Contact: Bob Wolff
The Drucker Group

Lavatec Laundry Technology to unveil new products engineered for higher return

Beacon Falls, CT – June 17, 2013 – Capitalizing on its reputation for delivering high performance reliability over a product’s lifecycle, Lavatec Laundry Technology (LLT) is ready to strengthen its positioning in the market with a dazzling array of new technology at Clean 2013. Cost reducing features, award-winning designs and rock solid dependability is what visitors to booth 3221 will take away from the many new products LLT will have on display at the three day show, which runs from June 20-22 at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.

The industry’s first Quadruple Sort small piece folder and a twin-jaw picker will be joined by the prestigious Red Dot and Good Design award-winning TT Ecodry series and the workhorse LLT Vacfeed LowLine Feeder system. Other must-see items in the booth include the LLT Autoprep, the industry’s leading sheet separator, the LLT side loading washer-extractor, and a host of heavy duty tunnel washers and dryers for any laundry situation.

President Mark Thrasher says Lavatec Laundry Technology’s elevated brand awareness and renewed leadership initiatives makes the Clean Show an ideal time for high volume commercial laundry operators not familiar with LLT to learn more about the company.

“The products and finishing solutions that we have brought to New Orleans are part of our product development and line expansion program. We have been very bullish on developing products with features and system capabilities that significantly boost both productivity and profitability for our customers.

“Any business investing in LLT equipment will find tremendous value that goes beyond purchasing a machine,” emphasized Thrasher. “We have made a substantial commitment to support our current and new customers by reinvigorating the distributor network and improving our customer service and aftermarket capabilities. Our people are dedicated to providing the best experience and machine performance, and the industry has taken notice.”

Clean Show attendees will be impressed by the Lavafold LFO 53. The quadruple sort small piece folder headlines a new line of folders with a host of labor-saving, productivity enhancing features including automated, four-stack sorting capability. Worker productivity can be enhanced 10-12 percent with the vacuum laydown on its in-feed conveyor.

Another Lavafold series advancement is the 5-Star Vision scanning system. Three UV high resolution cameras provide the basis for a computerized surveillance system that automatically detects linen defects. Both this system and the Lavafold LFO 53 will be demonstrated at the Clean Show, as well as the new Double-UP™. The LavaPik UP-22 picker is a labor-saving automated machine that offers 20 percent more productivity with its identical-twin jaw.

The TT Ecodry 745G dryer will be prominently featured. Lavatec was honored with the Red Dot award at Product Design 2012 for the development of the TT Ecodry series, which represents the best in transfer batch technology for industrial laundry dryers. High quality design and superior state-of-the-art ergonomic and surface quality features are the hallmark for this series, which includes outstanding operational performance.

The LLT Vacfeed LowLine Feeder is a cost-effective, time-saving device. This multi-lane, two-, three- or four-feed station spreader-feeder is designed to accurately present large and small items to a flatwork ironer. The patented spread, transfer and lay system with vacuum allows for the quick and efficient processing of large linen items including sheets, duvet covers and tablecloths. Intelligent System Electronics control technology uses a touch screen interface to access 100 available programs.

The LLT Autoprep is the best selling sheet separator in the marketplace with over 300 installations in the U.S. Designed to automatically untangle batches of flatwork and present articles directly to feeding machine operators, it now comes standard with the DoubleUP™ - LavaPik UP-22, a twin jaw picker that increases productivity and can yield approximately 1400 sheets per hour, says Tom Washbrook, Vice President of Operations for Lavatec Laundry Technology.

Washbrook said Clean Show visitors should check out the line of side loading washer extractors, including the LLT Lavatex side-loader on display. Benefits include an air bag suspension system, open pocket or partitioned stainless steel cylinders, heavy duty construction with rugged shaft and bearing assembly and an inverter drive system.

“Our side loading washer extractors are suitable for any type of laundry operation, especially those with labor-saving overhead chutes or sling-loading systems. They are extremely durable and built to last while offering dependable performance,” said Washbrook, who indicated a 480-lb. washer and two dryers – one at 450 lbs., the other at 175 lbs. – will also be on display in the booth.

About Lavatec Laundry Technology, Inc.
Delivering dependable commercial laundry equipment engineered for higher returns throughout their lifecycles has been the Lavatec Laundry Technology (LLT) mantra for nearly three decades. Some Lavatec-manufactured equipment has been on the job for more than a Quarter Century. A rarity among manufacturers of continuous tunnel washers, Lavatec LT offers center transfer, bottom transfer and double-drum construction options, plus a full range of readily integrated, end-to-end laundry system components: washer extractors, extraction presses, centrifuges, dryers, conveyor systems, pickers, feeders, ironers and folders. Simple design, durable construction, user-friendly operation and low maintenance are hallmarks of Lavatec LT machines. A global leader with equipment in laundry operations throughout Europe, the Far East, South and North America, in the United States alone, over 6,000 Lavatec Laundry Technology machines are in place. For additional information, visit