CCI Blog

Connect-Air Cable Management System

Posted by Michael Donahue on August 2016

Managing cables on a job site – especially a new commercial install where wire is not already pulled - can be a difficult endeavor, whether you're an electrician, HVAC technician, or contractor. The ConnectAir CableM8 is an excellent solution that enables multiple pulls from a convenient cart.

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Topics: Product Selection, Products

Versatility of the Dry Contact Input RIB® Relays (Guest Post)

Posted by Guest Blogger on August 2016

Read about the versatility of RIB relays In this week's guest post from Functional Devices.

I consider frogs to be rather intelligent creatures. Ask one how to activate a flood light when a garage door opens, and it will respond “RIB-it.” Ask another how to activate a damper when a hood fan is energized, and yet again, the response is “RIB-it.” Seems we could learn a thing or two - even from a frog! If there is a specific family of RIB® devices that a frog is referring to, I’d like to think it is the dry contact input line of relays. These devices have proven to be quite versatile in the field, and I find myself suggesting them for many different applications. If you recall my last blog post discussing the application of a RIB21CDC with a RIBXGA current sensor to control a motorized projector screen, the way those two devices were used was quite unique. In this post, I want to focus on the entire line of dry contact input RIB® relays, highlighting the different versions and benefits of using this type of device.

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Topics: Products

Retrofitting the Valves in an Existing Building

Posted by Michael Donahue on August 2016

 

Retrofitting involves making changes to existing buildings. In general, these changes are made to improve energy efficiency or decrease energy demand. However, many building owners and facility managers put off retrofits and other essential maintenance due to concerns that retrofitting will be an expensive undertaking and will require shutting down the building in order to properly install new parts.

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Topics: Product Selection, Products

Differential Pressure Switch Lockout Relay (Guest Post)

Posted by Guest Blogger on August 2016

In this guest post, an engineer from Functional Devices takes a look at this problem:

Recently I had a request for a Differential Pressure Switch Lockout Relay. The customer wanted the HVAC unit to stay off once the Differential Pressure Switch (DPS) measured above the acceptable limit across an air filter. He wanted a Manual Reset via a momentary pushbutton. However, the customer also wanted override capability of the DPS so that he could test the system periodically.

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Topics: Products

Make-up Air Required for Range Hood (guest post)

Posted by Guest Blogger on August 2016

Our weekly guest post from Functional Devices address this problem: “I am installing a large range hood for a customer, and I need a way to open a make-up air damper whenever the hood is on. Is there a RIB® product that can help me?”

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Topics: Product Selection, Products

Upcoming Trainings At CCI

Posted by Michael Donahue on August 2016

REGISTER NOW TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT!

Register now to reserve your seat in one of the following four upcoming trainings! We are excited to offer FIN STACK for the first time – it is also our first training in which participants can attend in-person in CCI’s Boston area training center or ONLINE right from the comfort of your own office. Review the trainings below, or visit our website for more information.

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Topics: CCI Company News, Training & Events

Honeywell Recognizes CCI as a Honeywell Diamond Distributor

Posted by Michael Donahue on August 2016

ABOUT THE DIAMOND DISTRIBUTOR PROGRAM

In 2005, Honeywell’s Building Controls Division began a distributor recognition program called the Honeywell Diamond Distributor Program. The goal of the program was to recognize distributors for their efforts to support and promote use of Honeywell’s highly respected line of building controls products.

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Topics: CCI Company News, Industry News

Making the Impossible, Possible with RIBs® in Niche Applications (Guest post)

Posted by Guest Blogger on August 2016

This week's Functional Devices guest post addresses a unique way that RIB® can solve what initially seems to be unsolvable.

The thing I like most about handling Tech Support calls is hearing a customer say, "You probably don't have a solution for my application because I can't find anyone who does," and then actually having a solution for them. I can always visualize their contorted, yet enthusiastic facial response as they say, "Really?!" Chances are you have been in a tight spot at one time or another and a RIB® has gotten you out of it.

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Topics: Products

The Benefits of Retrofitting an Existing Building: Pneumatics vs. Electric

Posted by Michael Donahue on July 2016

Retrofitting is an excellent option for improving the energy efficiency of a building.

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Topics: Energy Savings

Automating a Motorized Projector Screen (Guest Post)

Posted by Guest Blogger on July 2016

In this week's guest post, an engineer from Functional Devices discusses a recent support call he received about a motorized video projection screen. Part of the responsibilities as an engineer at Functional Devices is to answer the technical support calls and emails that come in to the office. Calls can sometimes be routine – from confirming device specifications and device operation to giving a RIB® suggestion to the individual’s problem they may have. 

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Topics: Products

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