SHOW EXCLUSIVE: Classeq strips back range to conceive new ‘simpler’ warewashers

Classeq stand

Classeq this morning unveiled a brand new range of machines equipped with digital system controls – as well as a new corporate look and branding – as it ups the ante in the warewashing space. 

Embodying the brand’s ‘warewashing made simple’ ethos, the previously-unseen collection includes 13 machines across two ranges, called ‘Standard’ and ‘DUO’.

Operating on an electronic system, the machines have inbuilt equipment to record usage data, temperature displays for rinse and wash tanks and chemical use, providing analysis to improve operational efficiencies.

A stand-by facility is designed to save energy when not in use, and double-skinned features should enable quieter operation and reduced heat loss.

Speaking exclusively to FEJ ahead of the show, CEO David Smithson said the new range was the culmination of 18 months of development work.

“We’ve really stripped back the old range and made some major improvements,” he explained. “We have taken every aspect of our previous ECO and DUO range and improved on it wherever possible — from simplifying the wiring, to using universally recognisable symbols on the control panel and documentation, and giving the models a sleek new look. The main change though is the digitisation of the range.”

Classeq employed a leading mechanical design agency in London to aid with the design of the controls, creating a user interface which is highly simple to use and boasts a modern new look.

“The software has been bespoke created specifically for each machine, using years of experience and taking valuable insights from our parent company Winterhalter,” added Smithson.

The first incarnations of the new range have been on trial with select customers since the second half of last year. Following the official launch of the warewashers in Birmingham this week, they will now become available to the wider market.

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