Large Capacity Dryers (100 pounds and larger, single pockets, no stacks).
For an on-premise laundry, a large-capacity dryer is the answer to increased productivity. To process 100 pounds or more at a time, these models offer the workhorse machines needed to get the job done.
American Dryer Corp.
From the American Dryer Corp. comes the large-capacity AD-310 dryer, with a full-capacity tumbler and various door and tilt configurations.
The machine uses a self-cleaning blower system. By directing compressed air at the fan blades at the end of each drying cycle, any lint buildup that could cause a fan imbalance is removed. The drive wheels that support and drive the drums are located at four supporting points. The wheels are located outside the heat flow, creating minimal wear. The computer combines 24-volt controls and preprogrammed cycles for electronic reliability and one-touch drying. The automatic cycles will dry the load to a specified moisture level. The AD-310 is offered in one-way tilt and two-way tilt as well as single door or pass-through models.
The AD-310 is designed specifically for laundries whose needs stretch beyond 200 pounds, yet haven’t quite reached 400 pounds.
B & C Technologies manufactures two series of high-productivity dryers: The DP series includes dryers in 200- and 250-pound capacities, and the DI series offers dryers with capacities of 225, 235 and 475 pounds.
All of the models offer safety and energy-saving features. A flexible microprocessor monitors all facets of the drying process, verifies airflow, monitors the temperature sensor and the door, and can include moisture/humidity sensing. Other features include a large, easy-to-read display; cool-down and anti-wrinkle options; large self-cleaning lint screens that are accessible from the front and that are located close to the exhaust fan to prevent clog up and eliminate vibrations; and motors that are cast iron, totally enclosed and fan cooled. Tilt is available on all models.
The DI Series also features automatic or manual doors in a variety of configurations – horizontal or vertical, single door or pass through – and the machines are offered with two-way tilt for easy loading and unloading. Machines can have a single front door, or front and rear doors to integrate with tunnel washing systems. The standard stainless steel cylinder is supported by four 11-inch diameter, high-temperature wheels. The machines also feature a soft-start device for smooth starts and stops.
Consolidated Laundry Machinery
Consolidated Laundry Machinery offers a wide array of single-door and two-door pass-through tumble dryers that are steam-heated, gas fired and low-NOx. CLM’s industrial designed dryers are available in 250-, 350-, 450-, 600-, 800- and 1,200-pound capacities.
All models are equipped with a simplified control panel that includes the MicroCommand III color touch screen PLC, which precisely controls fuel usage and other important functions. MicroCommand III comes equipped with CLM's AutoDry feature that terminates the heat cycle at the appropriate time. This feature uses the amount of energy required to dry a load to calculate the heat cycle finish point (not just simple temperature comparisons), and is an advantage regarding energy savings and reduced cycle times.
Industrial-grade materials are incorporated throughout CLM’s line, and all sizes are available in the high-efficiency TumbleGreen™ version or the new Apparel Processing series.
Continental’s Pro-Series II Large-Capacity Dryers – available in 125- and 175-pound capacities – feature the company’s Microprocessor Control, which provides enhanced load management capabilities and cycle programmability, and the Linen Life Extension system. The LLE system provides a moisture-sensing feature engineered to prevent over-drying, extend linen life and increase energy efficiency.
Featuring 12 programmable levels, LLE can target any dryness level from zero to 40%. To ensure accurate moisture readings, the LLE system provides a large load-to-surface contact area. When the dryer has reached its preset target level of dryness, it shuts off automatically, which saves energy, time and labor costs.
The dryers are designed with electronic ignition; an optional Integrated Sprinkler System, a sensing and extinguishing device designed to squelch dryer fires; a modular electrical system for easy servicing; balanced airflow and heat input to help reduce energy costs; and a multiple-burner heat system.
Electrolux Professional Laundry
Electrolux Professional dryers, designed to help save time and money with easy operation and low maintenance as well as environmentally friendly operations, offer a number of features, such as:
– Autostop, to help prevent overdrying and wrinkling by automatically calculating the time to turn on and off the burner, resulting in longer linen life and energy savings;
– Reversing Drum, which minimizes tangling and wrinkling, and improves dryer efficiency;
– Residual Moisture Control, which helps to prevent damage to linens caused by overdrying and helps to reduce lint and wrinkles by automatically stopping the dryer when the exact pre-set moisture level is reached.
The dryers also feature large doors for easy loading and unloading, quiet operation, and an easy-to-maintain lint compartment.
Ellis Corp. offers new models in its line of Whisperdryers: WD7664 features a capacity of 200 to 500 pounds; WD7673 covers the 500- to 700-pound capacity range; and WD7696 has a capacity of 700 to 900 pounds.
The models offer changes in electronics, airflow and burner efficiency as well as a smaller footprint. All Ellis Whisperdryers features a swing out blower design, allowing the machines to operate at a 72 decibel rating. The Whisperdryers now offer an opti-air flow shell design, and a variable speed control on the blower with programmable features to optimize energy usage and infrared temperature sensors. Other features include a modulating high-efficiency burner, a 55-inch door opening, one-way or two-way tilt, single door or pass-through options, a friction roller basket drive, removable dryer basket panels, and a space-saving stainless steel lint filter. An optional feature now offered is formula/efficiency monitoring via a standard modem.
G.A. Braun’s PT dryers are available in processing capacities of 300, 500 and 700 pounds as stand-alone units, for use in open pocket washer/extractor systems, or in batch tunnel washer systems.
The dual panel control box on Braun PT series dryers is a safety feature that separates the high voltage from low voltage components to meet arc flash protection requirements. Another feature are the hinged faceplates that allow for easy access to all components to simplify dryer maintenance, ensuring an air-tight machine for an energy-efficiencient production.
PT Series dryers also feature Braun’s line burner technology, which helps to provide uniform heat distribution throughout the basket. Non-uniformed heating can lead to over dried goods or leave goods wet. Full burner modulation results in more precise basket temperatures, while complete body insulation increases thermal efficiency and provides a more temperate, quieter workplace.
Braun PT dryers also feature a lightweight, eas-to-remove lint collection system that does not require manual cleaning. The system automatically blows down the lint from the collection basket and removes it to the collection unit outside the dryer at the beginning of each cycle.
Other features include an optional low-ceiling door for low clearance installations; easy-to-use touch screen controls; simple and easily accessed pneumatics; and LED indicators for troubleshooting.
The ST-100 Dryer from Girbau Industrial is engineered to unbind, condition and completely dry up to 250 pounds of linen per load, using less energy. Used in concert with the Girbau Industrial Batch Washer, or as a stand-alone tumbler dryer, the ST-100’s heating system effectively circulates air through laundry while removing moisture inside the drum for a quicker dry. Available in steam, thermal fluid or natural gas heat, the ST-100 is designed with the Spirotilt-Girbau™ system, which optimizes drying and simplifies unloading.
Spirotilt-Girbau combines a slight drum incline of 2.5 degrees with interior drum blades to ensure laundry items do not clump and bind during drying, and it offers automated unloading without dryer tilting.
The ST-100 is designed for quiet operation. All dryer components are constructed of AISI 304 stainless steel, while the chassis features steel sides finished in durable epoxy paint.
With 16 drying programs offering eight programmable phases, the ST-100 offers options to meet specific needs of any linen type. Each phase can be programmed to control time, temperature, counterclockwise or clockwise rotation, speed and all unloading variables.
The Jensen DTX 450, which offers a 450-pound capacity, and DTX 800, with a capacity of 800 pounds, help to provide laundry facilities with an easy-to maintain, large-capacity and heavy-duty dryer.
The DTX Dryers’ software controller, with a full-color touch screen interface, provides readouts of dryer performance. Large icons, multiple language options, and password levels make it easy and secure for operators to use.
Air for the DTX enters the dryer basket through manifolds mounted above the front and rear doors, creating axial airflow for more efficient drying and eliminating the need for wipers. Lint is collected in a large, lightweight aluminum drum that has wheels for mobility.
The dryer’s basket has a variable speed, direct drive system supported underneath by two drive rollers and two idler rollers. Two thrust rollers on each side support the basket during loading and unloading. All rollers are easily accessible for maintenance or replacement. The tilting angles for loading and unloading are adjustable and programmable to control the spread of work to and from a conveyor.
As an added benefit, Jensen technicians also can remotely monitor the dryer control via the Internet.
The new generation of “PowerDry.II,” from Kannegiesser USA, is now available in different loading capacities up to 485 pounds that match batch processing needs. The dryers offers universal drying applications to process a wide variety of items including towels, laminates, blended fabrics, micro fibers, and other special articles.
The technology employs a linear atmospheric gas burner, which evenly distributes the heated airflow across the width of the cylinder, ensuring even and consistent heat penetration. The drum incorporates removable segments, which simplify cleaning. The internal hot air recirculation system helps save energy.
The “PowerDry.II” generation offers a smaller footprint with an optional side-by-side mirrored control application. Standard items include frequency controlled inverter drive, oversized loading and unloading doors, and static lint filter screens, as well as a redesigned drive system, which thermally insulates the components.
An optional feature for the dryers is a touch screen control panel, which includes all operational information together with a fault-finding display to improve machine availability. The optional InfraTouch Automatic program uses infrared technology and measures the surface temperature of the textiles to be processed. With the ECO2Power option, compilations of various parameters are processed in the machine’s PLC control and serves as a regulation value for the gas burner. These parameters are continuously monitored and are used to automatically determine the exact drying point without over or under drying.
Lavatec Laundry Technology
Lavatec Laundry Technology’s new TT series Ecodry combines a variety of technical developments in a new laundry dryer line.
From ergonomics to processing details in loading and emptying to operation, the dryer offers a variety of features. Integration of and print on the sight glass are according to new industry standards. The laundry ejection on the rear is compactly and compatibly integrated in the overall design. Smooth paneling elements protect the user from noise, emissions and injury, and are applied without a single visible screw, permitting quick access for servicing.
Maytag Commerical Laundry
The Maytag Commercial Laundry large, 170-pound capacity drying tumblers offer on-premises operators the ability to dry more at once, saving time and energy.
The reverse-tumble feature reduces dry times on large items, such as sheets, blankets and comforters. This dryer also comes with easy-to-use, microprocessor controls, allowing operators to pre-program drying times, temperature and cool-down time.
The Maytag Sensor-Activated Fire Extinguishing System comes standard on the 170-pound model to extinguish potential dryer fires. The S.A.F.E. System is a controlled extinguisher that automatically detects a fire in the dryer, douses it with water and alerts the user that the fire has been extinguished.
In addition, the drying tumblers are ergonomically designed for easy access for convenient self-service, and the waist-high door opening allows for easy loading and unloading.
Pellerin Milnor Corp.
In 2011, Pellerin Milnor Corp. introduced a new hydraulic design for the 48040 H-Series open-pocket washer-extractors. The company now is offering this hydraulic design in the larger (400- to 500-pound capacity) 68036 model. This model incorporates a stationary housing and tilting interior cylinder, providing optimal structural integrity without compromising wash quality.
With 16-degree load and 16-degree unload tilting angles, the ergonomics and fast wash cycles work well for any industrial laundry. The 300 G washer-extractor features Milnor’s programmable Mark VI controller and maximum 16 liquid supply ports, both of which allow for more flexibility. The 68036 still features high ribs and ideal perforation pattern to maximize M.A.F. (Mechanical Action Factor) and dilution.
Speed Queen’s ST170, a 170-pound tumbler, offers precise drying performance with Over-Dry Prevention Technology.
Concentrated airflow pattern and sealed cylinder rims help with air utilization and energy savings. Additionally, the heater box increases energy efficiency, reducing drying times and providing a comfortable operating environment.
Designed with fewer moving parts, the single-pocket tumble dryer has lower maintenance needs, while a large, easy-to-clean lint compartment and a heavy-duty door hinge allow the machine to withstand heavy usage.
The ST170 is available with Quantum™ Gold control, which can help increase throughput, reduce energy costs and simplify employee training. The control offers 30 programmable cycles, three cycle types and output for an external end-of-cycle signal.
When using Quantum controls, Speed Queen’s revolutionary OPT (Over-Dry Prevention Technology) is available. Over-drying compromises the integrity of premium materials and shortens the life of the linens. OPT helps linens last longer. The technology connects sensors located within the lifters to a rotary transfer switch for a pinpoint dryness reading throughout the entire load, enabling the machine to shut off when desired dryness levels are reached.
The tumbler is available in gas or steam varieties.
UniMac’s UT120 tumbler offers on-premises laundries a machine with faster drying times, and one that is energy efficient as well as helping employees maintain their efficiency.
TheUT120 tumbler balances drying temperature, airflow pattern and usable cylinder space for maximum energy efficiency, allowing for a 20% faster drying time, according to the company.
The UT120 tumbler is available with the industry-leading UniLinc™ control, which offers 41 programmable auto-dry and time-dry cycles, with extended tumble dry options. For ease of use, the cycles can be hidden so only frequently used options are seen by the user. The control displays cycle names instead of number options for easy selection and is available with six customizable languages for multilingual operation. It also provides reports that help on-premises laundry managers determine where they can increase efficiencies and discover where employee training may be necessary – all options that help further reduce operating costs associated with labor, linen replacement, utilities and maintenance.
An additional feature of the UniLinc is the availability of UniMac's OPTidry™ system, which helps eliminate over-drying. OPTidry pinpoints dryness readings throughout the entire load, which allows the machine to automatically shut off once dryness levels have been reached.
A Combustion Auto Response Equipped system is offered as an option on the UT120, and serves as a fire suppression system. The machine is available in gas, steam or electric varieties.
Wascomat Commerical Laundry
The TD 50 dryer from Wascomat features an optimal combination of gas consumption and airflow to help promote fast drying and low energy consumption. The machine also offers large doors for easy loading and unloading, convenient access to parts, a large lint compartment for easy maintenance, quiet operation, and a reversing drum that minimizes tangling and wrinkling, improves dryer efficiency and helps make it easier for flatwork finishing.
Another feature is Residual Moisture Control, whichprevents damage to garments caused by overdrying and reduces lint and wrinkles by automatically stopping the dryer when the exact pre-set moisture level is reached. If the load is to be further processed by an ironer, RMC will shut the dryer off while there is sufficient moisture remaining for the ironer to work effectively.