Industrial Laundry Equipment Ltd (ILE) loves a large washer and it is where they specialise. With 15-20 machines over 60kg in UK stock at any time, you know that ILE have what you need. Managing director Richard Brown said: “Over the last two years, ILE have worked closely with the factories to ensure that we not only have the ability to offer a choice of high-quality premium machines and good quality economy alternates but that the customer can be assured of the very best in terms of efficiency too.”
ILE premium washers over 25kg all come with 7” colour touchscreens as standard and have features designed to provide the customer with extra efficiency and flexibility without the need to specify or choose additions on day one.
The PLC (programmable logic controller) allows you to mix water to the desired temperature, to fill from hot or cold as standard, to have or remove a thermal level protection and more importantly to choose the level of water in the drum by the centimetre. You don’t have to select from predetermined levels and can choose to increase/ decrease water levels to anything you wish. 10cm, 11cm 12cm, 40cm etc… Said Brown: “ILE washers also allow the same level of programmability with the wash action, spin speeds and chemical dosing times/volumes. You can have wash programmes with one element or dozens, so if you only want a rinse and spin or you want four pre-washes and six main washes, the choice is yours, although this one wouldn’t be efficient!”
The high quality stainless steel drums and perforated ribs help care for linen and also rinse more efficiently, he said. “All of the large premium washers (40kg, 60kg, 80kg, 100kg and 120kg) come configured to work as a hot water fed machine, steam heated or electrically heated. You choose how we install it and can change to the other options any time your requirements or plans change. This means that you can buy and install as part of a big plant using a steam boiler but if you replace the boiler, you do not have to replace your washers. “Unlike other machines, we make sure that even our 100kg or 120kg washers come with 60kW of heating elements built in. Whilst this will not allow you to heat efficiently from cold, it means you can feed them directly with hot water and use the built-in elements to raise and hold temperatures to ensure a stable wash or thermal disinfection.
“All of the large premium machines also come with double drains as standard. This means you can recover water if you wish. If you don’t want to then you can drain quicker or only connect one drain but again the choice is yours.”
Brown tells us: “The premium range is a beautiful, efficient and flexible machine of the highest quality. But it should be noted that the ILE economy washers, while not as polished, still come with the flexibility and efficiency as we have designed them with a 10” colour touchscreen and all of the same programming flexibility as the premium range. They do not come with a double drain but they are a nice efficient and cost-effective option.
“The flexibility of ILE washers can be showcased by the fact that whilst lots of traditional laundries and hospitals have already successfully installed and are using both premium and economy machines, ILE have others in different environments,” says Brown, quoting the examples below:
- Shibori, a clothing dying company in Leicester, which has three x 100kg washers with a mix of premium and economy. The company loves the flexibility that these machines give as precision is key when ensuring that clothes are dyed to uniform standards for top name high-street retailers.
- “Ecosan Services, a Kent based mat washing company which is getting a fantastic result from our 120kg premium tilting washer. Sonja Wood says: “The wash quality is superb and the levels of programmability have meant all of our needs can be met perfectly.”
- At The Print Cloth People in Glasgow a 100kg premium washer is being used for washing printers’ cloths. The customer loves the flexibility and has found the equipment more durable than his previous famous brand machines which had to be removed due to constant failures based on the harshness of the solvents used. The ILE washer is giving extra capacity, flexibility, efficiency and reliability