Stand CE30, 2-4 October 2017, Olympia, London
At this year’s Restaurant Show, Winterhalter will be showing how a connected warewashing system can revolutionise the professional kitchen, as well as delivering flawless wash results, time after time.
On stand CE30, visitors can see how networking Winterhalter’s warewashers, through the company’s new Connected Wash system, provides more continuity and efficiency in the kitchen – or in multiple kitchens. It makes warewashing more efficient, reliable and controllable.
Visitors will be able to see first-hand how the system links up to the internet and what information Connected Wash provides. A screen, on the stand, will show exactly what operators can see on the portal (for laptops) and the app (for mobile devices). The portal and the app effectively do the same thing, which is to show the machines’ current operating statuses and highlight any issues.
Connected Wash warewashers are networked via LAN or W-LAN and send machine data to a server, virtually in real time. Using a computer, tablet or smartphone, customers can monitor machine functions around the clock, via the Connected Wash app or portal, from anywhere in the world. The system can be used to monitor one machine or several, on one site or on multiple sites, all from one device.
The data is also sent to Winterhalter for analysis and can, if necessary, be used to recommend actions for the customer. For example, if a machine reports a critical error, the system instantly sends a notification to the nominated person’s smartphone or tablet. The speed of the system means customers can react quickly to warewash issues, minimising machine disruptions and increasing operational efficiency.
Connected Wash also gives the customer cost-optimisation tips. For example, often staff will turn on the machine first thing, but the timespan between start-up and the first wash cycle may be overlong, causing unnecessary costs. The system will highlight this.
Empty detergent canisters are another common problem the system will solve. Connected Wash will warn customers when a refill is needed, so it’s easy to avoid the machine washing without detergent.
“The benefits to operators are enormous, in every sector of the catering market,” says Ralph Winterhalter, CEO of Winterhalter. “For the owner of a small cafe with just one warewasher, or a foodservice business with multiple machines at different locations, Connected Wash will deliver real and practical improvements in efficiency, while reducing running costs.”
Winterhalter provides a total solution for warewashing, from pre-sales advice to after-sales service, training and maintenance. Alongside its market-leading dish and glasswashers, the company’s range includes utensil washers, advanced water treatment machines, cleaning chemicals and detergents.