Customised and Hygienic Cool Room Shelving
Cool heavy shelving

 

Idea concept with row of light bulbs and glowing bulb

Idea concept with row of light bulbs and glowing bulb

One of the main aspects of Hospitality and Coolroom Shelving is hygiene, since the shelves are designed to store food and food products. Most retailers recognise the importance of good floor displays, so shelves designed especially for storage requirements in cold areas have to fulfil both aesthetic and hygiene needs.

Coolroom shelving is normally made from solid steel frames, wire shelves and beams. The steel is plated with zinc to provide better-looking shelves and also to make them much more hygienic.

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When it should look this this!

Adjustable Shelving – Utilising Limited Storage Space

Shelves that are completely adjustable and can be customised exactly as to your specific requirements means better use of limited storage space, and in particular to utilising corners in the Coolroom.

In certain storage applications, ‘sensitive’ products require conditions which provide optimum hygiene, particularly those that are low-temperature controlled, for example – cold rooms in catering facilities and other food storage environments as well as hospitals and other hygiene critical areas. When specific conditions are required, selecting the right type of shelving and racking is essential..

Heavy duty shelving – Coolroom storage systems to accommodate any item

Adjustability and strong capacity are equally important. Buying a shelf that can hardly support heavy items or goods doesn’t make much sense! Any good quality shelf, for example – in the hospitality industry, needs to be able to hold a 150 – 200 kg on each shelf if not more. Moreover, shelves should be made in a way that users can remove a single shelf from the set or adjust the heights to accommodate goods and items of different lengths and widths without compromising the integrity and strength of the structure.

Hygienic shelving – Exceeding the New Zealand food hygiene regulations

The growth in the hygiene shelving industry has been significant. The reason for this rise in demand for quality shelving options is that more people are conscious of strict New Zealand food hygiene regulations. Novalok’s shelving exceeds the standards required.

If you have limited space for shelving, you will need flexible shelving options that can be customised to fit. even the trickiest spaces! Novalok’s shelving can be customised to your requirements.
april-article-cold-storageNeed to purchase new shelving? Keep these questions in mind

Will this shelving make the most out of my space?
Do they meet the safety standards as per the regulatory authority?
Do they install the cold storage shelving systems at your site?
Does the company provide a guarantee/ anticorrosion warranty?

What does Novalok have to offer?

innovation-graphic-1Novalok is regarded in New Zealand as a provider of high quality and great value products, with a strong focus on product development, quality improvements and service enhancement.

Our range is hygienic, MAF approved, low maintenance and guaranteed to last. Novalok’s attractive and economically priced shelving systems are ideal for use in cool rooms, freezers, commercial kitchens, dry store areas, hospitals and general storage.

Novalok can tailor a storage system to suit your needs, negotiate terms to suit your budget, arrange installation to suit your schedule, and we guarantee our products and your satisfaction.

FREE, NO OBLIGATION CONSULTATION – It won’t cost you anything to find out what can be done to optimise your storage areas

DUOGUARD RANGE – Attractive And Economically Priced
DUOGUARD

Duoguard is an attractive and economically priced shelving system for use in cool rooms, freezers, commercial kitchens, dry store areas, hospitals and general storage. It has many features and benefits including:

innovation-graphic-2Zinc plated with white powder coat finish.
Sturdy design
Easily adjustable shelf heights
Shelf capacity from 150kgs – 500kgs shelf level depending on unit lengths.
Available in static and mobile bays.
Plastic shelf panels are impervious to contamination and corrosion.
Mobile bays available consist of standard bays of shelving mounted on a chassis framework on four wheels.
15 year guarantee

Did you know? Your questions answered about your coolroom shelving

Why does plastic shelving become brittle in a freezer?

That just means they absorb moisture. It is the moisture in plastic that makes it tough and flexible. This is why most plastics become brittle when subjected to sub-zero temperatures for an long period of time. Air below freezing temp is dry so what happens in time is the moisture in plastic dries out and causes brittleness. This process can take months or even years and is why some budget priced plastic shelving goes brittle after 2 or 3 year in a freezer. There are some plastics such as ‘polypropylene’ that are ‘hydrophobic’ which do not absorb moisture, they are not reliant on some moisture content to make them flexible, therefore they don’t dry out and become brittle even if used in a freezer indefinitely.

Why do we get condensation in a fridge?

Condensation is another word for dew point, which is a temperature at which the air give’s up its moisture and it forms water droplets. Usually cause by temperature differential. This is why we often see fog over a river, the water is a different temperature than the air above it. If you put warm objects into a cold fridge or freezer, condensation will result, as the warm object gives up its heat and the air around it passes through it’s dew point, it will give up its moisture. Another cause is when you open the fridge or cool-room door the heavy cold air will flow out the bottom and will be replaced by warm air entering at the top. This will be very noticeable if you open the fridge door in bare feet. As the warm air enters the fridge and drops below its dew point it will give up it’s moisture and so cause condensation. You will notice this bad condensation if the door is not shut properly or the seal is damaged. The same thing happens in a freezer but it turns to frost (or ice)