Girbau Industrial unveils new Compact+ 5-in-One
Monday, May 20, 2019
Oshkosh, Wis.— Girbau Industrial (GI) recently introduced the Compact+ 5-in-One (Compact+) – a space-saving machine that automatically feeds, irons, folds, stacks and accumulates at speeds up to 49-feet-per-minute. Engineered for medium- and high-volume laundries where space is at a premium, the Compact+ is available in 24- and 32-inch diameters with 130-inch finishing widths.
It offers multiple enhancements over its predecessor, the Compact 5-in-One, including a more robustly designed folder and stacker; an enhanced control that harnesses the same mechanics and logic as other GI products; and a standard, rather than optional, vacuum-assisted feeding table.
The Compact+ offers a new cross fold section that mimic’s the technology used in the proven GI FRB large-piece folder. It also features a new drop stacker, rather than a flip stacker, to mimic the high production and industrial design of the GI FRB Stacker. “These enhancements make the Compact+ more durable and reliable,” said Seth Willer GI national sales manager. “Because the Compact+ shares some of the same parts and operations as other GI systems, it simplifies the process of inventorying spare parts and staff cross-training.”
Adding to ease of operation and cross-training, the Compact+ touts the same PLC system as other GI products, including DRF Feeders, PC Ironers, FRB Folders and FT Folders. It harnesses a full-color Inteli Touch-Screen Control with 99 customizable programs, along with complete control over ironing parameters, faults, alarms and alterations in processing and diagnostics.
Like its predecessor, the Compact+ offers one, two or four working lanes, with one lane for sheets, two for table linens and four for small items, including napkins and pillowcases. Its standard, vacuum-assisted feeding table simplifies linen feeding, maximizes production and processing speeds, and ensures high-quality results.
Improving production and quality, the Compact+ processes damp goods straight from the washer, without need for dryer preconditioning. As damp items are fed into the Compact+, the optional spreader/feeder straightens and spreads them. The ironer then automatically adjusts ironing speed and temperature based on the moisture content of the item to ensure a high-quality finish. Once linen is ironed, a built-in folder performs one to two primary folds and one, two or three cross folds to meet specific needs. Finally, an optional stacker collects folded items and delivers them back to the front via an incline conveyor. When the optional small-piece accumulator and stacker are teamed with the Compact+, it feeds, irons, folds, accumulates and stacks while maintaining speeds up to 49-feet-per-minute. All of this requires just one operator.
“Nationwide we’re seeing a rise in small commercial and on-premise laundries looking for ways to reduce labor,” said Willer. “Just like larger laundry operations, smaller laundries need to find ways to become more efficient. The new Compact+ can help with improved quality and automation.”
A highly efficient machine, the Compact+ maintains three temperature zones within the roll, always ensuring roll temperature is properly regulated for consistent heat and improved efficiency. These modulating heat zones deliver up to a 30 percent energy savings.
Other features include a bypass option allowing goods to exit the front or rear of the machine, left or right stacker orientation, and a self-cleaning exhaust fan.
To find out more about Girbau Industrial products, backed by an industry-leading 3/5-year factory warranty, visit www.girbauindustrial.com or call 800-256-1073.
One of five brands of Continental Girbau Inc., Girbau Industrial provides industrial laundry products to North American clients, including large-capacity washer-extractors and drying tumblers, high-volume flatwork ironers, continuous batch tunnel washing systems, presses, feeders, folders, stackers, conveyor systems and related system machinery.
Continental Girbau Inc. is the largest of 15 subsidiaries of Girbau Global Laundry Solutions (Girbau), based in Vic, Spain. Girbau laundry products – marketed throughout 100 countries worldwide – meet rigorous environmental and safety standards established by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Girbau holds both ISO9001 and ISO14001 certifications. Ever focused on laundry efficiency, Continental Girbau is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGB), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that developed the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System.
To find out more about Continental laundry products – backed by industry-leading warranties and customer care – visit www.cgilaundry.com or call 800-256-1073.