200 specialist consultants from across the UK, Europe, the Middle East, Far East and Australia, were given an exclusive first look at Hobart’s new Two-Level Washer, as the manufacturer’s R&D department welcomed delegates to its headquarters in Offenburg, Germany.
Consultants at May’s Meeting Point Future 2019 event reportedly welcomed the new machine, which has two wash chambers that can be used singly or simultaneously, offering twice the capacity per wash cycle but with the footprint of a conventional model.
Delegates called it: “seriously clever thinking”, “a massive time and space saver”, “…truly unique” and a “glimpse in the future of warewashing”.
Even though the machine is not available in the UK until the autumn, some of the consultants placed pre-orders for when it does enter the market.
The 2-day event featured new product demonstrations, a factory tour, training and talks on topics such as connected BIM, automation 4.0, and the commercial kitchen of the future.
Upon welcoming the international guests, Hobart group president, global warewash Axel Beck, spoke of the need to be “optimally prepared for the economic, technical and digital challenges,” and the importance of “dealing with future issues”.
“This is our claim,” said Beck, “Looking ahead, looking beyond our own nose, being a visionary.”
Other innovations on show included Hobart’s new range of hood type machines which feature touchscreen displays and full connectivity with the company’s WashSmart app.
The new app lets operators control the integral functionality of the machines at the touch of a button, which should make it simple to monitor levels of detergent and water in real time and determine overall operating costs; to download an instant hygiene report; request a quote and order necessary consumables and to receive error reports for any machine breakdowns.
Hobart detailed that it will reveal more information about the Two-Level Washer nearer to its autumn launch.