Cooling boxes

These pieces of professional cooling equipment are united by the common principle of functioning and their use for storing perishable goods – foodstuffs, wines (from +5°C to +18°C) and soft drinks (from - 1°C to +10°C), flowers (from +2°C to +10°C), medicinal preparations and so on.

When choosing between different types of equipment you have to take into consideration the following factors:

  • Purpose of the equipment (storing only, storing plus demonstration and sale of the goods).
  • The specifics of the placement of the equipment (outdoors, in a projected room, in an existing room and so on).
  • The temperature to be maintained.
  • The needed volume.
  • Colour and design.
  • Number of shelves and their position.
  • And many others.

Cold rooms and freezer rooms

Cold and freezer rooms by their purpose, construction and rules of use are similar to usual stationary refrigerators. The range of their use is very wide from smaller enterprises to huge warehouse complexes demanding special storing conditions. They are used for storing in warehouses of stores stocks of perishable foodstuffs during shorter periods of time not longer than 3-5 days. They can be stationary (they are designed and built together with the main building) and assembled (for new or existing trading enterprises).

Cooling boxes

Cooling boxes are used for storing, demonstration and sales of perishable goods in sufficiently big amounts. They have three storage modes:
  • At plus temperatures,
  • At medium temperatures (from 0°C to 8°C)
  • At low temperatures (from -12°C to -22°C)
They differ by the place they are used (selling space, backrooms), by cooling method (with natural of forced cold air circulation), by position of condenser-compressor unit (upper and lower position), by position of cooling unit (built in or separately placed), by useful volume, by material, by number of shelves and other characteristics.

Refrigerating counters

Refrigerating counters are used for short time storing and demonstration of packaged and packed cooled and frozen foodstuffs prior to their sale.
They can be of two types:
  • Closed type (blind) counters used for storing current stock of perishable foodstuffs at shop assistant's working place.
  • With transparent doors for storing, demonstration and sale of packaged perishables. Such counters can be used both at shop assistant's working place and in selling space.
The storage modes are the same as with cooling boxes. They can be with a built-in refrigerating unit or have it separately mounted or connected to a central refrigerating unit.

Cooling bins

They are used for storing frozen foodstuffs and ice cream or for cooling drinks. At the same time they serve for demonstrating offered goods. The lid of the bin can be used as a working table. Cooling bins are 2-3 times cheaper than cooling boxes or refrigerating counters that is why they are widely spread.
The main users of cooling bins are:
  • Stores, mini-markets, and stalls, selling some goods outdoors in warm seasons;
  • Retail delivery traders;
  • Traders at wholesale markets selling goods from containers.
By temperature ranges cooling bins are divided into two types: freezers (from -8°C to -24°C) and coolers (from 8°C to 22°C). The normal functioning of them is possible at environment temperatures up to 25-28°C and humidity up to 60%. Their capacity is from 120 to 600 litres. Street vendors usually use smaller bins (250-300 litres, and more seldom 120-150 litres).

Refrigerating showcases

They are used for demonstration, storing and sale of goods. They work in three modes (at plus temperatures, at medium temperatures and at low temperatures). When placed in selling spaces of self-service shops they must be open to allow access for customers. They differ by:
  • Temperature range.
  • Construction features (closed – for shop assistant's working place, open – for selling space, standing separately or mounted in a line).
  • Access: island (accessible from all sides), along a wall (accessible from one side only).
  • Cold air circulation (natural and forced one).
  • Placement of refrigerating unit (built in, mounted separately, connected to central system of refrigeration) and by other characteristics.
Refrigerating showcases are the most popular refrigeration equipment in Russia (especially those in medium temperature range).