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Multi-station liquid system for commercial laundries

Published 15th December, 2009 by Neil Nixon

Multi-station liquid system for commercial laundries

This month sees the introduction of a new multi-station liquid system for commercial washing machines. Developed by RFE, the Multi-Station Liquid System (MSLS) has the capability of auto-dosing up to eight commercial machines on one site with up to five different dosing fluids.

With typical auto-dosing systems currently able to serve only one machine, the new system is set to improve laundry efficiencies with its time-saving and water-saving benefits. Applications likely to benefit from the new MSLS are typical laundry machines used in hotels, nursing and care homes, prisons, the MOD, and many others.
The new MSLS is designed to work with virtually all types of machines including tunnel machines, mechanical card reader and PLC controlled machines as well as small wash extractors.

The MSLS comprises five pump units, with connection to water and compressed air, and eight individual signal connection boxes, one for each laundry machine. The system is fully electronically controlled, and once a signal is received from a machine, the washer that supplied the signal is served with the requested dose of liquid products and flush water. If more than one liquid product has been programmed, the system will dose each liquid in a pre-programmed sequence. Up to five liquid products can be dosed and each dosing is followed by a short flush in order to separate each chemical on its passage to the washer.

The whole system is highly intelligent, with precision control of each pump and dosing of each of the chemicals having a high degree of accuracy. The system features a washer hold facility. If the system is busy dosing another washer, then the calling washer can be paused until the other machine has completed its dose.
As an optional extra, the system can be connected to a single or a site computer network to provide full data logging facilities, such as tracking chemical usage, remote programming, remote data retrieval, diagnostics and reporting.

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