Dual Action Personal Air Conditioner

February 13, 2013

Vortec's new Dual Action Personal Air Conditioner (PAC) is meant for employees working in extreme temperatures, and is said to result in increased productivity, according to a news release from ITW Vortec.

The PAC is coupled with a lightweight vest that delivers either cool or warm air to the wearer's torso and neck. By wearing the vest and PAC, employees working in extreme temperatures can avoid the negative impact of low temperatures in winter as well as heat stress and fatigue in the summer, according to Vortec.

Thanks to Vortex tube technology, the PAC provides air temperatures ranging from 30å_ F to 120 å_ F. The vests, which are available in three sizes to accommodate a range of body types, are flame retardant and permit a full range of motion with no airflow restrictions. Plus, the material reportedly does not absorb sweat or other contaminants. The vest can be worn under other protective clothing and features a collar that can be unfolded to deliver airflow to the neck and face.

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