We would like to keep you informed, by means of this document, of the plans of the Azkoyen Group’s Coffee & Vending Systems division to adapt Azkoyen and Coffetek brand refrigerated machines to the new European regulations and the improvements we are going to apply in terms of energy efficiency and the reduction in the environmental impact.
New cooling unit (R-290 gas) more efficient and environmentally friendly:
According to Regulation 517/2014, vending machines with cooling units containing HFCs (hydrofluorocarbons) with a GWP (global warming potential) of 150 or more, including R-134a, may not be placed on the market as from 1 January 2022.
At the moment the Palma and Mistral machines use the R-134a and the Azkoyen Group has selected the R-290 gas as a more sustainable alternative.
After the tests made using the new R-290 units, we estimate an improvement in energy consumption of around 10%.
These new cooling units will also be compatible with the existing Mistral+ H, Palma+ H, Palma Hz, Palma B6, B6G, B9 and Mistral+ H models that are on the market, which you will be able to adapt when you consider it necessary given that there is no obligation to adapt them under the new regulations but it will help you to relocate machines to new locations.
We expect to have these units installed in machines manufactured from the third quarter of 2021.
New energy labelling:
Regulation 2019/2018, which supplements Regulation 2017/1369, establishes a format for energy labelling and makes it compulsory to affix it to vending machines.
This new energy labelling will enter into force on 01/03/2021 and not only involves a change in format, but also a drastic change in the energy efficiency classification compared to the EMP energy scale used until 01/07/2019.
The following Azkoyen brand refrigerated models will be classified as follows:
*Estimated consumption classification with new regulation. Measurement testing in progress.
We will gradually introduce the new label on all our refrigerated models before 31 March 2021.
The label will be included in the accessory bag inside the machine and its positioning on the surface of the machine will be at the discretion of the operator.
The explanations in this document, as well as the implementation dates, are approximate and are subject to modification if the Azkoyen Group considers it necessary, complying at all times with the dates established in the applicable regulations.
List of European regulations:
Regulation 517/2014 on fluorinated greenhouse gases:
Regulation 2017/1369 establishing a framework for energy labelling:
Regulation 2019/2018 supplementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 in respect of energy labelling of refrigeration equipment for direct selling: