AHR Expo Announces Products of the Year

Caleffi Hydronic Solutions’ AngleMix thermostatic mixing valve wins in Plumbing category

AHR Expo Announces Products of the Year

Infinitum Electric’s IEq, a high-efficiency silicon carbide VFD was named the 2021 AHR Expo Product of the Year. 

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The AHR Expo recently announced its Product of the Year winners for 2021.

Every year, the AHR Expo Innovation Award winners from 10 categories compete to be named the AHR Expo Product of the Year. The award is usually announced at the show in a special ceremony to honor the winners. With the 2021 show canceled, show management and cosponsors ASHRAE and AHRI decided to announce the winners online. 

Infinitum Electric’s IEq, a high-efficiency silicon carbide VFD will reign as the 2021 AHR Expo Product of the Year. It delivers the latest step-change improvements to motor control efficiency, size, and packaging, enabling OEMs and end users to deploy the technology in more varied environments.

Caleffi Hydronic Solutions’ AngleMix angle-style thermostatic mixing valve was named the winner in the Plumbing category.

The Caleffi AngleMix 520 Series thermostatic mixing valve accurately controls mixed water temperature in residential and commercial domestic hot water systems. It is the industry’s only thermostatic mixing valve with an angle-styled body. This geometry minimizes the number of elbows required, which reduces overall installation cost. Additionally, AngleMix is the industry’s only thermostatic mixing valve that can close off its hot and cold ports at 100% tightness, preventing temperature creep or droop.

The Caleffi AngleMix easily mounts at the water heater outlet and the angle-style body mixed temperature outlet is in line with the water heater outlet. This facilitates straight-line piping, which reduces pipe elbows and overall space required for installation. The AngleMix has a lockable set point adjustment knob and includes a temperature gauge on the mixed temperature outlet for instant verification of temperature. The precision engineered anti-scale internal components minimize service requirements, ensure smooth operation and long life, and compensate for temperature and pressure fluctuations of the incoming hot and cold water. Available in a wide variety of end connections, the angle-style body design is compatible with all common pipe types and connection styles from 1/2-inch to 1-inch sizes. AngleMix is certified to ASSE 1017 standard for point of distribution domestic water systems. 

The AHR Expo Innovation Awards is an annual competition that honors the most inventive and original products, systems and technologies showcased at each year’s AHR Expo. Products go head-to-head in the following categories: building automation; cooling; green building; heating; indoor air quality; plumbing; refrigeration; software; tools and instruments; and ventilation. Winners are selected by a panel of third-party ASHRAE member judges who evaluate all award entries based on innovative design, creativity, application, value and market impact.

The AHR Expo and its exhibitors give back to the community by donating the Innovation Awards entry fees to an organization in the region where the show is being held. A selection committee chooses a deserving organization that is in need of HVACR repairs, upgrades or installations. Past recipients include the Atlanta Police Athletic League, the Chicago Lighthouse, and Opportunity Village in Las Vegas.

For more information on this year’s product winners, visit www.ahrexpo.com/awards/#winners.


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