The Infinity 090 Glass Door by Anthony International

The Elegant Edge – Infinity 090 Glass Door

Looking for a sleek new look for your glass door displays? Anthony International’s Infinity door offers a contemporary, elegant appeal with slim borders and a stylish handle. Anthony’s Infinity 090 Door is engineered for maximum efficiency and high durability with energy savings up to 70% compared to typical heated doors.  If you are looking for a contemporary style to showcase product, ask about the Infinity door option for your glass doors.

Features for the Infinity 090 Glass Doors

  • Cooler and Freezer options
  • Retrofit packages
  • EISA Compliant
  • T8 Lighting
  • Standard door rail finishes: satin silver or black
  • Handle options: chrome, satin silver or black
  • Black or white shelves with galvanized posts
  • Automatic hold-open and door stop
  • Magnetic door gaskets
  • Optional: energy controls, LED lighting, cylinder lock, french door frame and anti-fog add-ons

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Anthony Infinity 090 Literature

Information provided by Anthony International. For specifications and more information visit www.anthonyintl.com.

SCHOTT Gemtron Exits North American Market

Here is the letter from glass door manufacturer Anthony International regarding the SCHOTT Gemtron announcement.

Dear Valued Customer:

I would like to inform you that SCHOTT Gemtron has determined to discontinue its North American Food Display operations at its Vincennes, IN, production facility, and has offered to sell certain manufacturing assets to Anthony.  Anthony has decided to purchase these assets, which consist of the manufacturing equipment used for commercial food display refrigeration and freezer products.  SCHOTT Gemtron is a United States joint venture of SCHOTT Group and AGC Glass Company North America.

As part of this asset purchase, Anthony will be able to supply SCHOTT Gemtron customers in North America (US, Canada, Mexico) with our full product offerings and customer support during this transition.  This transaction complements Anthony’s planned expansion of our overall plant capacity and capabilities.

Anthony is looking forward to providing our customers throughout the industry with the products they need to continue to successfully operate their businesses. We welcome the opportunity to meet with each of you to better understand your needs and to provide you with the very best value added solutions possible.

For more information on Anthony, please visit us online at www.anthonyintl.com.  To find the Sales Representative assigned to your area, you may utilize our Sales Rep locator tool found under the Contact Us portion of our website.

Sincerely,
Sean E McGrann
Vice President, Sales & Marketing

StarFire LED Lighting System for Commercial Refrigeration Applications

Anthony International now offers the StarFire LED lighting system designed specifically for the commercial refrigeration industry.  This industry leading light output system is designed to handle the harsh cold environments for both the normal and low temp applications.  This patent pending design offers light pointed directly where it needs to be, at the merchandise to aid in increased product sales.

StarFire led lightsStarFire delivers a less than two year payback on your LED investment. Reducing compressor run time, reducing wattage, eliminating maintenance cost, while providing the most light output of any other LED on the market.

This energy efficient StarFire design can save you up to 85% of your current energy cost and also remove the amount of heat that is added to your cold environment, therefore reducing compressor run times.  The Anthony StarFire design has an exclusive power supply integrated into the light bar. When you add up all the benefits of the StarFire LED lighting systems you will enjoy a fast payback on your lighting investment.

Anthony Quanta StarFire walk-in cooler lightsFor more information, please download the StarFire Data Packet – PDF.

Note: The StarFire was previously known as the CrossFire sold by Schott Gemtron.

Does your company manufacture a commercial refrigeration product or accessory you’d like us to feature? If so, email Kristin[at]uscooler.com with details on your product, quality images, and links to more information.

 

How do I keep my glass doors from fogging up?

Glass doors in refrigerators and freezers are prone to getting condensation on them. For businesses such as floral shops, supermarkets and convenience stores, this fog on the glass is unattractive and obstructs the customer’s view of their products and may reduce impulse buys.

Why do glass doors get condensation?glass door fog

An important fact to keep in mind is that warmer air is able to hold more moisture than colder air. The “dew point” is the temperature at which the air becomes saturated and can’t hold any more water vapor and some of the water vapor must condense into a liquid form. The dew point is always lower than (or equal to) the air temperature. For example, glass of ice water will begin to sweat in a warm room because the air coming into contact with the glass is cooled to the dew point. This will cause the air to lose its capacity for holding moisture and condensate will stick to the glass. The exact same thing happens when the colder surface of your glass doors meets the warmer air in your building.

How do I fix this problem?

You may find that wiping windows down a few times a day may be all that is required, but this is not a permanent solution.

1. Adjust your thermostats.

Try slightly raising the temperature in the walk-in cooler. This will also raise the surface temperature of the doors, possibly to a temperature that will not cause water to condense on them. If that doesn’t help, you may also try lowering the temperature in your building. A colder setting on the air conditioning may help to pull more moisture from the air near your walk-in cooler. You may also try using a dehumidifier in your building to help remove excess moisture in the air.

Retrofitting LED Lights Can Pay Off In Your C-store

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Anthony Optimax Retrofit

As a convenience store owner, if there was a change you could make to increase merchandise sales, lower your electric bill, reduce maintenance costs, and be environmentally responsible would you make the change? The opportunity to do just that is here with the advent of LED Retrofit Kits. These kits replace the existent fluorescent lighting on your glass door merchandising walk-in cooler and freezer with 4’, 5’ or 6’ long LED light strips.

LED lighting provides a 68 to 85% energy savings over the fluorescent lights typically used in coolers and freezers. LEDs use only 15 watts for a 5’ model and 18 watts for 6’. They also produce less heat than a fluorescent light, which will lessen the load on your refrigeration system. But if energy savings was the only advantage, adoption of LEDs wouldn’t be near where it is today. The real difference is the attractive quality of the light it gives off. LEDs give your products a beckoning glow and more uniform illumination than fluorescent.  You can choose between lights that give off a neutral or slight red or blue hue. Conventional wisdom suggests that the more appealing the product presentation, the more likely a customer is to take notice and purchase it.

How much does it cost to operate my glass doors?

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If you own a walk-in refrigerator or freezer with glass doors or are considering purchasing one, you may be wondering how much it costs to run them. Anthony, a manufacturer of glass doors for refrigerators and freezers, has put out an energy calculator on their website that answers that question. With this tool you can calculate your annual energy usage (including the load added to the refrigeration) and annual operating cost. To get started just input your door size, quantity of doors and select whether you are using them in a Normal (cooler) or Low (freezer) temp application. From there select your door model, frame model and lighting options and click compare. Once the calculation is complete you can select the “Detail View” button for more information.

This calculator is also useful if you’re deciding what kind of glass door model to use. You can compare up to six configuration options side by side and see their cost savings versus the configuration using the most energy. You can weigh your options whether low up-front costs are more important or if models that provide long-term energy savings are in your best interest.

Using this tool can help you make an informed decision on choosing glass doors. Keep in mind that these calculations are only accurate for Anthony glass doors, but may give you a ballpark figure for similarly equipped glass doors by other manufacturers. These values were measured in laboratory conditions so these calculations don’t take into account the load on the compressor when the glass doors are opened.

Visit the Anthony Operating Cost Calculator

Cutting Down On Cooler Costs

Whether your chain is gearing up for LEED certification or just hoping to save on the electric bill, instituting an energy management solution can pinpoint energy waste.

leed certification sealEnergy reduction remains an ongoing quest for convenience store operators as they look for ways to cut costs in an effort to improve their bottom lines.

Building stores to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards and seeking LEED certification is something more chains are pursuing, including Kum & Go, Kwik Trip and Quick Chek, which just opened its first LEED-certified store last month in Bayonne, N.J.

LEED is an internationally operated program encompassing the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). It provides third-party verification that a building was designed and built by implementing strategies aimed at improving performance in areas such as: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.

Beer Caves – The Perfect Beverage Refrigerator

beer cave in convenience storeRegardless if you are remodeling or building new stores, why not increase the use of your space and install a beer cave for your alcoholic beverages? Beer caves have grown to be very popular in the convenience store industry offering a bright inviting room for customers to browse their selection. Beer caves can come in any shape or size. They are all custom designed to fit your plans. Consider the advantages the beer cave can provide for you and your customers.

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Beer Caves allow you to have much more merchandise readily available to consumers.

Bright lights, glass doors and windows can make an old drab corner turn into an inviting alcoholic beverage oasis. It is proven that bright lights and colorful graphics grab people’s attention attracting more customers to the product. Customers like to see all their choices right in front of them. The beer cave consolidates all beer and alcoholic beverages in one area so it is easy for people to find what they are looking for, grab and go.