To meet a growing environmental trend towards specifying glass-door cabinets, Verco Limited has launched a new three-model range of integral freezer cabinets with increased merchandising space that has been designed with input from leading supermarket chains.
At 2111mm high and 900mm deep, the three-model Quebec range consists of a single-door Q1XL with an overall cabinet width of 868mm; a two-door Q2CC (overall cabinet width 1636mm); and a three-door Q3CC (overall cabinet width 2454mm). The single-door Q1XL features a shelf width of 760mm, a massive 100mm wider than Verco’s Richmond cabinet. The two- and three-door models feature a shelf width of 710mm.
Comparing the new cabinet with Verco’s existing Richmond (R-CC) glass-door cabinet, Verco’s development director Mike Nicholls says that the Quebec’s facts and figures speak for themselves: “Not only have we been able to maximise merchandising space within the cabinet, we have significantly reduced the Quebec’s energy consumption by an average of more than 30%.”
Compared to equivalent Richmond cabinets the gross refrigerated volumes of the Quebec models are increased by 27.1% for the Q1XL, 18.4% for the Q2CC; and 17.9% for the Q3CC. The increase for the single-door Q1XL is significantly larger than the two- and three-door models because it is proportionally wider – the XL designation highlighting the extra width and therefore volume.
All Quebec glass-door freezer cabinets offer an LT1 temperature rating suitable for frozen food products (including ice cream) and are charged as standard with Honeywell’s new environmentally-friendly R407f synthetic refrigerant, which Verco has selected for its combination of zero ODP (ozone depletion potential) and 50% reduction in GWP (global warming potential) compared to its R404a predecessor. It is also claimed to offer end-users significant energy savings, with some quoting up to 20% savings at chill temperature.
In addition, Verco is offering vertical LED strip lighting as standard on the new Quebec range; and has also listed it as an option across the company’s entire range of cabinets, including the open-chill Cambridge and Kingston ranges; and the Henley, Richmond, Verwood and Dorking glass-door models.