Too many words in life – such as legend, unique or even smart – have a tendency to roll off the tongue a little too easily. But what does ‘smart’ mean in connection with today’s pump technology? Is it simply clever, or is it more than that? With the new Stratos MAXO pump, Wilo has seen fit to define ‘smart’ to distinguish this incredible new pump from anything that has gone before.
Designed for use in large residential and light commercial projects, the Stratos MAXO pump is described as “the world’s first true smart-pump”. It has an intuitive user interface and claims to redefine system efficiency. By featuring energy-saving functions and new control modes, it attains maximum system efficiency and the highest level of compatibility with existing systems.
It features the latest sensor technology and control functions, such as Dynamic Adapt Plus and Multi-Flow Adaptation, as well as bi-directional connectivity using Bluetooth, integrated anlogue inputs, binary inputs and outputs, and the Wilo Net interface.
The addition of the green button is a new feature for the Wilo-Stratos MAXO. “The new Green Button Technology is the successor to our red button and combines proven handling with new and optimised functions, creating a completely new level of user-friendliness. It was important for us to make the installation of the pump even simpler,” says Wilo UK’s Gary Wheatley. “Its high degree of connectivity makes the Wilo-Stratos MAXO an extremely flexible solution when it comes to integration into a wide range of applications. The analogue and digital interfaces, which are still an optional feature only available via IF-Modules for the Stratos, will now come as standard for the Wilo-Stratos MAXO. Bluetooth enables it to be directly connected to mobile devices while Wilo Net offers a new standard interface for connectivity among Wilo products, for example to control multiple pumps – features that make our Stratos MAXO one of the best connected pumps on the market.”
Additional CIF modules offering seamless integration into the world of bus-systems are available. In the future, it will be possible to operate and control the pump via a custom-developed app that will read out the pump data and for example, make it available for system optimisation purposes.
New control modes ensure flexible adaptation for all applications – setting a constant target temperature or constant differential temperature makes the operation of the pump and the overall system even more efficient. The target temperature control of the circulator also assists with the prevention of legionella infestations in the warm water pipes. The Stratos MAXO-Z is also ideal for specific hygiene requirements, as it automatically recognises a thermal disinfection program being carried out and supports the rinsing of pipes by increasing its output to the maximum.
The Wilo-Stratos MAXO is available as a single or double pump and as Wilo-Stratos MAXO-Z for drinking water applications.