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Delivering Reliability and Efficiency with Industrial Laundry Machines

Los Angeles, CA - November 27, 2019

Regardless of whether it is a healthcare facility, prison, manufacturing company, etc., maintaining standards of cleanliness is a must. There are many options available for washing industrial laundry such as outsourcing the task and utilizing industrial laundry machines. For many companies, industrial equipment is ideal and delivers the cleanliness and performance they desire.

Here are a few reasons to choose industrial laundry equipment.

Improved Efficiency

One of the greatest benefits of choosing industrial laundry machines is its advanced equipment. When you choose industrial machines, such as those by Consolidated Laundry Machinery, you are choosing top-of-the-line products. These devices are built with the highest-quality parts and are built to last. Furthermore, they offer advanced features and fined-tuned formulas that prevent under-drying and over-drying all linens.

More Energy-Efficient

Industrial laundry equipment is more energy-efficient than other laundry machines like a tumble dryer. They are not only designed to use less energy but they boast advanced features that help to better control the machine and the energy used. Technology is implemented in these pieces of equipment that allow for complete temperature and timing control. Moisture-detection sensors help to prevent over-drying the fabrics. These features can be adjusted based on the size of loads, the cleanliness of the load, the type of materials being washed, etc.

In addition, as you are saving energy washing industrial laundry, you are also cutting costs as well. The more energy you use, the more expensive it is to effectively run the machines. As you use the industrial laundry machines properly and at optimal performance, you will notice a significant decrease in costs as well.

More Reliable

Choosing high-quality industrial laundry machines takes away the stress and worry of clothes over-drying, remaining moist, cycles not completing fully, machines frequently breaking down, etc. You also have full control over the features so you can determine how long you want loads to go, the temperature of the machine, etc. A completed cycle meets your expectations each and every time.

Plus, when you use these machines properly, you are keeping the materials in excellent condition and you prevent various linens from quickly wearing out. All items are also cleaned thoroughly and will meet the standards of your industry.

Industrial laundry equipment can deliver exceptional results regardless of your industry and the types of linens you need to wash. When using this equipment, you will notice an improved efficiency and you will have a machine you can heavily rely upon. Additionally, these top-of-the-line machines will save energy, which will help to reduce costs. For more information on how these products can benefit your business or industry, visit Consolidated Laundry Machinery today.

Automation Process of Shuttle Conveyors

Los Angeles, CA - November 27, 2019

When you have hundreds or thousands of pounds of soiled linens to wash each day, the amount of energy, time, and work can be overwhelming. Industrial laundry equipment is designed to not only make the process faster and use less energy, but it preserves and increases the lifespan of the various linens being washed. Shuttle conveyors are one piece of equipment that makes the entire washing and drying process one automated task.

What are Material Conveyors?

Belt conveyors are machines that effortlessly load industrial dryers with freshly washed linens. These conveyors vary and feature manual, semi-automated, or fully-automatic drying loading capabilities. They reduce the workload of those in the laundry room and they prevent workplace injuries as it completes several tasks on its own. They are some of the most sophisticated pieces of industrial laundry equipment.

Automation Process of Shuttle Conveyors

When soiled linens first arrive in the laundry room, they are typically weighed and sorted based on weight. Each machine, including the material conveyor, has a different capacity, and to effectively utilize the piece of equipment, it is crucial you stay within its limits.

Each pile is placed in the washer. The belt conveyor works closely with the washer to create an automated, smooth system. When the wash is complete, the conveyor is then loaded with the washed linens and transfers them to the dryer. The conveyor has the capability to move in and out of position, making the loading and unloading processes smooth and hassle-free. Depending on the type of machine you utilize — manual, semi- or fully-automatic controls — it will affect how much work is needed to complete the process.

The conveyor is able to load multiple dryers. Again, depending on the capacity limits of the dryer, it will affect how many dryers and how much linens it can transport.

Benefits of Shuttle Conveyors

A material conveyor transforms the way companies complete laundry. Not only do they mean less work for workers in the laundry room, but they help to speed up the process as well. Laundry no longer has to wait to be manually moved from washers to dryers by workers. Plus, these machines reduce mistakes or issues that could occur such as clean laundry being dropped on the floors, etc. The variety of machines and features also allows companies to find conveyors that best match their specific needs.

Shuttle conveyors are advanced industrial laundry machines that can change the way your washroom works. This one machine can speed up the process, save time, reduce injuries, and free up time from your workers. For more information on shuttle conveyors, their features, and their automation process, visit us at Consolidated Laundry Machinery.

What are the Benefits of Laundry Equipment?

Los Angeles, CA - November 27, 2019

Washing and drying large loads of linens is a daunting task. Without the proper machines, you could consume incredible amounts of energy and waste lots of time and manpower. Poor or ill-equipped machines will not deliver the performance and cleanliness that you desire with these products. Industrial laundry equipment may be necessary to wash large capacities of linens.

Here are several benefits of using this type of machine.

More Energy Efficient

Industrial laundry machines are more energy-efficient than other pieces of equipment. These products feature advanced capabilities that give the operator full control over the temperature, drying time, etc. This allows them to choose the features that would be best for the specific linen being washed. Additionally, advanced features such as temperature control and moisture sensors prevent the machines from running needlessly and can greatly reduce operating costs.

Speed and Automation

Washing hundreds of pounds a laundry a day can be challenging. Industrial laundry equipment helps to speed up and automate the entire process. For example, laundry is sorted based on weight and placed in various washers. Once the washing cycle is completed, a conveyor automatically transfers the clean linens into the dryers. The linens are moved from step-to-step with little waiting time and without constant supervision from workers.

Furthermore, these devices are built for various size loads and materials. If you are completing thousands of pounds of laundry a day, machines with greater capacities will wash large loads, allowing you to wash more linens in shorter periods of time.

Fewer Problems

When machines are broken or issues arise, it can lead to even more problems and affect your revenue. When you choose industrial laundry machines, such as those by Consolidated Laundry Machinery, you choose top-of-the-line products that feature only the best and highest quality of parts. You encounter fewer problems as you go throughout your workday and your customers know they can rely upon you to deliver the best results. Keep in mind that regular service and maintenance will also ensure your machines run at their best with few complications.

Cleanliness

Industrial laundry equipment provides the right features and a fine-tuned formula to ensure that all of your linens meet your industry’s standard of cleanliness. With the ability to control the temperature, load size, etc., you can make the necessary adjustments to prevent under-drying and over-drying all materials. This not only ensures your materials are clean, but it prevents damaging the fibers in the linens as well.

No matter the number of soiled linens you need to regularly wash and dry, industrial laundry machines manufacturers have designed various machines to make the task more effective and easier. Contact Consolidated Laundry Machinery today to learn more about these machines and how they can benefit your company.

Consolidated Laundry Machinery Trains to Ingrain Best Practices

Prudential Overall Supply sees gains in employee confidence through tutoring that translates to safety, productivity and profit

Los Angeles, CA - February 23, 2019

Working closely with customers to maximize the value of their reliable, cutting-edge industrial dryers, Consolidated Laundry Machinery (CLM, www.clmco.com) recently hosted a successful dryer service training program for employees of long-time customer Prudential Overall Supply (POS) at CLM factory headquarters in Pomona, California.

CLM is a "dryer-only" manufacturer that makes one-of-a-kind industrial dryers capable of being configured in multiple ways to accommodate any installation. With best-of-class features such as its integrated MicroCommand(tm) PLC III for precise operational control, CLM's dryer line is recognized throughout the industry for efficient design that improves overall plant safety while increasing productivity.

Prudential Overall Supply is determined to wring all the benefits from the CLM feature set by engaging the company to educate employees.

"POS wanted both classroom instruction and hands-on training for their corporate and plant engineers to bring everyone up to speed on best operation and maintenance practices for our industrial dryers," said Gabriel Camacho, President.

Along with a classroom program taking place in CLM's spacious Training Center, CLM was able to utilize production machines on the factory floor, in various stages of completion, to advance hands-on demonstration and training of participants.

Since 1932, Prudential Overall Supply has established a reputation as a leader in state-of-the-art industrial laundering and cleanroom garment processing. CLM dryers are a key to their success, so giving POS employees a deeper understanding of how they function makes good business sense.

Solid operational knowledge makes for fewer user errors and better trouble-shooting when small issues do pop up.

"At the end of the day, our training program built confidence in overall use of our machines, and that will translate to better efficiency, longer machine life and more profitability," Camacho said.

For more information about CLM industrial dryer training programs (323) 232-2417 or www.clmco.com.

Training programs can be customized for operators and include these elements:

  • Mechanical & Pneumatic Systems
  • Preventive Maintenance Procedures
  • Heating System Maintenance and Calibration
  • Dryer Controls and Electrical Components
  • PLC Programming and Troubleshooting

About Consolidated Laundry Machinery:

Founded in 1961 as supplier of quality used and rebuilt machinery, CLM has focused on building high-quality durable dryers since 1983. Combining "workhorse" reliability with cutting-edge technology, Consolidated Laundry Machinery (CLM) produces the most cost-effective best-in-class industrial dryers, folders, conveyors, vacuum feeders and mat rolling systems. Customers include industrial, apparel and cleanroom customers. For further info, see www.clmco.com

Prudential Overall Supply Chooses Consolidated Laundry Machinery for the Long-term

The 5-year contract makes for a closer working relationship that brings several advantages to both companies

Los Angeles, CA – February 22, 2019

Prudential Overall Supply (POS) has approved a long-term partnership with Consolidated Laundry Machinery (CLM, www.clmco.com) that includes the purchase of CLM’s latest dryer technology for their many industrial plants and growing Cleanroom Services division.

Recognized throughout the industry for making highly configurable, best-of-class industrial dryers with superior design and the latest technology, CLM’s numerous long-term customer relationships help the company stay grounded in short-term customer benefits in the areas of safety, efficiency, productivity and profit.

“When a customer like Prudential Overall Supply makes a substantial commitment such as this, we can give the highest level of after-sales support. And by closely tracking real world use of our machines we can figure out how to make them work even better,” said Gabriel Camacho, CLM President.

He continued, “Staying close, getting real-time feedback and applying real-world solutions will keep both of us healthy in the long run.”

Since 1932, Prudential Overall Supply has established a reputation as a leader in state-of-the-art industrial laundering and cleanroom garment processing. Their close, mutually beneficial relationship with CLM has led to many new CLM dryer design features that improve performance, safety, and ease of operation and maintenance.

Leonard McAllister, Prudential’s Senior Director of Engineering and Production shared, “Prudential has for many years worked close with CLM on many innovations that not only help Prudential but helps the industry overall. I like the fact that they listen.”

The 5-year contract with POS included special pricing and warranty for CLM’s standard top quality industrial dryers, along with specialty dryers used in Cleanroom environments.

For more information about CLM industrial dryers, please contact us at (323) 232-2417 or through our Website www.clmco.com.

About Consolidated Laundry Machinery:

Founded in 1961 as supplier of quality used and rebuilt machinery, CLM has focused on building high-quality durable dryers since 1983. Combining “workhorse” reliability with cutting-edge technology, Consolidated Laundry Machinery (CLM) produces the most cost-effective best-in-class industrial dryers, folders, conveyors, vacuum feeders and mat rolling systems.

Which Laundry Equipment Features Are Worth the Cost?

Laundry service owners must carefully weigh the costs of laundry equipment features with how valuable they will be for their business.

October 30, 2018

Laundry industry managers that are looking to upgrade the machines for their on-premise laundry (OPL) operations may have a difficult time deciding which machine features will fit their needs and their budget. Getting a solid return on the investment is usually the first thing that a manager will consider in any industrial laundry equipment purchase.

Less expensive machines save money up front, but this type of equipment usually requires significant amounts of maintenance over its lifespan, and they do not produce results as quickly as the top dollar, higher quality machines are able to do. The higher priced machines may represent more significant investment in the beginning, but the time and money that they save by consuming less energy, requiring less maintenance, and producing results at a higher rate makes them an attractive option for those who can afford them. Laundry equipment manufacturers have a wide range of machines, and they will have a good idea of which one will work best for which operation, depending on your unique needs.

The production needs of a laundry facility also play a big role when examining the features needed in a machine.

Depending upon the size of a laundry service operation, CLM’s industrial line of dryers offer these features that serve up a significant return on investment:

  • Automatic plastic release
  • I.R.I. gas train
  • Low NOx burner
  • Sound reduction package
  • Soft-start basket drive
  • Two-stage variable speed basket drive with 3-port door
  • Ceramic coated removable basket panels
  • Stainless steel lint trap with air accumulator

Industrial and commercial laundry manufacturers across the USA offer a range of features, but features from CLM represent those that have been thoughtfully considered by a 100% dryer-only manufacturing company—whose dryers are compatible with any wash aisle in the marketplace. The most appropriate features can help a manager cut down on downtime and vastly shorten drying cycles.

Various USA laundry equipment services and Consolidated Laundry Machinery in particular, carry machines that provide benefit to a range of business sizes, and they should be managers’ first resource when trying to answer questions about which machine features would help their operations and which machine features are unlikely to cover the return on investment. Taking professional advice into consideration can help managers make headway into a well-informed decision that will benefit their entire laundry service operation.

Healthcare Laundry Must Balance Quality Concerns with Profitability

Laundry companies servicing the healthcare industry must balance a number of considerations in their daily operations

October 15, 2018

Laundry businesses that cater to clients in the healthcare industry have much more to worry about than other laundry services. Healthcare laundry has more pronounced needs than that of laundry in other industries, and the stakes are much higher as well.

Hospitals and medical centers rely on healthcare laundry services to prevent infectious diseases from spreading, and that means that laundry companies must take special precautions to ensure that they are delivering the top cleaning services to their healthcare clients.

The healthcare industry is currently undergoing changes, as many big healthcare companies continue to merge into larger entities. Colorado-based Catholic Health Initiatives, San Francisco-based Dignity Health, and St. Louis-based Ascension have all make such changes. Together, these three large hospital systems will operate 507 hospitals across the nation.

These mergers signal pressure for non-clinical support services like companies dealing in hospital laundry cleaning to improve and increase the level of quality and service they provide. Fewer hospital owners means more competition for these types of companies, and healthcare laundry providers must examine their current hospital laundry equipment to ensure that they are up to snuff.

Industry-specific equipment like hospital dryers helps laundry services fulfill the particular needs of their healthcare clients. A top concern that healthcare businesses have when using laundry services is product quality control. Any issues in this area can lead to substantial trouble for hospitals, so they will be quick to let laundry services know about them.

Providing this level of detail can be costly for laundry companies that service healthcare businesses, and laundry companies must consider how taking extra steps to ensure clinical quality will affect their monthly expenses. This level of care requires experienced employees, and they are not always readably available in laundry services.

Historically speaking, laundry services have always experienced a high rate of employee turnover and finding workers that can handle the sensitive nature of cleaning textiles that could pose a health risk if handled improperly is something that is difficult for many companies to handle. Acquiring the right technology is something that can help laundry companies with this quandary.

Hospital laundry equipment manufacturers deal in equipment designed to handle the extra pressure of delivering quality service and hyper cleanliness to healthcare companies. Buying hospital laundry equipment can help to ameliorate the difficulty of thorough cleaning jobs, and speed up a laundry service’s efficiency.

When experiencing high labor turnovers, the healthcare laundry industry can rise to the occasion by making sure that they have the right equipment to give their healthcare clients the peace of mind that the laundry that’s being sent for cleaning will return clean, sterile, and upheld to the highest standards.

Consolidated Laundry Machinery is the only manufacturer in the United States solely focused on creating industrial-grade laundry dryers. With the most powerful infection-fighting attributes and technology, every hospital laundry should demand only CLM industrial dryers to help them maintain sanitation standards.

Using the Right Equipment to Optimize Production in Limited Space

Laundry service managers should take advantage of the best machine options to maximize the laundry workspace.

September 18, 2018

Commercial and on-site laundry services often struggle to meet production demands due to a lack of floor space to house the proper equipment. Many laundry facilities are planned as an afterthought by property owners, and those tasked with managing these facilities are often put in a position where they are responsible for high productivity with limited resources.

Space planning is critical in any laundry operation. To maximize the available space in the laundry facility, there are industrial-standard washers and dryers on the market designed to function in tight areas and increase output. Large capacity dryers can go a long way to helping laundry services meet large demands.

Laundry services can increase production per square foot by using better machines to produce more while using less space and labor. For example, CLM dryers offer a number of advantages, and they exemplify Consolidated Laundry equipment principles.

When in the market for new equipment, look for industrial dryers that feature larger carrying capacities, but use less energy. Technological advancements have allowed for the manufacturing of laundry machines that can produce more without raising the electricity bill. Energy efficient clothes dryers are an excellent way to cut down on operating costs.

Many laundry services are now utilizing automation to save in space and expenses. Newer machines have the capabilities to replace what were once human-centric aspects of the laundry business. Activities such as hand-folding, feeding machines, and removing laundry, can all be taken care of with automation.

These newer machines are more expensive than more traditional options, and purchasing them requires a large financial commitment. But when compared to the decrease in operating expenses over time, they still represent a sound financial investment for any industrial laundry operation. Space planning is a critical component of any business in the commercial laundry industry and there are plenty of options for addressing these needs including Consolidated Laundry Machinery (clmco.com).

Industrial Dryer Marketing Sustainability

The laundry industry is changing, and every day, laundry services are turning to green technology for a number of benefits.

August 28, 2018

The business landscape is changing, and companies across industries are taking steps to adopt green business practices that align their operations with sustainable practices. Businesses nationwide are leveraging updated technology that save energy and help them run more efficiently.

There are many strong examples of marketing sustainability in the commercial and industrial laundry sector, and all of us in this line of work know that we can only create a sustainable future by setting standards to ensure clean operations.

Companies need to curtail their emissions by employing technology like industrial tumble dryers that are environmentally friendly. We need to promote the industry’s environmental efforts to our customers, through various efforts.

By using a variety of tactics to cut down on energy waste, we can all make a real difference, not just within our own company, but as an example for others to follow as well. One way to cut down on energy usage is by capturing the heat from heavy duty tumble dryers and wastewater to reheat water for the wash cycle. This wastewater would’ve just gone down the drain, but now it has a secondary purpose, which creates a more efficient business model.

CLM’s concern for green energy practices benefits them in a number of ways. The changes in our operations actually save the company money in electricity bills over the long run, due to the higher energy efficiency of the new technology. Customer preferences are changing as well, and many potential clients look for sustainability commitments from companies that solicit their business.

It’s important to note that sustainable business practices strengthen a company’s operations internally as well as in the eyes of industrial dryer buyers. A company’s public perception is a huge concern, and nurturing a perception of an energy-conscious business makes sense in the 21st century economy. In other words, marketing sustainability is a strong move for any modern business that wants to do well by both their customers and the environment.

Industrial technology continues to improve at a rapid pace, and CLM’s example should be a clear indication to other companies in the industry that updating to green technology is a great option. Industrial dryer manufacturers are increasingly offering options of heavy duty industrial dryers that feature significantly lower emissions. If industrial drying is a major concern for businesses, then exploring these options could mean big news for the company’s bottom line.

What Happens When Your Lint Filters are irregularly cleaned?

August 15, 2018

Not all dryers are created equal and while some are far superior to others, they all share one common annoyance: The lint trap. While it is more or less common knowledge that this area needs to be taken care of, you'd be surprised at how many businesses neglect cleaning their lint collector.

While it may be tempting to leave the lint collector alone for too long, remember, this will have a negative effect on your dryer’s health and also a large impact on the size of your energy bill.

The Importance of Cleaning Your Lint Trap

There are a host of ways that leaving lint within your dryer can have a negative effect on its overall health. Most notably, the lint that gets stuck in your dryer's motor will cause it to have to work much harder. This can properly be resolved sometimes with a better more powerful industrial dryer lint collector. This will cause parts to work even harder and thus wear out more quickly. Additionally, it will cause your unit to need more power to run, costing you extra on utility fees.

Secondly, since the motor is working slower, it takes longer to dry wet items. For most laundries, shaving a few minutes off the drying cycle can mean significant savings. Finally, since the dryer must run longer, you are using more energy. This translates into a more expensive electric or gas bill. Imagine erasing charges from your bill as you clear out that lint. This issues can be very costly for industrial lint collector.

Additionally, since your motor is now working slower, it takes longer, and possibly more cycles, to get the textiles fully dry. This means you’re running it twice as long in some cases, which equates to twice the costs. This can be very costly.

It is important to understand how crucial it is that the lint trap be effectively clean every time you use it. The above reasons should be more than enough to take the few minutes it requires to accomplish this simple task. Once you make cleaning your lint trap into a standard procedure, savings can be achieved.

At the end of the day, using a good lint collector will make all the difference. Consider getting one that works best for your industrial lint collector system, you can see what options are available and speak to someone here.

The Rise of the Energy-Efficient Industrial Dryer: Competition and Differentiation

March 28, 2018

There has been a huge shift in culture over recent years. Many industries have come to value energy efficient devices over the traditional alternatives. From hybrid vehicles to solar powered homes, people are constantly looking to save both the environment and their own wallet with energy efficient means for numerous reasons.

On a home scale, laundry contributes a significant among of negative emissions to the environment. One study determined that a single load of residential laundry could release more than 700,000 harmful microfibers into the air. This greatly contributes to a person’s general carbon footprint. Imagine what it can contribute on an industrial scale.

Because of this, environmental friendly operations and motives have entered into the world of professional laundries as professionals and managers of all industries are seeking ways to decrease their environmental footprint. In recent years, even the operations of professional laundry has entered the game with energy-efficient industrial dryers. What exactly does that mean for the laundry industry?

Competition

Over the years, there have been a variety of eco-friendly dryers released for commercial use. Many environmentalists even recommend homeowners forego a dryer all together and opt for the energy efficient option of a clothes line. However, anyone in a business that requires an industrial sized dryer knows that time does not allow for the natural process of drying textiles.

Competition in the realm of environmental-friendly industrial dryers is relatively small. Many industries are forced to use less efficient non-industrial options instead. While the environmental impact with this option is better than a standard gas-heated dryer, it will likely be far less sufficient for industrial level jobs.

Differentiation

Consolidated Laundry Machinery (CLMCO), competes with these other industries by offering a low NOx option in the environmental friendly race called Commercial Tumble Green Dryers. They are available in all of the same sizes as the company’s other models, they just incorporate a low NOx burner as standard equipment in the machines making them both highly efficient and environmentally friendly, This change in the product allows it to generate low emissions. They are approved for the Tumble Green Logo, making them a key player in your company’s commitment to protecting the environment. Along with the low NOx burner, this energy efficient clothes dryer also comes equipped with insulated outside air makeup ducting, high angle tilt, and a two-stage variable speed basket drive with a 3-port door and soft start, making it the most efficient eco-friendly industrial clothes dryer on the market.

You do not have to sacrifice quality or efficiency in order to be environmentally friendly. With new innovations in the field, you can still get a quality energy efficient industrial dryer that will work as well as your other dryer with less of a negative environmental impact.

How Large Capacity Dryers are having an impact on the global market

March 7, 2018

In 2014, the U.S.-based NRDC issued an immediate call for more efficient consumer clothes dryers. With this in mind, all clothes dryers from small to large capacity dryersfound in industrial settings, became a huge focus in the global market. In order to understand the significance of this further, it is important to explore the question: how didindustrial dryer machines become a positive influence?

How did Industrial Dryer Machines become a positive influence?

These large capacity dryers are just beginning to spread outside of America into other countries. It is important to understand that laundry machines, as a whole, are relatively new to many cultures outside of North America. This American necessity was seen as a luxury at one time. Now, large capacity dryers are entering the market around the world. However, as industrial laundry equipment manufacturers become more common, and local industries such as hospitals, hotels, and restaurants continue to grow, these industrial dryers are likely to become much more relevant on the world market.

Save Time and Energy with high efficiency lint collector

February 21, 2018

When it comes to saving time and money, the last place many people think to look is the lint collector for the dryer. Believe it or not, the type of lint collector you are using will go a long way to making a difference in how effectively your dryer works and how often you need to change your industrial lint trap. By utilizing the proper type of lint trap, you'll be able to spend less time drying, which means less energy, and ultimately less money spent.

How can a high efficiency Lint Collector save time?

If your lint collector is full, damaged, or simple of poor quality, it's not doing as good a job as it could be. Lint is created every time you dry clothing or textiles, so if your lint trap isn't collecting it properly, your items will take longer to dry overall. While this might amount to minutes when it comes to some dryers, a poor industrial lint trap can lead to hours lost when everything is taken into account. The more an industrial dryer works, the more often this will become a problem, so businesses that are using them often will find it well worth it to invest in a good lint trap.

How do Industrial Lint Traps save energy?

The answer to this question lies in why they save time. As having a poor lint collector will cause you to need to run a dryer more frequently and for longer periods, you'll be spending more energy to run the dryer for those extra minutes or hours.

How can the Industrial Lint Trip help me save money?

The more time and energy spent on each load, the more money is spent. Everyone knows that energy isn’t free. Energy is very costly, and when you have dryers that are potentially running 24 hours a day, you need them to be efficient and cost-effective. If you’re wasting time and energy due to a poor lint collector, then you are just throwing money away.

At the end of the day, it is well worth the investment in a proper lint trap that is high efficient. The time gained will be valuable, the planet will thank you for saving energy, and your business bank account will thank you even more.

If you're in the market for a high-efficiency lint trap, you can find some of the best deals and options on them here.

The basics of dryer longevity for Hospital Laundries

January 17, 2018

Hygiene is essential to every aspect of hospital care, and hospital laundry machines and dryers play a huge role in necessary hygiene. While many believe that all washers and dryers work the same, there is a vast difference between healthcare laundry equipment and the washer and dryer that might serve some other industry. Not only can this equipment found in hospitals guarantee a better clean, but they can also manage larger loads in order to save healthcare professionals time and money. There are a few key operational features that make industrial dryers uniquely suited as hospital laundry equipment.

Better Heating and Drying Compacity

Industrial level dryers provide rapid heat cycles due to high burner ratings. This allows the machine to function with lower fuel usage. This function is paired with a high-volume airflow in order to increase heating capacity. Essentially what this feature does, it provide full-force airflow across the entire drying area. Both of these features work together to create higher productivity in hospital laundry machines and dryers, meaning hospital sheets, gowns, and pillows can all be dried faster and at optimal temperatures to kill bacteria.

Larger Basket

Another key component that allows an industrial level dryer to perform better in a hospital setting is the larger basket size. This greater volume is essential for the machines overall function as it provides heated air-to-goods access for the material that is being dried. This means that as the materials tumble, there is ample air reaching them to dry in a more efficient manner.

Longer Life

When you choose industrial strength hospital laundry machines and dryers, you will find that the machinery will not only work better, but last much longer. These machines are built to last years and to withstand multiple loads of laundry a day.

Precise Controls

When working with a larger industrial grade machinery, it is easy to be concerned that the device may be difficult to learn. However, high-quality industrial dryers are designed to be completely user friendly. All major functions including the heating, basket rotation, airflow, and overall set up can be controlled with an easily navigated touch-screen display. Many have multiple programmable formulas available to choose from, ensuring your product or quantity, the machine can provide full drying and conditioning functions. For people who prefer to be even less involved in the process, the dryer even offers an option for automatic load and unload function.

If you work in the medical industry, proper hospital laundry machines are a necessity. They can be easy to operate and are necessary in order to get the job completed quickly and efficiently.

Consolidated Laundry Machinery Announces Executive Changes

Pomona, CA – May 4, 2017

Combining lean manufacturing and over 50 years of experience in the industry, Gabriel Camacho and Dave Smith, CLM’s new President and Director of Sales, respectively, have joined forces to innovate wash aisle equipment.

Gabriel Camacho, promoted from Vice President of Operations, has been in manufacturing for over 20 years, and studied lean manufacturing Shingijutsu in Japan. CLM’s owner Jason Farber of Carlin Capital Group said,

"Gabriel Camacho is an experienced and knowledgeable manufacturing executive with a demonstrated track record of success. His proven ability to drive and sustain improvements to product quality and consistency along with a keen focus on providing top-notch customer service fit perfectly with CLM’s goals and objectives.

We believe that our customers, both current and future, as well as our dealers and suppliers all stand to benefit from the things that CLM will accomplish under Gabriel’s leadership.”

Camacho’s philosophy revolves around customer service and satisfaction. He stated, "At every step of the way we want to please customers and let them know they are heard.”

Camacho brings fresh perspective and new concepts to CLM. His objective is to take a former mom and pop business, optimize its product line and turn CLM into the industry leader in wash aisle technology.

Dave Smith, Director of Sales has joined the company to further develop and serve their growing portfolio of dealer/distributor networks and national accounts. With over 30-years of industry experience specifically focused on industrial dryers and high-volume wash-aisle applications, Dave will utilize his experience to promote sales growth and customer satisfaction.

Gabriel Camacho said, "Dave's experience and knowledge of the specific needs of customers will enhance our product development roadmap.”

About Consolidated Laundry Machinery:
Founded in 1961 as supplier of quality used and rebuilt machinery, CLM has focused on building high-quality durable dryers since 1983. Combining “workhorse” reliability with cutting-edge technology, Consolidated Laundry Machinery produces the most cost-effective best-in-class industrial dryers, folders, shuttle conveyors, vacuum feeders and mat rolling systems.

Consolidated Laundry Machinery Introduces New Mat Roller

Los Angeles, CA – March 10, 2017

Two new features – Mats can be rolled with backing up or down; Belts can be controlled automatically or with manual pedal

Known for combining "workhorse" reliability that lasts with cutting-edge technology, Consolidated Laundry Machinery (www.clmco.com) has released its two newly improved mat roller models: MTR-1.1 and MTR-2.1 to the market. CLM's equipment is recognized throughout the industry as compact and efficient with a design that improves overall plant safety while increasing productivity.

The MTR-1.1 and MTR-2.1 models come standard with the original automatic mat roller features of prior models. Sophisticated PLC and VFD controls, return-to- feed option, and a seamless main feed belt are known to increase output and safety of mat processing (machines stops when human hand or object nears safety guard).

The two new models offer two new features as well as a customization option. They have the capability of rolling mats with the backing up or down. This unique design prevents mats from being damaged while doing the job twice as fast. The option of switching from automatic mode to manual foot pedal control is also a new feature, giving the operator more control and safety while reducing operator's long and short-term injuries. CLM's mat rollers can be customized with direct-to- cart or return-to- feed discharge.

CLM's president, Gabriel Camacho, said, "In response to customer feedback, we dedicated resources aimed at producing a new and improved version of our already popular automatic mat rolling machine and are pleased at the market's warm response."

Heavy Duty Dryers Meet Specialty Market Requirements

CLM dryers are designed to meet many unique material requirements, including cleanrooms, latex processing and apparel/textile. 

Dryers designed for all cleanroom environments, including Class 1, have electro-polished stainless basket, non-static wheels and low particulate features. Special heat packages come with HEPA filters and pre-filters and heat package and control panel may be mounted on or external to dryer.

For latex, a stainless steel basket, lower plenum and exhaust are constructed with our standard heavy material gauge for long dryer life.  Components are protected with special seals and enclosed motors. Specialized clean-outs allow removal of talc residue that collects at dryer bottom. Polished baskets include customer specified periphery sizes to accommodate any latex product

Apparel/textile dryers are heavy duty and handle a variety of processes, including stone and enzyme work. Circular doors seal to the basket and rotate with it for product safety and non-marking seals further protect product. The Micro-Command III PLC offers accuracy to operate at controlled temperatures and to terminate the heat process at the appropriate times. 

CLM dryers for specialized markets are efficient, easy to operate and available in 250-lb, 350-lb, 450-lb, 600-lb, 800-lb and 1200-lb capacities. Low NOx versions are also available in all sizes. For more information, call us at 323-232-2417.

CLM On-Site Dryer Refurbishing & Upgrading Available

Pomona, CA --- Consolidated Laundry Machinery (CLM) announced  the availability of on-site upgrading and refurbishing services for its dryer customers.

“CLM has a long history of high-quality service, including upgrading and refurbishing services,” said Carolyn Landsperg, vice president and general manager. “Now we’re able to offer these services to our customers at their locations.”

On-site services are a huge advantage to clients. Downtime is lessened dramatically and this new service completely eliminates costly freight charges and rigging. 

Upgrading and refurbishing CLM dryers makes good economic sense. CLM dryers are known for their durability and long-life. Keeping them maintained properly and upgraded lessens replacement costs. And a completely refurbished CLM machine gets a new machine warranty, Landsperg said. CLM will continue to do upgrading and refurbishing at its plant in Pomona, CA, if customers prefer this option.

For additional information on scheduling and pricing, contact CLM at 323-232-2417 or sales@clmco.com

Multilingual Controls Now Available on Consolidated Dryers

Los Angeles, CA.  Consolidated Laundry Machinery (CLM) announced today that its PLC controls are now available in three languages, on the same machine: English, French and Spanish.

 “In response to requests from our local and international customers, CLM has added this multilingual capability to all our models that have the MCIII controls,” said Carolyn Landsperg, vice president and general manager.  “The ability to easily switch back and forth between languages is a big advantage for our customers with multilingual staffs.

This is just the most recent innovation from CLM. A low NOx dryer, TumbleGreen™ was added to the dryer line within the past few months. “We’ve got more add-ons and advancements coming soon,” Landsperg said.

About Consolidated Laundry Machinery

CLM has focused on building high-quality, durable dryers since its founding in 1983.  Known for its heavy-duty, high-efficiency and high-productivity equipment, CLM is currently focused on low emissions for a more environmentally friendly wash aisle.  CLM’s customers are located worldwide and range from apparel manufacturers and industrial launderers to hotels, hospitals and other institution types.  CLM cements its high-quality reputation by providing ongoing parts and dependable responsive service support.

CLM is the only U.S. dryer manufacturer dedicated 100% to manufacturing industrial grade laundry tumblers.  CLM’s recently moved their corporate offices and manufacturing to larger facilities in Pomona, California. 

Contact:
Gabriel Camacho
Consolidated Laundry Machinery
211 Erie St.
Pomona, CA 91768
T: 323-232-2417
gabriel@clmco.com

Consolidated Laundry Expands to New Facilities in Pomona, California

Los Angeles, CA.  Consolidated Laundry Machinery (CLM) announced today that the company will move its corporate headquarters, parts department and manufacturing facility to Pomona, CA on May 1st.

The new facility is located at 211 Erie St., Pomona, CA 91768-3378.  The company’s general phone and fax numbers will remain the same.

CLMCO New Office

“The new building is necessary to accommodate our expanding business,” said Carolyn Landsperg, vice president and general manager. “It’s larger and more modern than our current location in Los Angeles.”

“CLM is undergoing a revitalization with new products, a new website and an expansion of our distribution and our staff,” Landsperg said.  “This is an exciting time in our development and are looking forward to making this move, which will enhance our growth.”

CLM signed an exclusive marketing agreement with Allied Laundry Lines at the end of 2010 to sell and support CLM’s full line of industrial dryers. CLM customers now have more accessibility to products, parts and service locally.

About Consolidated Laundry Machinery

CLM has focused on building high-quality, durable dryers since its founding in 1983.  Known for its heavy-duty, high-efficiency and high-productivity equipment, CLM is currently focused on low emissions for a more environmentally friendly wash aisle.  CLM’s customers are located worldwide and range from apparel manufacturers and industrial launderers to hotels, hospitals and other institution types.  CLM cements its high-quality reputation by providing ongoing parts and dependable responsive service support.

CLM is the only U.S. dryer manufacturer dedicated 100% to manufacturing industrial grade laundry tumblers.  CLM’s corporate offices and manufacturing are located in Pomona, California. 

CLM offers Two-Stage Variable Speed Basket Drive

New dryer option maximizes dryer efficiency for a wide range of goods

Los Angeles, CA--Consolidated Laundry Machinery (CLM) announces the availability of a new two-stage basket drive that is available for all its dryer models. 

The two-stage basket drive allows the operator to set the basket rotation speed, by program, for the best material drop for each product.  A second-stage speed setting permits a reduction in speed after most of the moisture is removed, so the lighter goods don’t over rotate away from the proper drop location, later in the cycle.

When the goods fall in the correct location, the air-to-goods access is at its best.  As an example, with heavy blankets that are rolling in a pile at the bottom of the basket, air has little chance to get into the material. The new two-stage basket drive allows an increase in speed that permits better lift and drop.  A reduction in rotation speed would help with very light goods, which tend to carry over the basket top, especially when they are getting dry.   

In addition, CLM has added 3 view ports to the dryer load door to permit inspection of the load drop during operation.  This feature allows CLM to maintain the benefits of its rotating door, which includes safety for the tumbling products and a good door-to-basket air seal.

The new drive also includes a soft start for basket start-up and basket reversing.  This feature ensures the long life of the drive components (a large benefit for roller life) and it is easy on the door, allowing it to keep in step with the speed and direction changes. 

The two-stage variable speed option is available on all new CLM dryers, including the new Tumble Green Series of Low NOx dryers. 

Consolidated Laundry Machinery Company, based in Los Angeles, CA, was founded in 1962 and acquired Grantham Dryer Company in 1983. The company manufactures high-quality industrial dryers, conveyors, folders and finishing equipment.

Consolidated Laundry Machinery Acquired by Carlin Capital Partners

Premier industrial dryer manufacturer positions itself for growth.

Los Angeles, CA---Carlin Capital Partners (CCP) announced today that it has acquired Consolidated Laundry Machinery Co. (CLM) from its President and Founder,  Leonard Bernstein.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

CLM is a leading manufacturer of industrial-grade dryers and related finishing equipment, primarily serving the textile services industry. Founded in 1962, the company has continuously provided its global customer base with the industry’s highest quality and most efficient large-scale dryers.

“We are excited to be able to give CLM the resources it needs to achieve meaningful growth and better serve its customers,” said Jason Farber, Principal of CCP. “CLM already has an excellent reputation for the quality and efficiency of its products and we want to build upon that reputation to provide even better products and customer service.”

Carolyn Landsperg, Vice President and General Manager and an 18-year veteran of CLM, succeeds Leonard Bernstein as CLM’s most senior executive.  Bernstein, who founded the company in 1962, is retiring but will remain with CLM as a consultant.

“CCP brings a level of financial resources, experience and strategic vision that, when coupled with our existing strengths in product design and support, will make us a truly first class customer-focused organization.  I am excited about the next chapter in CLM’s life,” Landsperg said.

Consolidated Laundry Machinery Company was founded by Leonard Bernstein in 1962 and acquired Grantham Dryer Company in 1983. The company manufactures high-quality industrial dryers, conveyors, folders and finishing equipment.

Carlin Capital Partners is a private investment firm focused on acquiring or making control-oriented investments in established small and micro-market businesses with the potential for meaningful growth. Carlin Capital works closely with management, leveraging its experience and expertise in operations, finance and M&A, to help position a business for long-term success.

Contact:
Jason Farber, Principal
Carlin Capital Partners
15760 Ventura Blvd., 7th Floor
Encino, CA 91436
T: 818-379-1133
Jason@carlinpartners.com