ITALY: Refrigeration controls manufacturer Carel has brought true Italian design flair to its new iJ range of commercial refrigeration controllers.
This stylish, completely revamped, frameless range takes plug-in controllers to whole new levels of customisation and connectivity.
Carel describes the iJ controller as a complete platform that, using modular architecture, can meet different market demands. The offering allows the final unit to be enhanced with innovative features specific to food and merchandiser applications.
Two ranges were on display at Euroshop 2020, iJF and iJM, designed respectively for food storage and display and merchandiser applications, such as beverage coolers and ice cream freezers. More models designed for other applications will follow.
Using Carel’s FlexiFIT technology, aesthetic customisations can be developed that enhance the final units and allow OEMs market products with a high level of customisation and a unique appearance.
“The iJ platform was designed to consolidate the knowledge acquired in the food service and merchandisers market: IoT cloud services combined with a captivating display, typical of ‘made in Italy’ design, with intuitive usability and a high degree of customisation”, explained food service group sales manager Matteo Bullo.
iJ offers the state-of-the-art in connection possibilities, both Bluetooth and always-on connection such as 2G and WiFi. By adopting and customising the iJ platform, refrigerated units can become easily connected, allowing OEMs to explore and optimise new business models. Furthermore, ij enables field engineers and end users to carry out operations in the field quickly and easily, using a smartphone and app.