Operating a successful on-premise laundry (OPL) takes more than just commercial-grade washers and dryers. It also takes a unique understanding of individual needs, from machine type and sizing to the layout of the laundry facility. When considering a new or upgraded OPL, it is important to keep energy efficiency and labor needs in sharp focus. Today’s OPL equipment incorporates cutting-edge technology that significantly reduces energy consumption and lowers labor costs.
The two largest expense categories attributed to most OPL operations are labor costs and linen replacement costs. For many OPL operators, these expenses can amount to 55% or more of the annual laundry budget. High-speed, large capacity washer-extractors can help reduce these costs. High-speed extraction removes more moisture from each wash load, resulting in shorter dry times. This not only lowers energy consumption, it also helps extend the life of linens. In addition, faster throughput means more laundry can be processed in less time, significantly reducing labor costs.
Features such as preprogrammed cycles, intuitive multi-language microprocessor controls and automatic chemical injection can help laundry workers get in and out of the laundry faster. The experts at BDS Laundry Systems can assist you in developing a custom-tailored OPL solution to meet your needs.