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Girbau adds energy- and water-saving 'Smart Load' technology to latest HS Series washers
Girbau's new Smart Load technology on its latest HS Series washer extractors offers on-premise laundries even greater savings in energy, water and detergent use. Smart Load automatically adjusts water consumption and chemical dosing in accordance with load weight, fabric and chosen wash programme to save energy, water and detergent without users needing to do anything.
"Our HS Series washers are already among the most energy and water-efficient models available and the new Smart Load function offers additional in-use economies, especially for on-premise laundries that operate machines at less than full capacity on some washes," says Peter Marsh, managing director of Girbau UK.
Machine capacities range from 9kg for the HS-6008 model up to 122kg on the giant HS-6110. The most popular models for on-premise laundries are the HS-6008, HS-6013, HS-6017 and HS-6023.
HS Series washers can spin at speeds of up to 1,000rpm to create water extraction forces of up to 400G. Depending on the fabrics being cleaned, this means residual moisture after washing can be less than 50%, which in turn means faster drying and further energy savings.
All models in the Girbau HS Series are on the Water Technology List. This means they are very water efficient and businesses purchasing new machines can benefit from 100% tax relief under the Government's Enhanced Capital Allowance Scheme.
Other features on the HS Series include Girbau's Aquamixer, which precisely controls hot and cold water mixing to save energy and reduce wash cycle times, and Aquafall, which recirculates water through perforated drum blades to save water, increase washing action and reduce cycle time. G-Drive, Girbau's exclusive control and communication system linking the inverter, motor and microprocessor ensures accurate balance even at high speeds for quieter operation, reduced vibration and longer machine life. Girbau's unique Care Touch Drum prolongs linen life and optimises water extraction. Drum holes are pressed in the Viton-sealed stainless steel to ensure there are no sharp edges.
The washers' highly controllable inverter and microprocessor make it possible to configure extremely accurate and versatile programmes. The advanced Girbau Inteli control system on HS Series offers virtually unlimited (up to 99) programming options for economical, water and energy-efficient operation for the widest range of different requirements including wet cleaning. The user controls are highly intuitive and very quick and easy to master.
Advanced users can vary individual programmes even more finely via a PC using the optional Inteli Manager Tool eXpert (IMTX).
Girbau UK is part of the Girbau Group, a world-leading manufacturer of commercial and industrial laundry equipment for washing, finishing and handling textiles.
With more than 55 years' experience and a commitment to customer service, Girbau meets the requirements of a wide variety of industries including hotels and guest houses, residential and nursing homes, hospitals, charities, leisure organisations, colleges, schools, sheltered housing, the emergency services, hairdressers, veterinary surgeries, kennels and catteries.
Girbau UK offers a free laundry design service and its service department caters for all makes and models of commercial laundry equipment.
11th February 2016