New 70-pound G-Flex Washer touts programmable Gs up to 200, high performance and value
Feb. 2016 | Download Article
Oshkosh, Wis.-- Continental Girbau Inc. (Continental) recently added the new 70-pound capacity G-Flex Washer to its most advanced line of hard-mount flexible-speed washers. The GFlex line – featuring 40-, 55-, and 70-pound capacity models – boasts the ProfitPlus® Control, serial communication and six programmable extract speeds, including 100, 140 and 200 G-force.
The new 70-pound capacity G-Flex Washer not only offers 21 percent more capacity than the 55-pound model, it features a manageable width and fits through a standard 34.5-inch door opening. It matches up perfectly with Continental’s ExpressDry® 75-pound capacity drying tumbler (with optional reversing) and SuperStack 90.
Superior programmability, including G-force, brings enhanced program and process flexibility to vended laundries at an affordable price point, according to Joel Jorgensen, Continental vice president of sales and customer services. “With G-Flex Washers, store owners can adjust G-force based on busy periods and store capacity,” he said. “The higher the G-force, the quicker the customer turnover. Owners can also adjust G-force and time-of-day pricing to help maximize store revenue.”
Flexible G-force extract is also critical when installation variables are not ideal, according to Jorgensen. “Unlike some other washers on the market, G-Flex Washers can operate over lesser foundations by adjusting G-force accordingly,” he said. “Flexible G-force extract speeds allow G-Flex Washers to perfectly meet a variety of vended laundry installation and washing requirements.”
When utilized at 200 G-force, G-Flex Washers work to remove more moisture from each load, which reduces dry times and natural gas consumption. Customers complete laundry sooner and store owners enjoy quicker customer turnover.
The washer’s ProfitPlus Control helps set vended laundries apart by offering customers more control over the laundry process. It features HOT, for whites; WARM for colorfast and permanent press items; and COLD for colors. A premium SUPERWASH cycle – an extra-long cycle for heavy soil – “drives additional income, profit and customer satisfaction,” added Jorgensen. The ProfitPlus Control also allows the customer to add an EXTRA WASH, EXTRA RINSE and/or DELICATE CYCLE.
Meanwhile, owners can program G-force extract, mechanical action, wash temperature (by degree), water levels and wash/rinse/extract time in each phase. The control's flexibility allows multi-level vend pricing on the same machine depending on the wash program selected, time of day, or day of the week. Additionally, owners can program variables within the EXTRA WASH, EXTRA RINSE and DELICATE CYCLE options.
It takes just a few minutes to program an entire laundry using the control and standard serial communication. When teamed with popular payment systems, ProfitPlus integrates networking, remote programming and payment-system interface to make quick programming possible. In seconds, from a remote computer, tablet or cell phone, owners can configure pricing and specials, run reports, schedule routine maintenance flushes, and monitor the status of the system and equipment in real-time. Owners can instantaneously download the modifications onto specific machines, or an entire store.
G-Flex Washers feature durable AISI-304 stainless steel inner and outer drums. The front, side and top panels are constructed of steel and coated with Continental's unique Titan Steel Finish™ for superior appearance and corrosion resistance. An oversized door, which allows for easy loading and unloading, is equipped with a heavy-duty, bolt-style hinge to withstand the rigors of constant use.
The new 70-pound G-Flex Washer operates on single-phase – simplifying installation. It also features a sump-less design, which saves up to three gallons of water with each fill. Its exclusive AquaFall® system further conserves water. AquaFall releases water into each load through holes in the drum lifters for better saturation and rinsing. In turn, laundries save water and water heating costs. The G-Flex AquaMixer® system mixes hot and cold water to achieve precise bath temperatures—minimizing hot water consumption.
To find out more about Continental laundry products, backed by industry leading ContinentalCare™ warranties, visit their website or call 800-256-1073.
Continental Girbau Inc. is the largest of 15 subsidiaries of the Girbau Group, based in Vic, Spain. Girbau laundry products – marketed throughout 90 countries worldwide – meet rigorous environmental and safety standards established by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Girbau S.A. holds both ISO9001 and ISO14001 certifications. Ever focused on laundry efficiency, Continental Girbau is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGB), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that developed the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System.