Richard Jay stocks the largest range of commercial and industrial laundry machinery in Australia.
Commercial equipment capacity ranges from 6 to 15kg while industrial equipment capacity extends up to 110kg, both with options for space-saving stack washer / dryer or dryer / dryer configurations.
As every commercial and industrial laundry room has specific operational requirements, our experienced laundry consultant team will assess your laundry needs and recommend a solution to best suit your site.
Given the scarcity of water in Australia, we are committed to only offering front load washers, which are significantly more water efficient than top load alternatives. Top load washers use twice the amount of detergent and have a very low water extraction rating, increasing energy costs.
Front load washer mechanical action also cleans better than the top load agitation, whereas top load washers use mechanical gearboxes, which are generally high maintenance.
We hold one of the largest spare parts inventories in Australia, with common parts in stock and available on our service vehicles. If you require a service or spare parts, log a request through our website or email email@example.com
Hard mount washers don’t have suspensions, making them cheaper to purchase; however, they also require a 200mm concrete plinth on ground level at installation, and extract less water in the final extraction.
As soft mount washers have suspensions, they cost more to purchase and can be installed on any surface that can hold the weight of the appliance and load with water. The final extraction is also higher, reducing drying times and lowering energy usage. For more detailed information, read our blog.
A pedestal is a metal base that lifts the washer / dryer to achieve a more ergonomic height for loading and offloading. For industrial washers equipped with gravity drain valves, this helps to provide better fall for drainage.
Accelerometers manage vibration and maximise extraction during the final spin, minimising dry times & preventing machine damage caused by poor loading. They are included in all of our LG Commercial and Electrolux Professional 450G Industrial Washers.
Commercial washers all use drain pumps for simple installation, eliminating major plumbing costs. These pump water out at a rate of 22 to 30 Litres per minute; however, the drain pump filter requires regular cleaning.
Drain valve washers are the alternative, a feature found only in industrial washers. Drain valve washers drain water via a 50 to 110 mm gravity valve, which generally requires washers to be raised and increases plumbing costs; however, they are also less maintenance, requiring no cleaning as they don’t have a filter, and efficient, draining at a rate of 160 to 400 Litres per minute.
Internal heating is essential on sites like hotels and hospitals where wash quality is essential and multiple loads of washing are mixed together. In these on-premise laundries, heating is key to meeting Australian standards for thermal disinfection and improving wash quality.
If you aren’t mixing multiple loads, or if wash quality isn’t a priority – for example, in student accommodation and caravan parks – internal heating isn’t necessary.
Older dryer designs use radial airflow because it’s cheaper to build; however, the design allows hot air to skirt around the unsealed basket, resulting in energy wastage. In contrast, axial airflow uses an airtight design which prevents skirting and saves 0.2 kW per Litre of evaporation – a significant difference in high usage environments. For example, a WS6-20 with TD6-30 will save 64,800 kW over 30,000 cycles.
Older dryers use time and heat as the control method; however, users often leave the machine running for far longer than necessary, wasting energy and damaging the items being dried. Residual Moisture Control stops when items are dry or ready for ironing.
Linen requires a certain moisture content for processing through a flatwork ironer. If over-dried, linen needs to be dampened and often processed multiple times. However, if the dryer is stopped at the ideal RMC, linen needs only be processed once, saving time and prolonging linen life.
A reversing dryer prevents large items from “balling” or “knotting”, saving time that would otherwise be spent untangling laundry during the drying process. It also improves dry time by 7 to 10 minutes, saving energy and reducing garment wear and tear.