Continental releases new high-speed G-Flex Washer-Extractors for vended laundries
Sept. 2014 | Download Article
Oshkosh, Wis.—Following 60 years of hard-mount washer development and innovation, Continental Girbau Inc. (Continental) recently released its most advanced hard-mount washer line yet. The new G-Flex Washer-Extractors generate extract speeds up to 200 G-force, offer the highly programmable ProfitPlus™ Control, and deliver superior results using less water and energy. Available in 40- and 55-pound capacitites, G-Flex Washers also deliver the flexibility of six programmable extract speeds, including 100, 140 and 200 G-force.
G-Flex Washers offer high-speed extract, which reduces dry time, lowers utility usage and improves customer turnover.
As extract speeds increase, according to Joel Jorgensen, Continental vice president of sales and customer services, so does the amount of moisture removed from every load during extract. G-Flex Washers generate extract speeds of 200 G-force, while most other hard-mount washers only reach speeds of 75-150 G-force. In turn, G-Flex laundry loads take less time to dry, which instantly cuts natural gas usage and improves customer turnover – boosting store profit potential.
“G-force extract speeds on the G-Flex Washer can also be adjusted to meet most coin laundries’ specific infrastructure limitations,” added Jorgensen. “Not all vended laundries have the 8-inch concrete foundation required to operate a 200 G-force hard-mount washer. The G-Flex can operate on a lesser foundation by adjusting G-force extract accordingly. Programmable Gforce is critical when installation variables are not ideal.”
Featuring Continental’s newest ProfitPlus Control, G-Flex Washers work to improve store revenue and customer satisfaction. The ProfitPlus Control – which works seamlessly with card technology or coins – brings more washing options and cycle features to the customer. It offers four primary cycle options: SUPERWASH, an extra-long cycle for heavy soil; HOT, for whites; WARM for colorfast and permanent press items; and COLD for colors. It also allows the customer to add an EXTRA WASH, EXTRA RINSE and/or DELICATE CYCLE.
SUPERWASH, HOT, WARM and COLD are individually modifiable, by the storeowner, and allow programmability of 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, including the extra wash or rinse time in minutes, the addition of another bath, vend price and G-force extract speed.
Engineered for longevity, G-Flex Washers operate on single-phase power, which reduces costs and simplifies installation.
Packed with green-engrained features, G-Flex Washers feature a sump-less design, which saves up to three gallons of water with each fill. The 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, vended laundries conserve water and save in water heating costs.
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 a busy coin laundry. No wonder G-Flex is backed by a leading 10/4/3-year 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 14 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.