In December 2017 Jensen Group gathered together representatives from the international trade press publications for a conference in Brussels. The two-day event was organised and run by Jensen’s head of communications, Gerda Jank.
Laundry & Cleaning Today’s Mark Gleed and editor Fiona Henry attended the event. Here they share what they learnt about Jensen and pictures of the event and Jensen in action.
At the event Jensen talked us through their most recent innovations, many they had introduced or showcased at the last Texcare event in Frankfurt.
• The Jenroll Hybrid – their two-in-one ironing machine that combines a conventional deep chest section with a calendar section comprising of three steam heated cylinders. It allows laundries to iron flatwork at very high speeds, while maintaining a superior finishing quality without leaving tape marks in the linen. In addition, the Jenroll Hybrid reduces the wear and shrinkage of the linen with frictionless transport through the calendar section, gently applying heat to both sides of the linen by use of medium steam pressure.
• The Senking Centrifuge Z1300 plus – introduced to fill the gap where batches were too big for their Z1200 model and too small for the Z1400.
• The WR Dryers – in their words the most energy efficient dryers in the world with up to 15 per cent energy savings and up to 10 per cent higher evaporation capacity.
• The Jenfeed Express Plus – A three station fast feeder capable of 1,800 pieces per hour and able to handle all kinds of sheets including king size, and with cornerless feeding. Three operators can feed 600 pieces per hour.
The Jenfeed Express was developed for fast feeding of hospital sheets, bath blankets and thermal blankets with a focus on optimising the capacity per operator hour by ensuring optimum ergonomic working conditions at the feeder.
• The Jenway Conveyor – a freestanding unit for transport and storage of all types of stacked linen which can be tailor-made to meet a laundry’s specific needs.
Since the event, Jensen has also announced their exciting news that they’d acquired 30 per cent in Danish company Inwatec ApS, manufacturers of high-end heavy-duty laundry products with a core competence in the field of automation.
Jensen has a firm vision to automate all processes in the laundry and this investment in laundry robotics and AI (Artificial Intelligence) confirms and supports this vision.