Long life washing machines last years
29 May 2013
Nearly eight years ago, the laundry at St Benet's Hall in Oxford was equipped by Armstrong Commercial Laundry Systems with two Schulthess washer extractors and a Huebsch stack dryer. Recently one of the washers reached the end of its life - but up until that date, according to Mike Davey, college catering manager, the machines had never broken down, and the other machines are still going strong. He has now replaced the machine with the latest Schulthess 7kg model with which he is
St Benet's theological college houses about 25 students and monks. The equipment is in use for at least seven hours a day. 'The reliability of this equipment is exceptional,' says Davey. 'It's amazing that the machines can work that hard for seven plus years and never break down. I wish I could have them for home!' The Schulthess 8120 is a Swiss machine with a high extraction speed resulting in only 43% residual moisture, saving drying time and drying energy costs.