Winterhalter has launched the latest incarnation of its PT passthrough dishwasher, the PT EnergyLight.
The PT allows a ‘pay as you go’ model with its Pay Per Wash option. Operators can install a PT EnergyLight with no upfront cost if they choose the PPW scheme. Rather than having to buy or rent the warewasher, PPW means the business pays for the washes it uses.
Once credits are bought over the internet, or by phone, the machine is ready to go. Pay Per Wash includes the use of the machine, chemicals and servicing the dishwasher.
The PT EnergyLight has a variety of what Winterhalter deems as eco-friendly features built in that save energy, water and chemicals. For example, the full flow filtration is a four-step system that is designed to keep the washwater cleaner for longer, getting rid of very fine particles and minimising water consumption. By reusing the washwater, less fresh water is required and this should cut power costs, since most energy is used to heat the cold supply.
The EnergyLight also has a heat recovery system that uses the energy from the waste water to heat the incoming cold water supply, reducing energy use by a claimed 10%.
Other sustainability options include a driven rinse system, which uses electro-magnets to drive the wash arm. Because this increases the efficiency of the rinse, it is said to reduce the amount of water required by 17%, so that the PT can use as little as 2 litres per wash cycle.
The unit comes with Connected Wash facilities to allow all parties to remotely monitor equipment. For example, it can warn service providers in advance if a component is failing, so that they can arrange a site visit before it becomes a breakdown issue. It can also underline staff operational errors, so that the next time a Winterhalter engineer visits they can train staff in best practice.
The PT EnergyLight is available in four different sizes, small, medium, large and extra large, and it can wash a rack in 47 seconds. Its energy management system should mean that heat recovery between washes is so fast that there’s no wait: hood up, rack out, new rack in, hood down and the wash cycle can begin again.