Fri-Jado UK has launched a new range of modular counters, designed for supermarket, convenience store, QSR and food to go operations.
The introduction of the modular counters follows research and the adoption of technology developed for the company’s line of custom counters.
The counters have been designed with a shelf that increases the visibility of merchandise for promoting impulse purchases. Serve assisted or self-service counters are available in three widths with three tier display, adjustable as horizontal or sloping.
Modules may be supplied as chilled, hot or ambient units, which can be multiplexed to form in-line counter configurations for cross merchandising. Triple glazed side panes are designed to provide insulation and prevent heat transfer between each counter.
Chilled models incorporate Fri-Jado’s OmniCold low velocity air flow refrigeration system, which works by blanketing the food on display from all sides. This should help to deliver accurate holding temperatures, reduce energy consumption and maintain optimum food quality and safety over extended periods.
The chilled counters have been designed to operate with a wide range of energy efficient, refrigerants with low global warming potential (GWP), including R744/CO2, R455A and glycol for remote systems and R1234yf for integral systems. Natural hydrocarbon, which is a non-toxic refrigerant, with zero ozone depleting properties and a minimal GWP, is offered as an option.
Hot versions of the modular counters include Fri-Jado’s hot blanket holding system, air curtain technology and hot air recycling, which are claimed to deliver energy savings of some 20%.
The manufacturer says that the new series has high build quality and uses durable components to ensure that they have a longer operational life than competitive models. The design should mean that most components are compatible with future store upgrades, with all external panels, cladding, interiors, worktops and glass suitable for use in refurbished or upgraded counters. When the products reach their end-of-life cycle, they are claimed to be 99% recyclable.