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Continental introduces Compact Laundry Solution for greater PPOH & production per square foot

January 2018 | Download Article
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Oshkosh, Wis.— “Laundries often struggle to meet throughput goals, especially when laundry-production space is tight,” said Joel Jorgensen, Continental Girbau Inc. (Continental) vice president of sales. “That’s why Continental developed the Compact Laundry Solution. It’s a space-saving equipment combination that delivers 21 percent more wash/dry/fold production per square foot when compared with other equipment offerings on the market,” he said.

Configurable to perfectly meet the quality, labor, production and space requirements of any laundry operation, the Compact Laundry Solution steps on-premise laundries into automation as it is production-justified; allows for future growth and flexibility; and produces superior results and return on investment. The Compact Laundry Solution – with all-in-one automation – effectively improves production by 76 percent when compared to ironing and hand folding.

From its small footprint, the Compact Laundry Solution outputs considerably more productivity using less labor and energy than most other solutions occupying a larger footprint. Additionally, freestanding washer designs make for simple installation, without bolt-down, allowing washer-to-washer or washer-to-dryer installation clearances of just a half inch. This means washers and dryers are more closely located, when compared to most hard-mount equipment, which requires up to 18 inches of clearance. Thus, the Compact Laundry Solution contributes to more production per square foot and improved workflow. Moreover, the configurability of the Compact Laundry Solution allows laundries to step into the automated feeding, ironing and folding of flat goods coming straight from the washer, eliminating drying altogether.

“Even smaller laundries, processing from 190-260 laundry pounds per hour, can cost-justify automation and realize a quick return on investment,” said Jorgensen.

The Compact Laundry Solution configuration variations include the new E-Series 80-pound capacity washer-extractor, new 85/95-pound capacity CG85/95S Dryer – and when automation is cost-justified – the Compact 5-in-One feeder/ironer/folder/stacker/accumulator. The new size category and minimal footprint of both the washer and dryer combine with the Compact 5-in-One for unrivaled quality and greater production per operator hour (PPOH). Thus, Continental offers three distinct equipment offerings, wrapped into one solution, engineered by a single manufacturer.

Highly efficient and programmable, the Compact Laundry Solution is outputs superior results for a lasting great impression. Virtually every wash, dry and finishing variable is programmable for unrivaled control and the ability to perfectly process a variety of laundry items. Smart ergonomics and simple operation are backed by durable construction and industry-leading warranties.