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22.08.12 SCHAKO KG has acquired an interest
in Schneider Elektronik GmbH
Retroactively to 1 January 2012, SCHAKO KG, one of the leading companies in ventilation and air-conditioning technology, has acquired an interest in Schneider Elektronik GmbH, the market leader for ventilation technology in laboratories.
This step is aimed at securing and expanding its longstanding and successful business relationship with that company. Potentials in development, production and sales (nationally and internationally) can now be used even more effectively. For the future, this means that customers will continue to benefit from technically outstanding and energy-efficient products according to their requirements and rely on comprehensive services in planning, implementation, operation and service.
SCHAKO have recently completed a project at the prestigious BERKELEY HOTEL LONDON FERRARI dealership. Due to the exacting requirements of the client the SCHAKO DSC 402 2 slot linear diffusers were chosen.
Site conditions were testing and the slots had to be installed, unusually, in a recessed coving, this meant that the usual horizontal coanda effect could not be utilized.
The problem was to get the air into the area from this position via 2 slots at 80 l/s.
Due to the high induction capability of the adjustable blades the induced air successfully mixed into the room giving good coverage and comfortable conditions, whilst matching the superior aesthetic requirements of the Ferrari dealership.
11.04.11 Cross-talk sound attenuator
AUDIX® closes the gap in
sound absorption and sound insulation
- Ensures a quiet atmosphere: and increases the ability to concentrate and enhances the interior comfort
- Space-saving: compact box-like construction enables installation in or on lightweight walls
- Combinable: with SCHAKO slot diffusers for draught-free air flow
- Easy to mount: easy mounting via rectangular connection pipes for plasterboard mounting
- Economical: additional cross-talk sound attenuators are dispensable, more space is available in corridors
If different rooms within a building are supplied by joint ventilation ducts, the airborne noise made by the room users can be transmitted from room to room. The transmitted frequency spectrum is reminiscent of the listening experience on the phone. To avoid this acoustic disturbance, cross-talk sound attenuators are used which are designed for attenuating sound levels in the frequency range from 500 to 2,000 Hz. If the allowed room sound volumes are exceeded, this will have an adverse effect on concentration and performance. This is why low noise levels are an important comfort factor, which has to be taken into account when planning a building. For reasons of space, sound absorption often turns out to be difficult or even impossible using conventional silencers.
11.04.11 Fire dampers
Now even more versatile use:
The SCHAKO fire damper BKA-EN
- Easier mounting: with slide-in frame for dry mounting in walls with metal post
- Extended installation in ceiling: installation on solid ceilings, space-saving "flange-to-flange" mounting possible
- Extended installation in walls with metal post: the installation in walls with metal post with firewall properties as well as walls with metal post F30 has been added to our product range
- ATEX: certification according to ATEX directive 94/9/EC
The fire damper BKA-EN with its large free cross-section has now even more versatile use. In combination with a slide-in frame, mounting (dry mounting) in walls with metal post is done much quicker.
11.04.11 Fire dampers
A good product once again improved:
The fire damper BSK-RPR
- Additional sizes available: now up to d=500 mm
- Mounting situations extended:
- Installation in walls with metal post with smooth ceiling connection
- Installation in walls with metal post with firewall properties
- Installation in walls with metal post F30
- Simpler and clean mounting: with mounting frame in any position in light partition walls
The revised fire damper BSK-RPR is one of the trade fair novelties to be presented by the SCHAKO KG on the ISH in Frankfurt from 15 to 19 March 2011. During the further development of the fire damper, the available sizes were expanded from previously D = 100 – 250 mm to D = 100 – 500 mm. Moreover, the mounting situations were supplemented. After being incorporated in the general building supervisory approval certificate by the DIBt, Berlin, the range of use of the fire damper has been increased and expanded.
11.04.11 Ceiling Induction Diffusers
Induction diffuser now also for wall mounting: DISA-W
- Powerful: coping with high thermal loads with low air volume
- Multi-functional: can be used for heating and cooling room air
- Energy- and space-saving: by reducing the primary air portion to the hygienically required minimum level
- Comfortable: mixing primary and secondary air creates thermal comfort
The induction diffuser with one-way throw combines the flow properties of wall diffusers with the energetic advantages of load removal via water-operated heat exchangers, thus allowing high thermal loads at low air exchange rates.
11.04.11 Signalling and switching bus system
SCHAKO EasyBus: The communication talent for fire prevention and ventilation technology
- Versatile: monitoring and activation of almost all electric and mechanical drives in ventilation technology and fire prevention with only one system
- Flexible: freely selectable topology
- Economical: reduction of the installation work and fire danger of up to 30%: EasyBus uses one line for power supply and communication.
- Scalable: up to 512 fire dampers with mechanical trigger and 128 fire dampers with electrothermal trigger can be activated via an Easy-M Master
- Self-supplying: EasyEco limit switches cover their energy requirement for the radio signal by induction from the movement of the dampers: no electric connection, no maintenance-intensive battery required
The signalling and switching bus system EasyBus can simultaneously perform fire prevention monitoring and volumetric flow control in ventilation technology, thus reducing installation costs and fire danger by virtue of much less wiring.
11.04.11 Particle filter boxes
Simple. Safe. The SCHAKO particle filter box
FK-FF with fluid seal
- Cleanroom-proven: use in supply and return air installations in cleanrooms in industry, in hospitals and laboratories
- Easy to handle: handle cover on both sides, filter stop for filter protection
- Safe seal: the fluid seal guarantees an absolutely airtight installation of the filter cell
- Combinable: with SCHAKO air or swirl diffusers which can be mounted and dismounted without any tools
Sophisticated products for highly sensitive environments such as cleanrooms are distinguished by very easy and thus safe operation. This principle was also the overriding factor in revising the FK-FF. Thus, for example, a handle cover on both sides prevents the filter from being damaged during mounting. A filter stop prevents the sword from touching the ground, thus avoiding a filter leak.
11.04.11 Laboratory system
SCHAKO Laboratory controller LCO500:
Room air and temperature under control
- Independent: decentralised and independent balancing of the setpoint values for room air control (supply air and exhaust air) in laboratories
- Versatile: additional control of radiator valves and recirculating air cooling units
- Flexible: all inputs and outputs are freely programmable
- Integratable: analogue/digital data exchange between the laboratory and the building control system (BCS), optionally via bus connection
The LCO500 detects the actual values of the exhaust air volumetric flows and balances the overall volumetric flow value of the room. It then calculates the setpoint input for the room supply air or room exhaust air volumetric flow controller from the balanced air volume. In doing so, it takes the pressure inputs - negative pressure for laboratories, positive pressure for clean rooms - into account.
11.04.11 Laboratory system
Multifunctional Room Management Controller RMC700:
All data at a glance
- Multi-functional: actual value display and monitoring of temperature, room pressure, humidity, volumetric flow
- Flexible: free parameter setting and assignment of functions of all keys, LEDs, relay outputs, key-operated switches, digital inputs and graphical LC display
- Energy- and cost-saving: switches between daytime and nighttime operation and helps to reduce energy costs
- Integratable: connection to the building control system, LON, Modbus and BACnet
The multi-functional room management controller allows display and monitoring of the actual values for temperature, room pressure, humidity and volumetric flow at any time.
11.04.11 Duct system
A nice piece of work: the SCHAKO round duct system
- Complete: implementation of a complete and adjustable system: integrated supply air and return air diffusers, controllable volumes, protection by means of fire dampers
- Esthetic: uniform duct design with constant outside diameter independent of the position of the components
- Flexible: any geometry is possible thanks to the combination of dummy pipes, bends, arc segments and connecting pieces
- Adaptable: available in all RAL colours, the stainless steel model is suitable for aggressive environments
- Easy to mount: premounted suspension devices reduce the assembly time
- CAD-supported: technical design by SCHAKO, the customers gets finished CAD drawings
The SCHAKO KG presents its latest expanded duct system. Its modular design allows architects and planners to construct freely visible ventilation systems on the highest esthetic level. They thus provide a room with visual highlights.
09.09.10 Updated design program
Design program in 11 languages
After slightly more than one year, it is now time for an updated version 2010. The updated version still includes the comfort calculator according to DIN EN ISO 7730 which makes it possible to quickly and easily determine during the planning phase the thermal comfort conditions of a room and to ensure the subsequent perceptions of a comfortable room. Furthermore, simple copying into the clipboard is also included to enable the transfer of data to Microsoft Office, Open Office or an email.
It is now possible to use the design program in 11 languages: German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Polish, Hungarian, Danish, Dutch, Czech, and Russian.
08.12.09 Updated design program
Extended design program including comfort computer
The SCHAKO design program enters its next stage, to allow engineers and technicians to carry out precise calculations of their projects containing SCHAKO products. To this end, not only all data have been updated and more than 40 new products have been integrated. You can also take advantage of the new function "Copy to clipboard". You can now copy a planning table, for example, into a Microsoft or Open Office document or even into an e-mail.
07.07.09 Fire dampers
Fire resistant protection "BKA-Ü" featuring a special construction and application (overflow flap)
In the event of fire, fire resistant protections featuring a special construction and application (overflow flap) close openings which are used for air flow circulation in fire resistant interior walls or
01.04.09 Fire Dampers
Round Shut-off Device BSK-RPR
The round shut-off device type BSK-RPR of general building supervisory approval Z-41.3-681 has been inspected according to DIN EN 1366-2 in connection with DIN-EN 1363-1.
It is used as shut-off device of fire lobbies in room air ventilation systems. The shut-off device BSK-RPR can be installed in massive walls and ceilings, in massive walls with mounting frame (dry installation), in lightweight walls according to DIN 4102-4 Table 48, and in shaft walls (model as lightweight walls with metal post construction).
01.04.09 Base Plate Diffusers
Base plate diffuser equipped with different blade elements
To allow an individual design of base plates, SCHAKO offers the option of equipping base plates from different manufacturers with diffuser elements of the DSX type.
01.04.09 Control Systems
Bypass control for laboratories
The bypass control for VCP type laboratories is a quick control system for prioritised control of room supply air and room return air volumetric flows fitted with internal secondary control circuits for constant pressure regulation. This control system prioritised for volumetric flow in round design provides, microprocessor-controlled, a uniform room pressure in laboratories (S1-S3), clean rooms (classes A-D), stables and interlocks.
01.04.09 Ceiling Diffusers
Ceiling diffuser IDA for high rooms
The new ceiling diffuser IDA is an adjustable comfort diffuser for installation flush with the ceiling for cooling and heating large halls up to 8 m in height. In order to prevent draughts in cooling mode, the supply air must largely be discharged horizontally from the diffuser. In heating mode, however, the diffuser must be able to project the warm supply air down vertically to low level to achieve fast and efficient heating. The diffuser type IDA meets both these requirements ideally.
01.04.09 Ceiling Induction Diffusers
Ceiling induction diffuser DISA 600
The ceiling induction diffuser type DISA was developed for removing high thermal loads from air-conditioned rooms. It combines the supply of processed fresh air (primary air) required for each room with the advantages of energetic load removal by the medium water. The low overall height of the ceiling induction diffuser type DISA with horizontal heat exchanger is especially suitable for low heights of false ceilings in new buildings and for installing it in rehabilitated buildings. It can be installed either flush with the ceiling or freely suspended below the ceiling. Its two grille versions allow a specific optic design.
01.04.09 Ceiling Displacement Diffusers
Ceiling displacement diffuser DAV
The newly developed ceiling displacement diffuser of the DAV type is a low-induction displacement diffuser for installation in rooms in which the supply air is to enter the room from the ceiling.
01.04.09 Room Automation Systems
Single Room Control X-RUS
The new room automation system X-RUS is a highly flexible modular room automation system. It integrates controller functions (heating, cooling) and control functions (shadowing, light, presence). In the absence of a higher-ranking building control system, the full functionality is available (autonomous operating mode for controller function, setpoint values, time programs, energy optimisation). Bus connections to powerful automation systems or to a control centre can be easily implemented via open communication with BACnet or Modbus. Fault messages of components can be transmitted to a higher-ranking DDC/BCS via the X-RUS.
01.04.09 Multi-Leaf Dampers
Multi-leaf damper with even duct dimensions
Multi-leaf dampers are used in air-conditioning and ventilation systems as control, throttle or shut-off dampers to control pressure and volumetric flow. SCHAKO's new multi-leaf dampers made of a dimensionally stable profiled frame made of galvanised sheet steel with smaller leaves could be shortened in their depth to 120 mm. This makes the new multi-leaf dampers lighter, more compact and easier to mount. The smaller installation dimensions are supported by a profiled connection frame minimised to 25 mm.
01.04.09 Fan Convectors
Fan coil unit NBS
The compact dimensions and low mounting height of the NBS fan coil units in combination with their high power and low noise level provide a pleasant climate. With respect to their air flow capacity, cooling capacity and pressing, the NBS series of models is superior to the known Aquaris Silent series of models. Fan coil units allow decentralised air cooling and dehumidification. Additional options include ventilation and heating.
01.04.09 Cooling Ceilings
Cooling ceiling FRIGODEC for plaster ceiling activation
The new cooling ceiling FRIGODEC extends the SCHAKO cooling ceiling program by an extremely low-cost complete system for plaster ceiling activation.
FRIGODEC cooling/heating ceilings with their small register height are suitable for installation when false ceiling heights are low.
01.04.09 Signalling and Switching Bus Systems
Signalling and Switching Bus System EASY-Bus
The new signalling and switching bus system SCHAKO EasyBus for activating and monitoring electrical and mechanical fire dampers and smoke dampers.
01.04.09 Smoke Detection Systems
Smoke detection system RMS
The smoke detector RMS stands out from previous smoke detectors by virtue of its superior mode of operation, making the RMS system unique. Two optic sensors are continuously emitting an infrared beam. When the light beam hits smoke particles in the air, it will be deflected, resulting in the smoke detection system detecting the smoke. Compared with conventional smoke detectors working by the scattered light principle, which measure the smoke in a detection chamber projecting from the ceiling or extending into the duct, the SCHAKO RMS system measures the smoke outside the housing. As no air needs to flow through the smoke detector housing, this smoke detector is not as susceptible to soiling as other smoke detectors which require air to flow through the measuring chamber. However, if the smoke detector model RMS-L does get soiled, it can be cleaned quite easily by wiping the front glass.
01.04.09 Sound-Damped Volumetric Flow Controller
Sound-damped volumetric flow controller Piano pneumatic
The sound-damped volumetric flow controller Piano for supply and return air systems is distinguished by its small dimensions. Its small size facilitates installation and its small dimensions save space and thus overall height. This allows it also to be installed in constricted false ceiling areas. Due to the smaller dimensions and the resulting smaller weight, installation is greatly simplified. Nevertheless, the sound values achieved are impressive!
01.04.09 Fan Coil Units
System solution Aquaris Silent with combined diffuser KWB
It is generally accepted that a properly air-conditioned environment creates a feeling of well-being and increases human performance levels. Nowadays it is virtually unthinkable to see a hotel, office, hospital, restaurant, apartment or factory without air-conditioning.
01.04.09 Volumetric Flow Controller
Volumetric flow controller model VRA-R Smart® rectangular
Volumetric flow controllers and their proven technology for controlling variable and constant air volumetric flows in ventilation and air-conditioning installations has been adapted by SCHAKO to current developments. Their compact design and high measureing precision allow for simple handling on site, thus saving valuable working hours. There is nothing more characteristic of today's working life than the motto "Time is money".
01.04.09 Long Throw Nozzles
Long throw nozzle model WDA
A horizontal supply air pattern is often required for large, high rooms such as theatres, concert halls, production halls, etc. Long throw nozzles type WDA are particularly suitable for this application. The cone-shaped body of the nozzle increases air velocity ensuring a stable core jet. This results in very long throws. The dynamic internal construction of the jet nozzle allows a very high exit velocity at low noise levels and high induction. This results in deep penetration depths in both heating and cooling. The nozzles are also well suited to vertical throws.
11.12.08 Updated design programme air with comfort calculator
Updated design programme air with comfort calculator
The SCHAKO design programme is used by many engineers and technicians for the detailed calculation of a certain product type in the planning stage of a project. Since the introduction of our current programme last autumn, a series of additions and extensions have been made. They are designed to make work easier and get better use of these systems.
The new version can be found at www.schako.de in the "Service" section.
14.11.08 DXF and DWG libraries
DXF and DWG libraries for SCHAKO products
In our last customer survey, we were asked to make the SCHAKO climate and air products also available as CAD planning data. We have complied with this request and have set up DXF and DWG libraries for our products over the last few months.
31.07.08 Air diffusers
Floor diffusers FBS
Functional and integrated air-conditioning are currently the key words in the ventilation sector.
The floor slot diffusers FBS from SCHAKO meets both requirements made by home builders and architects alike.
31.07.08 Air diffusers
Displacement diffuser step-mounted grille QSG
Concerts, theatre events, talks, cinema shows - spectators, especially on the upper tiers, often work up a sweat because of insufficient air-conditioning.
This where the new displacement diffuser step-mounted grilles QSG from SCHAKO come in handy for optimum air-conditioning.
04.10.07 New design program
Updated - now with user-friendly mail function
The SCHAKO design program is an important tool for quick and precise design and selection of components during the planning phase of your projects. Now SCHAKO has made available the new version. This version allows you to design your fire dampers, volumetric flow controllers and silencers in the simplest possible way. Combined designs, for example of volumetric flow controllers with silencers connected downstream, are also possible.
04.10.07 SCHAKO goes BACnet with Delta.
VAV solution with native BACnet Controller based on BACnet MS/TP
The SCHAKO KG company from Kolbingen, Germany, a leading manufacturer of components for the ventilation and air-conditioning technology, has developed a sophisticated VAV solution as response to a requirement of a current project, called Delta BACnet VAV Controller DVC-V322.
06.03.07 Smoke dampers
Smoke damper with ventilation function ERK-T-K
Building investors have the obligation to design and manage building premises in such a way that in case of fire fire and smoke are prevented from spreading. They must ensure that human and animal lives can be saved and highly efficient extinguishing work is possible. New installations such as smoke extraction systems with ventilation require standardized individual components. SCHAKO supports these systems with the new “combination smoke damper ERK-T-K”.
06.03.07 Control units
Flat-bed acoustic cladding for volumetric flow controller
Previously, mineral wool acoustic cladding has been used for reducing the radiated noise of volumetric flow controllers. This has in general increased the dimensions of the volumetric flow controllers by up to 80 mm. For lack of space in the installation areas, it is therefore often necessary to come up with a compromise.
06.03.07 Building control systems
Bus system KOMES in 19" technology
The signaling and switching bus system model KOMES introduced to the market as the first of its kind more than 10 years ago and developed further ever since has been used by SCHAKO customers in more than 400 installations. The advantages of this system solution was quickly adopted by the market. Constant further developments have led to the latest generation: the 19" technology.
06.03.07 Laboratory Ventilation Controllers
New laboratory ventilation controllers FC-500, FC-500-LON
The previous laboratory exhaust controllers LCR-300-V (analog) and LCR-300-V-LON have been replaced with the new laboratory exhaust controllers FC-500 (analog) and FC-500-LON. The laboratory exhaust monitoring device LC-100 has also been replaced with the new laboratory exhaust monitoring device FM-100.
06.03.07 Fire prevention
Round fire damper BSK-RPR tested according to DIN EN 1366-2 in conjunction with DIN-EN 1363-1
The new round fire damper type BSK-RPR has been tested according to DIN EN 1366-2 in conjunction with DIN-EN 1363-1 and its general building supervisory approval has been applied for.
06.03.07 Control units
Sound-damped volumetric flow controller PIANO
The sound-damped volumetric flow controller Piano for supply air and return air systems impresses by its minimal dimensions. The small size compared with comparable expansion boxes facilitates its installation and the smaller dimensions save space and thus mounting height. Thus, it can also be installed in narrow false ceiling areas. Owing to its smaller dimensions and the resulting lower weight, its handling during mounting is much easier. Even though, it achieves comparable sound values!
06.03.07 Ventilation systems
Volumetric flow controller and room pressure controller CRP
To keep the room at a constant pressure, one room pressure controller type CRP with high-speed actuator type NMQ-15 and throttle damper HKP or DKG each per room can be used, which are capable of controlling the required room overpressure independently. The CRP controller is in general programmed on-site to the desired target value and, alternatively, can additionally be equipped with a digital display for actual value display and/or another external actual value display.