Many also just prefer the look and feel of an open style case, but also expect lower running costs as a result of technology advances.
Here at Verco Ltd, we have recognised these requirements and we set ourselves the challenge to develop an open fronted chiller case with the similar energy consumption figures to that of an enclosed chiller case.
Following substantial research and development, we have developed and patented our ‘cold shelf’ system which will be available for new cases and also for potential retrofit into existing Verco cases.
Exhaustive testing both in house and on trial sites, has identified running costs of our new open chilled case to mirror those of an enclosed chilled case.
Our ‘cold shelf’ system uses ducted air passing through the adjustable shelves to achieve cooling at the very point it is required, temperatures achieved throughout the display case are more closely grouped and as a result the set points are raised over those of a standard display case.
Our use of more targeted air delivery greatly reduces air spillage from the ‘cold shelf’ case, this recently patented method of air delivery also helps to reduce the ‘cold isle’ affect often associated with open chilled cases, creating a more pleasant customer shopping experience. Energy consumption is also reduced as a result of less air spillage.
Defrost cycles are less frequent, resulting in less condensate water to be evaporated away making the ‘Cold Shelf’ display cases ideal for challenging sales floor layouts.
We have now achieved this objective, proven energy savings of in excess of 45% without having the trading inconvenience or ongoing expense of glass doors.
We have recently been selected as Finalists in the 2017 Refrigeration Industry Cooling Awards, for the ‘Refrigeration Innovation’ of the year award.
The results will be announced in September.