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.
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?
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?
High speed hardmounts are all the rage in the commercial laundry industry these days. 400G from a hardmount? Who could believe such a thing was possible. As mentioned before, high speed hardmounts are not exactly what they are made out to be.
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.
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.
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…)
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…)
Efficient washing generally has 4 aspects:
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…)