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Continental releases new high-speed G-Flex Washer-Extractors for fire departments

Sept. 2014 | Download Article
Continental releases new high-speed G-Flex Washer-Extractors for on-premise laundries

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 offer superior energy-efficiency, a highly programmable control and deliver the flexibility of six programmable extract speeds, including 100, 140 and 200 G-force. Available in 40- and 55-pound capacitites, G-Flex Washers are perfectly suited for properly cleaning turnout gear according to NFPA guidelines.

G-Flex Washers offer programmable extract speeds to meet the installation and cleaning requirements of fire departments, according to Joel Jorgensen, Continental vice president of sales and customer services.

“G-force extract speeds on the G-Flex Washer are adjustable to meet specific foundation requirements,” added Jorgensen. “Not all fire departments 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 G-force is critical when installation variables are not ideal.”

Additionally, superior programmability means fire departments can properly clean a protective turnout suits according to NFPA guidelines and manufacturer requirements. In doing so, gear is properly cleaned to better protect the wearer and so it lasts longer.

The highly flexible Logi Pro Control offers 25 individually modifiable programs—each with up to 11 bath exchange options, including multiple pre-wash, wash and rinse cycles. Variables within each bath—including wash temperature, water levels, cycle times, timed dosing by the second, rotation and G-force extract speeds—can be individually programmed for maximum efficiency given the load type.

Despite their advanced technology, the controls couldn’t be simpler to use. Once the programs are set, operators simply select the program number and press start. G-Flex Washers offer two means of dispensing chemistry—manually, using a top-mounted dry and liquid chemical dispenser, or automatically, via chemical injection. The top-mounted chemistry dispenser features up to four compartments—one for wash, one for optional pre-wash and two for liquid only bleach and sour/neutralizer products. An oversized seal around the dispenser keeps detergents where they belong and a powerful compartment flushing system reduces maintenance by thoroughly cleaning each compartment after every cycle. Hopper compartment flushing is programmable up to 99 seconds. Automatic liquid chemical injection, on the other hand, not only ensures a consistent clean with every wash, it eliminates the possibility of chemical overuse and resulting damage to protective fabrics due to operator error.

Engineered for longevity, G-Flex Washers operate on single-phase power and plug into a standard appliance outlet – simplifying 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, laundries conserve water and save in water heating costs. The G-Flex AquaMixer™ system mixes hot and cold water to achieve precise bath temperatures—minimizing hot water consumption.

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 constant use. No wonder G-Flex is backed by a leading 5/3-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.