Winterhalter at the LACA Main Event 2021
Winterhalter will be showing its latest energy saving warewasher
Visitors to the LACA Main Event at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole NEC on October 12th-14th will have the chance to see Winterhalter’s new PT Workhorse EnergyPlus in action. This new version of the PT Workhorse delivers an even greener wash than the standard model, with multiple new features that deliver up to 25% reductions of energy use while reducing water consumption.
The biggest use of energy in warewashers is to heat up the wash water. A key feature of the new model is Winterhalter’s latest exhaust air heat recovery system. This takes the energy from the hot steam inside the machine and uses is to heat the incoming water supply. The system not only cuts energy consumption by up to 15%, it also leaves almost no steam when the hood is opened, helping to improve the work environment.
The standard PT Workhorse is supplied with the EnergyLight heat recovery system, which recycles heat from the waste water to heat the incoming supply, saving 10% in energy consumption. The EnergyPlus version has a larger waste water heat recovery system, which further increases the energy savings.
Energy savings can be increased by the new optional driven rinse system, a patented Winterhalter innovation. In conventional systems, extra water is required to drive the rinse wash arms. With Winterhalter’s system, small, highly efficient electric motors are used instead. They have minimal impact on energy use, but reduce water consumption by 0.4 litres on every wash cycle. Less water means less energy is used to heat it.
Like other PT Workhorse models, the EnergyPlus has ConnectedWash as standard. As well as giving operators access to the machine’s status in real time, ConnectedWash can highlight any operational issues that could save energy. This includes warning if a component is failing, to pointing out staff errors such as opening the hood before the wash cycle is complete.
“The need to reduce energy consumption has never been in sharper focus,” says Paul Crowley, Winterhalter UK’s marketing manager. “The PT Workhorse EnergyPlus represents a significant advance in these areas, and we’re looking forward to demonstrating its capabilities live to visitors to LACA Main Event.”