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our existing support network to allow easy maintenance, and then we developed and manufactured a transportable, pilot system for Real-Time-Testing at a laundry. In conclusion Christian said "If all your operation can afford to do right now is sand, zeolite and activated carbon, still go ahead and do it. You will be making a difference to your water usage. If you go further to UV and nano it is better, but it is up to you. The system need not be huge and intrusive, it can be housed in your yard in a container on skids." Please contact EcoNova today to discuss the best options for you 1800 043 956 www.econova.com.au INNOVATION David Aubrey, Jensen Aust. Laundry Systems "Good morning, today I will speak about something I am very proud of, and it's Australian! "When 50kg of linen comes out of the press, it's a big, heavy cake, and not easily handled, so how do you break it up? Some put it in a tumbler, and some, with the advantage of height in their plant, run it up a conveyor and cascade it off into tubs. "Damien Eaves and Nick Soteri have come up with something completely different, and it's so good that after building a prototype, Jensen Group (Denmark) are now manufacturing it in Europe for the international market. "CakeBreaker, designed by Jensen Australia! "The reason I am so excited is not just because I am so proud of Nick and Damien, or even that we came up with the design in Australia. I am excited because the CakeBreaker owes its very existence to the interaction between us, and you, the launderer. "Why don't we sit down more often?" David asked. "More innovations are required, and if we talk, I am sure we can come up with more. Innovation isn't one sided, it doesn't always come from the manufacturer." "Another innovation from the Jensen Group that we are proud of is the Logic Plus Feeder, 4 station loading. With 200 twin clamps to hold 200 sheets up in the air, and anywhere from 1 to 4 people clipping sheets, it gives you a buffer so that sheets come from the wash ready for presentation to the feeder. This removes the feeder from the ironer, takes it back a little, a buffer of sheets in the air. "You have optimal use of your ironer: at present you depend on the operators skill for how far apart the sheets feed onto the ironer. "Sheet sizes for your feeders can be sorted via photo cells. A quick run of single sheets may be needed and you can ask for them from the buffer in the midst of the doubles or kings you are currently processing." Anthony Kingsley asked whether sheets would dry out, hanging up there? David replied that with a buffer of 180 -- 200 sheets, the longest it is up there is 5 minutes. "However, to be on the safe side with Australian conditions, a test is in progress in the tropics and will continue for a full year to observe what effect if any the summer heat has on drying out of buffered sheets and the quality through the ironer. "Common sense initiatives such as ensuring the buffer is 44 THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL DRYCLEANER & LAUNDERER, MAY/JUNE/JULY 2008 David and Kristine Aubrey (Jensen Laundry Systems Aust.) catch up with Saroj Somaia (Comtex Aust. Pty. Ltd). at the Welcome Party.
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