Soft Water and Your Commercial Laundry

The importance of soft water in a commercial laundry

What if I told you that you could save money, reduce energy consumption, and increase your commercial laundry‘s efficiency?  If you’ve got hard water, the answer may be a phone call away.  Most of the United States has at least moderately hard water, so if you’re in an area with naturally soft water consider yourself lucky!  The map below gives a general look at water hardness levels throughout the US.  Of course, your mileage may vary.

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G-Force and Your Commercial Washer

Most (but not all) manufacturers of commercial washers publish the G-Force of their washer-extractors. Have you ever wondered about the significance of this number and where it comes from?

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The Importance of Wash Cylinder Volume in a Commercial Washer

Why are commercial washers and commercial dryers sold by capacity in pounds?  After all, when you purchase just about any other cylinder shaped object (like a washer basket or dryer basket) it would be rated in some unit of volume (quarts, gallons, bushels, etc.).  Most laundry carts have their capacities listed in bushels.  Even a lowly bucket has its capacity shown in quarts or gallons.  So why is there a difference when it comes to your washer or dryer?

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Softmounts in Commercial Laundry – The Science of Sexy Spring Suspension

Boiled Eggs. Selling. Washing Machines. What do these things have in common? Go to the head of the class if you guessed hard or soft.

The Soft SellThe Soft Sell

Over the years, there has been quite a bit of confusion regarding the choice of machine type for a commercial laundry. Unless the laundry was on an upper floor, conventional wisdom said choose a hardmount commercial washer due to the lower perceived pricing of a hardmount.

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Integrating Ozone into a Commercial Laundry Process

Introduction

In recent years, there has been quite a bit of talk around ozone in a commercial laundry setting.  Many have tried to sell ozone as a one size fits all solution, solving all problems and completely eliminating hot water and chemical usage.  While there is reduction in hot water and chemical usage, ozone will not eliminate hot water or chemical usage entirely, as ozone is only effective on water soluble stains. (more…)

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Smart laundry equipment to meet today’s demands

A typical commercial on premise laundry is a system of machines, including washers, dryers, ironers, and folders working together with water heaters, boilers, water softeners, chemical dispensing systems and more to provide a large quantity of laundered goods in a reasonable amount of time using the minimum amounts of energy, labor, and time.  In a large part, the interaction between these different systems determines determines how efficiently this process can happen. (more…)

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Creating Efficient Wash Processes

Efficient washing generally has 4 aspects:

1.  Temperature
2.  Time
3.  Chemicals
4.  Mechanical Action

In order to wash at the highest efficiency, all of these factors must be in balance, and this balance has changed since it was developed in 1959 by Dr. Herbert Sinner. (more…)

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