USA: Daikin Applied has won a Frost & Sullivan Manufacturing Leadership award for its Variable Volume Ratio (VVR) technology.

The new VVR technology, incorporated in Daikin’s new Pathfinder air-cooled chiller, enables the compressor to sense the amount of lift needed in any given moment, and adjusts the compression ratio automatically. The result is that the compressor works only as hard as it needs to, and customers don’t pay for over-compression which is likely occurring 95% of the time.

Daikin Applied was named as one of 91 projects and companies from a broad range of industries on this year’s list of Manufacturing Leadership Award winners.

Now in its 13th year, the Manufacturing Leadership Awards programme honours organisations and individuals that are seen to be shaping the future of global manufacturing.

“VVR technology allows Daikin to offer our customers more flexibility, higher efficiency and a better overall chiller product.” says Rob Landes, chiller product manager, “Each individual customer’s needs are different and equally important; with VVR we can address each need in a highly reliable way.”

Daikin Applied will be recognised at the Awards Gala, which is to be held on the last day of the Manufacturing Leadership Summit, June 12-14, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa in Huntington Beach, California.