A product designed and manufactured in the UK and widely used in the northern hemisphere for the past 10 years has now made it to the Australasian market. The EndoCube has been designed to address a “fundamental flaw” in refrigeration and provide lower energy consumption and fresher food.
According to EndoCube Southeast Asia Pty Ltd – the company distributing the product throughout Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific – the EndoCube has been proven in clinical trials to not only maintain safe food storage temperatures, but to improve the quality of refrigerated food.
“Certified by NSF, HACCP, FRPERC, the EndoCube should be considered as an essential component in the refrigeration process,” says the company.
“Current refrigeration operation that relies on air temperature can provide a temperature range suitable for storing food, but it does so at a cost. Due to the extremely low density of air, temperature fluctuations occur rapidly, causing the compressor to power cycle an inordinate number of times to maintain the desired temperature. Endocube addresses this issue by allowing the system to react to changes in the temperature of food rather than the changes in air temperature.”
The EndoCobe underwent three years of research and development at the company’s UK facility – officially opened by HM Queen Elizabeth in 2009 – to produce a device that can accurately mimic the thermal qualities of food.
Using a worldwide patented microcrystalline gel encased in a multi-fit application, the EndoCube is designed to envelope the temperature control sensor in such a way as to change the refrigeration operation to react to the changes in food temperature. The company says this subtle change produces a more controlled and “food aware” refrigeration process which also reduces operating costs.
“With the EndoCube installed, compressor starts are reduced by around 75 per cent, which in itself equates to lower maintenance costs and prolonged equipment life,” says the company. “And the changes in running times and compressor starts can produce energy savings up to 30 per cent.”