Supermarket Premiers the Einstein and CC-100
By Ashley Sparks, Controlled Systems,
Supermarket, which operates in the Cleveland,
Ohio area, was the first site to implement
an installation of Einstein and CC-100 controllers.
Harry Hattenbach is the President of The
Hattenbach Company, a refrigeration contracting
company in Cleveland that supplies Heinen's
with its supermarket control equipment.
According to Hattenbach, the new CPC controllers
allow Heinen's supermarket operator to control
and monitor both the store's refrigeration
and HVAC systems at the same time and with
the least amount of energy costs. "We
enjoy the ability to track, monitor and
control temperatures at set points remotely
and accurately. This system is connected
to most of the store's equipment, including
all of the cases, racks, desiccant system,
condensers, heat reclaim, multi-rooftop
air conditioning units, and lighting," said Hattenbach.
Einstein rack controllers and CC-100 case
controllers were designed to provide many
new advantages to users. For instance, the
units boast a convenient "Touch-N-Go"
interface. Says Hattenbach, "Like all
computer equipment, controller products
have become more user-friendly and easier
to read over the years. The new Einstein
controller features a large display unit
and allows us to monitor the entire store
from a remote location with the same degree
of accuracy we would get on site. We are
able to do this via a telephone line hooked
up to a personal computer.
system feeds the same information to our
personal computer, as we would see on-site
at the control panel. This technology enables
us to answer our on-site service technicians'
questions more efficiently since we are
both looking at the same screen." Another
advantage to using the Einstein and CC-100
controllers is that they are connected to
each other through a LonWorks® communication
According to Hattenbach, this network is not
only easier to use, but it reduces the installation complexity
and cost that typically come with automation in networking software.
Einstein was designed to be flexible and accommodate
most of the special needs of supermarkets today. For example, Heinen's
has some of the most uniquely designed cases on the market that
require two different temperatures in one case, such as prepared
foods and / or home meal replacement items. Thanks to its state-of-the-are
technology and design, the Einstein controller is able to accomplish
In addition to refrigeration, Einstein controllers
are extremely useful in monitoring a store's HVAC system. At Heinen's,
individual boards were installed in the twelve different rooftop
units and allow the operator to control each zone in the store
separately - from lighting to air temperature. Heinen's uses I/O
(input/output) control to manage the hot water boiler temperature
and the humidity of the store. According to Hattenbach, Einstein's
technology makes multifaceted control easier because a store only
needs one wiring loop going out instead of many different loops.
Einstein controllers are not only able to collect
valuable system data, but also to interpret the data, make adjustments
that improve performance and reduce energy costs, while the user
features make operations more productive and comfortable.