Finishing & Ironing Systems for Industrial Laundries

Working in concert, our Girbau Industrial finishing products ensure excellent results using considerably less labor and energy. Engineered to work seamlessly together, these industrial laundry feeders, ironers, folders and stackers not only offer unmatched programmability, they catapult productivity!

Industrial Laundry Feeders

Our Girbau Industrial laundry feeders simplify the task of feeding linens into a corresponding ironer. At CG West, we offer a full line of feeders ranging from manual to automatic.

Automatic Feeder: DRF

Offering unrivaled productivity, flexibility, programmability and quality, the DRF Spreader Feeder seamlessly and automatically straightens and feeds more than 1,200 large-sized items per hour into any height flatwork ironer. It accommodates one to four operators and one or two lanes simultaneously. The DRF, Girbau Industrial's most technologically advanced feeder, is quickly convertible to handle both large-, medium- and small-piece goods, making it highly desirable for high-volume laundries handling a variety of items.

Automatic Feeder LITE: DRF-LITE

Capable of feeding 650 pieces per hour from one lane, the DRF-LITE offers two or three operator stations for feeding standard sized linens, including manual direct feed of small dimension goods. Designed for high-volume feeding of standard-sized linens, the DRF-LITE spreader feeder is the same size as the DRF, but offers fewer options. The DRF-LITE, which is easy to operate and adjust, is also simple to maintain.

Manual Feeder: DRM

The DRM quickly dresses, flattens and feeds wet items – napkins, tablecloths, sheets and pillowcases – into a corresponding ironer. The result is significantly improved productivity and quality over hand feeding. This industrial feeder, designed to save space without sacrificing production, is considerably smaller than other feeders on the market. That's why the DRM is a sensible choice for operations with limited space and a need for high-volume finishing.

Flatwork Ironers

Flexible, productive and delivering a superior linen finish, our Girbau Industrial ironers are work perfectly with most feeders and stackers on the market. Bolstering productivity, they finish items without dryer conditioning, which saves time and natural gas. Equipped with highly programmable controls, our industrial ironers offer unrivaled flexibility to meet the ironing needs of any application.

PC 120 Flatwork Ironer

It's our most advanced industrial ironer! Available in 118-, 130- or 138-inch finishing widths with up to three, 48-inch diameter rolls, the PC-120 Chest Ironer finishes up to 164 feet of linen per minute. This industrial ironer boasts up to 93 percent efficiency and is available in natural gas, steam or thermal fluid heat.

Flexible Control – Delivering superior performance and flexibility, its advanced Inteli Control offers unrivaled programmability – and the ability to finish a variety of item types and sizes.

High-quality Finish – The ironer's rigid chest features a perfectly polished ironing surface and large flow passages. Moreover, the PC-120 Ironer maintains appropriate ironing pressure across the entire bed because of the flexibility of the Nomex padding and the padding compression capacity of the SPRINGPRESS springs. As padding wears naturally, the pressure remains consistent across the ironing bed, which produces a consistent and high-quality finish with every pass. As linens pass through the ironer, AutoSpeed® adjusts ironing speed and temperature according to fabric type and moisture content—eliminating temperature fluctuations, assuring consistent, quality finishing and even drying.

Steam, Thermal Fluid, Natural Gas – The PC-120 steam and thermal fluid ironers work just like the natural gas model, except they require external heat sources. The natural gas model has an internal boiler, while the steam and thermal fluid models require an external steam system or oil heater. All three models deliver a consistent, high-quality finish and feature the same features and programmability.

PC-80 Flatwork Ironer

The PC-80—available in 118-, 130- and 138-inch finishing widths – features up to three 32-inch diameter rolls, delivers up to 93 percent energy-efficiency, produces ironing speeds reaching 147 ft./min, and offers optional GHelp remote diagnostics. Models are available in natural gas, thermal oil or steam. The PC-80 features a rigid chest with a mirror-polished surface and large flow channels for consistent and even heat circulation. Engineered for years of trouble-free operation and backed by a comprehensive warranty, the PC-80 boasts the PLC touch-screen Inteli Control, offering 100 custom programs to meet item-specific ironing requirements. The Inteli provides total control over ironing speed, bed temperature, AutoSpeed® and optional pneumatic Pressure Control. In gas models, the Inteli also provides an exhaust analysis to ensure optimal combustion of the burner. Equipped with the exclusive AutoSpeed® system, the PC-80 produces one-pass finishing without dryer conditioning—boosting productivity and reducing linen wear. As linens pass through the ironer, AutoSpeed® adjusts ironing speed and temperature according to fabric type and moisture content. This feature eliminates temperature fluctuations, assuring consistent, quality finishing and even drying.

Flatwork Folders

We offer a full line of flatwork folders to meet the varying production needs of our industrial laundry clients.

FL-King Flatwork Folder

This industrial flatwork folder, engineered to accommodate large items, features a multi-position feeding belt and is adaptable to work in concert with any ironer on the market. With adjustable speed control, the FL-King Folder folds up to 164 feet per of linen per minute. It delivers up to three primary folds and three cross folds using one, two or four lanes. Using air-jet technology, the FL-King offers an advanced touch-screen control, multi-program operation, and quality components for consistent, quality folding. With 20 program options to fit specific folding requirements, the control seamlessly and communicates with feeders and ironers. To facilitate optimum productivity, the control features management capabilities including reporting on item/program counts and overall operating time.

FL-SMART Flatwork Folder

The FL-SMART automatically folds a variety of items, including sheets, tablecloths, napkins and pillowcases – offering multi-program operation with 20 program options to fit specific folding requirements. Adaptable to any ironer on the market – no matter the manufacturer or roll diameter, it features an adjustable speed control and can process up to 164 feet of linen per minute. It can be used in sync with a rotary stacker or a drop stacker.

FL-LITE Flatwork Folder

The FL-LITE quickly folds a variety of items, including sheets, pillowcases, tablecloths and napkins. It performs up to two primary folds on one or two equal lanes and cross folds on one middle lane, with an optional third primary fold. This folder, which works with or without a stacker, delivers standard folding quality with the first cross fold being adaptable in thickness.

Dry-Good Folders & Garment Folders

FT-MAXI

This industrial dry-goods folder – which sorts, folds and stacks up to four differently sized items (up to 47.2 x 92.5 inches), is engineered for productivity. Processing up to 1,200 dry-good items per hour, the FT-MAXI eliminates laundry pre-sorting and associated labor hours. Rather, a variety of dried items can be fed into the machine one after another – where they are automatically folded according to a pre-programmed fold specification, sorted and stacked. This allows laundries to wash and dry different items – such as hospital gowns, towels and bath mats – in one load. With the FT-MAXI, laundries improve productivity and operate more efficiently. The FT-MAXI can eliminate the need for up to two operators!

Inteli Control – The FT-MAXI Inteli Control features a graphic display and total control over the folding, sorting and stacking of up to 19 items. Each of the programmed items can be folded according to a variety of specifications, including primary- and cross-fold options. Additionally, the Inteli Control features adjustable air blasts, by item and type of fold. This allows operators to control the power and duration of the air blasts used in creating primary and secondary folds based on the size and weight of each item. Finally, the Control allows users to select the number of stacks needed – from one to four – and the FT-MAXI stacks items according to their dimensions. Completed stacks are automatically advanced onto the conveyor system. The Inteli Control features:

  • Graphic display
  • Programmability for up to 19 different items
  • Fold type – primary and secondary
  • Adjustable air-blast power and duration
  • Three to four sorts/stacks

FT-Poly

Girbau Industrial's FT-POLY Folder automatically sorts, folds and stacks a variety of dry goods, including towels, table linens, napkins, bath mats, hospital gowns, airline blankets and small flat articles. Designed to save labor and boost production, the FT-POLY eliminates dry good pre-sorting for superior productivity! It folds up to 1,000 dry good items per hour, or 1,200 with a direct feeding table. Easy to program and operate, the FT-POLY will sort, fold and stack four differently sized items ranging from 7.08 x 9.2 and 16.4 x 22.8 inches in size.

Programmable Control – The FT-POLY's microprocessor's graphic display offers total control over the folding, sorting and stacking of different items. Each of the programmed items can be folded according to a variety of specifications, including primary- and cross-fold options. Finally, the control allows users to select the number of stacks needed, and stacks items according to their dimensions. Once folded and stacked, stacks are leveled, pressed and expelled.

FT-Vest

The most multi-dimensional Girbau Industrial folder, it automatically sorts, folds and stacks garments, towels, table linens, napkins, bath mats, hospital gowns and airline blankets. Designed to save labor and boost production, the FT-VEST eliminates pre-sorting for superior productivity! The FT-VEST folds up to 800 pieces per hour, or 1,200 by inserting towels on an additional table (optional). Easy to program and operate, the FT-VEST will sort, fold and stack four differently sized items ranging from 7.08 x 9.2 and 16.4 x 22.8 inches in size.

Programmability – Offering unrivaled flexibility it's programmable to create primary and secondary folds. The folding table, which automatically adjusts to the width of the items, uses four mechanical folding flaps and a vacuum system for precise folding. The width and type of folds are automatically adjusted according to the dimensions of the article, and the number of flaps, widths, calibrations and folds are programmable. Once folded and stacked, the items are deposited on lifting trays, where the stacks are neatly leveled, pressed and expelled. The folding table is 59.05 inches in length.

Industrial Stackers

Girbau Industrial offers a variety of stacking equipment to fit your operation's individual needs. Each Stacker, backed by a limited two-year manufacturer's warranty, is simple to use and works seamlessly with Girbau FL-Series Industrial Folders.

Girbau Industrial Folders are designed to work in concert with the Stackers listed below. FL-Series Folders with model numbers ending in 2P require the ROT, ROT 2, or no stacker. Model numbers ending in 3P require the VOL, VOL 2, AP-LITE or no stacker.

ROT Stacker

A highly versatile and economic rotary stacker, the ROT performs the final cross-fold when working in concert with a compact folder. An exclusive clamp design ensures exceptionally finished stacks. The ROT works by making the third cross-fold, stacking the items in a predetermined quantity, and delivering the stacks using a conveyor. Once the predetermined number of pieces is obtained, the conveyor moves forward. When connected to a Folder, the ROT is programmed via the Folder Control. The ROT stacker keeps pace with its corresponding Folder – processing the same number of items per hour, and generally stacks of 10. The ROT offers superior safety features, including side covers, transparent guards and an emergency stop.

ROT-2

This double-rotary stacker is identical to the ROT Stacker except it offers double stacking that automatically selects articles according to size.

VOL

The VOL drop stacker features an effective flap system and an upper belt for exceptional stacking quality. The VOL, which can be adapted to work in concert with a compact folder, stacks items according to the initially selected quantity, and then discharges the stacks onto a delivery conveyor. The VOL offers optimal protection for operators thanks to side covers, transparent guards and an emergency stop. The VOL keeps pace with its corresponding Folder—processing the same number of items per hour.

VOL-2

A double-flap drop stacker, the VOL-2 offers the same features as the VOL, but delivers double stacking and automatic article selection according to size.

AP-LITE

The AP-LITE, which is specifically designed to work with the FL-LITE Folder, stacks items according to the initially selected quantity and number of items per stack. It then discharges the stacks onto a delivery conveyor. Once connected to the Folder, the AP-LITE is programmed via the Folder Control. The AP-LITE stacker keeps pace with the FL-LITE Folder and can process up to 100 stacks of 10 per hour (1,000 items).