Three types of barrier washersCross contamination can be a problem when you have to clean laundry in care homes or hospitals. But to combat this, a type of washing machine called a barrier washer can be used. Barrier washers can be fitted into a partition wall and have interlocking doors on each side of the washer so there is no possibility of cross contamination between ‘clean’ and ‘dirty’ areas.
Standard barrier washing machines avoid cross contamination whilst ensuring a reliable defence against bacteria and germs. Most models feature RABC devices which meet the EN14065 criteria for traceability of contaminated laundry.
Barrier side loading washers
Side loading barrier loaders are designed to minimise fatigue, so the strain of loading and unloading the machine is minimised. Like all barrier machines, protection and defence against cross contamination is the machine’s prime objective.
Pullman side loading barrier washers
The Pullman side loading mechanism on some types of barrier washers makes loading simple, whilst enabling them able to handle large loads, which improves wash performance.
Barrier washer models can carry loads in excess of 100kg, depending on the type of model you have, and boast low energy consumption figures. Their low water use, low chemical use and ability to use automatic dosing makes them a super-efficient hygienic washing machine.