Improving laundry performance

6 June 2019

With most major manufacturers present at this year's Clean Show in New Orleans, LCN has a sneak preview of some of the machines on display

MULTI-LOAD: The Maytag Multi-Load Washer (pictured here) is available in 20-65 lb. sizes and represents the brand’s latest solution for the vended and on-premises laundry markets




Girbau, the professional laundry solutions provider, will be presenting its latest innovations at Clean. These solutions focus on four different market segments: high-output industrial laundries, commercial laundries, vended laundries and wet cleaning. In the United States, the company is also present with the Continental Girbau brand.

Girbau marketing manager, Monica Cuatrecases, says: “At Clean 2019 we will show how Girbau has become the ideal laundry partner by offering a One Stop Shop solution, a single supplier for any laundry solution, whatever your business or scale.”  She adds: “The stand will be constantly busy, with machines working, live demonstrations and above all specialised advice for every business to help our clients to find the best business model for their laundry.”

Girbau has expanded its HS 6 Series of washer-extractors with the launch of the HS-6085, with 85-95kg capacity. This completes the expanded range and fills the gap that previously existed between the smaller HS-6057 (63kg) and range-topping HS-6110 (122kg), the benchmark in the large capacity washer market. Girbau now offers nine different models ranging from 9kg to 122kg in capacity.

Continental Girbau added a 190-pound capacity model, the EH190 Washer-Extractor, to its E-Series soft-mount washer line-up last year and has further extended the range with the introduction this year of a new 70-pound capacity washer-extractor.

“The greatest volume of washers sold in North America are from the 40- to 100-pound capacity category,” says Joel Jorgensen, Continental vice president of sales. “Our new 70-pound capacity model is Continental’s fourth introduction into the high-performance E-Series line. By providing more capacity options, Continental allows on-premise laundries to more accurately size for, and meet, unique production and throughput needs.”

The E-Series Washer line features 20-, 30-, 40-, 60-, 70-, 80-, 90-, 130- 190- and 255-pound capacity models. Offering 20 pre-programmed cycles and up to 79 individually modifiable cycles, the EH070 is also highly programmable to properly clean virtually any load type. The Inteli Control offers programmable water temperature by degree, wash rotation speed and duration, water levels, bath cool-down by degree, and up to six extract speeds.

Domus is a specialist in industrial laundry equipment, exporting to more than 150 countries. For Clean 2019, Domus will present its whole ECOVOLUTION by Domus concept, with many important new machines and features, the result of continuous investment in R&D&I to offer a complete range of technologically advanced and efficient machines. All Domus washers and tumble dryers are Wet Cleaning ready.

Ecovolution equipment includes Touch II washer-extractors, Heat Pump dryers and the ECO-TANK concept; recovery tanks that allow the water recovery – all designed to create an efficient environment in Domus laundries.

Also on the stand is the new line of Heavy Professional equipment – both 8kg and 10kg washer-extractors and dryers, with new Touch II microprocessor. There is the option of programming, exporting and importing programs without limit and software updates, via the USB port, using a USB drive.

All Domus washer-extractors, both front loaders and barrier washers, are equipped with the Touch programmer, which offers the option of Auto Weight automatic weighing system and Optimal Loading as standard, to adjust the water and chemicals consumption to the quantity of linen being washed.

Domus has also launched the next generation of high, medium and low spin washers, with one of the highest G-factors in the market: 450 high spin models, 300 medium spin and 200 low spin.

The latest range of Domus barrier washers feature the 7inch screen Touch II control, with 29 pre-set programs. Offering capacities of 27, 35, 50 and 70kg, the range has standard features like the electric brake, screen on both sides of the machine and a model with dual heating (electric-steam). Traceability records ensure that all washing processes information (temperatures, water levels) is stored in the washer and can be extracted to a PC by means of a USB drive.

Hydrofinity provides sustainable water-saving laundry and fabric care solutions to hospitality, leisure and industrial laundries. Operating globally, Hydrofinity is a division of Xeros Technology Group. For Clean, the company is showing its XDrum system, which enables conventional washing machines to use the XOrb technology by releasing them into the wash cycle, where they interact with the garments and fabrics with less chemistry to deliver greater efficiency and effectiveness of performance. When the cycle is finished, the drum rotation is reversed and the XOrbs return to the rear of the machine, ready for the next cycle.?

Lavatec has implemented osLaundry, a data management system that allows operators to track multiple production points, remotely observe the performance of their equipment, and give engineers the ability to review the control system. “These controls allow for a variety of wash formulas, water levels and extraction speeds based on the requirement of the chemical company and the textiles being processed,” says Ware. “As the software and controls become even more sophisticated, it will be key for the skill levels of the engineers and operators to improve with the software to maintain the systems.”

Hiroko Bryant, head of marketing at Miele Professional says that since 2000, the company has developed from being just a product manufacturer to a system provider for commercial laundry solutions.

At Clean, Miele will show an assortment of commercial laundry products from our Octoplus line (PW 6080 / PT 7186) up to its largest laundry models (PW 6321 / PT 8807) and rotary ironer. Live Wet Cleaning Demos are scheduled throughout each show day.

The latest addition to the portfolio is the Benchmark Series, which has the Performance and Performance Plus models. The Performance Plus models offer more than 90 standard and special programs, covering for example sportswear, disinfection, comforters or pillows. Miele’s tried-and-tested WetCare aqueous wash for environmentally friendly laundry care, which is gentle to textiles and dispenses with the need for solvents, is also onboard. In addition to the programs Miele provides, there are also vacant program slots for more than 100 user-compiled programs.

These machines are recognizable at a glance by their stainless-steel fronts. Miele Professional also offers two entry-line models under the Performance label. All machines from the Performance and Performance Plus ranges feature a patented door lock mechanism that allows the door to be opened and shut at the touch of a finger. Miele’s EcoSpeed wash process relies on different rotational speeds. At the start of a program, low-speed rotation ensures that the shower ribs scoop up the maximum possible amount of water. After that, the drum speed is continuously increased. The alternation between showering and compression is repeated many times over – resulting in perfect wash results in combination with low consumption.

Pellerin Milnor produces a wide range of different industrial washing machines, dryers and other laundry equipment, including coin-operated washing machines and dryers for use in laundromats. The company produces a line of three different styles of industrial washer-extractors, which are available in either rigid mount, suspended or divided-cylinder models, as of 2015. The rigid mount industrial washer-extractors range in capacity from 25 up to 160 pounds, while the suspended washer-extractors range from 60 to up to 450 pounds in capacity. The divided-cylinder washer-extractors have the highest capacities, which range from 200 to 720 pounds. Three of these divided-cylinder models have been designed specifically for use in the healthcare market.

As a leading manufacturer in the commercial laundry machinery industry, Milnor is proud to display an extensive assortment of industrial laundry equipment. Its display will include a 76039 PulseFlow technology washer alongside various systems and material handling machinery. The stand will also feature large open-pocket washer- extractors, a full range of OPL equipment, coin-operated machines, barrier washers for healthcare and clean room markets, and cabinet-style soft-mount washer-extractors.

Renzacci of Italy will be showing its HS series of high-spin washing machines with E-Speed extraction system and the LX E-Speed with optimised extraction. Machines range in size from 9kg to 122kg loading capacity (20-268lb) and operators can program the wash cycles according to specific requirements. Also on show is the HS Ecocare series featuring Renzacci’s ecological water recovery.

Tolon is becoming a global brand in OPL and Coin sectors, building a global distribution and sales system to continuously create the best value for its customers by helping them with innovative solutions and services.

For Clean Tolon will present washer-extractors designed and built specifically for intensive use in an OPL environment. Tolon offers a full range of high spin washer-extractors from 10 kg (22lb) up to 110 kg (240lb) capacity.

The TWE15, TWE28, TWE40 and TWE60 are built to withstand the toughest conditions says the company. The ceramic-coated shaft is one example of how important quality is for Tolon. The 7inch colour graphical control is very simple to use with a great flexibility in programming and offers a wide range of troubleshooting and service help features. Recent additions are 18kg (40lb), 24kg (55lb) and 28kg (60lb) models.

Tolon recently upgraded its range of coin-op models, featuring the TWE10, TWE18, TWE24 and TWE28 machines. The display is adapted to a coin-op market application and the control collects a large amount of data for both the investor and operator.

Whirlpool Corporation Commercial Laundry, a division of Whirlpool Corporation, engineers dependable, innovative and quality machines for the global commercial laundry industry.

The portfolio of commercial laundry brands – Maytag Commercial Laundry, ADC and Whirlpool Commercial Laundry provide equipment to the vended, on-premises and multi-housing markets through a global distributor network.

Chad Lange, sales director, says that the latest Maytag Multi-Load Washers are designed to handle heavy loads of laundry turn after turn. The Maytag Multi-Load Washer is available in 20-65 lb. sizes and represents the brand’s latest solution for the the vended and on-premises laundry markets. The washers are engineered to deliver G-forces of 200 for rigid-mounts and 400 for soft-mounts. The Maytag Multi-Load Washer is backed by a Maytag limited parts warranty – 10/5 years for the vended market and 5/3 years for the on-premises laundry market.


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