Girbau North America introduces innovative solution to ensure laundry disinfection
June 2020 | Download Release
Oshkosh, Wis.– Girbau North America (GNA) recently developed and released the Covid-19 Disinfection Monitoring Package (DMP), a module that works in concert with Sapphire laundry management software to monitor and verify disinfection of washed textiles. Unique in the industry, the DMP was innovated by Girbau Global Laundry Solutions to address the immediate need for disinfection and hygiene within laundries across the globe. Available on all GNA on-premise and industrial washer-extractors, the DMP comes as a result of GNA’s targeted effort to help counter the Covid-19 pandemic and stop the spread of infection.
The DMP is a module that integrates with Sapphire, GNA’s smart, remote management software. Sapphire greatly facilitates the management of a laundry, reporting irregularities and reducing costs and downtime. It also plays a crucial role in disinfection as it ensures compliance with the parameters necessary for proper textile sanitization and, in addition, allows data to be stored and sent to owners.
“The DMP provides new functionality that helps hotels, care homes, assisted living facilities and commercial laundries ensure their laundering processes consistently comply with world, country or organizational disinfection requirements,” said GNA President Mike Floyd.
Through Sapphire, the DMP shows, in real-time, the evolution of machine wash cycles with details of temperature, water levels and cycle phases. It allows the owner to quickly configure cycle conditions – including those for disinfection compliance – and verify that all cycles have met the disinfection parameters previously stipulated by the customer. It also makes it possible to remotely manage all the parameters of the wash cycle, including temperature, water level and cycle phases, or to carry out detailed monitoring with the recording of the entire cycle history.
Moreover the DMP provides the option of creating custom disinfection criteria based on the time and temperature for each program on each machine – adapting to the specific needs of each laundry. In doing so, it displays a summary of the disinfection rules and conditions created by the user. Laundry managers can then run a report to see if any program or machine does not comply with the established parameters set for disinfection. In the event that the washing cycle has not fulfilled a disinfection condition, the user is alerted with a notification.
The DMP is compatible with all GNA on-premise and industrial washers, which offer precise temperature control and superior programming flexibility. GNA washers are in place at on-premise and commercial laundries across North America. They are also utilized for technical wet cleaning by dry cleaning professionals worldwide, but unlike dry cleaning, offer verification that disinfection takes place in delicate garments.
GNA boasts the world’s most comprehensive offering of commercial, industrial and vended laundry solutions, with brands including Continental Girbau®, Girbau Industrial®, Sports Laundry Systems®, Poseidon Textile Care Systems®®, Express Laundry Centers® and OnePress®. To find out more about the DMP, visit http://go.cgilaundry.com/dmp.
Girbau North America is the largest of 15 subsidiaries of Girbau Global Laundry Solutions (Girbau), based in Vic, Spain. Girbau laundry products – marketed throughout 100 countries worldwide – meet rigorous environmental and safety standards established by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Girbau holds both ISO9001 and ISO14001 certifications. Ever focused on laundry efficiency, GNA 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.