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capacity and therefore the size of the tunnel washer. This is also valid for polyester and blended fabric items. Step 3: Soil Level Heavily soiled linen and gar- ments are recommended to have extra bath exchanges or need more mechanical action. For greasy items, a high pressure cleaning system with double drums is recommended to clean after processing oily and greasy goods to avoid contamination of following batches. Soiled linen requires longer wash times, which has to be considered when sizing the machine. All Senking Universal tunnel washers are suited to cope with longer wash times with high mechanical action because of its unique drum design; the Archimedian screw offers a highly stable construction. Lightly soiled items can be processed faster compared to other linen categories which increases the capacity of the tunnel washer. Step 6: Colours Laundries processing linen of different colours may have a series of colour changes dur- ing the day. For frequent changes a bath exchange rins- ing is perfect to process dif- ferent colours directly one after the other for highest flexibility and efficiency. The bath exchange rinsing is avail- able for many Senking Universal tunnel washers. Energy and water savings become more and more important as resources are limited and will become more expensive. This will also effect the profitability of the laundry. To keep the water consumption low in spite of frequent colour changes in the process, additional recovery tanks for a separated reclaim of white or coloured water in large dedicated buffer tanks is an advantage. Step 5: Work order The work order and how the entire volume can be pro- cessed through the tunnel washer system has an impact on the machine design as well. Laundries are often faced with little or no space in front of the machine for a loading step conveyor. Think high, use the space under the roof and increase the produc- tivity of the tunnel washer by optimizing the loading pro- cess. With a Futurail sorting and storage system, the logis- tics and batch flow can be optimized and adjusted to specific production require- ments. This results in a con- tinuous loading of the tunnel washer without any idle times. If available washroom space is an issue, the Senking Universal CompactLine could be the perfect solution: It combines all advantages of a tunnel washer with a small footprint. Step 6: Process Special wash processes influ- ence the configuration of the tunnel washer. A longer or shorter pre-wash, main wash or rinse zone depending on specific requirements are important parameters. Special disinfection processes are also important to consider, whether thermal THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL DRYCLEANER & LAUNDERER JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2017 63 A JENSEN Senking tunnel washer is always the right choice – Tuned to perfection in 10 easy steps.
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