The booming ready meals market, now worth in excess of £3 billion, demands high precision heating and cooling and more than that, delivering consistent product quality and taste is what retailers and consumers expect. ICS Cool Energy delivers a comprehensive set of solutions to all types of producers in the sector.
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For long established player in the ready meals sector, supplying the major retailers selected ICS Cool Energy as the preferred partner to supply an upgraded heating and cooling solution. And they were pleasantly surprised at the affordable solution that delivered more than they’d anticipated.
A full site survey provided the key facts to design the total integrated solution, with the industry-leading i-Temp bringing powerful temperature regulation, direct cooling and modular design. The class-leading i-Chiller which offers capacities up to 230kW is an integral part of the solution, cooling the product to 4°C, ready for storage and distribution.
As well as a new high performance and energy efficient system, ICS Cool Energy introduced its advanced C8 controller which provides intelligent process analysis including flow monitoring, a seven day timer and operation of multiple units from one display.
The new system means the company can meet current production requirements, with the option to draw on additional capacity for production peaks and provide the reassurance of available capacity for future expansion.
“It’s now possible to have effective, energy efficient temperature control along with accurate and balanced recipe control for added peace of mind and product consistency,”