Winterhalter is updating its popular PT series with the launch of the ClimatePlus warewasher, a new system that purports to cut energy consumption by over 50%, achieves superb wash results and even cools the kitchen environment.
Featuring a newly-developed ClimatePlus heat pump, the company believes it is setting new benchmarks in improved kitchen climate and lower operating costs.
When washing with the PT ClimatePlus, the temperature and water content of the exhaust air from the machine are considerably reduced.
When the air in the kitchen reaches 25°C the heat pump sends the PT’s exhaust air, cooled to around 18°C, back into the room.
As a result, the working environment improves noticeably. Independent trials carried out by equipment testing specialist TÜV SÜD in Germany showed that, when washing with the PT ClimatePlus, the heat given off into the room was reduced by 75% compared to a standard PT model.
Furthermore, in many cases there is no need to fit an exhaust air hood for the machine, giving additional cost savings. Winterhalter will formally launch the product at next month’s Casual Dining show.