Innovation is in the air as market-leader boosts SMART Technology offering – to save customers 30% on energy bills
Following the launch of its SMART Wash range this summer, JLA has unveiled a family of SMART Dry machines – that will enable further, significant cost savings in the laundry room. It marks the first new dryer release for JLA in almost 7 years, following the sustained success of its T- and D-series machines. The launch means JLA has unveiled an entirely new range of commercial on-premise laundry equipment during the past twelve months.
The SMART Dry range is set to save businesses up to 30% on their utility bills, in part by making the drying process 18% quicker on a typical load. Tony Thomas, JLA’s Product Development Director explains that JLA’s approach is more considered than most:
“For us, true innovation is not just about throwing the latest technology at a machine. It’s about finding the perfect combination of the best technology, no matter when it was conceived. That’s why, alongside ground-breaking new intelligence that circulates and retains warm air more efficiently as drum speed is automatically adjusted, you’ll also find tried and trusted JLA features in our SMART Dry equipment, such as our easy-to-use control dashboards, auto-dry programmes and S.A.F.E fire extinguishing system.
Together with our latest commercial washers range, these dryers sit under the SMART Technology banner, which allows us to offering unrivalled efficiency right across the laundry room.”
What makes SMART dryers so smart?
Air is both pre-heated as it passes over the dryer’s stove and heated again in the flame chamber itself, cutting the time it takes for air to reach optimum drying temperature and therefore reducing the energy needed to do so.
Once the air enters the drum, it dries garments more effectively thanks to reduced number of perforations and the subsequent reduced waste that would otherwise occur through excessive warm air ‘leakage’. Eco-flow allows optimum contact time to reduce the duration of a dry, while Vari-spin automatically slows down the cycle as the load dries to prevent balling, roping and tangling and ensures the ‘10-to-4’ drop for optimum performance.
The SMART machines are also programmed to know how long a load will take to dry, with enhanced heat exchange achieving the perfect ‘time-at-temperature’ balance. This maximises the Kgs dried p/hr resulting in maximum performance and evaporation rates.
Built for business
Available in 16-54kg commercial models – with a more compact 9kg version and stackable options providing the SMART thinking where space is at a premium – JLA’s latest collection has an ultra-reliable solution for any application. And, as you might expect from the laundry market-leader, all are built to provide reassurance as well as high performance. Coin-op models are also available for communal use or retail businesses.
Whichever size you choose, industrial build quality comes as standard – JLA’s exacting standard, that is. From the heavy-duty stainless steel drums and cleverly angled self-cleaning lint filters to the large, robust double glazed doors and wear-reducing two-point roller system, everything has been bolted, fixed and moulded to give these machines a minimum life expectancy of over 35,000 cycles.
The full range of SMART Dryers is now available, along with JLA’s Water-Technology-Listed SMART Wash machines. Call for more information on 0800 591 903, or visit www.jla.com/smartdry