At this year’s Restaurant Show, Winterhalter will be showing how a connected warewashing system can revolutionise the professional kitchen.
On stand CE30 at London’s Olympia on 2-4 October, visitors can see the manufacturer’s Connected Wash system which networks its warewashers.
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 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. Connected Wash also gives the customer cost-optimisation tips.
“The benefits to operators are enormous, in every sector of the catering market,” said 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.”