OCTOBER 2020 | ISSUE NO 2
PRODUCTS AND UPDATES DELIVERED STRAIGHT TO YOUR INBOX
Happy October! Welcome to our new Broudy Precision newsletter.OCTOBER-NEWSLETTER
Inside you will find important updates, product information and learn more about Broudy Precision, our team and how we can assist you.
All tests were run using proprietary NPBITM technology.
This test was run using the iWave-C (GPS-DM48-AC) in a test designed to mimic ionization conditions like that of a commercial aircraft’s fuselage. Based on viral titrations, it was determined that at 10 minutes, 84.2% of the virus was inactivated. At 15 minutes, 92.6% of the virus was inactivated, and at 30 minutes, 99.4% of the virus was inactivated.
This test was run in a test chamber in a lab setting with the Nu-Calgon iWave-R Air Purifier P/N 4900-20. A petri dish containing a pathogen is placed underneath a laboratory hood, then monitored to assess the pathogen’s reactivity to Needle Point Bi-polar Ionization (NPBI) over time. This controlled environment allows for comparison across different types of pathogens.
iWave’s Needle Point Bi-polar Ionization (NPBI) technology is used in a wide range of applications across diverse environmental conditions. Since locations will vary, clients should evaluate their individual application and environmental conditions when making an assessment regarding the technology’s potential benefits.
New micro drive for AC induction motors
The initial release of the new VS3M micro drives in July 2020 is for 3 phase 230 V and 480 V drives only. The 120 V and 575 V models will follow in a future release, anticipated for December 2020. The existing VSC micro will remain available to support the lower volume voltage requirements.
Next level competitiveness
Micro drives are used anywhere and the drives can be installed inside an existing control cabinet. They are the go to solution for OEMs. Several significant changes and improvements are implemented in this new series, making it an opportune time to re-visit any OEM customer that uses drives.
The following list outlines some key improvements of the new VS3M Micro Drives:
- Johnson Controls will stock in our own warehouse – a first for VSDs in North America
- The drives are variable torque rated instead of constant torque – this translates into a more competitive price across the HP range
- BACnet MS/TP is built in – no longer an option card
- 2 relay outputs
- The standard class drive (VS3) keypad can be used to copy and paste parameters
- Web Server Connectivity eliminates the need for PC software
- Bluetooth for monitoring, configuring, registering, and updating the drives
- Plenum Rated
- NEMA 1 (UL type 1) option kit
- UL 61800-5-1 rating (standard replacing UL508C)
Keep it Simple! (NEW!!)
Make Them Smart!
As we all try and navigate these crazy times, Broudy is expanding its reach by offering weekly webinars and video “snippets” to help educate all of our customers.
We will have a Tech Tuesday every week with our engineering team that will be a webinar with Q&A to follow (ask them anything!). Along with this, we will be adding condensed videos relating to multiple products and training topics daily. Make sure to check BP Tech Center for the videos and any other updates.
Also, we will have one sales-type webinar every Friday at 9:00 a.m.
This week’s sales webinar is Controls 101 & Industry Update with Tom Ranalli.
Join the Zoom Meeting here:
Meeting ID: 872 801 177
Only employees will be permitted inside.
Broudy State of the Union
With the news that broke Thursday from Governor Tom Wolf, we wanted to let everyone know that as of now, we will remain open. We fall under the category of “essential business”.
Broudy Precision is currently running a staggered crew in both locations and adhering to safety requirements in the office spaces with adequate staffing for all shipping/receiving needs. Luckily we are set up so that most of our inside, and outside salespersons work remotely with little to no drop off in service.
We are going to continue to take the appropriate actions. To adhere to social distancing, we will not be allowing people to physically enter the building to pick up parts. Give us a call and let us know what you need, and when you arrive, we will bring your materials out to you.
Also, as we all try to navigate this crazy time, we wanted to let you know what we see from the supply/distribution side. At this current state, we are seeing a little bit of a delay from the supply side with anything coming from China that has specific boards. In anticipation of this potential disruption, Broudy has tried to stock-up ahead of time to meet everyone’s needs.
Good news from Honeywell, as they have let us know that at this time, they don’t anticipate any significant interruptions to their business or deliveries. As the situation evolves, this is subject to change.
Like most of you, we are optimistic that we will get through this and get back to normalcy soon. Once the restrictions are lifted, Broudy is anticipating a big rush to have jobs completed. We are encouraging customers to review their workload and look at placing project orders in advance. Please work with your sales rep to help facilitate any needs.
Thanks for your patience and understanding. We will all figure this out together to provide the best solution for our customers and their customers.
The Broudy Precision Team
With all the growing concerns with COVID-19, Broudy has decided to help by offering free shipping on all web orders for the next several weeks. This should help eliminate some of the need to come into the counter to pick up parts. There is no minimum order amount and free shipping applies to UPS ground shipments only.
If you don’t already have an account on our webstore, please click the link below and fill out the form.
Johnson Controls has released their newest line of Facility Explorer MS/TP field controllers, the F4-CGM09090-0 General Purpose Application Controller and the F4-CVM03050-0 VAV Box Controller
These new controllers are the first of a new family of field equipment controllers for Facility Explorer
- Onboard alarming, trending and scheduling (integral real-time clock)
- Removable screw terminals on all wiring connections for ease of installation and service
- Faster processor for better performance
- More memory to support background downloads and future upgrades
- CGM/CVM: 16MB Flash, 8MB SDRAM (PCG/PCV: 1MB Flash, 512KB RAM)
- Higher resolution inputs to allow for more accurate sensing
- Rotary decimal switches for easier addressing
- Supports MS/TP or N2: Auto detection of MS/TP or N2 communications – no manual protocol setup required