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Oshkosh, WI, United States, 2009/08/25 - Continental Girbau, Inc. recently introduced the 55-pound capacity E-Series™, a high-speed washer-extractor engineered to significantly reduce gas, water and energy consumption at vended and on-premise laundries.
The E-Series line of high-speed, freestanding washers previously included 20-, 30- and 40-pound capacity models. But, the market’s demand for a larger option spurred the addition of the new 55-pound capacity machine, according to Joel Jorgensen, Continental vice president of sales and customer services.
“Larger washers are growing in popularity,” said Jorgensen. “In the vended market, there is a huge demand for the 55-pound capacity, high-speed E-Series, and for even larger washer models. On-premise laundries also demand high-speed, freestanding washers in order to improve productivity using less labor, gas, water and electricity. The new 55-pound E-Series washer fits the needs of on-premise and vended laundries alike. Continental’s 55-pound machine is just the next step in the continued expansion of the E-Series line.”
The 55-pound model mirrors the 40-pound capacity E-Series in performance and programmability. “Just like the other E-Series models, the 55-pound E-Series offers a significant reduction in water, gas and electricity usage. It allows laundries to embrace energy-efficient ‘green’ benefits, lower utilities and labor, and improve profits,” said Jorgensen.
E-Series Washers provide a high-speed, efficient alternative to hard-mount machines, he added. E-Series Washers consume less water than traditional frontload washers and offer high-speed extract reaching up to 354 G-force. By comparison, hard-mount washers only reach 70-150 G-force extract speeds. As a result, E-Series Washers remove considerably more water from each load, which reduces the time it takes to dry a load of laundry by as much as 50 percent. Simultaneously, E-Series cuts gas usage and utility costs considerably.
As freestanding machines, E-Series Washers can be installed without bolts and special reinforced concrete foundations, allowing for quick installation. This expands machine location possibilities, as well. No longer is a facility dependent upon concrete foundation availability. E-Series Washers can be installed in unconventional locations including areas with wood floors and second-story laundries—all with little or no floor preparation and cost.
To find out more about Continental laundry products, which are backed by an industry-leading 3/5-year factory warranty, visit the website or call.
Continental Girbau Inc. (continentalgirbau.com) is the largest of nine subsidiaries of Girbau S.A., based in Vic, Spain. Girbau S.A. laundry products – marketed throughout 80 countries worldwide – meet rigorous environmental and safety standards established by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Girbau S.A. 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.