SKOPE adds Glass Door Inserts for Cool Rooms
With our years of experience designing and manufacturing refrigerators, one of the things the SKOPE team has learned to do extremely well is build, stylish, robust, energy efficient glass doors and door surrounds for refrigeration systems.
Usually those doors are attached to one of our freezer or chiller ranges, however the SKOPE R and D team has now developed a full range of glass door solutions that can be fitted to cool and freezer rooms typically found in supermarkets, petrol stations and convenience stores.
A cool or freezer room merchandising system using multiple glass doors can provide a highly efficient alternative to multiple chillers or freezers in a retail outlet, as just one refrigeration system is required to operate the room, rather than one for every single door. This can also cut down on noise within the customer service area.
The flexibility of the new glass door’s design means they can be installed onto both new and existing cool and freezer rooms. For new installations, the doors can be manufactured to suit the customer’s cool room design. The door size, the number of doors and left or right hand hinging can all be customised to suit. The ability to retrofit into existing installations is a real positive according to SKOPE Project Manager, Julian Johnson.
“Often, cool rooms have been built by builders with no expertise in refrigeration, so the customer ends up with a well-built room, but with doors and shelving that lack the design features to ensure optimal refrigeration performance, energy savings and merchandising opportunities.
“Retrofitting with SKOPE doors and shelves give customers all of these features, plus they can still keep their cool room and get the added benefit of a service team that can take care of the entire set up”.
Benefits of SKOPE Glass Door Inserts
Market research carried out by Julian and the SKOPE team provided valuable insights into some of the issues associated with existing glass door options, which the team were able to address in the design phase of the project:
- problems with lights protruding inside the cabinets which are subject to knocks and breakage
- difficulty with removing and replacing doors when seals and hinges need replacing
- conventional lighting that points at the side of products on display instead of highlighting the front of bottles and containers.
We set about overcoming these issues with clever design solutions to ensure the new range offered genuine value, coupled with high performance cooling and energy efficiency.
All facets of the design were rigorously tested during the development process using our in-house test facility accredited to international test standards, enabling SKOPE to confidently stand behind the new product range, from a reliability and longevity perspective.
Standard Sizing and Colours
The new inserts are made in two standard sizes – 700mm or 750mm wide x 1800mm high with a maximum of seven doors.
They can be ordered left or right hanging (in any combination), and in either silver or black anodised aluminium.
More customised options are also available on request (size, colours and other features).
- optional left or right hand door opening
- high energy efficiency
- robust integral LED lighting
- quick and easy to install
- reveal or rebate flashing available
- easy removal and replacement of seals and other parts for maintenance
- adjustable and elegant shelving (from the ActiveCore range)
- individual shelf load capacity of 120kg
- SKOPE patented shelf clip and numbered shelf strip design
- corrosion resistant
For more information about SKOPE Glass Door Inserts, please contact your nearest SKOPE retailer, or contact us for advice. SKOPE Customer Services AUS: 1800 121 535 NZ: 0800 947 5673.