The National : THE NATIONAL Issue 1 2009
KANNEGIESSER Engelbert Heinz, Managing Director, Herbert Kannegiesser GmBH, Germany with Brian Higgins, Director, Kannegiesser Australia “Kannegiesser is a family com- pany, 60 years young, with 1,200 employees and it’s own apprentice- ship scheme inhouse,” said Engelbert Heinz. “Kannegiesser create laundry systems consisting of continuous batch washers, dry- ers, washer extractors, ironers, gar- ment tunnels, overhead bag handling systems and a rather clever roller towel machine that is simplifying that aspect of the industry across Europe. “Kannegiesser is represented in fourteen countries, including it’s own office in Australia, and has it’s own subsidiaries. Our goal is to be the technical partners of the laundry industry. “Our company is constantly evolving, like many other businesses which want to stay competitive and relevant, and the focus for some time now has been on the environmental impact of laundering, and energy savings. “We are an industry which reuses it’s resources many times over – linen instead of paper, water which is saved and recycled to varying degrees – but we must still look for ways to improve. “We believe our “Green Laundry” concept introduces a class of laundry equipment which is a great aid to launderers seeking a way forward.” The range of Green Machines which will deliver the savings in water and chemicals, taking water through heat exchangers to take all excess energy and reuse it within the laundry, include the Jet continuous batch washing machine. The traditional rinse section has been removed, and the Jet rinsing system processes laundry through a cbw, until it reaches the final rinse stage, where the apparatus is more like a washer extractor, and then a press! Remarkable saving in water with no loss in quality of the finished product. “This is not futuristic: there are green laundries operating right now within Germany. Boilerless or steamless laundries with gas heated tunnels. “The high performance ironer setra with its 800, 1000, 1300 mm roller diameters forms the basis of the Kannegiesser ironer technology and is ideally suited for first and repeat buyers. “We are asked to provide faster and faster sheet delivery, to iron at ever increasing speeds. And although we are meeting the challenge the launderer must understand that the feed speed is what determines how fast your ironer can process the sheeting. If your feeder is running at 60 meters per minutes, you could iron 1600 to 2000 sheets per hour. “The latest developed feeding machine Duotex EMD with 2 pairs of clamps realises various operational modes. It features combined 1-/2-lane operation as well as 2-lane high performance feeding. “The new EMS SpreadFeed feeding machine is recommended for high performance ironer lines, where high per operator performance, ergonomics and quality are required. Brian showed photos of the two-lane configuration being demonstrated at Texcare in Frankfurt. Over 2000 pieces per hour in real time, live at the Exhibition. “The ironer uses thermal oil with an integrated gas burner and this compact unit can fit into virtually any plant. “With its highly innovative heating band technology, the High- Power ironer sets new standards in terms of evaporation capacity and finish quality. The HighPower GRAND is a whole new dimension for quality ironing. “Indeed just how high the level of “high quality” demanded by five and six star customers in Europe is something you have to see to believe.” Brian added. “Tunnel finishing with the exciting new XMT tunnel finisher which utilises counter flow air for 48 THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL DRYCLEANER & LAUNDERER, JANUARY/FEBRUARY/MARCH 2009 Part of the Kannegiesser team Australia, Germany and UK. Drew Hunter, Brian Higgins, Engelbert Heinz, Rob Holloway, Wil Morgan and Marcus Townsend are seen above. This was Marcus’ first trip to Australia, visiting laundries and meeting customers with Rob Holloway, who is retiring.
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