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Archive for January, 2012

Electrolux Professional introduces a new generation of dryers.

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012


Electrolux Professional’s new range of dryers, the T5000-series, is developed
with quality, user-friendliness and efficiency in mind.
Electrolux’s new dryers are designed to cut time in the drying process while still achieving the best results. After much analysis and testing, the three new high tech Electrolux T5000-series dryers — available in 35, 67, and 83 lb. capacities — have proven to provide extensive savings in time, cost, and space.

The drying time is being shortened by 10 minutes in average, compared to previous generations of similar models, while at the same time cutting the energy consumption with up to 20%. The dryers take up less wall space making it possible for the user to optimize the production area with up to 20%. Attention has also been put into the ergonomic design, producing magnetic door catches, repositioned lint filter systems and hatches that are amongst the largest on the market.

The T5000 series is engineered for long-life, reliability, fast drying, and low energy consumption.

New Compass Pro control

  • Easy program selection
  • Easy access with user-friendly interface
  • Language selection
  • Service program for adjustment of parameters

Features and Benefits

  • Axial airflow and tight construction for extremely low energy consumption
  • EcoPower technology saves you up to an additional 15% (or more) on energy costs. This energy-saving feature senses when laundry is dry and automaticallyreduces the operating temperature in the dryer. Gentler on clothing, less wrinkling, and lower energy consumption.
  • Reversing drums are standard! With reversing, garments don’t tangle therefore they dry more quickly using less energy. 

Maintenance and Serviceability
Maintenance is crucial to the well functioning of every machine. Being able to use it effortlessly brings added value. In regards of maintenance and service the new series features:

  • Support rollers at the front
  • Exhaust on the top (optional): easy installation and serviceability
  • Handle on the back plate: easy removal for service
  • Two motors as standard: reliability (fan and drum motor)
  • Single phase drum reversing (standard feature): low demanding utilities needs

Electrolux Professional coin/card dryers are also available in 30×30 stack and 45×45 stack.Global leader Electrolux® professional laundry products are distributed in North America by Laundrylux®. The company offers state-of-the-art commercial laundry and wetcleaning equipment for the Vended and OPL markets, as well as financing solutions and business planning support. To learn more, call (800)645-2204 or visit

Dawn Nagle
VP, Creative Services
461 Doughty Blvd.
Inwood, NY 11096
tel: (516)371-4400 x123
fax: (516)371-4204

Distributors of Wascomat® & Electrolux®

Professional Laundry equipment


For best performance and reliability, always use genuine  Electrolux and Wascomat replacement parts!



Wednesday, January 11th, 2012






Why do hookups cost so much in some places? I have talked with water district representatives in many parts of the country and have a few answers. It comes down to water availability. This is more than just a matter of if there is enough water in the reservoir. There have to be systems to get the water to the point of use, and other systems to carry the waste away. Many of these people point out that their districts covers a lot of ground. Some of the areas they serve are older parts of a city, while other areas may be new installations with new utilities serving the area. Some areas have small older mains that cannot sustain heavy flow or high pressure. Other areas are served by larger newer pipes. Some areas have low water demand, while others are straining to keep up with current usage.


A few have taken the time to explain to me that what they do is develop maps that outline zones that define the challenges there. So that an installation in an underdeveloped zone has hookups based on one fee while those in a more challenged zone will have higher hookup fees. Some maps have as many as five zones. Some districts are so strapped overall that they just have one fee, based on potential water usage, that applies to any commercial user, throughout their district. The one thing that all of these folks have been concerned with is water usage.


The one essential to life at all levels is water. Worldwide, 90% of all drinking water is from ground water. In the US, more than 50% of the population relies on ground water for its potable water. Water is used for drinking & cooking, for irrigation, for industrial and commercial processes, for washing, for making toilets flush, and many other applications. The preservation and protection of the water table are essential issues. It is much more economical and practical in the long run to prevent contamination than it would be to try and remove contaminants from the water after it is polluted. The demand on this valuable resource is depleting the water levels in some aquifers dramatically. Indiscriminate waste of water accelerates the depletion.


It takes a lot of people and equipment to make certain that when you turn the tap, something useful comes out of it. Most of us no longer go to the well to draw water as we did a hundred years ago. We expect it to be piped to our homes, ready to use, and completely safe. This involves a large complex system of pumps, treatment plants with labs to assure quality, and a distribution network that reaches every corner of every community. And the waste water requires even more in the way of a collection network, treatment plants with more labs to check the effluent, and complex regulations as to what can be discharged where and how and under what circumstances.


Metering water usage is no longer a matter of just generating revenue. Controls for showers, or other water uses will help to limit how much is used, and how often it is used. Those who were ever in the military recognize the saying, “Get in. Get done. Get out!” as applicable. Aside from the conservation of the amount of water used, it also reduces the amount that is put down the drain. Metering is only one step. But that is what it will take to make an impact, a lot of little steps that will add up to major water savings. No single thing is creating the demand, so each step that can reduce water usage is an important one.
The need to conserve water in no longer an issue for the ecological extremist, but one with which everyone must be concerned. Hurricane Katrina has demonstrated how fragile our cities are. And the outlying areas of the Gulf coast also suffered severe damage to their infrastructure as well. Now many areas of the country are facing severe water shortage because of drought. These catastrophic disasters, combined with the extra demand that a growing population in the Sunbelt and other areas, have stretched resources to the breaking point. There are some areas that have banned watering lawns, washing cars, or even offering a glass water at a restaurant. Water conservation is a serious issue for most of us, and the need is growing rapidly everywhere.


For example, the State of Florida, in the ten years from 1990 to 2000 increased population by 25%. This is state where almost all of the water is drawn from ground water. The added demand of the population growth is putting a severe strain on their water sources. And the growth continues, with Florida adding half a million people each year. Such growth cannot be sustained and the quality of life will suffer unless water management policies and practices reflect the need to conserve and protect the water sources. And this starts with the end users recognizing that water is valuable, and each individual must be aware of how precious it is.


Other states, which are already straining for water, such as Nevada, Arizona, Idaho, Utah, Texas, and Oregon, are seeing 3% to 4% annual growth in population. Figures for growth and water usage could be cited for state after state. The point remains, where will the water come from to support and sustain this growth? 


Today we stand on the pinnacle of a precarious pyramid of technology. Some are barely aware how delicate and tenuous our situation may be. Others have no awareness at all, living as if there were no concerns, as if things will always be as they have been. They take for granted that when they flip the switch, the light will always come on. When they turn the tap, the water will flow. When they turn up the heat, the furnace will kick on. Any disruption to these services is considered a personal assault on their world and someone had better do something about it and do it NOW! But they do not wish to know how it all works. Or what it takes to make it all work. Just so it works.


Historians and archeologist have found the remains of civilizations all over the world that ceased to exist when all the local resources were exhausted, or when changing weather patterns caused drought. We have gone from a world population of three billion people to more than six billion people in less than fifty years. The amount of all resources on the planet is the same. Except that we now demand twice as much from those resources. Or even more, as the population today demands more of everything than ever before.


We are regaled with tales of the glories of Rome, the city that ruled the known world for nearly a thousand years. The city that led armies of conquest all over the Mediterranean world and left its stamp on the modern world in language, civics, architecture, and many other areas of life. But without the aqueducts, none of this could have happened. The water carried into the city on these magnificent structures made life in the city of Rome possible. Without that water, the city dried up – literally! It went from more than a million inhabitants to less than fifty thousand in only a few years. It took another thousand years for civilization to once again implement public water works.


If we continue to ignore the issue of water conservation, we too can dry up and blow away. Our quality of life has left us spoiled. We have developed certain expectations. We have had a century of unparalleled progress in services. The nation has been wired. The cities have made major investments in water systems. But they are constantly looking to find more resources to satisfy the demand of the citizens, reaching further and at greater expense to find the water our people need. But to continue and to maintain our quality of life requires that everyone do what they can to minimize usage and reduce waste. What have you done to help the situation? Remember, If you are not a part of the solution, then you are a part of the problem!
For a better idea of how serious the problem is, try typing into your search engine “how to conserve water” and examine a few of the over two million pages that pop up!

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