The patented Aircell design replaces the traditional single air curtain with several individual short air curtains to divide the merchandising area into separate horizontal “aircells”. Cold air is channelled through guide vanes fitted within the Aircell shelf before dropping a short distance from the underside of the front edge of the shelf to be collected by the Aircell shelf below.
Aircell’s proprietary guide vanes are critical to the performance of the cabinet as they distribute the cold air evenly across the full shelf width to ensure that a strong and effective air curtain is maintained.
The short air curtains produced by the Aircell shelves are robust and are not distorted by changes in ambient air temperature or air turbulence in front of the unit. Importantly, and in contrast to other designs cold air does not need to be introduced through the back panel.
Left: Image shows cold air inside a cabinet powered by Aircell and the consistent temperature that is maintained throughout.
Above: Image shows cold air inside a cabinet powered by Aircell and the consistent temperature that is maintained throughout.
Proprietary shelf design
The shelf design which is integral to the performance of cabinets powered by Aircell is covered by three International patents. Further applications for National and International patents are pending.
The guide vanes enclosed in the shelves manage the cold air supply from, and the warm air return to, the rear wall ducts. The vanes have been designed to ensure there is a very even airflow in the short air curtain across the full width of the shelf. The geometry of both the vanes and the shelf openings have been designed through extensive CFD modelling to guarantee the performance of the shelf sets.
Research has shown Aircell can pay for itself in less than 24 months