As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to transform a wide range of sectors and processes, it’s increasingly important that businesses harness the full benefits of connectivity. With this in mind, Hydro Systems – a world leader in delivering chemical dispensing and dosing solutions – highlight the benefits facilities can realise with an IoT-enabled chemical dispenser.
“Accessing data about your business is incredibly powerful. Pinpointing operational processes that are underperforming, supporting predictive maintenance, and enhancing your commitment to sustainability are crucial to drive the efficiencies required to remain competitive,” states John Goetz, Global Product Manager, Hydro Systems.
Successfully Using Smart Chemical Dispensers
Connected dispensers powered by the IoT take cleanliness to the next level, with chemical dispensers ensuring properly dosed cleaning solutions in environments such as: industrial laundry facilities, hotels, restaurants and hospitals.
Connected laundry dispensers are well-suited for both industrial operations and on-premise laundry programs. From the number of loads processed, to the volume of chemical and water used, and in identifying abnormal conditions, the information they provide helps make laundry programs more effective, profitable, sustainable and safe.
Commercial restaurants, as well as foodservice settings in long-term care facilities, hospitals, and education, can make use of smart warewashing dispensers to track wash temperatures, machine run times and chemical dispense rates to reduce the risk of non-compliance with food safety guidelines.
The Benefits of Connectivity
Connected chemical dispensers offer numerous advantages, including:
● Enhancing sustainability efforts – It can be challenging to quantify environmental progress. Smart chemical dispensers help achieve this by providing useful sustainability data. By tracking key resources, including chemical and water use, and energy consumption, facilities can identify waste and adjust to prevent overuse of these costly resources. Systems equipped with flow-metering, measure each dose to ensure that results are at their best without wasting chemicals. The system enables facilities to reduce waste and costs, optimise cleaning and increase customer satisfaction, while supporting long-term sustainability.
● Protecting the bottom line – A connected chemical dispenser provides washer status, alerts and key productivity metrics in real-time for laundry operations. The same goes for restaurants that can keep an eye on warewashing by proactively identifying inefficiencies – such as high rewash rates – to protect profits. An internet connection enables remote access for configuration adjustments and reduces travel costs to the facility.
● Safeguarding compliance – Data can highlight any breaches of compliance ranges, such as dishwashing temperatures that are critical for sanitation. This enables rapid implementation of changes to return a restaurant to required compliance zones for the sake of their guests’ health. Connected solutions also eliminate the need for outdated paper documentation logs, with easy access to compliance reports stored safely in the cloud.
● Reducing downtime – When equipment breaks down, it requires expensive repair or replacement, and also results in costly downtime. Regular data review can help highlight inconsistencies. These can alert to conditions negatively impacting equipment, which could potentially develop into a bigger problem in the future.
Data That Drives Continuous Improvement
With adoption of the IoT only likely to grow, new innovations – like connected chemical dispensers –require facility managers to control increasing numbers of devices. Control can be enhanced with Hydro Connect, a cloud-based IoT platform that chemical providers and end users can leverage to enhance transparency of critical business processes. The Multi-Washer 3000 Series with EvoClean is the latest connected laundry dispenser from Hydro Systems Company. It can support up to three washers and dose up to eight products, while offering detailed reporting and cost-saving opportunities. The unit also delivers insightful data and recommendations to on-premise laundries, improving operational efficiency and profitability by reducing water, energy, rewash and maintenance costs, while also eliminating squeeze tube maintenance. Hydro Connect is also compatible with DMx, a smart warewash dispenser with comprehensive reporting capabilities. The dispenser delivers solid or liquid dosing and offers improved visibility of productivity (racks washed), chemical usage, costs and task alarms for food service, reducing costs and helping ensure compliance to European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) standards.
For more information about IoT-enabled chemical dispensers, visit https://hydrosystemseurope.com/product/hydro-connect/
About Hydro Systems
Based in Cincinnati, Ohio and with offices and support teams around the globe, Hydro Systems is a world leader in delivering chemical dispensing and dosing solutions including equipment, software and services. With strategic partnerships, innovative solutions and more than 50 years of experience, Hydro Systems is committed to enriching the lives of its customers by creating a cleaner, more sustainable world. Its products serve numerous dosing and dispensing applications within commercial cleaning, laundry, warewash, food service, industrial, irrigation, horticulture, animal health, and other industries. Hydro Systems ensures dosing is always accurate, safe and cost effective, helping customers clean with confidence. For more information, visit www.hydrosystemsco.com.