Steam is energy.
Conventional commercial dishwashers emit large amounts of steam during the wash cycle that is either extracted with an extraction canopy or allowed to escape. Our dishwashers with Planet Technology are fitted with a highly effective heat recovery unit that condenses steam and recycles the captured heat energy back through the wash system to heat incoming water for the next wash cycle. The result in typical operation is a 38% reduction in water heating costs for passthroughs and warewashers, and a 60% reduction for conveyors.
The significant reduction in steam emissions means that Planet Technology machines are SEED certified for use without an extraction canopy in most conditions, further reducing energy consumption resulting from your washing operation.
Optimised water usage.
Due to the rinse heating effectiveness of our heat recovery unit, all Planet Technology models can operate using cold inlet water, removing the conventional need to install and maintain a hot water supply. Treatment of cold water is also more economical and environmentally friendly, with a lower quantity of water treatment chemicals required.
Starline CDe conveyors push water savings even further with their unique EcoRinse system, which uses multiple smaller rinse tanks in a multi-stage rinsing process to reduce water and chemical consumption by as much as 40% compared to conventional conveyors.
Significant cost savings.
The net effect of the reductions in energy, water and chemical consumption achieved through Planet Technology is a decrease in operating costs that can amount to thousands of dollars per year. This is in addition to reductions in capital expenditure resulting from the elimination of the extraction canopy and hot water supply that have traditionally been required to operate a commercial dishwasher.
With Planet Technology, doing what is right for the planet is also the right choice for your bottom line. See below for models equipped with Planet Technology or find a dealer.