The Chiller Market is Changing…

The Covid-19 pandemic had a massive influence on HVAC&R market trends in 2020. As could be expected, the main customers requesting specific air conditioning and refrigeration equipment were hospitals, data centers, and the food and pharmaceutical industry. Together with Close Control units, it is the Chiller product that has performed best in terms of sales, with a steady increase: the Chiller market alone expects to reach 13 billion by 2026*. The future demand for Chillers will be driven mainly by the Food & Beverage industry and the chemical and pharmaceutical industries*. In this context, the market is already very competitive and growing rapidly.

In this scenario, being equipped with state-of-the-art design and selection software becomes a key factor in gaining a competitive advantage, as it allows the company to drastically reduce the time to market of its products. It is also critical to create a crossfunctional link that considers all aspects of a CHILLER’s life.

Through Unilab CHILLER, this is possible.

Equipment Software

Unilab CHILLER

Design, Selection, Quotation, Order Confirmation, Production & Analysis Software for manufacturers of

AIR-WATER & WATER-WATER CHILLERS.

Unilab Chiller

Unilab CHILLER is the innovative Unilab software package dedicated to Chiller manufacturers. Starting from the most accurate design module on the market, thanks to Unilab’s thirty years of experience in the sector, CHILLER anticipates the subsequent needs of the technical office and sales network, creating a transversal link that allows all aspects of the life of a Chiller to be considered. The software consists of 6 modules:

DESIGN

DESIGN

SELECTION

SELECTION

QUOTATION

QUOTATION

ORDER CONFIRMATION

ORDER CONFIRMATION

PRODUCTION

PRODUCTION

ANALYSIS

ANALYSIS

Features

The design of a Chiller unit can no longer be done by simply selecting components and calculating at a single point. The technical dept. has to work according to Energy Efficiency indexes. You need an integrated software, which calculates the performance of the units according to the reference regulations, because success in sales comes from the energy efficiency levels and the regulatory fitting according to the markets where the company has to sell.

DESIGN

DESIGN

The DESIGN module has a standard execution for the technical office, tested in 15 countries by over 30 manufacturers, which offers standard complete calculation outputs even for specific needs. Once the refrigerant has been chosen, the designer can draw the layout of the unit by dragging and dropping the necessary components: evaporators, condensers, compressors, and fans (from an expandable archive), and simulate the unit at different conditions, generating a calculation report and performance tables.

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SELECTION

SELECTION

Since the SELECTION software represents the company’s product range, it must be realized coherently with it: the adherence of the selection software to the needs of the sales network is in fact essential. Unilab CHILLER includes, as a starting point, a standard SELECTION module, which allows to select the machine, to give its performances on specific working points (thanks to a calculation engine shared with the DESIGN module and to the use of the generated project files*), to add a technical drawing of the selected machine, to offer dimensions and weights. Commercial license bundles are available for agents and distributors.

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QUOTATION

QUOTATION

Unilab CHILLER provides a QUOTATION module, which allows the selection of the units coherently with a price list and the available accessories. The output offers both the technical data part of the selection and a summary sheet with the total prices and with details of every single accessory in the offer. The idea behind it is to have a final offer calculated from a base price to which pricelist accessories can be added, and to organize the offers in an offer management tool. It is also possible to insert a discount, showing the customer directly the net price. The standard QUOTATION module fulfills, in our experience, 90% of the needs of a company that needs a quotation software for Chiller.

ORDER CONFIRMATION

ORDER CONFIRMATION

When moving from quotation to order, it is very often necessary to move from the quotation document generated with the QUOTATION module to a more formal document, on which the
Chiller manufacturer (seller) and the customer (buyer) confront each other, and which contains the agreed-upon product type, negotiated prices and verified customer anagraphical information. This document, often referred to as order confirmation, can be generated through the standard ORDER CONFIRMATION module, which, in our experience, fulfills 90% of the needs of a company requiring an order confirmation form for Chiller.

PRODUCTION

PRODUCTION

Unilab’s PRODUCTION module provides as standard an entry level Bill of Materials containing quantities and models of components per each unit, and is available at a small extra charge with respect to the design module. Any requests for special outputs, custom Excel exports for subsequent imports into the company ERP, management, and generation of part lists can be developed on-demand following detailed customer specifications.

ANALYSIS

ANALYSIS

Knowing the Return On Investment of a project is fundamental for the company.
The standard ANALYSIS module is a web application for monitoring the units offered and the orders placed, which allows collecting performance data of the sales network. The data collection allows for subsequent autonomous reprocessing by the company. With the purchase of the entire CHILLER platform, it is, therefore, possible to follow the entire life cycle of the equipment, collecting data such as number of units offered, refrigerant used in the best-selling units, the gap between products designed and actually sold in the order confirmation, and
between price listed and discounted price at which the deal is actually closed.

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