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CHEMICALS & DOSING EQUIPMENT


THE SMART FUTURE FOR DISPENSING


As the use of technology continues to rise, and the ‘Internet of Things’ becomes more ingrained in our daily vernacular, Alistair Blair-Davies, Global Director of Brand and Marketing Communications at Hydro Systems, looks at how this technology is making an impact in the world of chemical dispensing equipment.


The product design world is buzzing with the potential offered by ‘The Internet of Things’, where once standalone devices use embedded electronic intelligence and internet- based communication to transform the way they work and we can interact with them.


A few years ago this sort of technology may have seemed incredibly futuristic, but today it is becoming commonplace. We can record TV programmes at home while we are 1,000 miles away on holiday and we can even speak to the person who just rang the doorbell at home while we are still at work. The applications for such connected technology seem to be growing fast, but what do they offer the world of professional cleaning and specifically chemical dispensing and dosing?


“Smart dispensing systems will continue to transform the world


of professional cleaning as part of the broader revolution arising from connected technology.”“


Hydro Systems has used embedded electronics in some of its dosing systems for many years, but the combination of internet connection and increasingly sophisticated software is opening up a wide range of new features and applications.


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Being able to regularly evaluate the results of your cleaning operation makes it easier to determine whether the product is cost-effective and meets the required capabilities and performance set by the user. Hydro Systems’ revolutionary EvoClean laundry dosing system monitors specific trends over time. Its in-built technology includes an Automated Formula Select (AFS) control, which correlates a certain formula against each wash type. The data it collects allows users to discover how many washes have been completed using each formula. From this it is also possible to determine how much each wash is costing and overall running costs. This offers users total transparency of the product and its performance.


The intelligent EvoClean unit can also provide a record to prove delivery of the required chemical and validation of the wash temperature, features which are increasingly required for laundry in healthcare and food manufacturing. As laundry washers have also become more sophisticated in their controls, adjusting their operation to economise on water for part-loads, dispensers like the Electrolux ED (efficient dosing) system, developed by Hydro Systems, can also control chemical dosing to match washing load and water use.


While measuring and monitoring a dispenser’s performance is key, systems can also be equipped with intelligent alarms to monitor the dispensing process. All of Hydro System’s dispensing products are now equipped with a standard alarm and an accumulator alarm. The accumulator alarm can be bespoke programmed to meet the needs of the user. Its purpose is to alert


the manufacturer when a product needs to be replaced using an LED light which is clearly visible in any environment. This can be set for as close or as far from when the chemical will actually run out as required, and the alarm can easily be reset by the operator after replenishment. This ensures that there is never a shortage or drop-off in chemical during the washing process.


“The applications


for such connected technology seem to be growing fast, but


what do they offer the world of professional


cleaning and specifically chemical dispensing and dosing?”


Smart dispensing systems will continue to transform the world of professional cleaning as part of the broader revolution arising from connected technology. By ‘talking’ both to chemical suppliers and end customers, internet-enabled dispensing will provide enhanced control, better data and validation of correct and efficient dosing. These smart systems will be deployed for a wider range of dosing applications in the future as customer expectations for accurate monitoring and performance control continue to rise.


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