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Fri-Jado will showcase its new range of modular counters at EuroShop.

Food retailing equipment manufacturer, Fri-Jado, is demonstrating two new products at the EuroShop retail trade fair, Messe Düsseldorf, which will be held on 16-20 February.

The company, which is exhibiting on stand F14, hall 15, will be showcasing its new range of modular counters and unveil its latest combi oven models for the first time.

The introduction of a new range of modular counters follows extensive research and development and the adoption of new technology.

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Chilled models incorporate Fri-Jado’s patent pending OmniCold low velocity air flow refrigeration system, which works by blanketing the food on display from all sides. This should help 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 efficiently with wide range of energy efficient, future-proof refrigerants with low global warming potential (GWP), including hydrocarbon. Natural hydrocarbon is a non-toxic refrigerant with zero ozone depleting properties and a minimal GWP.

Hot versions of the modular counters use Fri-Jado’s patented hot blanket holding system, air curtain technology and hot air recycling, which deliver claimed energy savings of some 20%. The apparently resulting stable temperatures combined with precise humidity control should ensure that food maintains its quality and appearance.

The shelf design is said to increase the visibility of merchandise, to promote impulse purchases. Serve assisted or self-service counters are available in three widths with two, three or four tier display.

Modules may be supplied as chilled, hot or ambient units, which are multiplexed to form in-line counter configurations for cross merchandising. Triple glazed side panes should provide insulation and prevent heat transfer between each counter.

EuroShop is also providing Fri-Jado with the opportunity to launch its new range of combi ovens, which will be on public display for the first time.

The units have been designed to eliminate the traditional barriers between food retailing and foodservice applications. The company has drawn on its retail expertise to develop what it feels is a versatile and robust solution for the most demanding kitchen environments.

The programmable touchscreen ovens include six and 10 grid models, which are stackable with Fri-Jado rotisseries, including the Auto-clean rotisserie, to create integrated units for theatre cooking. A passthrough option is available for rear loading and front unloading, to prevent the possibility of cross contamination between raw and cooked food.

Fri-Jado UK’s director of national accounts, Gary Thacker, stated: “Our comprehensive food retailing equipment range is a good fit with EuroShop.

“The fact that we have two new product lines to showcase this year makes the event even more exciting. The modular counters and combi ovens are the result of considerable investment in new technologies and we are looking forward to introducing these products to the market.”

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