Energy Efficient Ironers

ADD Laundry Concepts Ironers are more  efficient and environmental-friendly

Girbau’s commercial division’s PB/PBP wall-type strap ironers incorporate improvements designed to increase the efficiency and quality of the ironing. 


Adjusting speed 

The ironer speed can be adjusted automatically depending on the moisture content of the linen, resulting in higher energy saving and increased productivity. Gas consumption is considerably less, making it more efficient and environmentally friendly.  The machine can run at a faster speed because more heat is added through a radiant gas burner, an enriched mixture that provides greater power and efficiency. 

Energy efficiency

Girbau has collaborated with the industrial supply company SMC to optimise the energy efficiency of its ironing lines. These lines consist of 4 units; a front feeder that leads to the ironing unit, followed by the folder and stacker.  These lines, which may measure as much as 15 meters long and 3 meters wide, are able to iron and fold up to 1,200 articles per hour.

Optimum roller pressure

The ironing unit is based on a rigid steel bed which is heated internally, on which a perforated roller with a textile coating turns.  The turning of the roller slides the item being ironed over the interior face of the bed, and the item is dried and ironed due to evaporation of the water in the linen as a result of the temperature of the bed and the pressure that the roller exerts on it.  Process optimisation was therefore based on introducing 6 pressure levels in the ironing rollers.  Applying the correct pressure on each fabric guarantees customers that the various items will suffer less, thus increasing the quality of their finish.  

Benefits to the customer 

The most visible aspect is the better treatment of the fabric and the increase in linen ironing processing cycles.  However, optimising the pressure produced another set of benefits such as cost reduction arising from electricity savings of up to 30% and a reduction of up to 25% in air consumption.