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Elster Kromschröder – A New Name and New Products

March 30, 2007



From this month, G. Kromschröder AG in Lotte near Osnabrück will be offering its products and services to its customers under the new name of Elster Kromschröder GmbH. Kromschröder is now a wholly owned subsidiary of the Elster Group, the world’s leading manufacturer and supplier of highly accurate, high quality, integrated metering and utilisation solutions to the gas, electricity and water industries. Although part of one global company, the renowned Kromschröder name will remain, a name which has stood for tradition, customer satisfaction and quality products for many years.

In addition to the new trading name Elster Kromschröder announced the following series of new initiatives and products aimed at enhancing customer service and benefits.

Elster Kromschröder GmbH is offering customers and interested parties another service: it has set up a document library – called Docuthek – on the Internet. This contains over 1000 documents such as technical brochures, operating instructions and advertising brochures, all ready for downloading.

Whether at the workstation during application design and project work, or during the commissioning of systems, up-to-date documents are a necessary precondition for successful working. With this in mind, Elster Kromschröder is making its entire product documentation available within the Docuthek. The service can be accessed at the address or via the Elster Kromschröder website at It is possible to navigate through the individual product groups by means of a browser. The documents are structured in an easy to locate system and assigned to the various products.

Trouble-free use of solar energy thanks to the SD3 by Elster Kromschröder
New variable speed differential controller ensures control of solar systems:

Many environmentally-aware house owners are familiar with the problem: the solar system is installed on the roof and the sun is shining, but the new system is not delivering the output promised. To be able to confront this effectively, Elster Kromschröder GmbH has developed differential controller SD3. With the new SD3, the user is supplied with an intelligent control unit incorporating modern digital technology, specially designed for regulating solar systems. Three sensors are used to allow for the creation of two differential temperatures between the buffer storage and the heat generator, be this a solar system or solid fuel boiler. This makes it possible for up to two circulation pumps to be activated at the same time. The unit is automatically configured via the connected sensors. This is achieved with the selection of one of 12 system diagrams preset in the memory, which then automatically proceeds to set the basic parameters. The solar yield produced is quite simple to identify from the pulse counter input for measuring flow volumes.

Reduce costs by modular boiler construction, varicom from Elster Kromschröder satisfies a wide range of requirements:

Elster Kromschröder has developed the varicom modular system to react to increasing demands, while at the same time saving costs. The module for gas or oil heating equipment, which consists of a control module and a safety module, enables manufacturers to react quickly to the needs of the market.

varicom allows various control modules to be combined with different safety modules that are tailored precisely to the burner to suit different heating devices and markets. Both units can be connected using standardised eBUS communication.

Flexible, compact and with a high performance – valVario®, Elster Kromschröder GmbH presents its improved series of gas fittings:

As a result of its continuous technical development work, Elster Kromschröder is presenting its series of gas controls - valVario® on this year’s ISH. The company is thus unveiling the successor to its existing, proven VG and Moduline ranges. valVario® will see Elster Kromschröder strengthen and build on its reputation as an efficient manufacturer and supplier of customer-oriented components and systems. The company has a strong sales network throughout the world, which enables it to provide fast individual, service-oriented advice locally.

The main focus for the development of valVario® were customer requirements. For example the series stands out above all others due to its slim, modular design and great flexibility. The modular element system makes this possible. In addition to the usual Elster Kromschröder quality, valVario® not only constitutes an improved solution for industrial gas firing systems but provides attractive value for money.

valVario® in XL format, Elster Kromschröder extends its time-tested solenoid valve series:

Elster Kromschröder has unveiled its product innovation for higher pressure ratings and flow rates using the successful valVario trademark. This means that the powerful valVario technology can now be used in almost every field of safety, control and regulation for the combustion of natural gas, LPG and biologically produced methane.

Besides the DN 10 – 50 model which has been in production since 2005, the valVario series now comprises nominal sizes DN 65, 80, 100 and 125. Like the existing reliable valVario models, they are designed using a modular element system and based on a consistently clear concept. This means that Elster Kromschröder has not only reduced the number of individual components but also both volume and weight, in some cases by up to one-third. In turn this means greater flexibility in production and use. Industrial, commercial and heating supply customers can now benefit from the more compact design and also from the fact that the devices offer even better value for money. In fact the entire new valVario range not only offers improved functionality and better performance data, but also enables the use of an energy-saving electronic system as an option.

Powerful valVario® technology can now be used in almost every field of safety, control and regulation for the combustion of natural gas, LPG and biologically produced methane. This was the good news to all users of high capacity process heat and heating heat announced by Elster Kromschröder in spring 2007. The new DN 65, 80, 100 and 125 models of the solenoid valve series have now been designed for higher pressure ratings and flow rates.

Elster Kromschröder can now provide its industrial, commercial and heating supply customers with better value for money in the form of the extended valVario solenoid valve series. All valVario models are designed on the modular system principle and are based on a consistently clear concept. This not only means a reduction in the individual components but also reduces both volume and weight, in some cases by up to one-third. With global prices for raw materials and energy prices continuing to soar, components and system solutions that save resources are surely the best answer to the increasing pressure on costs. Lower shipment costs are yet another aspect of this.


For more information:
Karsten Blessmann, MKS, Elster Kromschröder T +49 541 1214-292

About Elster Kromschröder GmbH

Elster Kromschröder GmbH has successfully emerged as the leading manufacturer of cutting-edge products and system solutions for safeguarding, measuring and controlling gases. In the form of gas meters for domestic and industrial purposes, as well as safety valves and control components for heating equipment and for industrial use, the company from Osnabrück offers a wide range of services, supported by a global sales and service organisation.

About Elster Group

Elster Group is the world’s leading manufacturer and supplier of highly accurate, high quality, integrated metering and utilisation solutions to the gas, electricity and water industries. In addition, through its subsidiary Ipsen International, it is the leading global manufacturer of high level thermo-chemical treatment equipment.

The group has over 9,000 staff, operations in 38 countries and serves over 115 markets around the world. Elster’s high quality products and systems reflect the wealth of knowledge and experience gained from over 170 years of dedication to measuring precious resources and energy.