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Machines double capacity at NEW iMAGE Laundry

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Danny Leary with the two machines at NEW iMAGE Laundry

The addition of two giant machines means 200kg of washing has just become light work at NEW iMAGE Laundry.

The commercial laundry is an initiative of IMPACT Community Services’ and is used by range of local aged care facilities, hospitals, medical practices, accommodation outlets and more.

IMPACT’s NEW iMAGE Laundry manager Daniel Leary said the organisation recently installed two Jensen Washer Extractor 110kg machines to keep up with demand.

The front loader single pocket machines will essentially double the capacity of the laundry.

“The current wash capacity at the laundry was 180kg at any given time, with the average cycle being around 45 minutes,” he said.

“The current machines are 40kg, 60kg and 80kg, meaning that it would take three machines to produce 180kg every 45 minutes.

“These two new machines are each 110kg which allows us to process an additional 220kg every 45 minutes.”

Daniel said this equated to a new capacity of 400kgs every 45 minutes.

He said without the new machines, NEW iMAGE Laundry was operating at close to its maximum capacity which made it difficult to pursue other contracts to drive production and sustainability further.

“The new equipment allows the laundry to finetune its operation and reduce overheads,” Daniel said.

“It now also allows us to drop existing machines out of production for essential maintenance at given times while still maintaining good production levels.”

The machinery was commissioned on June 8, 2022.

NEW iMAGE Laundry is located at 4 Inglis Court, Svensson Heights, and is open five days a week from 8 am to 3 pm.

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