A large laundry is swapping the standard operating system of 12 washers with Vartex Smart Control. In addition, we’re connecting the machines to Laundry Intelligence, our IoT solution that makes data visible.

Due to the large scale of this project, we’re working in phases; this past weekend we already installed our universal control for washers on two Girbau machines. In other words: this laundry is a step further in becoming a truly Smart Laundry.

We’re happy that the conversion was performed successfully by our engineering team. Of course, we’re now focused on converting the rest of the washers and making the project a huge success. In this article, we briefly introduce you to Smart Control and Laundry Intelligence.

Smart Control Fits Every Standalone Washer Extractor

Smart Control is our universal software for standalone washer extractors. Instead of outdated printed circuit boards, we deliver our software on a user-friendly PLC (partnership with Schneider Electric). 

What’s more, the software works on machines from every manufacturer, allowing Smart Control to integrate seamlessly with your current systems. 

Two washers equipped with Smart Control: Girbau (left) and Image (right)

Our aim is to improve the processes of our clients so they can take better care of their clients. One important aspect of that quest is the optimization of laundry software. That’s why we created our in-house suite of laundry software. One is a control for washers/dryers called Smart Control; the other is a management information system, Laundry Intelligence (along with the Vartex App).

After a case study, performed by Schneider Electric, at one of our major clients, user of all three of our Smart products, the results below are established:

  • On average, Vartex customers run 30% more volume, without increasing costs.
  • The output of Vartex ’customers increases on average by 20%.
  • The collection and analysis of data is automatic, which saves companies costs and prevents information from being lost.
  • Considerable time and cost savings by reorganizing washing processes.
  • Selecting washing programs is less time-consuming and error-prone. Operators select the right washing programs for each batch on a well-arranged display.

These results are not achieved by accident; they are engraved in Smart Control and Laundry Intelligence’s DNA.

Clean Ecologically 

You get to control the way you clean your linen. In Smart Control, you can very easily put together a tailor-made washing program. This way you choose the correct water use, dosage, duration of the dosage, etc. The program you designed is then saved; the next time you are just a single touch away from a successful batch!

This allows you to ensure ecologically responsible water use. Research shows that you can save water by 34% when a 68 kg machine is with 45 kg of linen.There’s one condition though: the water needs to match the load. Unfortunately, this is not the case in reality; in fact, coordinating water and load is not as easy with standard machine controls. However, that changes with Smart Control, which enables you to easily tailor your water usage to your load. All it takes, is just a few touches.

Girbau washer with Smart Control

Data made visible in Laundry Intelligence

Next, Laundry intelligence shows the manager the exact consumption and costs on his smartphone, desktop and tablet. After each batch, he can precisely see what the total costs (including consumption and manpower) are. And if the washer or dryer consumes more resources than necessary, the manager receives a notification. Again, you can turn to Smart Control to adjust the parameters.

Truly Universal

Smart Control is the world’s most advanced universal washer-control. The operating system is compatible with machines from every manufacturer, allowing Smart Control to integrate with your current systems. Seamlessly.So, it doesn’t matter whether you have a Kannegieser, Girbau, Tolon, etc. Smart Control makes your stand-alone washer smarter and more efficient. And in Laundry Intelligence, you can view data from all your washers and dryers in real-time. No special system requirements, we like to keep it simple for everyone.

Learn More

Feel free to learn more about Smart Control and Laundry Intelligence and the Vartex App by clicking the links. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out.