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Not all dryers are created equal

Of everything going on in a busy on-premises laundry, drying should be straightforward, right? One tumble dryer should be pretty similar to another. That’s definitely not the case. While washer-extractors appear to have all the technology, tumblers have their fair share and can greatly impact efficiency, throughput and labor. Below are a variety of features [...]

2020-08-19T14:01:46+00:00August 18th, 2020|

UniMac dryers show results for N95 viral decontamination

N95 masks have never been more important and in shorter supply. Reusing this vital piece of PPE requires a fast and effective means to decontaminate masks. UniMac announced that specific models of its hugely popular 75-pound capacity tumble dryer can, with the correct programs, be used for viral decontamination of N95 masks and quadruple their [...]

2020-08-12T14:20:44+00:00August 12th, 2020|

How is your laundry measuring success and identifying process breakdowns that impact quality?

How is it that the laundromat business has metrics such as turns per day, revenue, peak periods and even per-machine usage and profit, yet many on-premises laundries (OPL) are measuring success by whether or not all loads were processed?  Far more goes into the degree of success a commercial laundry is achieving. As we operate through the current pandemic, managers [...]

2020-07-17T20:38:20+00:00July 17th, 2020|

Praise worth sharing from a frontline hero

UniMac prides itself on delivering the best products, services and support. We believe in what we do and surround ourselves with expert distributors, who are just as passionate about laundry and supporting customers.  During the current crisis, clean laundry has perhaps never been more important. At firehouses across the country, the need for clean laundry has increased significantly, [...]

2020-06-24T17:04:48+00:00June 24th, 2020|

FEMA Funds Support PPE for Firefighters

One of the lessons learned from the current pandemic is the need for additional PPE for first responders, medical professionals and firefighters. Many fire departments have been opting to issue two sets of turnout gear, ensuring one is ready for service, while one is being laundered. Funding such an approach, however, is not always possible for all [...]

2020-04-27T17:05:32+00:00April 27th, 2020|

2020 Changes to NFPA 1851 reflect continued learnings

The old quote about law is that it needs to be “stable but not stand still.” The same can be said for NFPA 1851 as it relates to PPE cleaning, maintenance and inspection. Standards have continued to change over the last decade plus. A fresh round of changes introduced late last year illustrate that guidelines [...]

2020-03-02T14:13:48+00:00February 11th, 2020|

What to Do When Your Commercial Laundry Equipment Breaks Down

With proper installation and a routine maintenance schedule, your commercial laundry equipment should be relatively problem-free. However, nothing is perfect. You may run into a broken down machine or maintenance issue here or there. Unfortunately, for those of us in the laundry industry, that can have a serious impact on productivity and efficiency in our [...]

2020-04-09T21:09:39+00:00January 24th, 2020|

The Difference Between Price Vs. Cost in Your Laundry Equipment

When it comes to making a major purchase, such as laundry equipment, everyone wants to get a good deal. However, a low-cost washer or dryer isn’t necessarily a “good deal.”  We often have to explain that the lowest-end, cheaper-priced machines can end up costing your hotel or long-term care facility more over their lifetime, due [...]

2020-08-12T07:56:56+00:00January 10th, 2020|
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