Product History

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  • The history of Danfoss products:

    • 1933: The founder of Danfoss, Mads Clausen, introduces his first product: an expansion valve for refrigeration systems. New products were developed at a fast pace, so, in 1940, he had a total of 39 products to offer. In 1950, the product portfolio consisted of 100 products covering applications within refrigeration, heating- , compressed air, and water supply. 
    • 1951: Danfoss starts manufacturing compressors for household refrigerators. 
    • 1952: The thermostatic radiator valve is introduced. 
    • 1962: Manufacturing of hydraulic motors and valves is started. 
    • 1968: The first frequency converter for motor speed control type VLT is introduced. 

    By the end of the 1960s, the product portfolio consisted of 300 products available in 3000 variants.
    These were covering applications within refrigeration-, heating-, hydraulics control-, motor speed control, and industrial automation.
    The business areas, which were of interest to Danfoss, were now pretty much defined and in the following years the product portfolio was expanded by new products and by acquisitions. 

    To learn more about the history of a specific product, choose a product category in the selection box.

     

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