INDUSTRIAL LAUNDRY EQUIPMENT - Washing Machine

THE CHALLENGE

  • Description of the application: Industrial Washing Machine > 15kg
  • Former type of transmission: V-belt
  • Type of users: Communities / Professionals
  • Complaints: Drive dimensions / Output

PROBLEMS & CONSEQUENCES

  • Drive dimensions: Use of large diameter pulley to transmit the high power (15 kW). 
  • Belt slipping: Generation of imbalance and intermittant inertia of the linen during rotation. The linen is insufficiently mixed and it creates noise. 
  • Spin‐drying speed: Centrifugal effect on the V-belt does not enable an optimal drying speed. 
  • Maintenance: Short life of the V-belts needs costly maintenance operations and harms quality image.

SOLUTION & BENEFITS

HUTCHINSON SOLUTION: PK POLY V®

  • Compact transmission: A 56 mm diameter drive pulley is enough to drive a drum with 110Kg of linen.
  • Controlled slipping: Increased surface contact area of the ribbed profile enables a maximized grip and constant drumspeed (optimum cleaning quality) generating less noise.
  • High linear speed: With its reduced mass, the Poly V® belt transmits more power at a higher speed.
  • Long life: Less costs of maintenance and a good quality image.