Moffat has launched a line of refrigerated wells, intended to add a new dimension of technology and energy efficiency to its range of drop-in modules for counters.
Following in the footsteps of the other models in the redeveloped drop-in range, the refrigerated wells comprise all the working parts of the counter. They can be slotted into any shop-fitted service counters, custom-built breakfast bars or buffets.
The wells can be used with new counters or to upgrade existing ones, replacing the ‘hardware’ but saving money and increasing sustainability by reusing the body, fascia and ‘cosmetics’.
At the heart of these chilled units is Moffat’s Polar Air Stream system, which is designed to provide a constant, recirculating cold air curtain that envelopes the well and its contents. It should keep the cold air in, and minimise the amount of hot air entering from the external environment.
This technology ensures that all pre-chilled food is held in safe, regulated conditions of a core temperature below 5°C in ambient conditions up to 25°C and 60% relative humidity.
The unit’s refrigeration system is housed underneath the well. It runs on environmentally-friendly R290 refrigerant, which is food safe and has a zero ODP (Ozone Depletion Potential) and low GWP (Global Warming Potential). It is claimed to be more efficient than conventional refrigerants, thus minimising energy consumption and increasing sustainability.
The appliance’s built-in functions should reduce human error with automatic defrosting, a digital temperature control and thermostat, and automatic water evaporation, eliminating the need for operators to empty drip trays.
The drop-in refrigerated wells are available in a range of dimensions, configurations and options.
LED lighting is deployed in models with a gantry to illuminate the well’s contents while using 85% less energy than conventional lighting. The gantry’s shielded glass panel is available in both square and curved profiles, in either open- or closed-front designs.