FWE is always developing new products, technologies and innovations to meet customers ever changing needs. To ensure our equipment is of first-rate quality, FWE has its own test lab.
The lab includes test area with capabilities to test equipment and controls across a wide range of air temperatures, relative humidity levels, airflow rates, as well as automatic door opening equipment. This allows us to test our products to ensure we meet regulatory demands of various agencies.
FWE's products are then sent to a third party for independent testing to verify we meet the food industry's most stringent standards for performance and food safety including CE, Energy Star, NSF, UL and UL EPH.
Most consumers have come to recognize the mark of ENERGY STAR, an agency supported by the US Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy, on residential products.
The organization also offers its certification to commercial pieces, still indicating the potential for energy saving below the baseline for that type of equipment. Participation in Energy Star is voluntary for manufacturers and products submitted for certification must go through testing before the seal is given.
Products carrying the Energy Star service mark generally use 20-30% less energy than required by federal standards.
To learn more and see a full list of certified models, visit fwe.com/energy-star.
NSF International (formerly known as the National Sanitation Foundation) is an independent, non-profit organization that certifies food service equipment and ensures it is designed and constructed in a way that promotes food safety. FWE products that meet these standards bear the NSF mark.
You may also see a designation that a product meets NSF/ANSI, which adds rules from the American National Standards Institute to the testing. ANSI works closely with NSF to develop its food safety standards and complete testing to those.
The UL mark, which now serves customers in more than 100 countries, has become the authority on product safety. Its engineers test for things like soundness of design, safety of electrical components, and structural integrity of products for which UL listing is sought.
If you think of NSF International classification as protection for your customers, then the mark of Underwriters Laboratories (UL) indicates safety for those who work in your commercial kitchen. The Illinois-based testing agency assures that the equipment that gets its stamp operates safely. The federal agency Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) approved UL to perform safety testing. There is also a sanitation classification that offers similar assurances about food safety as the NSF mark. Products are indicated as or "Classified UL EPH."
UL EPH recognizes products certified to meet environmental and public health standards. The UL EPH logo shows the word "Classified" above the UL mark, which indicates that the product complies with ANSI/NSF standards, in addition to other applicable codes.
C-UL mark indicates a product meets the CSA testing standards for Canada.
C-UL-US mark indicates a product meets the UL and CSA testing standard for both the United States and Canada.
The CE mark is mandatory for products sold in the European Economic Area. The letters 'CE' are an abbreviation of French phrase "Conformit© Europ©ene" which means "European Conformity." It indicates the product conforms with certain manufacturing and design safety requirements. CE is similar to UL expect it's more of a declaration by the manufacturer that the products meets the relevant rules, rather than being the mark of independent testing.