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Girbau Industrial unleashes new 200-pound open-pocket dryer

March 2017 | Download Article
Girbau Industrial unleashes new 200-pound open-pocket dryer

Oshkosh, Wis.— The new Girbau Industrial (GI) GT-200 Drying Tumbler is engineered with quality components, easy-to-use programmable controls and a multitude of features that dramatically increase laundry production and energy-efficiency. Properly balanced airflow, heat input and basket volume allows maximum production when matched with GI soft-mount HS-6 Series Washers. Providing 200 pounds of drying capacity, and available in steam and natural gas models, the GT-200 quickly and efficiently dries large loads.

The GT-200 offers the optional Integrated Sprinkler System (ISS) fire sensing and extinguishing system, standard reversing, Linen Life Extension (LLE) moisture sensing, and an extended tumble option. These features not only ensure fewer wrinkles and eliminate over-drying, they simplify dryer operation, extend linen life, and thwart dryer fires before they get out of control.

Durability characterizes the GT-200. The tumbler features a galvanized pre-coated cylinder; embossed steel front, side and top panels coated with electrostatically applied, baked-on paint for superior bonding and corrosion resistance; a heavy-duty rubber door gasket; lowmaintenance operation; and durable kick-plates and cart bumpers to protect from nicks and scrapes.

Ergonomic and easy to maintain, the GT-200 Dryer features a self-cleaning lint screen that supports maximum airflow and promotes quick, efficient drying.

Several key features contribute to heightened energy efficiency of the GT-200 Dryer, including a multiple burner heat system, which provides quick and stable temperature control. The dryer’s enclosed heat system improves efficiency and ensures a comfortable working environment for operators. Additionally, radiant heat from the dryer’s stove top is used to preheat intake air before entering the combustion chamber. This reduces energy costs and lowers drying time. The LLE moisture sensing system takes efficiency further, by eliminating costly over-drying. LLE cuts utility costs, improves throughput, lowers labor hours and extends linen life. The dryer’s advanced control, designed for flexibility and efficiency, offers 20 programmable cycles and multiple programmable cycle types, including time-dry, auto-dry or moisture sensing for the ultimate in drying technology and load management control.

The GT-200 Dryer is designed with radial airflow – a system that captures heated intake air and distributes it evenly throughout the entire drying cylinder. Radial airflow ensures maximum load separation for big loads and bulky items and utilizes the tumbler’s complete capacity for quick, even drying. As heated air is released from the top of the basket, linens, which are rotated from the bottom to the top of the basket, fall and separate throughout the entire cylinder. As linens fall and separate, heated air is pushed through and around the load – eliminating hot and/or damp spots in the load and expediting the drying process.

To find out more about the GI GT-200 Dryer, backed by an industry-leading 3-year manufacturer’s warranty, visit their website or call 800-256-1073.

One of three brands of Continental Girbau Inc., Girbau Industrial provides industrial laundry products to North American clients, including large-capacity washer-extractors and drying tumblers, high-volume flatwork ironers, continuous batch tunnel washing systems, presses, feeders, folders, stackers conveyor systems and related system machinery.

Continental Girbau Inc. is the largest of 15 subsidiaries of the Girbau Group, based in Vic, Spain. Girbau laundry products – marketed throughout 90 countries worldwide – meet rigorous environmental and safety standards established by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Girbau S.A. holds both ISO9001 and ISO14001 certifications. Ever focused on laundry efficiency, Continental Girbau is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGB), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that developed the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System. Visit Continental at or call 800-256-1073.