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Q&A: How can I stop ice forming in my coolroom, and on the floor?

Read the full article to find out about issues caused by air / moisture ingress, the effect on doors where infiltration of warm or ambient air is not controlled and the options to mitigate air infiltration.

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Tags: high-speed freezer doors, rapid doors, coolroom, automated warehouses, frozen storage, freezers, cold storage warehouses, refrigeration, temperature control, Automated storage and retrieval systems, frozen goods, energy consumption, frozen food storage, cold chain logistics, insulated sectional door, Airlock, airlock-zone, temperature barriers

4 Ways Rapid Doors Reduce Energy Costs

We're all on the journey to save costs and there are more and more opportunities to  save costs on energy. Reducing our energy footprint can drastically shave thousands off the electricity bill each year. 

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Tags: rapid roller doors, roller doors, door equipment efficiency, high speed doors, cold storage, cold storage doors, food industry, food poisoning, food processing, cold storage warehouses, temperature control, cold chain logistics, energy efficient, energy loss

The Key to Temperature Management

According to Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ),between 1 January 2008 and 31 December 2017, FSANZ coordinated 626 recalls. The average number of recalls per year for the last 10 years is 63.

During the last 10 years, undeclared dairy (milk) has been the most common allergen related recall, accounting for 31% of all allergen related recalls. Peanut is the second most common type of allergen-related recalls, accounting for 20% in this category. Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella and E. coli are the three microorganisms most commonly associated with microbial food recalls in Australia. 

Dairy products are more commonly recalled due to concerns with process hygiene, indicated through E. coli testing, than other categories of food. Other products commonly recalled for E. coli include fresh sprouts, salads and some processed meat products.

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Tags: rapid roller doors, roller doors, door equipment efficiency, high speed doors, cold storage, cold storage doors, food industry, food poisoning, listeria, food recall, food processing, cold storage warehouses, temperature control, cold chain logistics, food standards

Stop that Draft - 5 Ways to Reduce the Chill in Your Warehouse

Warehouses tend to be large, open and busy spaces, and they are not exactly the homely, temperature controlled areas that employees would like them to be! But there are a number of ways in which you  could reduce the chill in your warehouse.
 
In this blog, we discuss five ways to reduce the chill in your warehouse.
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Tags: cold storage warehouses, temperature control, temperature barriers

Reducing the Heat in your warehouse during the hot summer


It can prove daunting to decifer exactly where savings can be made when it comes to heating / cooling in your warehouse, and then, what is the best solution for your site?

The two biggest energy consumers in a warehouse are lighting and temperature control (in the form of heating, cooling or refrigeration) and account for approximately 76 percent of total energy use making these systems the best targets for energy savings.

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Tags: warehouse doors, warehouse operations, maintenance costs, insulated doors, cold storage warehouses, energy consumption, insulated sectional door, energy efficient, energy loss, Process Flow, Waste Management

Food Recalls and The Key to Temperature Management (Updated 2016)

According to Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ), between 1 January 2006 and 31 December 2015, they were notified of 603 food recalls. The average number of recalls per year for the last 10 years was 60 recalls per year. 

Undeclared allergens are the second most common reason for food recalls in Australia with 192 recalls between 1 January 2006 and 31 December 2015, and an average of 19 recalls per year in this category. During the last 10 years, undeclared dairy (milk) has been the most common allergen related recall, accounting for 30% of all allergen related recalls. Peanut is the second most common type of allergen-related recalls, accounting for 18% in this category.

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Tags: rapid roller doors, roller doors, door equipment efficiency, high speed doors, cold storage, cold storage doors, food industry, food poisoning, listeria, food recall, food processing, cold storage warehouses, temperature control, cold chain logistics, food standards

Automate for Savings


As the cost of energy, land and labour climbs, operators of cold storage warehouses are increasingly looking to automation to control costs.

“There are a growing number of automated point solutions that can drastically reduce escalating operational costs,” says Jeff Hedges, director of business development for Dematic. In some instances, automation can reduce space requirements by as much as 50%, reduce energy consumption by 80% and labor as much as 70%.

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Tags: warehouse managers, fresh produce, warehouse hygiene, contamination prevention, food processing, Automate palletizing, coolroom, automated warehouses, frozen storage, freezers, AS/RS, cold storage warehouses, automation, 3PL, Automated storage and retrieval systems, Palletizing, frozen goods, energy consumption, frozen food storage, cold chain logistics

Best practices for managing a cold storage warehouse


As demand for perishable products grows worldwide, efficient and effective cold chain management requires strong partnerships and quick reactions.

Shippers have been managing the challenge of transporting temperature-sensitive goods since the 1700s, when British fishermen began using ice to preserve their catch while at sea. Today, the global market for cold chain products is expanding rapidly.

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Tags: cold storage, warehouse profitability, warehouse managers, cool room,, fresh produce, coolroom, frozen storage, cold storage warehouses, refrigeration, 3PL, Palletizing, frozen goods, frozen food storage, cold chain logistics, third-party logistics, dense storage

Rapid Roller Doors - The Key to Temperature Management

The Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing estimated over 5 million food poisoning cases in Australia, some of which may have been caused by bacteria due to improper storage of the food products. In addition, The Australia Institute found that $5.2 billion worth of food is thrown out every year. Whilst Australians contribute to this through bulk purchasing of food, it can also be caused by poor cold chain management, which resulted in the food failing to achieve the ‘best before’ or ‘use by’ date. 


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Tags: rapid roller doors, roller doors, door equipment efficiency, high speed doors, cold storage, cold storage doors, cold storage warehouses, temperature control, cold chain logistics

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