Dortmund. Finding answers to tomorrow’s questions today: By launching the Wilo-Stratos MAXO, the Dortmund-based pump manufacturer confirms its position as the digital pioneer in the pump industry. The successor to the Wilo-Stratos sets new standards in system efficiency and user-friendliness and once again demonstrates Wilo’s leadership in innovation. The impressive new design of the high-efficiency pump received the “Design Plus” award at the ISH in Frankfurt.
The Stratos MAXO is the world’s first true smart-pump . 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,” Wilo Product Manager Michael Dieckmann explains. “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. The latest communication interfaces – Bluetooth - enable 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. The new Wilo-Stratos MAXO for HVAC and drinking water applications in large buildings sets new energy efficiency standards. Extensive studies and customer research in the early development stages enabled Wilo to develop a pump which is tailor-made to customer requirements.
Perfect connectivity, easy configuration
The application-guided configuration of the Set up Guide offers intuitive handling and outstanding user-friendliness. It is also the pump offering the highest system efficiency on the market, thanks to the optimised and innovative energy efficiency functions such as ‘Multi-Flow Adaptation’ and ‘No-Flow Stop’ along with an outstanding EEI ≤ 0.17.
Michael Dieckmann explains: “Multi-Flow Adaptation is a new energy saving function enabling the feeder pump to adjust its output to the precise demand of the connected consumption circuit pumps. Additional elaborate control functions are very user-friendly and enable exceptionally energy-efficient operations. For example, the Wilo-Stratos MAXO can automatically adapt its output to the varying system requirements via ‘Dynamic Adapt plus’ without setting a target value. The new terminal compartment has a clearer layout and offers more space. The optimised Wilo-Connector is wired separately, plugged in and then supplies the pump with electricity. This means that the terminal compartment no longer has to be opened to carry out the basic installation procedure. The heat quantity metering function is yet another benefit of the Wilo-Stratos MAXO – it can now switch between heating and cooling mode to enable the separate metering of cooling quantities.”
New control modes ensure flexible and perfect 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.
“Wilo brings the future”
The Wilo-Stratos MAXO made its debut at the ISH, the world’s leading exhibition of bathroom, energy, air-conditioning and building technology and renewable energies, taking place in Frankfurt from 14th to 18th of March. This year’s exhibition saw the Wilo-Stratos MAXO receiving the prestigious “Design Plus powered by ISH” award. The award is a quality label for products that stand out for their sustainability, innovative design and efficient technology. The Dortmund-based company has once again validated its motto “Wilo brings the future”, which highlights its aspiration to be the digital pioneer of the pump industry.