Commercial laundry equipment has unique designs to handle the rigorous cleaning demands that a business may have. Knowing how these specialized machines work can help you choose the best possible machines for your washing and drying needs. We’ve provided a guide below for understanding how laundry equipment works.
Differences Between Commercial and Domestic Laundry
When you are inexperienced with a business that demands laundry services, you may not fully grasp the distinction between what commercial equipment offers compared to the machines most people use in their homes and residential buildings. However, there is a considerable difference between the two, which makes commercial laundry so crucial for many industries.
Speed They Can Finish
Domestic cycles might last anywhere from an hour to an hour and a half. In contrast, it typically takes around 30 minutes for a commercial washer to complete a cycle. That speed is precious for businesses that demand quick turnaround times.
Typically, home washers and dryers are pretty basic in terms of functionality since most people simply need to set it and forget it when it comes to their clothing. On the other hand, commercial equipment is quite robust, with features such as automated cleaning programs, various water level options, multi-weight loading, and much more. Additional features can include multiple chemical ports and steam injection, all geared to satisfy industrial demands.
Reliability After Extensive Cleaning
Domestic washing machines are lovely when you only need to use them a few times a week, but these machines can’t withstand the rigorous demands that most businesses have, which require the ability to wash and dry 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Commercial washing and drying machines feature high-durability components, which require considerably less maintenance and allow them to function for much more extended periods.
Handling Smaller vs. Larger Loads
Let’s say you have a family of four that washes their clothes twice a week. In that case, you probably only need to run a couple of loads at most each time, which is why most home machines typically handle between ten to fifteen pounds of clothing. Commercial laundry, however, can take significantly larger loads at once, which comes in handy when you need to clean linens for hundreds of rooms in a hotel or hospital.
Commercial Laundry Equipment
Laundry machines used by businesses must withstand regular use and handle vast volumes of clothes and linens. They must keep up with huge loads and rapid turnover while guaranteeing that everything adheres to the highest cleanliness standards that their customers and staff expect. Here are a few examples of commercial machines that can help organizations achieve their cleaning goals.
Soft-Mount Washer-Extractor Machines
A washer-extractor fills up with water, cleans the garments, and then removes the water using G-force extraction by quickly rotating the drum. This process can help you save money on utilities as it takes considerably less energy to spin out water in the washer than it does to evaporate it in the dryer.
Soft mount washers are also gaining popularity since they are simple to install, and you don’t need a steel or concrete floor to bolt them down. The soft-mount washers get built with a body that houses heavy-duty shocks and springs and isolates the drum from the frame. These components absorb a substantial amount of vibration, allowing you the ability to place them on upper floors of buildings and other locations where hard-mount washers would typically be too loud.
In contrast to standard washers manufactured in bulk with many plastic components, every Yamamoto machine is handcrafted piece by piece with almost no plastic parts. These soft-mount washer-extractors require minimal maintenance and will run at peak efficiency for many years. They also include many features that allow for versatility, customization, and multifunctional usage to meet the demands of any business.
Industrial-Strength Washer-Dryer Combo Units
Combo units can do everything that a separate washer and dryer can do, all inside one convenient machine. You place soiled garments and linens inside the machine and start the wash cycle. Once the wash cycle has ended, the condenser dryer kicks in.
Condenser dryers extract moisture from wet clothing by passing warm, dry air through them, then cooling the humid air through a heat exchanger. That excess moisture is then pushed down the drain or stored inside of a tank. The now dry air gets reheated, and the process continues until the fabric is thoroughly dried.
You can always count on Yamamoto machines being hand-built with durable parts that keep them running at top performance for a very long time. We utilize eco-friendly and green technology that uses less water and electricity, takes less time to finish loads, and cleans more thoroughly than conventional laundry machines.
Wet cleaning involves placing your clothing in a uniquely engineered, computer-controlled machine with water and detergent. Clothing can be agitated very softly or made to dry at a specific temperature, giving you total control over the process. The most significant benefit is that you do not need to use chemical solvents, making the entire process better for the environment while still effectively removing grime, stains, and odors.
Yamamoto has used over 70 years of laundry experience to develop the Harmony Cleaning System, which is the most complete, automated wet cleaning system for dry cleaners on the market. The system is technologically advanced while remaining user-friendly, creating unique cycles with dry-to-dry and multi-weight loading choices. From start to finish, processing a load takes half the time of many other systems, consumes fewer utilities, and is both safe for the operator and the environment.
Commercial Laundry Maintenance Tips
While industrial laundry equipment is exceptionally durable and dependable, specific basic care measures can help decrease repair and replacement concerns even more. With these tips, you can help keep all your machines in proper working order.
- Read the owner’s manual. These manuals include tips like which detergents to use, when to do maintenance, and how to operate the machine.
- Clean the machines regularly to keep them looking nice and to avoid lint and other dirt from getting inside and causing damage. Additionally, regular cleanings keep residual soaps and detergents from corrupting and harming the equipment.
- Check for and clean buildup from around the seals of your washers regularly to ensure that your equipment always has a water-tight seal to avoid leakage.
- Examine the belts from the motor to the drum for fraying and splitting and replace them as necessary.
- Check the input and output hoses regularly for silt buildup and small leaks that may require replacement.
- The water filter intake screens should be cleaned or replaced regularly. Tiny particles can accumulate on these screens over time, preventing adequate water flow into the unit.
We hope this guide has helped you understand how laundry equipment works. Yamamoto offers the highest quality soft mount commercial washers and other reliable commercial laundry equipment made from durable parts. Our products offer superior performance and price-point over our competitors. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.