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Old vs. new generation middle connection radiators

Although middle connection radiators function the same as regular panel radiators, they offer various practical and aesthetic advantages. It’s no surprise then that this type of radiator has been widely used over the years. To provide our customers with the best heating solution at all times, we continue to innovate and improve our products. This also applies to the middle connection radiators, whose latest generation offers additional advantages to make installation even easier.
Old vs. new middle connection radiators

Advantages of middle connection radiators

Middle connection radiators are a favourite among design lovers since they offer a convenient solution to hide away the radiators’ pipework and help to create a neat, minimalist look. On top of that, their centrally located inlets mean there’s no longer any need to leave space at either side of the radiators to accommodate the pipes. This helps to maximise the available space, which is ideal to heat rooms that have limited wall and floor space. Middle connection radiators are therefore an easy way to add both value and style to home heating.

New generation of middle connection radiators

In the past, the CVM was our most popular middle connection radiator. However, to keep up with the changing needs of our customers and help HVAC professionals to work smarter, we have continued to innovate our product range and have launched the Flex radiator earlier this year. Just like the CVM, the Flex is available in 3 different designs; the Plan Flex with a flat front, the Flex with a profiled design and the Ramo Flex with a fine-profiled front. Yet the Flex takes radiator technology a step further.

Middle connection radiator with valve change function

To allow for maximum flexibility in both design and installation, the Purmo Flex is equipped with 50 mm centre-to-centre H-tap fittings, positioned at the bottom centre of the radiator, and internal piping to both the right and left top corner. This way designers and installers can easily change the position of the radiator valve from right to left. While the central connection simplifies the arrangement of the pipes in the construction or renovation phase, the freely selectable valve position ensures a particularly trouble-free and quick assembly.

Since the same connection dimension applies to all multi-layer radiators, the complete heating pipe network can be pre-assembled and installed using the Purmo installation plate without even having to mount the radiators. In addition, the valve change function allows for significantly shorter delivery times as there’s no need to wait for a special order of the left-hand version. You can simply use the same radiator and decide on site whether to put the thermostatic head on the right or left thanks to the freely selectable valve position.

Middle connection radiator with more mounting options

Another difference between the old CVM radiator and the Flex are the welded lugs at the back of the radiator. These enable the use of angled wall brackets and drilling consoles, or alternatively FZ brackets. This gives the installer many fastening options, depending on the wall condition and the fastening requirement class, to ensure a smooth installation every single time.

If you want to know more about the new generation of middle connection radiators, don’t hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to answer any questions you might have or provide you with additional information.