The TOP unit heater wins award in the High Quality, Operating Comfort and Functionality categories.

The Plus X Award is one of the world’s leading prizes for technological innovation. The jury of experts awarded the three seals of approval in recognition of, among other things, the TOP unit heater’s efficiency, durability and user-friendliness.

The models with continuously variable EC motors are characterised, for example, by particularly energy-saving operation, which means that they also meet the requirements that have been defined in the ErP directive. Another quality feature is the quiet-running sickle fan which, in combination with the optimised full nozzle, runs extremely quietly and in this way ensures quiet working and recreational atmospheres, as is necessary, for instance, in areas where complex work processes are being carried out or that are open to the public. These properties mean that the unit heater is ideal for heating workplaces in industry and trade, sales rooms, warehouses and sports halls. An extraordinary range of different accessories in a modular system allows the product to be easily adapted to the respective spatial conditions and technical requirements.

The unit heater is available in four sizes, each with AC or EC motor, that cover heat outputs ranging between 4.1 and 77.2 kilowatts. The range also includes models with copper-aluminium heat exchangers for simple applications, while the galvanised steel version is particularly suitable for applications where more complex requirements need to be met. The range is rounded off by a special cross counter-flow heat exchanger for use with district heating or with large temperature spreads. The unit heater comes with single-row air louvre as standard. The air may, however, be optionally directed using twin-row air louvre or other available air distributors. The special KaMax air outlet, for example, permits the comfortable distribution of air from the ceiling down to the floor level where people are located even in very high halls. The extensive range of accessories also includes components for operation with circulating air, mixed air and primary air.

Comprehensive solutions for air-conditioning in buildings present further scope for optimising energy-saving operation. It’s useful, for example, to combine the unit heater with central ventilation systems. Kampmann’s Hybrid Eco System is a two-directional ventilation system with efficient heat recovery that allows the temperature to be controlled from decentralised units installed inside the rooms and so eliminates the need for a central ventilation system. The ventilation and air-conditioning unit that is employed here is used solely to recover heat and for ventilation and blows the air out through a duct system that is located around 10 centimetres above the secondary air fan in a unit heater (for circulating air), such as that used in the TOP unit heater. The ventilation and air-conditioning unit is activated when ventilation is required and the TOP takes in the fresh air to heat or cool it. The heater is only activated in secondary-air mode when the room needs to be heated or cooled. The Hybrid ECO system therefore constitutes an economically viable alternative to a central ventilation system in which the temperature is also controlled centrally by the ventilation unit. The benefits of a two-directional ventilation system with heat recovery include smaller air ducts, less space required for the ventilation unit, long filter service lives, efficient temperature control due to the decentralised units and the associated significantly lower power consumption for heating.