Stand-alone contenders

24 May 2022

A small laundry can punch well above its weight if it has the right kit

Smaller companies in particular make a major contribution to sustainability and professionalism they are the ones, after all, who are in direct competition with washing at home.

The more textiles washed in professional laundries instead of at home, the better it is for us and for future generations. Laundries continuously optimise their processes in terms of textile care, water consumption, energy efficiency, use of chemicals and waste water pollution. Here, says Kannegiesser, its washing technology also enables smaller companies to make huge savings.

With the Favorit Vario and the Futura, Kannegiesser has two washer-extractor series in its portfolio for the manually operated washhouse. Both stand for washing quality, process optimisation, resource saving and process documentation across the spectrum of laundry operations.

Each batch of laundry is washed with exactly the amount of water and chemicals required for the real batch weight. This ensures high washing quality and the lowest consumption, even when particularly small batches have to be processed. It even takes into account the amount of water that is absorbed in the textile or that is added via the dosing of chemicals and steam – it couldn’t be more precise!

At the same time, JET rinsing ensures low fresh water consumption and fast process times, and thanks to the CareWash perforation, even sensitive textiles are processed extraordinarily gently. The high imbalance tolerance of our washer-extractor technology is particularly important for smaller businesses – after all, the processing of minor batches always leads to very different loading quantities in practice.

A lower purchase price often goes hand in hand with higher total costs over the service life. Therefore, a somewhat higher investment often pays off quickly. Less heating energy, lower water and waste water costs, higher reliability and availability, longer textile service life and output reserves not only please the launderer, but also the investor and financial manager of the laundry.

Meanwhile, Girbau North America offers washers designed to drive down water, electrical and gas costs while improving productivity. Girnbau says its HS-Series high-performance washer-extractors deliver high-speed extract, an easy-to-install freestanding design, unmatched durabilty and the ultimate in programmability. HS-Series commercial washers deliver more performance using less labour, natural resources and chemicals. The HS-Series frontload washer is available in 130-, 190- & 255-pound capacity models.

According to Onnera group business director, Iban Txillida: “This year, a new series of 35, 45, 100 and 120 kg washing machines stand out, which completes and renews our already extensive range of washing machinery.

“We have introduced a large number of new solutions onto the market But one of the points that is going to be truly revolutionary is our new IoT; this is going to enable all of our machines, whether washing machines, tumble dryers or ironing machines- to be connected, managed and maintained remotely.”

He adds that in recent years, the self-service business has experienced a real explosion in the market. “As a result, we have developed an interesting line of self-service machines. We make all of the designs, tools and advice regarding our laundries available to our customers, but completely free of charge, we don’t charge any type of fee, rate or royalty.”

Jensen supplies stand-alone solutions for small to medium volumes available in loads of 24, 28, 40, 60 and 110 kg (53, 60, 90, 130 and 250 lbs.) In summary buyers can expectf ast heating and low water consumption (below 10 l/kg resp. 1.2 gal/ lb). High-capacity water inlet and large drain valve for fast evacuation and shorter cycles.Fast and easy set-up and copying of washing and chemical programs to any other Jensen washer-extractor of any size through the USB ports on the machines

From Alliance, a new generation of washers with touchscreen controls and cloud-based connectivity. The innovative touch screen control platform, Primus XControl FLEX, Ipso EVOLIS and Unimac PROform offer exceptional user experience for vended and OPL laundry customers, and also helps reduce touchpoints - avoiding the risk of contamination, says the company.

Lapauw continues to invest in the development of its Mediwave barrier-washer range. which ensure full thermal or chemo-thermal disinfection of the contents, thanks to the MEC-module.

Krebe Tippo, well known globally for its exceptional barrier washer extractors, offers a wide selection for different needs of commercial laundries, hospitals, nursing home and HoReCa appIications.. All machines are designed to ensure the ben washing results quality with minimum consumption of water, detergent and energy. Automatic weighing system optimises loading of linen (open pocket, PulImann or Y partition inner drums).

Meanwhile, Lavatec has just launched a new companion website for certified spare parts. offers an easy to navigate e-commerce platform that helps increase the speed and accuracy of placing an accurate parts order, and provides reliable worldwide shipping for fast delivery, said the company.

“With more than 20,000 Lavatec machines in service today, we felt it was time to give customers the ease and convenience they’re used to when ordering their favourite products on retail websites,” remarks Mark Thrasher, president and CEO of Lavatec Laundry Technology.

BIG HEART: Kannegiesser technology

Privacy Policy
We have updated our privacy policy. In the latest update it explains what cookies are and how we use them on our site. To learn more about cookies and their benefits, please view our privacy policy. Please be aware that parts of this site will not function correctly if you disable cookies. By continuing to use this site, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy unless you have disabled them.