If 3 phase electricity is available and the amount of amperage you may utilise, as this will determine capacity for expansion when the business grows.
Available parking for drop offs, if your parking is limited this will impact on walk in business.
If the area for rental is on the ground floor or on a suspended floor, this will impact on the size and type of equipment to be installed.
How will exhaust air from the dryers / ironers be removed from the laundry, complicated ducting installations become expensive, it is recommended to duct the shortest possible length.
Wash result in a front load is far superior due to mechanical action.
Water usage in a top loader is around 120 litres per cycle, compared to a similar sized front loader of 60 litres, estimated saving over 30’000 cycles is 1.8 million litres of water.
Higher extraction, if we compare an 8 KG front loader to top load, estimated energy savings over 30’000 cycles is 48’000 kW.
Chemical usage, top loaders generally work off deep bath water levels to wash in a reasonable time period, a front loader saturates the load and maintains a low water level, so to achieve the correct chemical saturation you need to add more to a top loader. So estimated chemical savings over 30’000 cycles is R120’000
A hard mount washer needs to be installed on the ground floor with a 300 mm concrete base due to dynamic forces as it doesn’t have a suspension, a soft mount washer has a suspension and this absorbs vibration, allowing the machine to be installed on a suspended floor without any building work.
A soft mount washer has a higher G force, this means less time in the dryer which results in energy savings and longer laundry item life, estimated energy savings W5180H vs W5180S over 30’000 cycles is 54’000 kW.
Detergent costs over the 30’000 cycle life of the washer are actually more then the machine investment, so smart dosing allows the machine to change detergent dosing according to loaded weight and this saves a huge amount in chemical costs. Chemical cost on W5180S with DOL 1/10 @ R0.50 per kg = R270’000, estimated savings of 20% = R54’000.
If you don’t have smart dosing and the washer isn’t full, it is very hard to rinse out detergents, which cause corrosion in the dryer and premature ironing maintenance.
Most common failures for a washer is an inlet or outlet valve, these 2 failures are very easy to identify.
Prevents back flow into other washers and the drainage is open.
Older dryer designs use radial airflow as this is cheaper to build, however hot air skirts around the unsealed basket resulting in energy wastage, axial airflow uses an airtight design which prevents skirting, the saving of 0.2 kW per litre of evaporation becomes significant in high usage environments. Estimated saving W5180S with T5550 over 30’000 cycles equals 64’800 kW.
Laundry being turned in one direction drys on the outside of the bundle and the inner section remains wet, by reversing the load this bundle is constantly being broken up, this reduces drying time by up 10 minutes with an estimated energy saving of 20%, so 64’800 kW in a W5180S / T5550 combo over 30’000 cycles.
Older dryers use time and heat as the control method, however users often leave this machine running for far longer then is required to dry the laundry items, wasting energy and damaging the items being dried. RMC stops when dry or ready for ironing, a standard feature on all Electrolux dryers.
Linen requires a certain moisture content for processing through a flatwork ironer, if over dried linen needs to be dampened to provide a result and often processed a few times, if the dryer is stopped at the ideal RMC linen needs only be processed once and this saves time while prolonging linen life.
Purchase price is lower compared to cylinder heated ironer
The design is very simple and this means lower maintenance
Steel wool results in 80% of maintenance associated to chest heated ironers, Tenax is a stainless steel spring system which replaces this and thus reduces maintenance by 80%.
Tenax allows higher evaporation and this results in a superior finishing, along with shorter drying times
It is possible to process linen with a higher moisture content, this higher level of steaming in the ironer, results in a superior result.
The contact surface is often double, this improves drying of linen and results
This provides dry high pressure steam, which improves and quickens results, also less contact time with garments reduces the chance of damage
Automatically refilling boilers are plumbed, so you don’t need to constantly refill the boiler and wait 10 or 15 minutes for the boiler to heat up
Spotting of stains usually requires aggressive chemicals and this is harmful to the user if done without the proper tools, the vacuum function keeps items in place and removes harmful vapors.
The boiler provides heat and humidity to help activate the chemicals, also to improve stain removal
The air gun helps dry the treated area and prevent fabric damage
Lower chemical usage due to spotting gun and less fabric damage
MEGA – Melvill Equipment Group Africa is the fastest growing importer of laundry equipment in Africa.