If you employ High Speed washer extractors achieving 40-50% residual moisture in the linen after a completed wash cycle, then employing Calendar Drying Ironers (dry and iron simultaneously) will allow you in most cases to bypass Tumble Driers, and process your flatwork direct from the washers – saving money in the process.
Employing Conventional Ironers (iron only) require linen with a 10-15% residual moisture, meaning whether you have high speed washers or not, you are first required to ‘condition’ the linen in a tumble drier.
In situations where the volume of work warrants something more than hand irons, the Tullis range of conventional ironers require linen to be fed at 10-15% residual moisture, meaning a ‘conditioning’ period is required in the tumble driers first. Conventional Return Feed Roller irons can be installed against a wall to save space and will return the finished garment to the operator for folding. Volume and size of linen determines the size of the required roller iron.
Calendar Drying Irons can be fed linen at 40-50% residual moisture, and so in most instances where High Speed washers are employed, no tumble drying or conditioning is required for single sheet flatwork. This translates to increased quality finishing, increased linen life, lower labour costs and lower electricity costs associated with tumble drying. These roller irons can be installed against a wall to save space and will return the finished garment to the operator for folding. Volume and size of linen determines the size of the required roller iron.