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.
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.
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.