Hitachi’s newest VRF controllers provide state-of-the-art control of multiple HVAC systems

by Brianna Crandall — March 4, 2022 — Global heating and cooling technology provider Hitachi says it has raised the bar for Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) control with its latest line of controllers. Featuring intuitive designs and robust capabilities drawn from a long heritage of precision Japanese engineering, these new models provide state-of-the-art control of multiple systems.

The systems can be ideal for applications such as offices, hotels, restaurants and schools. They provide a variety of features for HVAC professionals and building occupants, including the airCloud Pro, VRF Central Touchscreen Controller, and Advanced Color Wired Remote Controller.

airCloud Pro

Hitachi airCloud Pro VRF controller

The airCloud Pro VRF controller. Image courtesy Hitachi

Heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) professionals can enjoy anytime, anywhere control of an unlimited number of VRF systems with the airCloud Pro, says Hitachi. On the web or through a smartphone, the intuitive interface enables technicians to:

  • Adjust temperature, fan speed and equipment modes
  • Set operations schedules
  • Receive error and maintenance alerts
  • Add users with customized permissions

VRF Central Touchscreen Controller

Hitachi VRF Central Touchscreen Controller

The VRF Central Touchscreen Controller. Image courtesy Hitachi

This wired controller enables HVAC professionals to manage 2,048 systems and 2,560 individual VRF indoor units. With the touch of a finger, the controller’s user-friendly interface enables technicians to manage multiple or individual zones. Features include:

  • A large, high-resolution touchscreen for fast swipe-and-click access to data
  • Customizable interfaces that show the information technicians want — the way they want it
  • Easy-to-set schedules for hassle-free energy savings
  • Rich management reports with up to two years of data
  • Optional energy calculation software for simple, accurate tenant billing

Advanced Color Wired Remote Controller

Hitachi Advanced Color Wired Remote Controller for VRF

The Advanced Color Wired Remote Controller. Image courtesy Hitachi

Blending sleek design with advanced functionality, this controller enables simple, precise control of multiple systems. Winner of the 2020 European Product Design Award, the controller’s thoughtful design includes:

  • A simplified menu for immediate access to most frequently used functions
  • User-friendly language, diagrams and images for intuitive selections
  • On-screen installation and maintenance instructions that eliminate paper documentation
  • A hotel mode with specialized functionality that enhances both guest experience and energy savings

Learn more about Hitachi VRF controllers on the company’s website.