BEACON FALLS, CT – Lavatec Laundry Technology, Inc. introduced a Ride-On Shuttle, the LT50 110-pound continuous tunnel washer, and the osLaundry software system at Clean 2017.
“We are thrilled with the results of this year’s Clean Show,” Keith Ware, Lavatec vice president of sales said. “We enjoyed good conversations about our new and existing equipment, including the TT-series Ecodry dryers. The Ride-On Shuttle, located along the main aisle, stopped people in their tracks and led them into the booth to learn more about it.”
The majority of equipment in Lavatec’s booth sold during the four day event. According to Ware Cintas purchased the first Ride-On Shuttle in addition to the Lavatex LX445, a 450-pound open pocket two-way tilting washer extractor and a Lavadry TT-756 G, a 450-pound pass-thru single tilting gas fired dryer. The two units were displayed and connected to the Ride-On Shuttle at the show. Cintas plans to have the machines in operation at its Yonkers, NY facility in Q3.
“The Ride-On Shuttle gives an operator the ability to control washers, dryers and the rail system from the safety of a technology driven cockpit,” said Ware. “Like other Lavatec equipment, it is simple to run, easy to maintain and it will run for a long time. Most everything an operator needs to do can be done from the protected area. It has built-in sensors for the operator’s safety in case he needs to leave the shuttle, and it also gives them the flexibility to handle production in a more efficient manner. It’s what larger operations are looking for.”
Lavatec also displayed the new LT50-10BT. North Grand River Co-Operative, a laundry in Lansing, MI managed by Sodexo, purchased the LT50 as well as a 110-pound, 40-bar single stage extraction press and four new TT-series Ecodry dryers. They will be adding the new osLaundry system to the LT50, which is in the early stages of installation in the coming weeks.
“Many of the people we talked to were impressed with osLaundry. Having a software solution that can be integrated into all of our new equipment was a major victory for us and our customers,” Ware said. “People liked learning about the remote diagnostic support and real-time information that will allow them to make more informed decisions on a quicker basis. Many operations realize they need to be more efficient, and osLaundry gives them the tools to do so.”
Lavatec’s TT-series Ecodry dryers were also displayed in Lavatec’s booth.
“Many of the people liked the large glass windows that allow you to clearly see linens being dried,” Ware said. “The smart technology built into the machine puts it on a different level of efficiency and throughput. The line burner covers the entire drum and is the ace in the hole that drives efficiency. You get great quality, and the benefit of having the shortest possible drying times.”
Huebsch Services of Eau Claire, WI purchased the FL633, a 175-pound capacity gas fired dryer. It was demonstrated next to the LAVAFOLD MAXI triple towel folder as part of Lavatec’s agreement with Continental Girbau to market specific equipment.
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