Tokyo, Japan, February 8, 2013 – Fuji Electric has been recognized by two Japanese agencies for their outstanding achievement in energy efficiency for three of their products. The manufacturer earned the Director’s Award by the Agency of Natural Resources and Energy ; and the Japan Machinery Federation’s President Award for Superior Energy Conserving Machinery Award. The awards were given to Fuji Electric’s Uninterruptible Power Supply (HX Series), their Power Conditioners (PVI Series), and their vending machine (which utilizes a hybrid heat pump).
As the global leader in power electronics technology begins their new fiscal year, the awards are an important validation for their ongoing energy conservation and efficiency efforts. The award for the HX Series of Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) equipped with a 3-level IGBT module, and the PVI Series of power conditioners for use in mega-solar applications, demonstrate the company’s ongoing commitment to the environment.
By employing Fuji Electric’s proprietary new 3-level IGBT module, the HX Series of UPS achieves an efficiency of 97% with 40% less power loss than conventional models. Meanwhile, the PVI series of power conditioners realizes equipment efficiency of 98.5% and reduces power loss by 76% compared to conventional models.
JMF’s President Award was given for Fuji Electric’s Can and Bottle Vending Machine model equipped with a hybrid heat pump. By equipping this vending machine with cooling circuitry that uses an inverter compressor and a new electronic expansion valve, Fuji Electric developed a hybrid system that makes it possible to operate the heat pump internally and externally as well as in the internal compartment using a single compressor. This enables the vending machine to significantly reduce CO2 emissions over the product lifecycle.
About Fuji Electric Corp. of America
Fuji Electric Corp. of America is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Electric Co., Ltd., and has been responsible for sales and distribution of the company’s products since 1970. Fuji Electric Co., Ltd. has been developing power electronics equipment since 1923, and is a global leader in industrial products ranging from semiconductors, power supply, and power generation equipment to AC drives and electric vehicle charging stations. For more information please visit www.americas.fujielectric.com or follow us on Twitter @FujiElectricFEA.
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