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SCHOTT presents the first automatic doors for refrigerated cabinets at EuroShop 2017

SCHOTT Termofrost® Smart Access is the first door system that allows touchless opening of a closed refrigerated cabinet.

The ground breaking glass door system makes product presentation more appealing and by that triggers impulse purchases of supermarket customers.  “At EuroShop we are presenting our new automatic doors for the first time at a retail trade show. We have received great feedback from the market so far, with several supermarket installations already and are really excited to show this innovation to a wider audience this year,” said Dietmar Nilles, Sales Manager D/A/CH/NL Food Display at SCHOTT.
SCHOTT has developed the first refrigerated cabinet doors currently on the market that open automatically. The effect is achieved with an integrated sensor, which is activated by the shopper’s motion towards the door. Without actually touching, the doors elegantly and quietly slide open to the side. A handle-free and frameless design allows for maximum visibility and an unhindered view to the products while the innovative opening mechanism ensures a barrier-free access for customers when taking their chosen goods. This cutting-edge technology can be included in new vertical refrigerated display units for supermarkets. The system is designed for the presentation of chilled products such as milk, meat, beverages or convenience food within a temperature range of 4°C to 8°C.
The clever design of the new door system is space-efficient: with the slide opening technology, the glass doors are not protruding into the aisle. Shoppers enjoy freedom of movement and thus can easily stop with their shopping cart in front of a multi-desk cabinet. Furthermore, by simply switching to the fixed-open mode, employees can easily refill or clean the cabinets. Overall, the touchless technology improves the hygiene standard in the cooling section as the comfort of automatic opening eliminates the need for shoppers to touch a handle. Besides, by closing open cabinets supermarket owners can save up to 60 percent in energy costs. A nice side benefit is that a closed cabinet also allows for a pleasant room temperature. Ideally, shoppers stay longer and buy more items under these more comfortable conditions.
SCHOTT will be at EuroShop in Düsseldorf, Germany, at stand C60 in Hall 17, from 5-9 March 2017, where visitors can learn more about the SCHOTT Termofrost® Smart Access from the company experts. For further information visit website at http://microsites.schott.com/smartaccess/.

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