High capacity rack cooler with minimum floor space requirement and no product transfers.
Pans with products leaving the oven are conveyed to a depanner that removes the products from the pan and places them onto open grid racks. The racks enter the CapStep Cooler and when a group is complete, the CapStep is raised upward. When the racks reach the top of the upward section, they are transferred to the downward section of the cooler by a transfer conveyor equipped with paddles. When the transfer is complete, the downward section is lowered one level. This process continues until the pans reach the discharge conveyor of the CapStep Cooler.
The pans are supported by extruded, anodized aluminum angles that are equipped with UHMW wear guides. The angles are fastened to heavy-duty chains. The whole system is PLC controlled and includes all the required safeties.