May the “G” Force be with you.

February 27, 2020

When researching there is lots of information to absorb.
A number to watch out for is G-force.

Why the significance? What does it mean?
And how does it impact your laundry?

So what is G-Force?

G is a unit for measuring forces, comparing them to the force of gravity.

Here on earth gravity = 1G, up there on the moon gravity = 0G.

It what keeps us humans grounded.

How is it measured?

Here is a mathematical calculation to measure it for your washer if you would like to try.

G-Force = RPM² x Inner Drum Radius (cm) x 0.00001118

Fortunately many manufactures have done the maths for us.

Some take aways.
Obviously – For similar drum sizes, higher RPM can translate to a higher G-Force. But – larger drum sizes can spin more slowly, yet achieve a higher G-Force than a smaller drum.

What does it mean for you?

Throughout the stages of a typical wash cycle your linen will experience various G-Forces.

Wash or rinse steps, the linen gets tumbled at a G-Force of <1G. Where the linen is lifted by a fin then allowed to fall against the drum for good mechanical action. This helps both water and chemistry to penetrate the fibres of the linen to remove soils and stains.

The most critical step in terms of G-Force is during extraction. Where the linen can get spun from G-Forces. The washer spins fast to extract the absorbed water in the linen to prepare the linen from drying or ironing.

Washer Extractors come in all shapes, sizes & G-Forces typically represented on a scale from 80 G-Force (Low Speed) up to 500 G-Force (High Speed).

These washers supplied by Aqualogic are capable of 400Gs

In short, higher G-Forces lead to reduced water retention in the linen once the wash program is complete, meaning reduced drying & ironing times as well as reduced energy consumption to finish the linen.

Contact an Aqualogic Laundry Specialist to determine the most appropriate machine for your laundry.

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