Girbau collaborated with Lavandería Tecnológico del Uruguay in a project that allowed the Uruguayan company to have the first washing tunnel in the country. This collaboration has been an important technological leap for the country, since it allows the Uruguayan textile washing industry to make its way to the new innovations and technologies present in the market.
To this end, Girbau carried out comprehensive advice, from the collection of river waters to supporting the team of architects, to design the installation that it is today. All this has been a challenge for Girbau since, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the company has had to adapt and carry out much of the work remotely, through weekly online visits with architects and site managers to review all the progress.
Thus, with the installation of this Tunnel, TBS 50/12 HYGIEN, Lavandería Tecnológica del Uruguay, a newly created company, has been able to open its doors with a pioneering and avant-garde installation in technology and innovation, unique in the country, to offer its customers a quality of washing with a high standard of cleaning and disinfection according to the demand and current needs of the market. The TBS-50 washing system from Girbau includes all the equipment required for continuous washing, with the advantages of synchronization, programming and management that means working with equipment from a single supplier. This tunnel incorporates an integrated water recirculation and recycling system, which allows it to be used up to three times, which reduces water and energy consumption.
The transfer of the load is carried out through a central mouth by rotating the drum which avoids any risk of jamming. In addition, there are different sensors that continuously self-check, and allow to confirm that all the conditions for a correct transfer are being met. Another factor that stands out from this team is its flexibility. All tunnel modules are identical and can include water and chemical inlets, drains, pH and temperature probes. The flexibility of configuration of the process allows to have a washing tunnel that covers all the needs of the client, both present and future.
In the words of the management of LTU: "We are more than satisfied and we are very proud to be the first company in Uruguay to have a washing tunnel thus being able to provide a new horizon in the Uruguayan industrial laundry sector. The service provided by Girbau, its professionalism and constant advice throughout the process, as well as the quality and performance of the washing tunnel, will allow us to go one step further in our services and have a unique and strong offer to consolidate ourselves as a reference company in Uruguay.