In previous posts we talked about the importance of the perfect combination between reliability and ease of use in a good washing machine in order to achieve the desired results. Today, therefore, we want to focus our attention on talking about efficiency and sustainability, other factors of key importance to industrial laundries, and which make a direct contribution to assuring the success of any industrial laundry. If we add to this the importance of caring for the environment, saving energy and water, there are several aspects to deal with when we talk about sustainability and efficiency.
Efficiency: constant innovation
Decade after decade, innovation has been constant among industrial washing machine manufacturers. The improvement in these machines is obvious, including new features such as control of wash rotation speed, automatic load detection, energy saving, cutting water consumption and high-performance spinning. The main trends being followed today include improved efficiency, optimum treatment of fabrics and adding new technologies, making it possible to optimise washing and drying processes to generate a better experience for operators and users while cutting costs significantly and boosting energy efficiency. Also, with regard to shortening washing time, washing machine cycles are increasingly adapted to our lifestyle, with a wide range of programmes to make our job easier.
Optimising washing time
In general, increased efficiency means cutting the time taken, but without sacrificing good results, so the key is to optimise washing time. Spinning plays an essential part in this, as the more powerful the spin, the dryer the linen and fabrics will come out dryer.
Also, washing machines need to ensure the right mix of hot and cold water, requiring highly precise temperature control so as not to damage the linen. This technology also contributes to energy efficiency.
In this respect, the versatility of washing machines is also a factor to bear in mind, as it means wash cycles can adapt to the needs of each fabric without damaging them.
Sustainability: How can we save energy?
We can help to care for the environment and at the same time save on costs by using machines with a good spin system, allowing faster drying and keeping the dryer running for less time, so saving both time and money. Thus, the combination of spin power and efficiency will cut washing and drying time by up to 50%, a considerable amount.
Another important factor is the accelerometer in the washing machine, a sensor that lets you monitor vibrations and movements in the machine. Constant measurement of the vibration in the machine is very important, as this allows you to control spin speed and above all improve the machine's operation.
Thanks to this monitoring of the machine, we can assure better treatment of it and therefore a longer useful life.
To achieve all the points outlined in this article, Girbau has worked for years to create a better world through initiative, solutions and machines that contribute to sustainability, like the Clint project. This project has enabled Elisava to create a new material out of textile waste, a major step towards the circular economy in industrial laundry. Another example is the new Girbau Genius range of washing machines, conceived and designed to harm the environment as little as possible and maximise energy saving, at the same time making your job easier without sacrificing excellent results in linen care.