What to consider when choosing a machine
The best commercial dryer for your business will be one that meets your specific laundry needs. It’s important to engage with an expert laundry consultant early during your search for the perfect dryer, as they will ask the right questions and find a dryer solution that will not only get the most out of your laundry, but will last you for years to come. Some of the primary things that should be considered when looking for a new commercial clothes dryer are, the size of the laundry, the volume of laundry being processed daily and weekly, any plans to grow the business, types of items and fabrics that will be coming through the laundry, number of staff, and last, but not least, budget.
Washer types and sizes
Aqualogic’s extensive range of commercial tumble dryers can be broken up into four types; small commercial, commercial, industrial, and drying cabinets. We have a dryer to suit every laundry.
Does your business only process small amounts of laundry frequently? Then a semi-commercial clothes dryer might be what you’re looking for. Aqualogic’s range includes electric, gas, single units and stacked units. Electric units are great for those businesses making use of solar panels. Gas units are a little more costly but are more efficient, therefore saving money on resources. Stacked units are great for those that are in need of two dryers but don’t have the space. Example industries that these types of machines would be suitable for include laundromats, caravan parks, motels, gyms, hairdressers, vets, and spas.
Commercial clothes dryers’ capacity starts at 14kg, and goes right through to 83kg. Commercial clothes dryers are designed and made for the demands of a busy laundry. Heat source options for this range include electric, gas and steam, depending on the machine. You can read more on commercial dryer heat sources here. Examples of industries that are most suited to these dryers would be correctional facilities, healthcare, aged care, hotels, laundromats, and commercial laundries.
Starting at 68kg and going all the way to 250kg capacity, industrial clothes dryers are the most durable and robust dryers available. They come in a range of shapes and sizes, many designed for laundries with a conveyer system. They’re most suitable of commercial laundries, large hotels, and other laundries processing excessive amounts of linen daily. These are premium dryers with top efficiency and stamina.
Drying cabinets are increasingly popular for drying items that are unsuitable for clothes dryers, such as ski gear, emergency protective workwear, and any delicate items. They are particularly useful in climates that are not favourable for drying outdoors. Thanks to their lack of moving parts and gentle heating, drying cabinets extend the life of delicate linens, reduce shrinkage, and prevent premature aging of materials such as leather, rubber, and reflective fabrics. This also makes them very energy efficient. Industries that most benefit from drying cabinets include emergency services, the military, farms, sports clubs, diving school and ski resorts, just to name a few. Read more about drying cabinets here.
Aqualogic selects and supplies only the best commercial laundry brands. We’ve been providing customers with top performing commercial clothes dryers for over 50 years. IPSO and Milnor are brands that are well known for their reliability and their superior performance.
IPSO was founded in 1973 in Belgium. Aqualogic partnered with IPSO in 1974 and have been supplying their machines to the Australian market ever since. The brand is supported by its parent company, world’s No. 1 manufacturer of commercial laundry appliances, Alliance. IPSO has a reputation for reliability, quality, and efficiency. This is sustained by Alliance’s continuous commitment to R&D.
Milnor is a third-generation family company that has been manufacturing commercial laundry equipment for over 70 years. Their dryers are known for their durability and efficiency, supported by comprehensive engineering and manufacturing talents. They offer an extensive range of commercial clothes dryers, suitable for a myriad of laundry needs.
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IPSO Medium Clothes Dryer
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IPSO Medium Clothes Dryer
Milnor Industrial Dryer