Continental releases new high-speed G-Flex Washer-Extractors for on-premise 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 of up to 200 G-force, offer a highly programmable 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 for bolstered productivity. 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 improves laundry productivity and cuts natural gas usage and labor time.
“G-force extract speeds on the G-Flex Washer can also be adjusted to meet most laundries’ specific foundation installation limitations,” added Jorgensen. “Not all on-premise 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 G-force is critical when installation variables are not ideal.”
Additionally, superior programmability means laundries can properly clean a variety of fabrics and load types depending on specific laundry needs. The highly flexible Logi Pro Control offers 25 individually modifiable programs—each with up to 11 baths, including multiple pre-wash, wash and rinse cycles. Variables within each bath—including wash temperature, water levels, cycle times, 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. 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 fabric 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.