Cuisine-Europe has signed a partnership with German energy optimisation company, Sicotronic, to bring its product into the UK market.
Established in 1982, Sicotronic manufactures energy optimisation systems for the commercial kitchen industry, providing energy management systems to avoid the peak power charges associated with electrical consumption.
Accounting and charging using the basis of peak consumption has remained a common way of billing for electricity. Sicotronic investigates and measures electrical consumption and changes the way in which peak consumption is calculated by using energy optimisation software and modules and redistributing the energy demands on a time basis in a manner that should not disrupt working practices.
This should mean that energy consumption is substantially and permanently below the recognised connected value. The system is said to achieve this through targeted short term redistribution of the individual energy requirements of each piece of equipment without interrupting the operating cycle of that appliance.
Peak loads are triggered by simultaneous operation of load consuming appliances, and Sicotronic says it manages and reduces this on average by between 15 and 40%. Every action is recorded via the Sicotronic control panel and provides a full record of electrical usage and savings.
Cuisine-Europe reported that Sicotronic could help dealers to win projects where reducing power supply requirements are vital.
In addition to the main features, the system can also monitor cold room temperatures and provide an alarm function should the temperatures fluctuate beyond acceptable parameters. The kitchen ventilation system can also be linked to function only when appliances are calling for power. The system can also set times for appliances to restrict the days and times when they can be turned on and off.
Furthermore it is possible to link in laundry appliances and even sauna and swimming pool heaters in hotels and resorts for example.
Sicotronic uses a DIN18875 interface to allow the transfer of data from the appliance to the monitoring system itself and Sicotronic can supply the relevant information to ensure that the equipment to be monitored can be prepared to be integrated into the system.