GEA Küba gastro slim FM: Low silhouette coolers for storage cabinets & dispensing systems in extra-slim design, for use with natural refrigerants and HFCs

Press Release

03. June 2015 With its recently developed GEA Küba gastro slim FM air coolers, GEA Heat Exchangers meets the demand from large numbers of customers for extra-slim design and the use of natural refrigerants as well as HFCs in cooling counters, food storage units, and cooling tables.

Space saving under counter installation: The new GEA Küba gastro slim FM low silhouette cooler.
Space saving under counter installation: The new GEA Küba gastro slim FM low silhouette cooler.
Space saving under counter installation: The new GEA Küba gastro slim FM low silhouette cooler.
Space saving under counter installation: The new GEA Küba gastro slim FM low silhouette cooler.

Food and beverages are subject to strict regulations: not only in production, but also in handling during storage and stocking. In dining areas and in catering kitchens, beverages, cooking ingredients, salad dressings, sauces and ice cream must be kept under carefully observed conditions for hygiene and refrigeration.
 
Bottles and kegs are usually kept at +6°C in cooling counters so that guests fully enjoy cold drinks. Cooking ingredients, in contrast, often require temperatures in the range of +2 C to – 20 C. In all cases, it is essential to maintain the stipulated storage and stocking temperatures.

High ambient temperatures as well as frequent opening of cabinet doors impose high demands on refrigeration equipment. Highly efficient heat exchangers and forced supply of cold air in storage cabinets and cooling counters are therefore critical for efficient, reliable, and safe cooling.

The gastro slim FM is the mighty mini for those particular operating conditions in cooling counters, food storage units, and cooling tables. They can be side-mounted with a single sided air discharge, as well as behind a center column with discharge to both sides. With an installed width of only 75 mm the unit cooler can fit behind center columns in most, if not all, cooling counters. Depending on the other equipment installed in the cooling counters,  gastro slim FM coolers are available with horizontal or vertical air discharge.

In all versions, the patented air straightener assures uniform temperature distribution in cooling counters and considerably shortens cooling times. For applications requiring temperatures down to –30°C, it is possible to retrofit an electric defrost with little effort. Completely finished with a hygienic powder coating, the GEA Küba Green Line gastro slim FM is suitable for use with sensitive as well as acidic products such as marinades and tropical fruits.

The gastro slim FM will be available beginning July 1st, 2015, in 3 model sizes and with cooling duty ranging from 0,11 to 0,23 kW. This new air cooler for cooling counters, chills and holds air inlet temperatures between – 25 °C to +20 °C. Standard versions of these models are prepared for operation with all widely used refrigerants. The coolers have been optimized to meet the diverse requirements of the developing CO2 system designs; variables include transcritical, subcritical and standing pressures up to 60Bar.


Press Affairs and Public Relations:
HX Holding GmbH
Nicole Hückels
Dorstener Str. 484
44809 Bochum
Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)234 980-2584
press.hx@gea.com


Sales contact:
GEA Küba GmbH
Mario Schemann
Tel.:   +49 8442 / 96 83 64
Fax:   +49 8442/ 96 83 65
Mobil: +49 172 620 85 62
Mario.Schemann@gea.com

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