A careful approach to cleaning gear is critical to proper decontamination and to maintaining the integrity of the protective fabric. Continental Washer-Extractors are equipped with a plethora of features to ensure your gear is properly cleaned and back into service fast.
Continental Washers allow fi re departments programmability of wash variables including extract speed, number of baths, water temperature and level, rotation, mechanical action and automatic chemical injection. As new protective fabrics are developed, and NFPA 1851 standards for the care of protective apparel evolve, a highly programmable washer means fi re departments can easily alter how they wash gear based on changing recommendations.
Despite advanced technology, the controls couldn’t be easier to use. Once the programs are set, operators simply select a program number and push start. Continental Washers are also equipped for automatic chemical injection—eliminating the hassle of manually dispensing detergents, which ensures a consistent clean and eliminates the risk of fabric damage by improper chemical overuse.
Finding the space to install laundry equipment can be a concern for many fi re departments. All Continental Washers—the ExpressWash high-performance soft-mount line, the G-Flex and REM-Series high-performance hard-mount washers—are engineered to maximize space. Continental ExpressWash Washers are freestanding and allow for quick installation without bolts and thick reinforced concrete foundations. They slide easily into place—allowing installation in unconventional locations, including truck bays, utility rooms or areas with in-fl oor heat. Continental G-Flex and REM-Series washers also address space concerns. While these machines must be bolted to a concrete foundation, their compact design occupies less space than other hard-mount washers with comparable basket capacities.
Advanced technology on Continental Washers allows for superior wash quality using considerably less water than many competitive washers. A sump-less design, exclusive AquaFall™ system and a programmable control combine to slash water usage and ensure excellent wash quality. Less water used equates to less water heated and additional savings in utilities.
Continental Washers feature inner and outer drums of durable AISI-304 stainless steel, oversized bearings and a quality sealing system. An oversized door allows for easy loading and unloading, and is equipped with heavy-duty, bolt-style hinges to withstand the rigors of constant use. No wonder Continental Washers are backed by a 5/3-year ContinentalCare warranty!
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