Comenda is set to make high-tech energy monitoring panels a standard feature on all of its soon-to-be-launched AC3 machines as part of a move it insists will eliminate the “smoke and mirrors” around warewashing energy consumption.
The Ali Group brand says each of the six models in the new range will contain an HPS energy monitoring panel, which offers live data and machine performance analysis so that end-users can track daily water and energy usage.
Comenda claims the line, which will be available to UK dealers from September, is the most efficient range of rack dishwashers it has ever produced.
Full feature details will be released in the coming weeks, but Comenda says the monitoring panel will back up its assertion that the range uses just 0.5 litres of rinse water per rack.
Mike Butt, managing director of Dawson, which markets the brand in the UK, says it will be the most significant product launch Comenda has ever done.
He said: “To bring to market the most efficient rack dishwasher range is truly groundbreaking and a real asset to our ever-evolving product portfolio. It’s one thing claiming this statement, but it’s another thing being able to quantify it. That’s why we have made our energy and water monitoring control panels standard across the range.”
The AC3 range, which builds on the AC2 line unveiled this time last year, offers up to 351 racks per hour and will feature an automatic speed regulating rack advance system (APRS), which regulates the water, detergent and energy usage of the machine according to the number of racks passing through at any time.
The range is understood to be fully customisable with heat pumps, heat recovery dryers and detergent-saving accessories.