Cooking equipment manufacturer Küppersbusch has modified all its appliances to make them compatible with Sicotronic’s energy optimisation systems.
Marc-Oliver Schneider, Küppersbusch’s director, explained: “Innovation does not always mean that new devices have to be developed.
“Sometimes it is a better idea to continue the development within the existing product range with the aim that the end-consumer obtains a truly added benefit.”
Sicotronic’s director Norbert Wittke added: “All electro-thermal devices in a canteen offer an energy saving capacity associated with a considerable savings potential.
“Depending on the application, the electric power peaks can be reduced by 20 to 50%. This allows between 5 and 25% of the total electricity costs to be saved.”
The systems have already been trialled at delicatessen company Feinkost Käfer’s production kitchen in Parsdorf near Munich.
For this installation, Küppersbusch delivered a total of 28 devices including from the PremiumLine 850 ranges and CombiLine 750 modular series and ConvectAir hot air steamers.
All appliances were Sicotronic-compatible; therefore an energy optimisation system was installed.
After 1 year of operation, intensive evaluations were carried out. In the first year, the combination of Küppersbusch and Sicotronic allowed Käfer to save up to €2,000 (£1,665) per month from its power bill.