From the refrigeration and ripening roomspecialist EHO, with high-efficiency ZIEHL-ABEGG fans

09 /19   …When the sun is done, high-efficiency special fans by ZIEHL-ABEGG take up their brilliant work in architecturally refined high-tech ripening centres, such as those of EHO.

Ripening of fruits in a way that imitates nature and is adjusted precisely in time plays an essential role for all purchasers in the fruit section of the food industry today. After all, consumers spoiled by quality want to spend their money only on the most beautiful fruits. They desire a virtual fruit paradise ready to be eaten right there before their eyes. Operators of large fruit centres and trans-shipment points are pressed to deliver fruits perfectly ripened, no matter where they are from and how long their path to actual sales is.

Starting out with the right cooling system

ZIEHL-ABEGG paves the way to perfection with its special high-tech fans adjusted for such needs. A strong, homogeneous air flow distribution and, of course, a room architecture set up ideally for each specific case, are essential for ripening fruits in climate-controlled rooms, ripening rooms or fruit storage. EHO, a specialist for industrial refrigeration, storage and ripening systems, and known for its high-performance refrigeration and
storage rooms that are carefully developed in all aspects and used around the world, values the customised and highly sensitive options offered by ZIEHL-ABEGG air control technology.

The ZAplus fan system is a multifunctional system specifically designed for energy-saving, sensitive cooling, storage and ripening of fruits.

The fan specialists from ZIEHL-ABEGG have contributed the high-efficiency ZAplus fan system to EHO projects in different countries (e.g. different types of ripeningrooms and green banana storages in Slovenia, Czech republic, etc…). The multi-functional bionic fan system is equipped with state-of-the-art energy-saving ECblue motor technology. Planners can purchase it in diameters from 450 to 1,000 mm. The ZAplus achieves individual air flows of up to 40,000 m3/h with the highest efficiency, thanks to its globally unique bionic blade design and perfectly optimised nozzle that keep the air flow line on its proper path with low noise levels and without driving up operating costs.
ZIEHL-ABEGG offers an entire range of special fans to match the situation of their use based on application and customer needs.

Homogeneous ventilation of fruits while saving energy

Of course, state-of-the-art reversible fans with an energy saving effect are available as well. They spread the air flows evenly in both directions of the ripening chambers to homogeneously fan, or ventilate, the fruits. Optimised with the ECblue energy-saving motor technology, these fans can also reduce energy consumption by up to 30%. Dozens of billions of kWh are wasted around the world every year by ripening chambers, fruit centres, etc. without even promising success. Most of it is used in the areas of air movement and air conditioning. The ZIEHL-ABEGG fans stand out with functional effectiveness, energy efficiency and very silent operation. With fan technology that can be adjusted individually to the respective climate areas and specific needs, while permitting sensitive adjustment, ZIEHL-ABEGG holds the key to successful ripening and storage processes.

Perfect ripening management

There is still more: ZIEHL-ABEGG has already set its eyes upon the future and offers its customers access to its ZAbluegalaxy, a cloud-based platform for virtual high-security data rooms with high-level functions and options. The partners can develop smart opportunities for new paths together there that permit perfect ripening management. Smart data systems allow targeted support, monitoring and foresighted regulation of technology used, such as air conditioning parameters, sensors, ventilation systems and ducts, and their output. Predictive maintenance is already a success story worldwide. Fruit chambers and the like are no exception.

ZIEHL-ABEGG fan technology – best and specific ripening results thanks to special, adjustable homogeneous air flow circulation.

Two companies share one goal

EHO (Slovenia, EU) and ZIEHL-ABEGG have been cooperating for a long time, based on competence, experience and professionalism.
They spent many years on shared research and development work in order to offer ripening and cold storage chambers of high technical quality. Today, the companies can offer concepts for these areas that are successfully in operation around the world.

ZAbluegalaxy is a cloud-based platform with high-security data rooms for full linking of smart fans and smart controls or sensors in a network for predictive analyses, etc. that will permit unprecedented ripening paths in future. The permanent overview of all products permits quick reaction even at small fluctuations, e.g. of temperature, humidity or CO2 concentration. Modern fruit management in cold storage and warehouses or ripening chambers, etc. is characterised by precise, sustainable and energy-saving economic efficiency and specific ripening and warehousing results. The new, smart options provide a 360° overview of all network-capable devices and entirely new planning options for the fruit market sector.

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