The National : THE NATIONAL Jan - Feb 2015
One of the worst things you can do for your perfectly washed linen is allow it to dry out. Linen left in barrows overnight will develop hard wrinkles, and processing dried out linen does not make for a quality finish. If you use the wrong wash process. (cotton process on polyester linen, as an example), overload your washing machines or fail to maintain your dryers, with blocked lint filters, you will pay for it at the ironer. Creasing and leading edges There are many factors which result in quality problems to the linen's leading edges or cause creasing within the body of the linen. How the linen is presented to the first roller is how it will be pressed. Here is a list of potential problems which will cause either creasing, rolling and poor leading edges presentation. i) auto-feed spreader tension set too strong has a spring-back effect on the linen. 2) auto-feed spreader tension set too loose lays the linen rippled on the feedbands. 3) the speed differential between the auto-feeder and the ironer feedbands is critical. the ironer feedbands have to run slightly faster than the auto feeder to take up the tension. 4) auto-feed or ironer feedbands sticking causes scalloped leading edges or running at different speeds, 5) misaligned or missing feedbands finger guides cause poor presentation. 6) missing feedband or broken clips on feedbands catches and holds back the lines. 7) poor tension whilst hand-feeding causes "dog ears", 8) linen too dry does not lay flat on the feedbands. 9) linen too damp clings to the feedbands and sticks to the hot bed when entering the first roller. 10) speed differential between the ironer feedbands and the first roller is critical the first roller has to run slightly faster than the ironer feedbands to take up the tension. ON THE IRONER. There are so many ways you can shoot yourself in the foot at the ironer that I have to list them. • leaving ironer running without linen being processed through it is 24 THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL DRYCLEANER & LAUNDERER JANUARY FEBRUARY 2015 Michael Johns of Tytex is also a regular at the Australian laundry conference events. The range of speakers was excellent, and audience participation from the Keen Kiwis was high.
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