Contact: Bob Wolff
The Drucker Group

Lavatec Laundry Technology’s new Double-UP™ keeps pace with today’s spreader feeders

Beacon Falls, CT – June 19, 2013 – Labor-saving automated picking machines have been a boon to high-volume commercial laundries since they were first introduced. High-production spreader-feeders have raised the bar on throughput, however, causing some operators to look beyond current picker options.

Tomorrow, Lavatec Laundry Technology, Inc. (LLT) is introducing Double-UP™ - the new LavaPik UP-22 picker with double jaw grip – and will have on display in booth 3221 at Clean 2013, the three-day show being held June 20-22 at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Double-UP allows for 20% more picking productivity with its identical-twin jaws coming up full on nearly every stroke without missing a beat.

Recent comparative tests prove its capability. A single jaw machine and Double-UP twin-jaw technology took on two cakes of identical weight sheets. The Double-UP picker finished in 10 minutes and 20 seconds, nearly two full minutes sooner than the single jaw at 12 minutes and 18 seconds. The Double-UP moved every piece of linen with just 113 strokes, nearly 25% fewer than the single jaw’s 150 strokes.

“Productivity and efficiency are critical throughout laundry operations,” observes Mark Thrasher, owner and President of LLT. “Our new LavaPik UP-22 picker further emphasizes the full range of capabilities we bring to the marketplace at every step in the laundering process.”

For more details on the LavaPik UP-22, as well as Lavatec’s full line of tunnel washers, extractors, dryers, ironers, folders and other products, visit the booth or the web site at

Double-UP™, the new twin-grip LavaPik UP-22 picker from Lavatec Laundry Technology (LLT), delivers 20% more productivity than current single-jaw picking machines.

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