Base Unit of Sephra CF34/44 Chocolate Fountain
The base unit of all models houses the motor, heating element and all other working parts of the chocolate fountain except the auger. The tier set is attached to the base unit by sliding the center column into the sleeve located in the center of the basin. In the adjacent images you can see the decorative legs and also the adjustable feet located just behind them.
Notice the finished bottom curved edge of the base unit. The photo also shows the decorative vent holes at the top of the base which allow the heat generated inside of the base by the motor and heating element to escape, keeping the environment for the motor cooler.
To protect the components of the base and also to provide safety to the operator, all Sephra chocolate fountains come with a custom fitted, reinforced wire cover. This covering not only is protective in nature but it also facilitates the flow of air through the base, thereby maintaining a cooler operating environment for the motor.
Attached to the wire cover on the inside of the CF34/44 units, are two high speed fans which circulate air inside the base. Once again the purpose of these fans is to maintain a cool environment for the motor and thereby extend its life and efficiency. Since the motor is the most important element of the entire machine, we have taken extra precautions to ensure the motor is operating in the best environment possible.
Contoured Base Housing
The stainless steel housing for the base of the chocolate fountain is created by what is known as a “deep drawing process”. A single sheet of stainless steel is pressed into the base housing shape which produces the rounded edge on the bottom of the base. The rounded edge is in contrast to competitors units where the bottom edge is straight and sharp because they simply form a cylinder out of a sheet of metal and weld the edges together to create the base enclosure. Our rounded base edge makes the unit easier to carry and prevents foreign items from entering the base enclosure. The most important aspect however, is the deep drawing process produces a much more attractive, finished looking base unit than the flat edge of a wrapped piece of metal.
Model Number and Certification Plaque
Affixed to the back side of each Sephra chocolate fountain is a metal plaque on which is inscribed the following information.
a. Serial number c. Power requirements
b. Model number d. Industry certifications
The industry certifications which have been obtained are for the US and European markets. Sephra is the only chocolate fountain manufacturer in the world which has obtained electrical and sanitation certification on their commercial units. Other competitors in the US do not have electrical certification or sanitation certification on their products. County health departments will sometimes not permit equipment to be used in serving the public which is not sanitation certified. The certifications Sephra has received include the following:
a. ETL Electrical Certification d. CE-European Electrical Certification
b. ETL Sanitation Certification e. EMC-Electrical Emission Certification
c. ROHS-Environmental Certification
Decorative Legs on Base Unit
Sephra chocolate fountains are known the world over for the beautiful design of the base unit. The three decorative legs, which hide the adjustable feet, add a feeling of refinement to the appearance of the entire unit. On all competitor units the adjustable feet are clearly seen which makes the unit appear very industrial.
Basin Attachment Location
The basin is attached to the base unit by simply screwing it into the threaded receptacle located at the top of the base unit. The acme large threads facilitate the basin to be screwed in place easily. The nylon driver, shown in the center of the adjacent image, engages the metal driver on the underside of the basin which in turn will cause the drive shaft to rotate and then turn the auger. The nylon material of the driver creates a quieter connection with the metal driver on the basin.