Reduce Cooling Costs

How Will a MACS Cooler Reduce Your Precooling Costs?

  • Electricity (40% less)
    • Fans
      • More efficient airflow paths
      • Automatic variable speed cycles
      • Less fan run time
    • Refrigeration
      • More effective heat transfer
      • Less refrigeration run time
      • Less warm air entering the building
  • Labor (60% less)
    • Forklift Operators
    • Tunnel Operators
      • No periodic probing to determine when cooling is complete
  • Forklift Expense (40% less)
    • Reduced Operator Hours (see above)
      • Reduced lift rental
      • Reduced battery rental
      • Reduced charging electricity
      • Reduced related maintenance

Capital Cost Comparison (For more detailed information see our Brochure.)
The following is based on expanding the cooling capacity of an existing facility by 300 pallets of strawberries per day.

Capital Cost Item 6 Conventional Precooling Tunnels 1 Two Module MACS Cooler
1) Pre-Cooling Equipment $ 420,000 $ 780,000
2) Evaporator Valve Groups $ 60,000 $ 40,000
3) Electrical Connections and Controls $ 36,000 $ 8,000
4) Refrigeration High-Side Addition $ 300,000 $ 300,000
5) Refrigerated Building Cost (new and/or retrofit) $ 585,000* $ 33,500**
Total Project Cost $1,401,000 $1,161,500
(17% Savings)

* 4500 sq ft (tunnel area required) x $130
** Concrete pad and wall opening

Additional Savings and Advantages

  • Reduce cooling expenses
  • Steadier refrigeration load
  • Accelerated asset depreciation
  • Lower property taxes
  • Lower permitting cost
  • Faster project implementation

MACS Coolers are faster, more economical, and easier to use than traditional precooling methods. MACS Coolers are more energy-efficient and take up less space.

Choose MACS Cooler for your post-harvest precooling solution!

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