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Product Overview

Vortex A/C Coolers incorporate the most up-to-date features into Vortec’s line of highly reliable, cost effective enclosure coolers.

  • Sleek, modern design
  • Noise reduction of 78%, when compared to other vortex enclosure coolers
  • Energy use reduction through its integral mechanical thermostat
  • Quick and easy installation in about 5 minutes
  • Flexible installation:  top, side or front (door) mount

The Vortex A/C is available in 4 different cooling capacities, and ratings of NEMA 12, NEMA 4/4X and Hazardous Location Duty (Class 1, Div 2).

All of Vortec’s Enclosure Coolers keep Electrical and Electronic Enclosures cool, clean and protected and are a low cost alternative to expensive, high maintenance air conditioners; and avoid contamination with dirty, humid air caused by fans.

Today’s small, compact multi-function electronic controls, variable speed drives, servos and programmable logic controllers are extremely sensitive to heat and contamination.  Smaller cabinet sizes make temperature control difficult and prone to premature failures.  Excessive heat will cause digital displays to misread, controls to drift, and breakers to trip below rated loads.  The result is productivity lost due to machine or line shutdowns.

Vortex Enclosure Coolers maintain a slight pressurization in the cabinet to keep electrical and electronic components clean and dry; and most are thermostatically controlled to maintain enclosure temperatures within a specified temperature range.

Benefits

  • Thermostatically controlled to maintain enclosure temperatures within ideal range
  • Highly reliable, with full 10 year warranty
  • No ambient, dirty or humid air enters the cabinet
  • Can be used on all cabinets, even in tight spaces
  • Easy to install, takes about 5 minutes
  • No wiring required to install
  • Operates in environments up to 175 deg F80 deg C
  • Low cost, compared to Freon air conditioners
  • Reduce operating cost with mechanical thermostat turning the unit on only when necessary
  • Very quiet, 62 dBA operation, 78% quieter than typical vortex coolers
  • Multiple cooling capacities available, to optimize performance and operating cost

Features

  • Small footprint to fit on all enclosures and in confined areas
  • Top, side or front (door) mount models available
  • Maintain temperature between 80 – 90 deg F27 – 32 deg C
  • Supplied with air filter and ducting kit
  • Maintains slight pressurization in the enclosure
  • UL Listed
  • 10 year warranty

How To Videos

Vortex A/C Coolers

Control system reliability decreases as temperatures rise, doubling with each 18 deg F (10 deg C) increase in temperature. To keep production on track, the Vortex A/C enclosure coolers protect control cabinets in harsh environments up to 175 deg F.

How To: Installing a Vortex A/C

Instructional video on how to install a Vortex A/C enclosure cooler on a standard enclosure.

Specifications Table

Rating
Thermostat
System or Cooler Only?
Cooling Capacity, BTU/hr
Scfm
Sound Level
Item #
Specs
NEMA 12
Mechanical
System
900
15
60 dBA
1500
25
66 dBA
2500
35
72 dBA
5000
70
75 dBA
NEMA 12
Mechanical
Cooler Only
900
15
60 dBA
1500
25
66 dBA
2500
35
72 dBA
5000
70
75 dBA
NEMA 4
Mechanical
System
900
15
60 dBA
1500
25
66 dBA
2500
35
72 dBA
5000
70
75 dBA
NEMA 4
Mechanical
Cooler Only
900
15
60 dBA
1500
25
66 dBA
2500
35
72 dBA
5000
70
75 dBA
NEMA 4X
Mechanical
System
900
15
60 dBA
1500
25
66 dBA
2500
35
72 dBA
5000
70
75 dBA
NEMA 4X
Mechanical
Cooler Only
900
15
60 dBA
1500
25
66 dBA
2500
35
72 dBA
5000
70
75 dBA
Rating
Thermostat
System or Cooler Only?
Cooling Capacity, Watts
Slpm
Sound Level
Item #
Specs
NEMA 12
Mechanical
System
264
425
60 dBA
440
708
66 dBA
733
992
72 dBA
1465
1983
75 dBA
NEMA 12
Mechanical
Cooler Only
264
425
60 dBA
440
708
66 dBA
733
992
72 dBA
1465
1983
75 dBA
NEMA 4
Mechanical
System
264
425
60 dBA
440
708
66 dBA
733
992
72 dBA
1465
1983
75 dBA
NEMA 4
Mechanical
Cooler Only
264
425
60 dBA
440
708
66 dBA
733
992
72 dBA
1465
1983
75 dBA
NEMA 4X
Mechanical
System
264
425
60 dBA
440
708
66 dBA
733
992
72 dBA
1465
1983
75 dBA
NEMA 4X
Mechanical
Cooler Only
264
425
60 dBA
440
708
66 dBA
733
992
72 dBA
1465
1983
75 dBA

Case Studies

Targeted Cooling of Electrical Systems in Hot & Dirty Environments

Steel mills are extremely hot and often dirty environments yet their operations rely on highly sensitive electronic equipment which must be kept clean and cool. How to solve this inherent contradiction? Many steel industry firms turn to Vortec for expert understanding of their unique cooling needs for targeted cooling.

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Vortec Chills Out Control Panels in Food Manufacturing Plants

Control panels in food manufacturing plants must be protected from frequent wash-downs as well as high temperatures, or it can result in thousands of dollars of lost revenue. Vortec's coolers are compact and lightweight enough to do the job.

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A Case Study in Creativity

A pipe coating firm adapts Vortex A/C enclosure coolers to solve a host of space, heat, and operational issues. Featured in organic finishing section of Metal Finishing magazine, this case study explains how natural gas pipeline powder coater EP Pipe Coating (Panama City, Fla.) used four Vortex A/C enclosure coolers to solve space and configuration issues posed by conventional air conditioners on an OEM powder coating system.

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