Published on: November 23, 2020

Lincat inspires confidence with new addition to IMClean range

Working hard to help foodservice operators and retailers meet current demand for enhanced hygiene measures, Lincat has introduced the Confidence Box.

Measuring 375mm x 575mm x 450mm, this pass-through, countertop box uses UV-C lamps to reduce viral and bacterial contamination on the exposed surfaces of any object placed inside, in just 30 seconds.

Helen Applewhite, Marketing Manager for Lincat brands, explains:

“Hygiene is naturally high on everyone’s agenda right now, and we are all incredibly aware of the risks of everything we touch. We were keen to try to find a way to boost customer confidence in the products handed to them in foodservice and retail outlets.

“Our R&D team quickly identified that UV-C rays, which have been used to sterilise equipment in the healthcare sector for many years, could provide a solution.

“They worked around the clock to produce the Confidence Box, which uses four UV-C lamps, located in the base, sides and top, to reduce viral and bacterial contamination of the objects placed inside.”

The Confidence Box works as follows…

The server simply loads the goods into the back of the unit and switches it on. At the end of the 30-second cycle, the inside of the cabinet lights up green and an alarm sounds.

Staying safely behind the unit, the server lifts the front door, and the customer reaches in to retrieve their goods. They are reassured by the fact that no-one has touched their purchase since it was placed in the Confidence Box.

And because the process doesn’t involve liquids, it doesn’t damage the goods in any way, meaning it can be used for any product, ranging from food and drink, to electronics, clothing, spectacles and prescriptions.

Followers of Lincat on Linkedin, Facebook or Twitter were treated to a series of engaging teaser videos over the last few days, sharing snippets of the product and positioning it as suitable for hospitality, retail, electronic, health and beauty, and opticians.

The Confidence Box, model number F63/900, is constructed from grade 304 stainless steel. Aluminium, safety interlock doors ensure the lamps will only switch on when the doors are closed and a tinted acrylic door blocks UV-C light from passing through. The Confidence Box is available to purchase from Lincat. For more information please see Stock is available now.