Sports Laundry System disinfects and has over 99.9% validated kill of bacteria and superbugs found in soiled laundry
October 2012 | Download Article
Oshkosh, WI— The new Sports Laundry System is engineered to properly clean and disinfect athletic laundry – helping prevent the spread of viruses, superbugs and bacteria, including MRSA, HIV and hepatitis. The System teams freestanding, high-speed washer-extractors with ozone injection and high-performance drying tumblers to perfectly fit athletic laundry production needs.
When compared to most other laundry solutions, the Sports Laundry System completes more laundry in less time; cuts water, energy and detergent usage; saves utility and chemical costs; and ensures items are properly washed according to pre-programed settings, exactly matching fabric recommendations. As a result, athletic facilities not only disinfect laundry to prevent infection among athletes, they eliminate the possibility of fabric damage, cut costs and keep pace with laundry production needs.
MRSA – a staph infection that is resistant to antibiotics – can be a problem in athletic locker rooms and training facilities. Athletic laundry facilities are a central collection point for soiled goods including uniforms, towels and other equipment. Contaminated laundry must be properly cleaned to ensure infection doesn’t spread, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Sports Laundry System uniquely eliminates 99.9 percent of infectious bacteria and viruses in the wash – helping keep athletes and coaches healthy.
Equipped with green-engrained features that conserve water, energy and natural gas, the Sports Laundry System offers advanced technologies and delivers superior wash quality using considerably less water and virtually no hot water. The Sports Laundry System works best using cold water, which also cuts natural gas costs associated with heating water. The Sports Laundry System cuts overall water usage by up to 51 percent when compared with most other laundry solutions. It also cuts hot water usage by at least 30 percent!
Making for quick and inexpensive installations, the Sports Laundry System slides into place easily without the need for concrete foundations and bolts. It’s the perfect fit for small areas, second-story installations and hard to reach locations in close proximity to structures or sidewalls.
It’s engineered to properly clean a variety of items quickly, efficiently and consistently every time. So, no matter who does the laundry, uniforms, warm-ups, loops and towels are perfectly and consistently cleaned.
The System can be sized, installed and programmed to meet the unique production needs of any athletic laundry, including those serving professional, college and high school teams. Once in place, a System Laundry System will significantly cut laundry water, natural gas and electricity usage, according to Joel Jorgensen, vice president of sales.
The System’s washer-extractors deliver high programmability for total control over every phase of the wash process. Once the programs are set, users simply choose a program number and press start. Nearly every variable of the wash cycle is programmable and automated to combine water temperature and levels with the proper mix of cleaning chemicals, extract speeds and rotation action. Automatic chemical injection eliminates human error and the possibility of damage to athletic items.
By generating extract speeds of up to 381 G-force – considerably higher than most traditional washers, Sports Laundry System washers remove more water from every load, reducing resulting dry time. In turn, uniforms, warm-ups and towels dry more quickly. Not only do dryers run less often and fabrics experience less wear – enhancing longevity – athletic facilities save natural gas and electricity. The washer-extractors in this system cut dry time by up to 50 percent – preventing dryer bottlenecks and maximizing laundry production.
The Sports Laundry System also injects ozone into the wash cycle at precisely the right time and water temperature. A powerful and safe cleaning agent, ozone disinfects laundry using mostly cool water.
Sized to fit specific productivity needs, the Sports Laundry System’s drying tumblers deliver a quick and even dry using a highly advanced control and properly balanced airflow.
Offering flexibility in how laundry is processed, Sports Laundry System dryers feature programmable cycle types, time-dry, auto-dry and moisture sensing – ensuring athletic items are not over-dried. Making things simple for the operator, they also include an automatic reminder to clean the lint screen; an external end-of-cycle signal, and an anti-wrinkle and extended-tumble feature that initiates unheated tumble action after the end-of-cycle signal. This reduces wrinkles in unattended loads.
The moisture sensing system offers 12 programmable dryness levels and additional programmable heat time. The moisture sensing system ensures items are not over-dried or damaged. It targets dryness levels from 0 to 40 percent, using a vast load-to-surface contact area. Once the load reaches its preset dryness level, the control stops dryer operation, resulting in less damage to fabrics and up to 31 percent less fiber loss.
All Sports Laundry System dryers also offer an optional sprinkler system, a sensing and extinguishing device that squelches dryer fires before they get out of control. This feature ensures athletic facilities are better protected from the hazards and damage caused by dryer fires.
The Sports Laundry System, engineered for durability and years of continued use, is backed by an industry-leading factory warranty. Engineered for efficiency, the System also qualifies for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) credits, which can contribute to LEED certification.