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Connected food retail solutions from case to cloud

Together with forward-thinking retailers around the world Danfoss has taken sustainable food retail solutions to the next level through constant development of sustainable technologies and service concepts.

Danfoss Food Retail solutions offer high efficient refrigeration systems optimized for CO₂ refrigeration and other natural refrigerants. Danfoss components are designed to provide the lowest total cost of ownership, while at the same time reducing the carbon footprint of your supermarket refrigeration system.

Danfoss solutions not only ensure the perfect conditions for food in temperature controlled environments, they also help achieve near-zero downtime on store applications in order to improve food safety and reduce food loss.

Danfoss ADAP-KOOL solutions have been developed based on more than 30 years of close cooperation with the global community of food retailers through and more than 80 years in the HVAC industry. Danfoss continuously develops its portfolio of components, controllers and advanced algorithms with the long-term ambition to create net-zero stores or even stores that give more energy than they take.

As a market leader with more than 50,000 food retail installations worldwide, Danfoss leads the development of integrated food retail refrigeration control solutions. Our experienced food retail specialists are ready to help you finding the right solution for your supermarket.

Features and benefits

Enhanced food safety

Maximized energy efficiency

Natural refrigerant solutions

Connected solutions from case to cloud

Monitoring and management services

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Related applications

  • Danfoss solutions for CO2 refrigeration in food retail
    CO₂ in food retail

    Danfoss has pioneered CO₂ refrigeration systems for more than 10 years. Learn more about our CO₂ refrigeration solutions for supermarkets here.

  • Cases - Cold Rooms - Danfoss
    Display cases

    Accurate temperature and operation control of display cases and cold rooms are vital for high-quality and safe food products. Find your solution here.

  • Semi plug in systems - Danfoss
    Semi plug-in system

    Danfoss offers highly efficient components optimized for semi plug-in refrigeration systems. The components are designed to provide the lowest total cost of ownership, while at the same time reducing the carbon footprint of your supermarket refrigeration system.

  • Small Store Cooling - Danfoss
    Small format stores

    Small Store Solutions from Danfoss are adapted to the particular requirements of small stores when it comes to food retail refrigeration.

  • Smart store - Danfoss
    Smart store

    The Smart Store solution enhances food safety and brings down the energy bill by integrated and smart control of refrigeration, HVAC, lighting and other applications.

  • Smart store - grid-integration - Danfoss
    Smart energy

    Energy cost is one of the biggest expenses in the daily operation of your supermarkets. Therefore, retailers increasingly look to enhance the energy efficiency within the stores.

Highlighted products

  • Evaporator and room control - Danfoss
    Evaporator and room control

    Danfoss offers a range of evaporator controls with thermostatic expansion valves or with electric expansion valves.

  • Compressor and condenser controllers - Danfoss
    Pack controllers

    Danfoss offers a range of compressor and condenser capacity controls for use in food retail, in compact systems as well as in large power packs.

  • Danfoss AK-SM system managers for intelligent food retail refrigeration
    System managers

    The system manager is the key component of the intelligent Danfoss ADAP-KOOL® refrigeration system for food retail.

  • CTR electric expansion valves, transcritical CO₂
    CTR electric expansion valves, transcritical CO₂

    CTR 3-way heat reclaim valve is designed to allow full proportional control of the surplus heat from compressor pack into the heat exchanger of transcritical heat reclaim solutions, securing availability of heat and hot water. The CTR valve prevents pressure peaks eliminating costly system down-time and the risk of insufficient heat supply for store heating and hot water, regardless of installation size.

  • CCMT electric regulating valves, transcritical CO₂ - Danfoss
    CCMT electric regulating valves, transcritical CO₂

    The CCMT is an electric operated valve designed specifically for operation in CO2 systems. The valve is capable of functioning either as an expansion valve, as a pressure regulator for the gas cooler or as a gas bypass valve with back-pressure regulation in trans-critical or subcritical applications.

Case studies

  • The supermarket aktiv & irma in Oldenburg - Food Retail solutions
    A new shade of green for grocery stores

    The supermarket aktiv & irma in Oldenburg, Germany, has pressed the start-button to a solution enabling it to store and generate electricity. The grocery store’s manager calls it a leap forward in energy supply. Danfoss and SMA have helped make it happen. Learn how.

  • Aarstiderne is located in the old manor Barritskov in eastern Jutland, Denmark.
    “A real win-win situation!” Danish organic food company reduces climate footprint with CO₂ cooling solution

    A stronger environmental profile and energy savings of approx. 30% from a cooling solution that can be expanded as needed. These are the results so far for Danish organic food company Aarstiderne. Since Q1 2018, the company’s facilities at Barritskov, Denmark, have relied on a CO₂ cooling system with Danfoss components delivered by refrigeration installer company JF Køleteknik A/S.

  • The Danfoss Multi Ejector range for CO2 refrigeration: design, applications and benefits
    The Danfoss Multi Ejector range for CO₂ refrigeration: design, applications and benefits

    Danfoss offers a complete portfolio of gas and liquid ejectors that provide significant benefits in CO2 refrigeration applications. Here we take a closer look at these offerings: the Multi Ejector Low Pressure (LP), the Multi Ejector High Pressure (HP), and the Liquid Ejector (LE). All three ejector products are only available as a complete Multi Ejector Solution™ where the ejector is bundled with the AK-PC 782A pack controller to provide the robust system controls necessary for efficient and reliable operation.

  • Danfoss training addresses climate change
    Just add know-how: Danfoss training addresses climate change

    How can refrigeration professionals comply with the EU F-gas regulation? What technologies can be used to make the transition to compliant refrigerants? And how can professionals specify, install, service, and use these solutions? Innovation and new approaches require know-how, and Danfoss is offering extensive, user-centric content that builds know-how through training, education, and the sharing of knowledge with the company’s partners, customers, and other stakeholders such as policymakers on several platforms.

  • Evaporator injection algorithm
    Selecting the right evaporator injection algorithm makes a world of difference

    Danfoss has pioneered two control algorithms that help you achieve this balance. The Minimum Stable Superheat (MSS) algorithm has been an important part of the Danfoss ADAP-KOOL® offering for years and is still the ideal choice for adaptive evaporator control for dry expansion. Now Danfoss introduces the next generation: Adaptive Liquid Control (ALC).

  • Intelligent and adaptive control in transcritical CO₂ refrigeration
    Intelligent and adaptive control in transcritical CO₂ refrigeration

    Intelligent control solutions are important for achieving reliable, optimized operation and realizing financial savings and environmental benefits in your transcritical CO2 refrigeration solution.

Articles

  • 5 ways connected monitoring and management systems can save food retailers money right now

    Many new kinds of store facility technologies promise to help. Big data, automation, and the Internet of Things (IoT) all have the potential to save food retailers time, money, and energy, while preventing food waste.

  • Managing operational efficiency in food retail – 5 global trends and how to respond

    If you work in facilities or energy management for a food retailer, change is something you handle every day. When the way we live, work, or shop changes, new food retail technology is close behind.

  • Supermarket energy optimization: why efficiency is only half the story

    In the last few years, supermarkets have made great advances in energy efficiency—reducing both overhead and their environmental impact.
    Reducing energy use is valuable, and always will be. But there’s another side to reducing energy costs. Increasingly, the biggest potential saving isn’t only in using less energy; it’s in optimizing how it’s used, and when.

  • Supermarket refrigeration, heating, air conditioning, and ventilation work best as an integrated solution. Here’s why.

    When you stop and think about it, it’s a little strange that supermarkets usually pay to heat their premises and water while their refrigeration system works overtime to move heat energy outside.

  • Why are so many supermarkets now choosing CO₂ refrigeration?

    Around the world, there is little doubt that CO2 is fast becoming food retailers’ refrigerant of choice. At Danfoss alone, we’re currently seeing supermarkets switching to CO2 refrigeration systems at a rate of around 10,000 a year—and that number is growing fast.

  • ADAP KOOL family - Danfoss
    Adapting to a changing world for over 30 years: ADAP-KOOL® refrigeration control system

    ADAP-KOOL®automatically adapts to changes in the operating environment, delivering optimized refrigeration performance and energy efficiency. They provide advanced algorithms, supervisory control and monitoring.

News

  • What's new with CO₂ : New solutions and trainings for Food Retail applications
    What's new with CO₂ : New solutions and trainings for Food Retail applications
    Wednesday, May 29, 2019

    CO₂ is taking the Food Retail industry by storm and is shaking up how we do business. It offers an eco-friendly and efficient alternative to many refrigerants that are currently being phased out – if you have the right technology, tools, and know-how in place. That’s where we can help.

  • AK-PC 572 MiniPack – CO₂ made easy for small store formats
    AK-PC 572 MiniPack controller – CO₂ made easy for small store formats
    Monday, April 15, 2019

    It's not too long ago that we here at Danfoss stood up and boldly declared, "We love CO₂!" This proclamation contained all the passion, knowledge, and hard work that has gone into shifting the food retail industry from HFCs towards natural refrigerants. Our engineers have developed solutions that help make the refrigerant transition even easier for our customers – and now we’re ready to introduce one more.

  • Coolselector®2
    Coolselector®2: We did complex. You do awesome.
    Wednesday, March 20, 2019

    Coolselector®2 is essential software for engineers, consultants, and system designers who work in the refrigeration and air conditioning industry. Using Coolselector®2, you can easily optimize energy consumption and increase efficiency in your HVACR system — simply run calculations based on your operating conditions and then choose the best component setup for your design.

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