Refrigerated Revolution: Food Delivery with Cutting-edge Miniature Compressor Technology.

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  • Project:  Food Delivery Carrier Box
  • Cooling Approach: Miniature Compressor Cooling System
  • Demand: René Wit, the Managing Director of H2XXX based in the Netherlands. Mr. Wit is in search of a compact cooling system tailored for urban e-bike food transporters. interesting in RIGID’s micro compressor systems, he has requested confirmation regarding the suitability of the DC condensing unit DV1920 (24V DC). Additionally, Mr. Wit has conveyed his desire to receive prototypes for testing purposes, specifically 2 or 3 sample units along with 3 sets of evaporators. Looking ahead, René Wit prefers completed refrigeration equipment, including both compressors and evaporators, from RIGID.
  • Recommended products: R290, 2.8cc mini compressor  QX2802VDL-T

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Background

Rene Wit, managing director of H2XXX in the Netherlands, is actively seeking a compact cooling system tailored for urban e-bike food carriers. He was interested in RIGID’s compact refrigeration systems and specifically inquired about the suitability of the DC condensing unit DV1920 (24V DC). In addition, Mr. Wit expects to receive prototypes for testing, including 2 or 3 sample units and 3 sets of evaporators. Looking to the future, Renault Vetter is considering a full-scale bulk order for RIGID’s microcompressors, with the systems and masters manufactured in their factory.

According to the white paper “Trends and Innovation in Home Food Delivery 2021”, which has been released, the report shows that 52% of consumers will order more food delivery if the temperature is right. In response to the increasing demand for home delivery, especially during the pandemic, Dometic launched DeliBox, a temperature-controlled and traceable food delivery system. The white paper, based on data from independent reports, explores profitable growth opportunities in the home delivery business.

Dometic’s unique solution, DeliBox, which will be showcased at CES 2022, is designed to guarantee the quality of restaurant delivery and fill the market gap identified in the research. Drawing on insights from market research agencies Food and Friends and Statista, the white paper highlights Dometic’s commitment to sharing valuable market insights with B2B customers.

 

24v mini compressor
24v mini compressor

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The Project

In the dynamic food delivery carrier box market, trends emphasize technological advancements, sustainability, and heightened thermal control. Managing Director René from H2XXX, Netherlands, reflects these trends in his urban e-bike food transporter project. Seeking a compact cooling system, René’s project aligns with the industry’s emphasis on temperature control technology, aiming to assure the delivery of food at optimal temperatures.

With a focus on sustainability, René’s project explores eco-friendly materials for the carrier box, aligning with the broader market trend toward environmentally conscious solutions. The demand for versatile mounting options, customization, and safety features also resonates in René’s requirements as he looks for a solution compatible with varying delivery vehicles and prioritizes secure and efficient food transport.

This project echoes the market’s commitment to innovation and customer-centric solutions in the rapidly evolving food delivery landscape.

Food delivery carrier box

 

The Challenges

  1. Temperature Maintenance: Ensuring consistent temperature control during transportation remains a challenge. Extreme weather conditions and longer delivery times can impact the quality and safety of delivered food, demanding robust thermal solutions.
  2. Battery Life for Electric Vehicles: With the increasing use of electric vehicles for food delivery, the limited battery life poses a challenge. Carrier boxes need to be designed with energy efficiency in mind to avoid draining the vehicle’s battery quickly.
  3. Sustainability Concerns: While there’s a trend toward eco-friendly solutions, sourcing sustainable materials for carrier boxes without compromising durability and performance can be challenging. Balancing sustainability with functionality remains a key consideration.
  4. Regulatory Compliance: Compliance with food safety regulations and guidelines poses a challenge for the food delivery industry. Ensuring that carrier boxes meet health and safety standards is crucial, and businesses need to stay updated on evolving regulations.
  5. Last-Mile Logistics: The efficiency of the last-mile delivery process is a persistent challenge. Optimizing routes, managing traffic, and ensuring timely deliveries require ongoing efforts, especially in urban areas with high population density.
  6. Cost Constraints: For many businesses, cost considerations are a challenge. Investing in advanced temperature-controlled carrier boxes, especially for smaller businesses, can be financially demanding. Striking a balance between affordability and quality is crucial.
  7. Security and Theft Prevention: Protecting deliveries from theft and ensuring the security of the carrier box contents remain challenges. Innovations in locking mechanisms and anti-tampering features are areas of ongoing development.
  8. Customer Expectations: Meeting rising customer expectations for faster, reliable, and eco-friendly deliveries poses a challenge. Businesses need to continually enhance their delivery services to stay competitive.

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Cooling Solution

In a food delivery carrier box, RIGID’s miniature DC compressors and compact cooling systems work by utilizing the principles of refrigeration. The compressor compresses refrigerant gas, raising its temperature and pressure.

The high-pressure, high-temperature gas then flows through a condenser where it releases heat and becomes a high-pressure liquid. This liquid is then expanded through an expansion valve, causing it to cool rapidly.

The cooled refrigerant is circulated inside the carrier box, absorbing heat from the food and maintaining the desired low temperature. The cycle repeats to ensure consistent cooling throughout the transportation process.

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  • Refrigerant: R290
  • Voltage: 24V/48VDC
  • Cylinder Number: 2 Pumps / Twin Cylinders
  • Weight:1.3-1.6kgs (2.8-3.5lbs)
  • Capacity: ≥500W to>760W (2,592Btu)
  • Working Amps: 1~8.3A, (Maximum 12A)
  • Work at ambient temperature -20℃ ~ 55℃
  • Applications: Small and Portable Air Conditioning & Refrigeration

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BLDC Rotary Compressor-2

 

Key Features

RIGID’s efficient and compact design enhances the overall performance of these cooling systems in the context of food delivery.

  1. Energy Efficiency: RIGID’s miniature DC compressors are designed for optimal energy efficiency, ensuring that the cooling systems consume minimal power. This efficiency is crucial for applications like food delivery carrier boxes, especially when considering the limited power resources in electric vehicles.
  2. Compact Design: RIGID specializes in compact cooling solutions, providing efficient refrigeration in a small footprint. This advantage is particularly valuable for food delivery carrier boxes, allowing for maximum storage space while maintaining effective temperature control.
  3. Temperature Precision: RIGID’s systems offer precise temperature control, crucial for preserving the freshness and quality of food during transit. This precision ensures that the food is delivered at the right temperature, addressing a key concern in the food delivery industry.
  4. Versatility: The compact design and efficient operation of RIGID’s products make them versatile for various applications. In the context of food delivery carrier boxes, this versatility allows for compatibility with different types of vehicles, including bicycles, scooters, and electric bikes.
  5. Reliability: RIGID’s products are known for their reliability and durability. This reliability is essential for the demanding requirements of the food delivery sector, where constant opening and closing of boxes and varying external conditions can strain cooling systems.
  6. Low Maintenance: The design of RIGID’s products often incorporates features that reduce maintenance needs. This is advantageous for food delivery carriers, as lower maintenance requirements contribute to cost-effectiveness and operational efficiency.
  7. Customization Options: RIGID may offer customization options to meet specific requirements. This can include adapting the cooling system to fit the dimensions and specifications of different food delivery carrier box models.

 

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Summary

René Wit, Managing Director of H2XXX, is spearheading a project for urban e-bike food transporters, seeking a compact cooling system. The food DeliBox, a temperature-controlled and trackable food delivery box, aligns with the rising demand for efficient and reliable food deliveries. In the broader food delivery carrier box market, trends emphasize temperature control, sustainability, and versatility.

Addressing such needs, RIGID, with its miniature BLDC compressors, offers compact, energy-efficient solutions. These compressors play a pivotal role in maintaining precise temperatures within carrier boxes during transit, ensuring food safety and quality.

The Netherlands client’s project reflects the industry’s commitment to innovative cooling solutions, highlighting the convergence of customer demands, market trends, and advanced technologies in the evolving landscape of food delivery.

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