New foot operated door opener for coldrooms from Williams Refrigeration

Williams has launched a foot-operated door opener that is compatible with its modular coldrooms.

Online PR News – 05-August-2020 – Norwich Norfolk – Put your best food forward to enter Williams coldrooms
New foot operated door opener maintains hygiene and makes work easier

Williams has launched a foot-operated door opener that is compatible with its modular coldrooms. This simple device allows staff to enter the room without having to touch the door with their hands. Williams believes it to be the first of its kind for coldroom applications.

Constructed from stainless steel, operators simply step on the pedal, which operates a lever to open the door to the coldroom. The system incorporates a clip that holds the door latch open, so that the handle doesn’t need to be touched at all. The new unit does not affect the thermal integrity of the coldroom in any way.

The foot operated system offers two very significant benefits. First and foremost, by reducing touch points it helps to meet the heightened hygiene standards that are an important part of the response to the covid-19 pandemic.

Secondly, the hands-free access is a very useful ‘quality of life’ upgrade for the kitchen brigade, making it easy for staff to bring product into the coldroom without having to juggle what they’re carrying while opening the door.

The foot opener is a simple, robust mechanical device and can be easily added to an existing installation or specified as part of a new project.

Williams’ coldroom systems are based on over 40 years of experience. They can be adapted to fit in almost any available space and designed to meet a diverse range of requirements, from frozen and refrigerated food storage to scientific and medical uses and much more.

“The new foot-operated opener is going to make life easier for staff, and help them maintain stringent hygiene standards,” says Malcolm Harling, sales and marketing director of Williams. “The fact that it can be retro-fitted to existing Williams coldrooms is an important benefit, too.”

The foot-operated door opener costs from £350, depending on the coldroom design.

Williams Refrigeration offers a comprehensive range of commercial refrigeration including gastronorm cabinets and counters, specialist bakery equipment, coldrooms, merchandisers and blast chillers.

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Williams Refrigeration is a division of AFE Group Ltd. It is an ISO9001-2008 Quality Management accredited company and has been awarded ISO14001, the internationally recognised industry standard for Environmental Management Systems. Most recently Williams has demonstrated its commitment to staff welfare by achieving Occupational Health and Safety Standard (OHSAS) certification 18001:2007.

Williams designs, manufactures and installs a highly diverse product range, supplying hotels, hospitals, schools, restaurants, bars and kitchens around the world. With a wide selection of gastronorm cabinets and counters, prep stations, blast chillers/freezers, bottle coolers, bakery and modular coldrooms the company provides products that suit almost any application – a “one-stop” refrigeration purchasing solution.

Williams’ commitment to customers is absolute, offering extensive specialist advice and support from installation through to after-sales, service and maintenance.

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