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Refrigerant Charging Equipment

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VacuCharge™, ECI's Single-point Evacuation and Refrigerant Charging Station, eliminates the need for a maintenance-intensive evacuation pump carousel - saving space, time and money. The units are evacuated to a customer-configurable vacuum level, vacuum decay checked and automatically charged with refrigerant- all in one hook-up. The computer based system maximizes production efficiency by guaranteeing correct evacuation and refrigerant charging weights.

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See also: Dual Refrigerant Handling, or Triple Refrigerant Handling

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• Fully customizable hardware layout and connection design

• Interlocks with all ECI IPCS stations

•Programmable test parameters

• Displays average cycle time and quantity of units through station

• Refrigerant temperature compensation

• Windows® platform

• Calibration software included

• Computer controlled sequence of operations

• Manual screen for maintenance control of I/O to aid in troubleshooting

• Display of plant refrigerant pressure

• Real time display or graph of all refrigerant charging process variables: vacuum, flow rate, inputs, outputs, etc

• Microsoft® SQL Server® database

Powered by InterLink™, Integrated Process Control Software



• Each station is stand-alone, providing inherent backup

• No loss of vacuum between evacuation and refrigerant charging

• Leading edge moisture evacuation technology

• Runs on network or local drive for 100% uptime

• Complete refrigerant accountability (each station reclaims the normally vented gas)

• Password protected, user-friendly setting of refrigerant charging control limits

Service Commitment:

• On-site start-up assistance

• On-site training

• Lifetime software warranty



• Capable of multiple refrigerants and/or oil charging

• Real-time moisture analysis

• Touch screen monitor

• Custom unit connections

• Cordless or fixed bar code scanner

• Capable of scanning key components

• Customer specified PC

Services Needed:

• Electric: 110V, 15A service

• Adequate refrigerant pressure and/or oil supply for charging

• Plant air

• Vacuum pump service/disconnect


Included with the system:

Leybold D25B pump
• 21 CFM pump
• Wiring 230VAC/480VAC requires separate electrical feed from the charge station

Refrigerant charging and vacuum guns
• Air actuated cylinder in each gun is built to last 126 million cycles
• Complete reclamation of residual refrigerant present in gun manifold after charging
• Auto shutoff sensor to stop refrigerant flow if accidentally disconnected during charge
• Vacuum gun must be connected and disconnected each time, prohibiting short-cycle of vacuum
• Non-crimpable vacuum hoses
• New manifold keeps valving away from operator to prevent wear and tear and provide easier use of guns

NEMA 12 enclosure
• Lockable cabinet doors
• Independently sealed lockable keyboard/mouse tray
• Industrial grade casters
• Ventilation fan w/ removable filter

Upgradeable Enclosure for Dual Refrigerant Capability
• Designed with space necessary to add a separate independent refrigerant circuit for dual refrigerant

Computer and software advantages:
• 100% PC based system - no PLC required
• Microsoft Windows based software
• Microsoft SQL server database software used for more stable platform in multi-user applications
• Remote technical support available for each station via Internet
• Process interlocks on each station verify each unit has passed all previous ECI IPCS tests
• System capable of running locally or on the network to provide system redundancy
• After running in local mode due to server problems; ECI software uploads all data to the network when server becomes available
• Includes ECI InterLink Office software


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