Girbau’s new GS7 Genius washers feature a host of energy saving innovations that lower hotel laundry operating costs and improve sustainability. In this exclusive editorial, we learn about the six models now available with capacities from 9 to 32kg.

With sustained high spin speeds and a 450G extraction force (the highest available from any manufacturer), Genius washers reduce drying time by at least 10% and drying energy consumption by up to 30%.

The washer’s unique Care Plus Drum extends linen life and increases productivity by decreasing tangling. The drum perforations also provide faster dispersion of water. An optional integral weighing system measures every load and automatically adjusts programs to optimise cycle time, lower water and chemical usage and improve laundry productivity.

All Genius washers come with Girbau’s Sapphire cloud-based management system for easy, flexible and versatile control. You can manage the laundry, compile production reports and analyse data remotely in real time from any device. For the highest standards of hygiene and total peace of mind, Sapphire can also be used to configure washers to operate and record the use of thermal disinfection programs.

Data is stored and processed in the cloud, making it easy to view activity reports via a PC, laptop, tablet or phone. You can quickly check machine status and alarms as well as analysing data trends to spot how operational efficiency can be improved. Analysis can, for example, show what types of fabric you are processing (by the program used) and in what volume.

The software also has a smart-alerts system that sends a text or email when there is any irregularity in how machines are working. Problems are solved quickly and effectively, while providing information and data to inform future operational decisions.

Metrics that you can use to analyse your laundry operation include production by weight in kg over an up to 30-day period. You can also set up activity reports and use the alarms feature to show down times and check machine history.

Girbau UK works with many leading hoteliers including Hilton Hotels Group, St Martins Lane Hotel, Landmark London Hotel, Apex Hotels, Sanderson Hotels and hundreds of independent operators nationwide.

Girbau laundry’s support services include site surveys for refurbishment projects, laundry design and production of full M&E CAD drawings. Girbau can also advise on machine choice, disinfection, safe handling and operating procedures.

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