Continental Pro-Series II Dryers enhanced: new controls, moisture sensing technology and added models
Jan. 2012 | Download Article
Oshkosh, Wis.– Continental Girbau Inc. recently unleashed significant enhancements to its Pro-Series II Dryer line. First, the entire line offers two new control options – the simple-to-use Dual Digital Control and the highly programmable Microprocessor Control. Second, all Pro-Series II Dryers with microprocessor controls now offer an optional Linen Life Extension (LLE) system— a moisture sensing feature engineered to prevent over-drying, extend linen life and increase energy-efficiency. Finally, electric heating is now available on the 125-pound capacity singlepocket dryer, previously only available in natural gas and steam heated models.
Continental’s Pro-Series II Dryer line – designed to escalate efficiency, production and safety – is available in 30-, 40-, 60-, 85-, 125- and 175-pound capacity single-pocket models, and 30- and 45-pound capacity dual-pocket stack models.
Two control options are now available on the entire line-up of Pro-Series II Dryers—the Dual Digital Control or the new Microprocessor Control. Moreover, all models with microprocessor controls, now offer the optional LLE moisture sensing system, according to Joel Jorgensen, vice president of sales and customer services.
“The Dual Digital Control is simple to use, efficient, reliable and inexpensive,” said Jorgensen. It allows the operator to choose temperature selection and cycle time and a single push to start operation.
Designed for greater flexiblity and efficiency, Continental’s new Microprocessor Control provides enhanced management capabilities and cycle programmability. “The new Microprocessor Control is intuitive and simple to operate,” added Jorgensen. Moreover, it can be equipped with Continental’s new LLE system for the ultimate in drying technology and load management control.
“Continental’s LLE moisture sensing technology is very reliable and extremely accurate,” he said. Featuring 12 programmable dryness levels and additional programmable heat time, LLE can target any dryness level from zero to 40-percent. To ensure accurate moisture readings to the control, the LLE system provides an extremely large load-to-surface contact area.
“Some moisture sensing systems available only utilize a small set of contact strips to measure the moisture in the load. Continental’s LLE system uses the entire surface area of the lifters within the dryer cylinder as sensors. This increase in load contact surface area provides extremely accurate moisture readings to the control.” When the dryer has reached its preset target level of dryness, it shuts the dryer off automatically – saving energy, time and resulting labor costs. “With LLE, tumble dry goods experience less damage and up to 31 percent less fiber loss,” said Jorgensen. LLE effectively reduces over-drying, damage to fabrics, and cuts energy and labor costs.
Several key features further sustain the advanced energy efficiency of Pro-Series II tumblers. They are designed with electronic ignition, which reduces drying time and conserves energy; a modular electrical system for added reliability and easy servicing; and a multiple-burner heat system to efficiently reach desired temperatures. “These features combine with perfectly balanced airflow and heat input to effectively reduce energy costs,” said Jorgensen.
All Pro-Series II tumblers are designed with features to enhance durability. “Durable equipment is crucial for industrial operations responsible for processing high volumes of laundry,” said Jorgensen. And, because safety is crucial, Pro-Series II large-capacity tumblers also feature an optional Integrated Sprinkler System (ISS), a sensing and extinguishing device designed to squelch dryer fires before they get out of control.
Like all Continental products, the Pro-Series II line is backed by an industry-leading 3-year factory warranty.
To find out more about Continental laundry products, visit their website or call 800-256-1073.
Continental Girbau, Inc. is the largest of 12 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.