Wexiodisk has introduced an automatic cutlery sorter that was only previously available to mainland European customers into the UK market.
Specifically designed to help operators improve hygiene standards, the ACS-800 minimises the need for kitchen porters to touch cutlery after being washed in a Wexiodisk warewasher.
The device uses a clever logistics system, with a buffer band and sorter, which together work to automatically transport clean cutlery into a unique sorter that can be pre-programmed to separate up to 3,600 pieces of mixed cutlery per hour.
By utilising the system to its full potential, caterers can guarantee optimal cutlery hygiene standards, particularly within public sector venues such as schools, universities and hospitals where the diner will be the first to touch the cutlery in the sorting box, after it has come out of the dishwasher.
David Glover, UK and Ireland country manager at Wexiodisk UK, says: “Many public sector and B&I venues operate a part self-serve/canteen-style catering regime which involves the customer picking up their own cutlery, hence why the ACS-800 is important, allowing operators to easily remove all points of human contact with the cutlery before being picked by the customer.”
As well as scoring on a hygiene front, Mr Glover said the system eradicates the laborious requirement of sorting cutlery by hand.