On March 23-24, Hitline held the largest exhibition-seminar on the territory of its’ enterprise. The exposition consisted of 39 units of new and improved equipment, the topics of energy efficiency and new trends in the development and production of commercial refrigeration furniture were highlighted.
The event was attended by more than 200 partners and guests from 16 countries. For the safety of guests’ health there were given protective masks and hand sanitizers were installed on the territory of the seminar.
The technical director of the company spoke about the entry into force of the Directives on the energy labeling of commercial refrigeration equipment sold on the territory of the European Union. Since March 1, 2021, Hitline products have a marking system in accordance with the scale, which is created to determine the energy consumption class of each piece of equipment. All up-to-date information on energy labeling and conformity classes of our refrigeration furniture is placed in special public database EPREL.
Nowadays Hitline pays special attention to the lighting of the product in its’ refrigerating furniture, using LED lamps with directed light flow, high color index and with maximum energy efficiency of leading European manufacturers in this industry. Furthermore, the company has established its’ own production, certified in Ukraine and awaiting the receipt of a European quality certificate.
We have also demonstrated brand new development of our technical specialists – optional clearance of the condenser. The process is carried out using a reverse fan with two directions of air movement.
The central focus of the seminar was the announcement of three new model series of counters: lines in the cubic design of “Missouri MC 120 OS”, “Missouri enigma MC 120” and “Missouri enigma MK 120” in the diagonal design. Hitline’s design is guided by the motto: “The store does not show refrigerated furniture but a product for the customer! And these model ranges is a proof of this. ”
The line “Missouri enigma MS 120” in cubic design is a new model range of counters with a maximum layout area of 960mm with a product size of 1200mm. The combination of a glazed top without additional supports and a minimum size front panel allows to focus the attention of the buyer on the foods as much as possible.
The transparency of glazing is achieved by the installation of Italian front glasses made in one piece with the upper shelf.
In this counter we demonstrated a comparison of Italian-made curved glasses with straight glued glasses. For various reasons glued glasses do not always withstand the load on the shelf, the human factor affects the complexity of transportation, in this regard, Hitline is following the path of practicality of glazing in its’ equipment, installing solid curved glasses. A special mechanism using of gas-lift units allows to lean the glass for its’ maintenance. As options in these counter front glass blowing and decorative base panels are provided. An important role in ensuring maximum transparency is played by side glasses made of perspex which made it possible to shift the dew point on the surface of the side glass and guaranteed to avoid fogging in normal operation.
For the convenience of the seller:
– removed the overhang of the seller’s shelf;
– to access the front of the layout, the option of an additional stage for short stature personnel was provided;
– an additional shelf for glass developed for the convenience of working with the buyer.
“Missouri enigma MK 120” model range in diagonal design. Participation in tenders prompted us to design counters in this design in order to fully meet the requirements of customers.
Adhering to the criteria: not furniture is important, but a product, this line is constructed in a minimalistic design.
The combination of a painted tilted front panel and a tilted front glass made as a whole with a glass shelf, as well as the absence of any additional supports, allows to focus the attention of the buyer on the product as much as possible.
The glass folding mechanism is as simple as possible and, as a result, is reliable due to the absence of gas-lift units.
Two presented model series of counters “Missouri enigma” (in cubic and diagonal designs), created on the same basis. At the same time, because of the design, they are completely different, especially:
– on one hand, it is a fight against fogging of the front glass in the diagonal version (due to the inclination of the glass and, as a result, its’ ingress into the zone of a colder environment). This problem was solved by installing front glass blowing in this counter which is more reliable and more aesthetic than heating;
– on the other hand, it is visually widening the passage between adjacent articles by tilting the glass and thereby widening the space to the top;
– again, this is the convenience of the seller working with the buyer due to the offset glass shelf on one side, and the inconvenience of the seller accessing the remote part of the layout due to the same displacement of the shelf.
The third presented model range is the modernized “Missouri MC 120 OS” with fully curved front glazing. In these counters the glass is folded when the front panel is fixed.
If to describe conceptually: these counters combine the maximum visibility of the product, the maximum illumination of the layout area and the maximum variability of the connected modules.
The sliding blinds installed in the counters, illumination plates, as well as layout variants are additional options, the basic version of the counter looks like the Enigma one in a cubic design.
The stand featured: fish on ice, gastronomic modules, a thermal counter and a pizza counter.
In addition, we showed options for sliding blinds – this is transparent acrylic and hardened glass.
Designing a counter for fish, we aspired to present the goods to the buyer as much as possible, while retaining a cooled bath and an additional evaporator to cool the exposure surface. All elements, including the sealed bath, are made of food stainless steel.
Mechanisms equipped with gas-lift units provide fixation of front glass in vertical position.
The decorative performance of the front panels of the counters “Missouri enigma MS 120” in cubic design and “Missouri MC 120 OS” is a natural stone veneer placed on standard metal panels of the counters and an additional LED illumination placed on the bottom of the bumpers of the counters.
Another focus of the seminar was the island of multideck cabinets “Indiana MV 080.” Cabinets in cubic design at a height of 1600mm allow you to create self-service areas without overlapping the space in the trading space. Cabinets are designed with a minimum beveled top plate for maximum visibility of the product. The island featured modules for frozen products “Indiana MV 080 LT,” medium-temperature “Indiana MV 080 MT” and “Indiana MV 080 MT D” with open doors, and heating “Indiana MV 080 heat.”
The most opened open front, improved color rendering and illumination of the product, a narrow top plate, a lower protective bumper with hidden fasteners, controller protection from random access – this is what we presented in the 5th generation of “Louisiana 5 MV 105” and brand new “Indiana MV 105 MT” multideck cabinets at the seminar. The new open front size made it possible to unify the dimensions of the doors installed on these cabinets as well as install the doors additionally. “Indiana MV 105 MT” has become an absolutely non-standard cabinet in the “Indiana MV 105 MT” model range. The cabinet with wall evaporator like “Louisiana MV” and a beveled upper sidewall was designed at the request of our European partner. In the upper part of the multideck cabinet there is a place for laying pipelines and a niche for electrical equipment. The control device is located at the top and is located outside the active cooling zone.
At the mount we presented an updated version of “Indiana medium AV 085 MT” multideck cabinet with energy-saving doors.
The “Indiana BD MV 080” multideck cabinet is individual solution of Hitline for petrol-filling stations and stores where replenishment of the layout from the seller’s area is required. In the design of the multideck cabinet hinged doors are provided in the front part and on the sidewall for convenience of maintenance and replenishment of the goods.
“Indiana cube AV 066 D” is a specially designed multideck cabinet with sliding doors for small-format stores. The lower location of the evaporator, the reduced upper roof light and lower lining will maximize the open front, lay-out area and depth of the shelves. For convenience of maintenance the lower panels of the multideck cabinet base are made quick-detachable and the unit is rolled out on wheels.
At the stand we introduced a new generation of the Alaska Combi MHV 110 combined counters with one dynamic cooling system. Now the model range includes not only solutions for frozen products but also a counter with temperature regime from 0… + 40. For the convenience of loading and servicing the lower volume of the medium temperature counter a sliding panel with an air-cooled tray for product lay-out is provided on the front side from the customer. The tray with guides on the wheels is extended by 650mm which allows you to install gastro tanks or wired baskets with goods. The lower part of the counters is equipped with curved energy-saving glass modules with the Push-Pull system. A panoramic double-pane glass unit with energy-efficient coating is installed for maximum product overview.
The upper part of the combined counters is equipped with open energy-saving panoramic doors with LED lighting. The doors manufactured by Hitline are made using energy-saving double-pane double-glass units filled with inert gas.
The counters have been developed with an improved system of channels for uniform distribution of cooled air in the lower and upper parts.
Throughout the development of the model range of horizontal counters, the Yukon cube MH 160 LT Hitline demonstrated a low-temperature counter for the remote unit. The dynamic cooling counter has two cooling volumes designed to sell and keeping of previously frozen packaged products. For better visibility of the product around the perimeter, panoramic two-pane double-glass units with an energy-efficient coating are installed. Bent energy-saving glass modules with energy-efficient coating with Push-Pull system are installed on the chest freezer. For products that do not require cooling a two-level storage rack system “Superstructure” made of acrylic has been developed which is optional for the product.
The semi-vertical cabinet “Missouri cold diamond island LF” for organizing island self-service zones and impulse sales has become another novelty of Hitline. Designed at the request of our European partners, this model, using linear and end modules of two sizes, allows to organize island areas with column bypass in the trading space.
This model is an analogue of “Missouri cold diamond island” counter with a built-in unit but due to the connection to the remote cold supply we achieved a minimum podium height of 300 mm, which permitted combining with a height of 1500 mm, allowed us to organize four cooled levels of lay-out.
This year Hitline has reloaded the direction of cooling and refrigerating cabinets. Work was done to reduce energy consumption in each of the products. In particular, we completely abandoned the use of electric tans to evaporate condensate, applied LED lighting, reduced the consumption of blowing engines by reducing their number or using energy-efficient fans. The aggregate compartment was reduced for ergonomics, increasing the demonstration area and storage of goods and for ease of operation there equipped the door assists and dampers which consequently ensured density and smoothness of closure.
In total, the company’s assortment currently has 59 varieties of cabinets for different groups of goods.
At the stand we demonstrated five currently popular models – three medium-temperatured and two low-temperatured. All items are supplied on refrigerant R290.
Cabinets with panoramic glazing “Kansas A4SG 078” were also presented for demonstration and sales of meat and cheese products. Created on one base, they differ in the version of illumination and the combination of perforated shelves and rods for hooks. The static cooling system in combination with two-chamber glass windows made of hardened glass and a built-in unit on propane, meets the energy efficiency criteria as much as possible. Cabinets can be equipped with both sliding and hinged doors.
For all interested there were excursions organized by individual groups across the enterprise. Hitline regularly invests in updating and expanding the technological fleet of machines and other equipment to accelerate manufacturing and product quality improving. Guests were able to get acquainted with the equipment, production processes and new areas created at the enterprise.
After the presentation everyone was invited to enjoy the evening of rest with a themed programme and live music.
We are grateful to our partners and guests for their time for Hitline and our new products.