than 14,000 people in California, Alabama,
Michigan, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Iowa,
Ohio, Arkansas and Pennsylvania. DENSO’s North American consolidated sales
totaled US$8.0 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015.

MovinCool is a registered trademark of DENSO
Corp.

 

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