Empack expands cold storage
offerings with Purfresh MRCB
Dec 21, 2010 7:00 AM
Empack, certified reseller of Purfresh technologies in Chile, has added the new Purfresh Multi-Room Control Box (MRCB) technology to the line of Purfresh systems it markets, sells, and services in Chile.
Integrated with Purfresh Cold Storage and Intellipur software analytics, this innovation enables a single ozone generator to precisely distribute and control ozone in up to 16 cold storage rooms. Distributing the power and advanced intelligence of Purfresh ozone generators across multiple locations ensures retailers, distribution centers, and cold storage operations of all sizes can cost-effectively take advantage of the clean power of ozone to enhance food safety, reduce decay, and control ripening throughout their facilities.
“Throughout Chile there are cold storage facilities with banks of several small- to medium-size rooms. Prior to the release of the MRCB, it was often cost-prohibitive to provide these types of businesses with a highly distributed ozone solution that was both safe and reliable,” said Clive Stronach, product manager for Empack. “Now with the MRCB, we can offer our market an industrial-strength, yet cost-effective ozone solution that has been optimized for fresh produce storage.”
Each MRCB can monitor and deliver ozone to four or eight rooms, and two MRCBs can be configured with a single Purfresh generator to deliver ozone to a total of 16 rooms. Each MRCB is equipped with a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) that accurately controls and distributes low doses of ozone through specially designed ozone-resistant valves. The PLC also communicates directly with the main generator to execute 15 safety alarms to keep both workers and produce safe.
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