Coated Drying Cylinders make Healthcare Laundry Maintenance Easier!

Great blog post from our friends at DECC. If you’re processing healthcare laundry, you may be experiencing the very problem that they can help you solve: melted plastic inside the dryers. Take a look for more information from our friend Randy at DECC:

Dryer Panel Coating – A Case Study

There’s also a great video explaining the process!

Tell them their friends at B&C Technologies sent you!

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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Understanding Moisture Retention in your Commercial Laundry

In our industry, we spend quite a bit of time talking about G-force and how important it is to understand and account for.  In fact, there are a few posts dealing with the subject on this very blog!  As a companion to G-force, today we’ll talk about moisture retention and how this easy measurement plays into the overall efficiency and throughput of your commercial laundry as well as how it affects the drying and finishing operations as well as larger considerations like linen life.

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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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Safety in your Commercial Laundry

Safety is of primary importance when operating your commercial laundry.  Injuries lead to lost time and productivity in the best case, while leaving the business open to lawsuits in the worst case.  While all manufacturers do what they can to make the machines as safe as possible, poor maintenance and usage can undo all of this good work and lead to injury if best practices are not followed.

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The Cabinet Dryer – Gentle Drying for Delicate Fabrics

Cabinet dryers, popular in Europe for decades, provide the most gentle drying available and protect delicate fabrics that should not be tumble dried in a standard laundry dryer.  Our wonderful intern, Eric Bruce, has put together a convenient infographic that explains the wonders of cabinet drying. (more…)

Planning a Commercial Laundry?

Sometimes it’s tricky to figure out all the things you’ll need if you’re considering building or even adding onto an existing commercial laundry.  In this post, I’ll hit some of the high notes as well as give you some additional things to think about as you do your research.

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How I Went From Eeeewww Gross! to That’s Really Cool!

or why you should really coat your dryer cylinder

When we were at the Clean Show in Atlanta we happened to be across the aisle from a company that had, quite possibly, the most disgusting thing I’ve ever seen on display…and that statement is coming from someone that is raising two boys. It was a commercial dryer panel removed from a facility that handles healthcare linens. It had not been coated and had layers of plastic bags and other assorted healthcare items melded to it. We had a long running game of “I spy” with the items that were stuck to the plastic.

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