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UniMac® Introduces OPTidryTM Over-Dry Prevention Technology for Tumblers
Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Ripon, Wis. - June 14, 2011 - UniMac®, a leading provider of on-premises laundry equipment, announced today the introduction of the first over-dry prevention technology that allows laundry managers to reduce labor, energy and linen replacement costs associated with over-drying.

Over-drying occurs when tumble dryers run longer than needed because they cannot detect when linen has reached its optimal dryness level or when staff uses incorrect cycles. This causes linens to deteriorate faster, decreases throughput and uses excessive energy.

OPTidry over-dry prevention technology is an industry-exclusive, cutting-edge innovation that connects sensors located within the lifters to UniMac's revolutionary rotary transfer switch to offer unmatched levels of accuracy. The result is a pinpoint dryness reading throughout the entire load, which allows the machine to automatically shut-off once dryness levels have been reached, eliminating the costs associated with over-drying.

This breakthrough technology could help on-premises laundries save up to thousands of dollars a year in expenses.

Seventy-nine percent of commercial laundry distributors and managers believe that on-premises laundries over-dry an average of eight minutes per cycle, according to a recent survey. For a laundry using a 75-pound capacity tumble dryer, eliminating eight minutes of over-drying from 10 loads a day could save $883 dollars in utility costs and $4,866 in wasted labor a year. In addition, linens experience 31 percent less fiber loss when over-drying is eliminated.

"We're committed to offering equipment producing the lowest cost of ownership on the market today," said Kim Shady, North American sales manager for UniMac. "By incorporating OPTidry technology into our tumblers, laundry managers will see significant savings greatly impacting their bottom line. We're serious about laundry and our customers' success."

OPTidry will be available on UniMac tumblers ranging from 50-pound capacity to 170 pounds starting Aug.1.

To see how OPTidry can help on-premises laundries, click here: http://www.unimac.com/news/unimac-clean-show-2011.aspx

Product information contact: Bill Brooks, N.A. sales manager, 920-748-4437 or bill.brooks@alliancels.com

Media contact: Public Relations at pr@n-s.com or by calling 414.224.0210.