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Why Buy UNITROL Chillers?

Unitrol has since 1971 only manufactured “AUTOMOTIVE GRADE” chillers which come complete with features that are extra cost or not available on their line of “commercial grade” chillers. And yet the cost to you is about the same. And when you add the cost they charge as options for these features, Unitrol comes out at a lower cost.
These features are supplied at no extra cost to handle continuous operation at full capacity under the harshest of industrial conditions. These features, supplied standard with all Unitrol chillers, can save upwards of $1,700.00 in cost over other chillers.

  • AUTOMATIC WATER REFILL VALVE. This is an option for commercial chillers and costs about $175.00 and up and is standard on Unitrol chillers except model #8000.
  • LOW WATER FLOW SAFETY SWITCH to protect refrigeration components stops the compressor if a fault occurs that could freeze the system. This is about a $300.00 option on other chillers but standard on Unitrol chillers.
  • BACKFLOW KIT to prevent water overflow in tank when system is shut off. Kit includes zero pressure water solenoid valve, and check valve. Supplied on 5-ton or larger chillers. This is a $300.00 - $400.00 option on other chillers. They are standard on Unitrol chillers except model #8000.
  • STAINLESS STEEL BRAZE PLATE EVAPORATOR, mounted outside of water tank. Our outside stainless steel evaporator produces the maximum cooling efficiency possible to get more than the “nominal” rating out of our chillers at all flow rates. Many other companies put a finned evaporator coil inside their tank.
    • This is a major service problem because service or inspection of the coil requires removal of the water tank.
    • A coil inside the tank has low water flow across the fins to cause clogging that continues to lower efficiency and ability to cool the water.
  • SELF-CLEANING EVAPORATOR: Because of the high flow rate through our outside evaporator, the Unitrol system is self-cleaning. Since water flow across the evaporator coils inside other brand chillers tanks is not uniform, chiller efficiency at low to medium flow rates is poor, and the fins on the in-tank evaporators have to be periodically cleaned.
  • STAINLESS STEEL WATER PUMPS. This increases pump efficiency and eliminates corrosion found in other types of pumps.
  • LOW WATER-FLOW BYPASS VALVE to allow use of chiller at any external water flow level and still prevent water freezing in the evaporator. This recent addition to our chillers allows outside flow to be 0 – maximum without effecting chiller operation. The bypass will always keep a balanced flow through the evaporator and not deadhead the water pump (saves seals). This is a $120.00 option on many other brand chillers but standard on Unitrol chillers.
  • PHASE ROTATION / PHASE DROPOUT PROTECTION to prevent reverse operation of scroll compressors. This is not standard on commercial chillers and saves compressor destruction especially during initial installation. Cost is typically $180.00 on other chillers but standard on Unitrol chillers 7-1/2 tons and larger.
  • SEAMLESS NON-METALLIC WATER TANKS with non-metallic and brass fittings. We have found these tanks to be 100% without leaks since the first chiller in 1971.
  • RETURN WATER FILTER/STRAINER with live flush valve prevents contaminants from reducing the efficiency of the cooling evaporator and also prolongs the life of the water pump. This option can cost $175.00 on other brand chillers but standard on Unitrol chillers.
  • AIR INTAKE FILTER, washable. This is not available on most commercial chillers. We feel that a chiller operating in typical factory conditions should have the ability to trap dirt and oils on a filter and not on the condenser coils. Because of this standard air intake filter system, our chillers do not require periodic flushing and chemical cleaning of the evaporator coils. This feature can cost $250.00 or more on commercial chillers and is standard on Unitrol chillers.
  • SERVICE “HOT” ability. All inspection and adjustments can be done with all outside panels removed. This is required for automotive chillers since they do not want to take a line down while doing inspection or minor repair (hose leaks, etc.) on a chiller. You cannot do this on most commercial chillers since removing the panels on an operating chiller will run the pressure to the high limit and turn the compressor off.
  • ELECTRONIC DIGITAL CONTROLLER. Single stage for 10-ton and smaller chillers, dual and triple staged for 15-ton or larger chillers for maximum efficiency. This is a $100.00 option for other manufacturers on smaller chillers.
  • NON-FERRIS FITTINGS on all water passage fittings to prevent internal rust accumulation and allow use of the chiller on a wide variety of fluids.

 

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Customizing a UNITROL Chiller:

UNITROL can modify any chiller model to handle special applications such as:

    • Electrical: 380V or 575V, 50Hz frequency
    • Water Pumps: Special flow or pressure requirements
    • Dual Water Pumps: One pump for internal refrigeration, one for outside load
    • Added Cooling Loops: To chill more than one circuit (Often used for Seam Welding flood cooling)
    • Split systems to place heat-producing condenser outside of building
    • Manual water refill with sight glass to replace automatic refill system
    • Alarms and interlocking systems

Non-Refrigerated Coolers:

UNITROL also manufactures non-refrigerated systems that will cool water down to as low as 5°F above room temperature. These systems include a fine-finned radiator, water tank, water pump and controls. Sizes range from nominal 24,000 BTU/Hr to 1,000,000 BUT/Hr. Contact UNITROL sales to select the appropriate model number.

Outdoor Applications:

Chillers can be ordered with outdoor kits installed for use in any ambient temperature.

Water Cooled Chillers:

Standard model chillers are provided with Air Cooled Condensers. UNITROL can also provide any of our chillers with Water Cooled Condensers.

 

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Water Chiller Master Chart

These units are self-contained and include a WATER TANK and WATER PUMP. Chillers recirculate water and are considered "Closed Loop" systems.

 

MODEL

NOMINAL

ELECTRICAL

(60 Hz)

FULL

LOAD

AMPS

WATER

PUMP

HP

MAX.

WATER

FLOW

RATE (GPM @35psi)

TANK

CAP.

(GAL)

DIMENSIONS (INCHES)

APPROX.

SHIPPING

WEIGHT

(LBS)

BTU/HR

OUTPUT

@90ºF

TONS

(COMP

HP)

L

W

H

8000

4,000

1/3

115/1

16

1/3

3

3

16

26

20

150

8012

6,000

1/2

115/1

22

1/3

3

3

16

26

20

165

8015C

6,000

1/2

230/1

12

1

20

15

29

36

51.5

415

8025C

8,000

3/4

230/3

14

1

20

15

29

36

51.5

425

8026C

8,000

3/4

115/1

29

1

20

15

29

36

51.5

425

8050C

12,000

1

230/1

15

1

20

15

29

36

51.5

455

8051C

12,000

1

460/3

7

1

20

15

29

36

51.5

435

8052C

12,000

1

115/1

28

1

20

15

29

36

51.5

435

8055C

18,000

1-1/2

230/1

22

1

20

15

29

36

51.5

455

8075C

18,000

1-1/2

230/3

14

1

20

15

29

36

51.5

455

8076C

18,000

1-1/2

460/3

8

1

20

15

29

36

51.5

455

8100C

26,900

2-1/4

230/1

26

1

20

15

29

36

51.5

525

8101C

26,900

2-1/4

230/3

17

1

20

15

29

36

51.5

525

8102C

26.900

2-1/4

460/3

9

1

20

15

29

36

51.5

525

8110C

40,000

3-1/4

460/3

15

1

20

15

29

36

51.5

625

8111C

40,000

3-1/4

230/3

28

1

20

15

29

36

51.5

625

8200

60,000

5

460/3

17

2

50

15

50

52

38

1,015

8201

60,000

5

230/3

34

2

50

15

50

52

38

1,015

8250

90,000

7-1/2

460/3

19

2

50

15

50

52

44

1,220

8251

90,000

7-1/2

230/3

38

2

50

15

50

52

44

1,220

8300

120,000

10

460/3

23

3

80

15

50

52

44

1,285

8301

120,000

10

230/3

45

3

80

15

50

52

44

1,285

8400

2=modules

180,000

15

460/3

1=16

1=19

3

80

30

50 each

52 each

44 each

1=1,220

1=1,170

8401

2=modules

180,000

15

230/3

1=38

1=33

3

80

30

50 each

52 each

44 each

1=1,220

1=1,170

8450

2=modules

240,000

20

460/3

1=23

1=20

5

180

40

50 each

52 each

44 each

1=1,285

1=1,235

8451

2=modules

240,000

20

230/3

1=45

1=37

5

180

40

50 each

52 each

44 each

1=1,285

1=1,235

8500

3=modules

300,000

25

460/3

1=23, 1=20

1=17

5

180

60

50 each

52 each

2=44

1=38

2=1,220

1=1,015

8550

3=modules

360,000

30

460/3

1=32

2=28

7-1/2

230

60

50 each

52 each

50 each

1=1,285

2=1,235

8600R

480,000

40

460/3

108

7-1/2

230

90

170

45

80

4,285

8650R

600,000

50

460/3

132

10

310

90

170

45

80

4,720

 

 

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USING UNITROL CHILLERS FOR RESISTANCE WELDING APPLICATIONS

UNITROL chillers are designed to handle a large variety of industrial water cooling applications. Over the years, UNITROL has produced a large volume of chillers for use in resistance (spot) welding applications. Our experience in sizing chillers used in welding lines allows us to provide the most economical match of chiller and application.

WHY YOU NEED THE UNITROL SYSTEM FOR YOUR WELDING LINE

All UNITROL Spot Welder Chillers are self-contained, closed-loop refrigeration systems which recirculate a continuous supply of cold water virtually eliminating all water consumption. This means it's unnecessary to use city or well water which presently contaminates your water lines. So down-time for cleaning and descaling of mineral deposits is totally eliminated.

Consistent pressure and low temperature is also maintained in the cooling water, helping to reduce down-time for copper tip replacement as much as 50%. Your weld quality and uniformity is also greatly improved. The result is increased production, more efficient operation, more actual output hours. After all, it's only when your machines are running that you're turning out billable product.

UNITROL CHILLERS PAY FOR THEMSELVES IN THE FIRST YEAR

You will immediately realize an impressive increase in quality production and output hours with drastic reduction of costly tip replacement. As an example, an elimination of as little as 10 minutes per day of tip dressing represents a typical annual savings per operator of over $1,000.00. By adding the elimination of costly water, high sewer taxes, and EPA mandated water processing, you can easily realize a payback of the entire chiller cost within 5 to 12 months.

Another money saving tip: The air exhaust from the chiller can be used to heat your building, and the heat can be exhausted out during the warm months.

When you go with Unitrol, you can count on increased productivity with lower costs starting the first day of installation!

 

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