Continental ExpressWash 55-pound capacity washer-extractor available in single-phase
Oct. 2012 | Download Article
Oshkosh, Wis. – Continental Girbau’s ExpressWash™ 55-pound capacity washer-extractor now offers a single-phase option to meet the needs of most vended laundry applications. “The single-phase option allows for high-performance machines to be installed at locations with limited utilities – the type of power typically available in older construction or light commercial buildings,” said Continental Vice President Joel Jorgensen.
The addition of single-phase power allows most locations to take full advantage of Continental’s most popular machine – the 55-pound capacity ExpressWash Washer-Extractor, according to Jorgensen. “Previously, some locations may have been restricted by power availability,” he said.
Now, nearly the entire ExpressWash line of high-speed, soft-mount washers offers single-phase power, including the 20-, 30-, 40- and 55-pound capacity models.
The new 55-pound capacity ExpressWash single-phase option gives laundries the opportunity to install a highly efficient washer-extractor at a lower cost. “Electrical upgrades to buildings can range into the thousands,” said Jorgensen. “Now with the single-phase option, the 55-pound model operates with basic electrical requirements, allowing most every laundromat the same performance and efficiency advantages of ExpressWash equipment.”
As freestanding, soft-mount machines, ExpressWash Washers can be installed without bolts and special reinforced foundations, allowing for quick installation and same-day use. This also makes relocation a breeze, leaving no impact on the facility.
The entire ExpressWash line delivers performance and programmability. They provide a high-speed, efficient alternative to hard-mount machines. ExpressWash consume about half the water (approximately 10-20 gallons per load less) than traditional hard-mount washers and offer high-speed extract reaching 381 G-force. In doing so, they remove considerably more water from each load, reduce dry time by as much as 50 percent, and significantly cut gas consumption.
The user- and laundry-friendly Coin Control puts storeowners in the driver’s seat when trying to curb steep utility costs. ExpressWash offers four individually modifiable phase-tophase programs. Within each program there are six possible phases (bath exchanges): prewash, wash and up to four rinses. This gives storeowners more control over variables such as extract speed, wash temperatures by degree, multiple water levels, variable wash/rinse/extract time by the minute and rotation/mechanical action. A sensible soap hopper is durable and flushes clean after each customer use.
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.