PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. — When Johanna Ames, president of Ames Linen Service in Cortland, New York, needed more ironing capacity to accommodate growth at her 4th generation, family-operated laundry, she compared the latest technology in large diameter flatwork ironers to the proven quality of rebuilt American flatwork ironers. She chose the rebuilt ironers – three of them, in fact.
Originally manufactured nearly 50 years ago by American Laundry Machinery, Inc., and remanufactured by Tingue, these mechanical wonders are known in the laundry industry as dependable workhorses that produce a high quality finish that more modern machines cannot match, according to Ames.
“I was not convinced that I could put out finished table linens at the quality level I desired from a big roll ironer,” says Ames, who processes 200,000 lbs. of linens per week including 100,000 lbs. of food and beverage linens. “I looked at other ironers but they just couldn’t beat the finish quality of these Americans.”
How Are The Ironers Rebuilt?
To achieve an optimum level of finish quality, aging ironers are re-manufactured in a painstaking process aimed at restoring the ironer to OEM specifications. The process includes dismantling the ironer piece by piece; inspecting and cleaning each part; repairing or machining new parts as needed; and adding from a menu of modern upgrades, if desired. When put back together, the rebuilt flatwork ironer performs as specified for many years at a fraction of the cost of new flatwork ironers.
“They tore down the ironer, rigged it to my plant, cleaned it, and completed a total rebuild right on site over a three-day weekend,” says Ames. “Now, you can barely hear the ironer run, its finish quality is impeccable and I don’t worry about downtime.”
Have questions or want more information on rebuilding flatwork ironers? Contact Ty Acton, Vice President, Tingue, 800.829.3864
Or visit the company’s website at: www.Tingue.com.