The Versatility of Step-In Chillers in Diverse Industries

The Versatility of Step-In Chillers in Diverse Industries


January 12, 2024


Our country is an agriculture-based economy and is highly dependent on the cycle of production, distribution, and consumption. Being the world’s largest producer of milk, the second largest producer of fruits and vegetables, and a substantial producer of seafood, meat, and poultry products, the cold chain is one of the current focus areas in India. This is where step-in chillers and their applications across industries are proving their worth in cold storage solutions. 

So, let’s dive in.

What You Need to Know About Cold Storage 

Cold storage refers to the preservation of perishable goods in a low-temperature environment to extend their shelf-life and maintain quality. This method is commonly used in various industries, particularly in food, pharmaceuticals, and chemicals. It plays a critical role in the cold chain, a temperature-controlled supply chain. This is particularly essential for the safe and efficient transport and storage of perishables from the point of origin to the point of consumption. 

Cold storage facilities are typically energy-intensive, as they require constant refrigeration and that’s why energy efficiency and sustainability are gaining attention in the design and operation of these facilities. Cold storage can range from compact, modular cold rooms to large-scale warehouses and specialized refrigerated containers for transportation purposes. 

What Are Step-in Chillers and Freezers 

Rinac’s Step-In Chillers and Freezers offer compact and modular cold storage solutions. They are extensively used across various industries such as food processing, pharmaceuticals, retail, and food servicing. These units are specially designed to maintain energy-efficient storage conditions, extending the shelf-life of perishable items, preserving freshness, and preventing microbial growth. 

Benefits of Step-In Chillers 

Let us have a look at some major benefits of step-in chillers and freezers. 

  • Extended shelf-life: Preserve the quality and extend the shelf life of temperature-sensitive products by maintaining a constant temperature range throughout the supply chain.
  • Flexibility in inventory management: Products can be stored in bulk during periods of high demand and used gradually to meet customer demands.
  • Quality and safety: Step-in chillers help prevent bacterial growth, slow down enzymatic reactions, and reduce the risk of contamination. This ensures that products maintain their quality, nutritional value, and safety throughout their storage.
  • Reduced wastage: Reduced wastage may affect the inventory, as well as the shipment and replacement costs. 
  • Space efficiency: Their design is often compact and modular, making them suitable for a variety of spaces, from small businesses to larger industrial applications.
  • Energy efficiency: Many step-in chillers are designed to be energy-efficient, reducing operational costs and contributing to sustainable sustainability.
  • Customer satisfaction: with step-in chillers, there are reduced chances of poor-quality products reaching the end customers, thus enhancing customer satisfaction. This may also lead to fewer liabilities and disputes.
  • Versatility: Step-in chillers can be used across various industries, including food processing, pharmaceuticals, retail, and hospitality, making them a versatile solution for cold storage needs.
  • Profitability: Businesses can expect increased business efficiency due to better monitoring, delivery, and storage of perishable goods. 

What Rinac Has to Offer

The step-in chillers and freezers developed by Rinac not only help maintain the integrity and safety of the perishable products but are also very easy to maintain and clean. Plus, they are eco-friendly. These multi-utility cold storage units offer the perfect cold storage solution for small as well as medium-scale industries. 

What Makes Step-In Chillers a Preferred Choice 

  • Energy efficient
  • Compact and adjustable design
  • Maintain wide temperature range in high ambient conditions
  • Suitable for a variety of food items and goods with shorter shelf life

Here is the range of step-in chillers and freezers catering to all storage needs of businesses. 

  • PreServa-P:  It is a compact cooling and storage unit with adjustable racks. It stores products of immediate use or those with a short shelf life including food items, vegetables, medicines, flowers, milk, and dairy products within a temperature range of +2°C to +8°C.
  • PreServa-C:  It is a compact step-in-chiller storage unit with adjustable racks. It stores products with a short shelf life within a temperature range of -2°C to -5°C.
  • PreServa-N: It is a compact step-in freezer with adjustable racks for freeze-storing or holding products such as frozen vegetables, medicines, frozen seafood and meat, as well as milk and dairy products, except ice creams for prolonged periods within a temperature range of -12°C to -18°C.
  • PreServa Combi: It is a compact combination of a step-in chiller and freezer with adjustable racks, only for holding frozen and chilled products. The temperature range for the chiller is 4°C to 8°C and the freezer is -15°C to -20°C. 

Salient Features of PreServa: Step-In Chillers

Let us deep dive into the salient features of Preserva step-in chillers. 

  • Powder-coated galvanized iron (PCGI) or stainless steel lamination inside and outside
  • Quick assembling and dismantling in just three hours
  • Unitary refrigeration system
  • Easy installation
  • Improved energy efficiency
  • Better preservation and storage even in high ambient conditions
  • Compact design features for reduced occupancy
  • Equipped with the universal ‘cam lock Allen key’ and man-trap internal safety release lock
  • Internal lighting
  • Tiered adjustable shelving system
  • Microprocessor-based programmable electronic control
  • Single phase power (230 V)—standard 16A power point
  • Non-CFC refrigerant

Use of Step-In Chillers and Freezers Across Diverse Industries 

  • Milk and Dairy products
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Ready to eat / Ready to cook
  • Healthcare and Pharmaceutical
  • Hotels and restaurants
  • Food and retail services
  • Floriculture
  • Public amenities
  • Hospitality

Final Words

 Rinac’s compact, modular step-in chillers and freezers are the perfect choice for businesses across industries. Finding applications across dairy, retail, distribution, pharmaceuticals, hospitality, etc. PreServa is the right choice when it comes to compact, energy-efficient, and eco-friendly cold storage solutions. To know more, get in touch with us today. 

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