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- July 2006

Editors Comment: So who’s getting a raw deal? 01 July 2006
It was two years ago that we first mentioned in these pages how the increasing demand for raw materials was fuelling costs for equipment manufacturers. At that time, the price of copper had reached $1.38/lb from a low in 1998 of just 60cents/lb. Even then, those escalating prices, along with those of steel and other raw materials looked set to signal a round of equipment price increases. Amazingly, thanks to increases in production efficiencies and a further chipping away at manufacturers’ already tight margins, equipment prices remained relatively stable.

Compressors: A savings injection 01 July 2006
Optimised to take advantage of sub-cooling via vapour injection, Copeland Scroll compressors offer a capacity increase of up to 40% compared to a standard ZF scroll. Robert Kebby, Copeland’s sales director for the UK and Ireland, reviews two studies where this technology has produced energy savings in low-temperature supermarket applications

SHOP TALK 01 July 2006
A round-up of supermarket news and gossip

Energy Efficiency: Optimising energy usage 01 July 2006
With energy costs spiralling out of control it is worth revisiting the Versatemp system says Clivet UK md Lance Joy

Low Energy Supermarket System: Putting the super in market 01 July 2006
Fridge companies collaborate to design the ultimate energy saving supermarket system

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