Intelli-Hood will reduce your overall kitchen operational costs. It will also make the environment quieter through reducing the constant hum of the exhaust fans. Beyond that, the kitchen staff shouldn’t experience any other impact.
No, we’re a controls company. Our focus is on the electrical controls, to make your kitchen hood part of an intelligent and demand-responsive ventilation system. Think of Intelli-Hood as an energy savings appliance. While everything else in your kitchen is adding to the electrical load, this system is actively saving you money in your kitchen operations.
We do partner with many hood original equipment manufacturer companies around the globe to offer direct installation packages for both new and retrofit applications.
It depends on the complexity of the project (how many hoods, configuration, etc.). To offer a benchmark, we can install all the sensors for three hoods in one day. Most retrofit installations take place overnight to prevent interrupting the daily kitchen operations.
Absolutely. We are comfortable with existing kitchen applications and are accustomed to overcoming challenges that come with them. We’ve worked with a huge variety of hood types and system configurations. Our installations cover nearly every market and location – from the top of a mountain to the water line on maritime vessels. No kidding. Our highest installation is at 11,212 feet above sea level. And sometimes the maritime installations go below sea level, depending on how big the waves are.
Whatever the location, your Intelli-Hood system will be installed by our global team of Melink employed or certified installers.