Continental introduces Compact 5-in-One Ironing System
Oct. 2012 | Download Article
Oshkosh, Wis.— Continental Girbau Inc. recently unleashed the Compact 5-in-One Ironing System – a space-saving ironer/folder processing up to 50-feet-of-linen-per-minute. Available in 24- and 32-inch diameters, 102- and 130-inch finishing widths, the Continental Compact Series 5-in-One works seamlessly with an optional feeder, stacker and small-piece accumulator to quickly accomplish feeding, ironing, folding, stacking and accumulating. Each model is available in either natural gas or liquid propane heat sources.
“The true advantage of the Compact 5-in-One is its capability for ironing, primary folding, cross folding and stacking,” said Joel Jorgensen, vice president of sales and customer services at Continental Girbau. “The system offers versatility with an optional feeding system for high productivity, excellent finishing and reduced labor – all from a compact machine with a small footprint. The Compact 5-in-One supports linen handling and ironing needs for facilities that can’t accommodate traditional ironing/folding systems, including hotels and resorts.”
Featuring an optional, vacuum-assisted feeding table that aids linen feeding, quality and speed, the Compact 5-in-One Ironing System offers one, two or four working lanes, with one lane for sheets, two for table linens and four for small items, including napkins and pillow cases. Folds are performed using air jets, reversing conveyors and knife blade assistance. A simple push of a button by the operator automatically rejects stained or torn items, and a wide, inclined feeding table provides the operator a better view of items while feeding. When the optional folder and stacker are teamed with the Compact 5-in-One, it feeds, irons, folds and stacks while maintaining speeds up to 50-feet-per-minute. All of this requires just one operator, according to Jorgensen.
“The Compact 5-in-One Ironing System fits a production niche that Continental could not answer in the past and provides another all-in-one option to laundries requiring automated, quality ironing within a small space,” said Jorgensen. “Its unique, all-in-one design allows us to bring automation to small spaces and complements Continental large-capacity washers.”
Equipped with an intuitive control offering 20 pre-set and 20 customizable programs, the Compact provides touch-screen control over ironing parameters, faults, alarms or alterations in processing and diagnostics.
A highly efficient machine, the Compact 5-in-One maintains three-roll temperature zones within the roll, always ensuring roll temperature is properly regulated for consistent heat and improved efficiency. These modulating heat zones deliver up to a 30 percent energy savings.
Other perks include a bypass option allowing goods to exit the front or rear of the machine; left or right stacker orientation; processing speeds reaching 50-feet-per-minute; and a self-cleaning exhaust fan.
Like all Continental products, the Compact 5-in-One Ironing System is backed by an industry-leading 7/5/3-year limited ContinentalCare™ warranty. To find out more about Continental laundry products, visit their website or call 800-256-1073.
Continental Girbau, Inc. is the largest of 11 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.