Continental debuts PC-80 Flatwork Ironer


OSHKOSH, Wis. –Continental Girbau Inc. (Continental) recently introduced the PC-80 Flatwork Ironer to its comprehensive ironer offering. The PC-80 – available in 118-, 130- and 138-inch finishing widths – features a single 32-inch diameter roll, delivers up to 93 percent energy-efficiency, produces ironing speeds up to 147 ft./min, and offers optional GHelp remote diagnostics. Models are available in natural gas, steam or thermal oil.

“This is a highly efficient and programmable ironer for mid- to large-volume laundries looking to boost productivity, efficiency and ironing quality,” said Joel Jorgensen, Continental vice president of sales and customer services.

The PC-80 features a rigid chest with a mirror-polished surface and large flow channels for consistent and even heat circulation. This rigid design allows heated thermal fluid to flow uniformly and easily through a unique S-COIL system and into large flow channels between two polished steel plates. Constant diametrical and lengthwise pressure keeps heat distribution and ironing uniform. Even heat distribution and consistent pressure – without cold spots – create superior, quality results.

Engineered for years of trouble-free operation and backed by a comprehensive warranty, the PC-80 boasts the PLC touch-screen Inteli Control, offering 100 custom ironing programs to meet item-specific ironing requirements. The Inteli offers total control over ironing speed, bed temperature, AutoSpeed® and pneumatic optional Pressure Control. In gas models, the Inteli also provides an exhaust analysis to ensure optimal combustion of the burner.

Equipped with the exclusive AutoSpeed® system, the PC-80 produces one-pass finishing without dryer conditioning – boosting productivity and reducing linen wear. As linens pass through the ironer, AutoSpeed® adjusts ironing speed and temperature according to fabric type and moisture content. This feature eliminates temperature fluctuations, assuring consistent, quality finishing and even drying.

Additionally, optional GHelp, a remote connection – using the Internet – between the ironer and the manufacturer that instantaneously communicates the ironer’s operational data, configuration parameters and diagnostics. Information can be captured to analyze productivity, incidents and hours of operation. GHelp allows remote software updates and diagnostics that also save time and money.

Offering unsurpassed efficiency, the PC-80 natural gas model boasts 93 percent efficiency. It features an integrated rear-mounted boiler with a spacious combustion chamber and a Weishaupt-Monarch modulating digital burner with low NOX emission.