Electrolux Professional has unveiled a new range of flat work ironers, which completes its Line 6000 range of professional laundry solutions. The Line 6000 flat work ironer range includes front delivery, rear delivery and all-in-one models, all of which are available in five different cylinder lengths ranging from 1900mm to 3200mm.
The complete Line 6000 offering now includes washer extractors, dryers and ironers.
Operator ergonomics formed a crucial pillar of the R&D process for this addition to the 6000 range. The user interface has been positioned at the optimum height to minimise awkward neck movements during operation, while the clamp height has also been repositioned to reduce shoulder elevations. A new and improved stacker height also allows for more ergonomic linen handling.
All Line 6000 flat work ironer models have subsequently been awarded 4-star rating from the Ergonomics Certifying Institute (ErgoCert).
The range also features class-leading hygiene features, including the Direct Ironer Advance Moisture Management System (DIAMMS™, claims the company which explains that given the scope for bacteria to thrive in moist linen, DIAMMS technology “guarantees hygienic dryness by using sensors to regulate cylinder speed depending on the linen fibre, thickness and level of residual moisture.” DIAMMS subsequently guarantees hygienically dry linen* in line with RABC international standards.
Additional hygienic control is provided by the Certus Management Information System (CMIS) which monitors and tracks each stage of the laundry process.
Two new features to improve productivity have also been included. The Feed Now function uses a series of LED light indicators to ensure linen is only fed into the ironer when the optimum temperature has been reached; while the Dubixum™ feature uses patented thermal oil flow technology to evenly distribute heat throughout the cylinder and prevent overheating.
To help free up operator time, and accommodate social distancing within the laundry environment, the ‘Feed Alone’ optional function – which features a standby button at each end of the ironer to stop the feeding table and activate the vacuum table – allows just one operator to load the ironer. An optional integrated length folder offers two automated folding clamps to improve productivity while reducing labour costs.
Mick Christian, regional training and development manager at Electrolux Professional commented: “Given the intrinsically manual working conditions for those operating professional laundries, we have placed ergonomics at the heart of the design process for our latest range of commercial ironers. Not only has the new design been proven to reduce strain for operators, but optional automation systems can help free-up time and allow for a greater distance between operators in what is traditionally a compact working environment.
“As with all the equipment in our Line 6000 portfolio, the ergonomic benefits of the new cylinder ironers are underpinned by features hat can deliver a tangible increase in productivity, in as sustainable a way as possible.”
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*With a humidity level under 8%