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Food Equipment Daily News Feb 20 2015

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F o o d E q u i p m e n t N e w s 4 9 F r i d a y, F e b r u a r y 2 0 , 2 0 1 5 machine to make perfectly square, clear, hard ice cubes; and Dol-Fyn by Nautilus, a leader in water-distillers. Today, The Legacy Companies includes Blakeslee, Excalibur, General, Kold-Draft, Maxx Ice, Maxx Cold, Nautilus, Omega and Zeroll. FEN: Why do you think The Legacy Companies has been so successful? TA: From our very founding we have shown a commitment to understanding the needs of foodservice companies. This has helped us establish very per- sonal and long-term relationships with our customers. We have carefully bought and nurtured some of the top brands in our industry so that we can give our customers a "one stop shop" of high quality products that will meet their needs for years to come. FEN: How are you able to successfully manage the growth? TA: We have a set strategic direction for our company. First, the businesses we acquire are traditionally the legacy brand in a specific category. For exam- ple, Kold-Draft introduced and is still the only machine to produce perfectly square, pure ice cubes. Blakeslee invented the first commercial dish- washing machine. Excalibur led the way in patents for efficient food dry- ing. Zeroll invented the first modern day ice cream scoop. They are recog- nized for engineering innovation and extensive expertise. Second, all have The Legacy Companies (Cont'd. from p. 1) strong core strengths and capabilities in both product development and servic- ing. Finally, we are focused and com- mitted to cultivating and developing these companies. We have a globalized research and development practice and we also narrow the business focus. The combination of both initiatives makes a difference. FEN: How do you deliver constant inno- vation? TA: It's a team effort. We work with our customers and strive to have a deep understanding of their needs as foodser- vice operators. We anticipate and incor- porate new technologies that make sense into our product development plans. Our sales team and engineers work together for solution-driven, prac- tical applications. FEN: What's one thing readers should know about The Legacy Companies that sets it apart from others in today's food- service industry? TA: Our sales people, our engineers and our service team have so much knowl- edge and experience. They've seen the industry evolve and they've evolved with it. They've seen trends come and go and they can pull from a mental historical database that most manufacturers don't have. Visit The Legacy Companies at booth #5026. For more information, go to www.thelegacycompanies.com or contact Teresa Asbury, Vice President, by email at TAsbury@TheLegacyCompanies.com. AMERICAN DRYER UNVEILS INDUSTRY-CHANGING HAND DRYER TECHNOLOGY American Dryer recently unveiled a new product that incorporates cold plasma, a natural occurring phenomenon, into its market-leading hand dryers. The company worked to perfect its new, patent-pending Cold Plasma Clean™ (CPC) technology for several years, and with its release, cold plasma-enabled, warm-air dryers will advance cleanliness in restrooms and markets such as health- care, schools and food processing. "Cold Plasma Clean technology was developed by our engineering team to create the most hygienic hand drying method possible," American Dryer Vice President of Sales and Technology Michael Robert said. "CPC kills germs while you dry your hands naturally, with- out chemicals. HEPA filters, the solution used by some manufacturers, may trap microbes, but can't eliminate them, nor do the filters clean the air surrounding the hands the way CPC does." This is an important advancement for hand hygiene. HEPA filtration simply traps germs inside the dryer, but by incor- porating warm-air CPC, American Dryer's latest models actually kill germs in the surrounding air while you dry your hands. In contrast, HEPA neither sanitizes hands nor kills germs. "CPC creates a sanitizing bubble of air, which surrounds the hands without the creation of harmful ozone," American Dryer President Daniel Rabahy added. "This is a true evolution in hand dryer technology because of its comprehensive hygienic benefits." Cold plasma, or bipolar ionization, is nature's way of cleaning the air and killing germs. High levels of ionization are found throughout nature. The Cold Plasma Generator, available only inside select American Dryer eXtremeAir ® models, uses steady-state positive and negative discharge points to split water molecules in the air into oppositely charged hydrogen and oxygen ions. These ions then break down gases to harmless compounds commonly found in the atmosphere. CPC technology is also proven to kill harmful and microscopic pathogens including E.Coli, C. Diff, Staph, MRSA and TB. Testing has been done independ- ently by EMSL Labs, an Elite CDC certi- fied lab. The eXtremeAir with CPC tech- nology has been independently tested for safety by Underwriters Laboratory (UL), passing both the UL867 and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) standards. Additionally, CPC technology is a solid-state, maintenance-free solution. There are no expensive filters, chemicals or labor, and eXtremeAir CPC is com- pact and comes equipped with universal voltage and adjustable sound and speed. Proven cold plasma technology has been successfully used to sanitize the air in commercial buildings since the 1930s. The prestigious Cleveland Clinic, Baylor College of Medicine and Boston Children's Hospital currently use it, and most recently, cold plasma has been used in medicine to treat surgical incisions and to kill bacteria in the food processing industry. The eXtremeAir CPC hand dryer has advanced this technology to kill germs while you dry your hands. the time. Companies began to take note. From that moment forward, Blendtec has only grown, along with a passion to make the most durable com- mercial blenders. Along the way, the world's strongest blender has become the most advanced. Decades of innovation have led to industry firsts like stackable blending jars, space-saving low profiles, the quietest commercial blenders, prepro- grammed cycles and one-touch controls. The quality, durability and high-tech features of Blendtec commercial blenders have made them a favorite in restaurants, coffee shops and smoothie shops around the world. Pride in its products has become so deeply engrained in Blendtec culture that Blendtec (Cont'd. from p. 1) it influences every aspect of the business. The same relentless attention to detail that goes into every blender engineered and built in the company's Orem, Utah facility extends to Blendtec's customer service. "We want our customers to be as thrilled with their Blendtec as we are," said CEO Craig Taylor. "From providing the industry's best warranty to continual- ly innovating and improving, we do whatever it takes to make that happen. Blendtec's real strength goes beyond Watts and horsepower – it's in all the amazing things that Blendtec enables successful businesses to achieve." Visit Blendtec at booth #6411. For more information, go to www.blendtec .com/commercial. for 57 percent of the incidents (three out of five) and 40 percent of the property damage. (Structure Fires In Eating And Drinking Establishments, National Fire Protection Association Fire Analysis and Research Division, November 2012.) Different types of fire detection are now being used in wet chemical suppres- sion systems in an attempt to quickly detect and suppress fires involving cook- ing equipment. Let's look at some of the options available today. Fusible Link (Standard) Detection This consists of a stainless steel cable run through corner pulleys and conduit to detector brackets inside the hood. A fusible link is located over each appli- ance and in the duct opening. The cable is placed under tension so when the link separates, tension is released and wet chemical is discharged. Grease can accu- mulate in the conduit and cause the cable to seize, therefore the conduit should be cleaned or replaced on a periodic basis and links replaced every six months. Some manufacturers allow the use of "quick response" fusible links to detect and react to a fire faster, thus minimizing the amount of damage sustained in a fire incident. Fusible Link Detection with Alternate Detector Placement Some system manufacturers use fusible links located on 24" centers throughout the hood length. This creates detection through the entire hood, regardless of appliance placement or size. It is still sus- ceptible to grease accumulation and therefore should be cleaned or replaced periodically and the links replaced semi- annually. Carabiner or Lanyard Cable Carabiners are attached to pre-measured Amerex (Cont'd. from p. 1) and cut lengths of stainless steel cable and assembled at the factory. The carabiners clip on to the fusible links eliminating the need to use brackets and conduit inside the hood. Installation and maintenance is faster and easier. The maximum spacing of fusible links at 24" centers covers the entire hood regardless of appliance loca- tion or size. This system is only available for use on either single hoods or hoods that are butted up end-to-end. Sheathed Cable Looking much like the cable used on bicycles, the cable is encased in a flexible sheath that eliminates the need for con- duit and corner pulleys both outside and inside the hood. The accumulation of grease between the sheathing and the cable is lessened, plus installation and maintenance is faster and easier. Pneumatic Tubing A heat sensitive tube is pressurized with air or nitrogen and run throughout the length of the hood. Once exposed to overheat or flame, the tubing bursts, releasing the pressure and discharging the system. The entire length of tubing is a detection device resulting in a faster response to a fire condition. The tubing must be replaced every three years and cleaned every six months. There is no conduit so installation and maintenance is faster and easier. The accumulation of grease cannot cause the system to mal- function during a fire. The Future Fire suppression system manufacturers will continue to research new fire detec- tion solutions for their systems. Look for innovations that will make the systems more reliable, easier to install and main- tain while providing superior fire protec- tion. Visit Amerex at booth #5516.

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