“Is Smart Control compatible with our own equipment? ”Is a question we often hear from our customers. Here, we share the answer to this frequently asked question. Well, to answer that very briefly: we turn Unimac, Primus, IPSO, Girbau… just any washer from any manufacturer into a smart guy.
Smart Control is our universal control for your washer. Instead of outdated printed circuit boards, we deliver our software on a user-friendly PLC (partnership with Schneider). In addition, the software is compatible with equipment from every manufacturer; Smart Control integrates seamlessly with your current systems.
In 2019, we fully rolled out Smart Control at a large laundry in the Netherlands (with machines from different manufacturers). This was the first laundry in the Netherlands connected to Smart Control and Laundry Intelligence (our dashboard that displays data from all machines).
We started fitting Smart Control on machines from Girbau. But, to answer the key question, Smart Control is universal: it’s compatible with washers from Primus, Unimac, IPSO, Unica, Tolon, Image, Kannegiesser, Danube… you name it.
No more waste
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 possible with standard machine controls. However, that changes with Smart Control, which enables you to tailor your water usage to your load.
Research by TKT shows that matching the water level to the load results in strong energy savings. The example they give is a saving of 34% with a load of 45 kg in a 68 kg machine, on condition that the water is adjusted to the load. Unfortunately, this is not always the case; in fact, coordination is often not possible with current controls.
TKT reports that the discrepancy between loading and water can only be solved with the correct control (software). That is exactly the purpose of Smart Control. 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.
Do you also want to make your industrial washing machine smarter?
Do you also have a washer that you want to make smarter? No worries about the brand/manufacturer, just get in touch with Daniel and we’ll discuss the options. If you have any questions, please let us know!
And if you’re interested in regular (or standard) industrial laundry equipment from Girbau, IPSO, UNIMAC, Speed Queen, IMAGE or UNICA, we can help you too. We’re a certified dealer of these brands in The Netherlands.