Over-Dry Prevention Technology (OPT)

Over-Dry Prevention Technology (OPT)

More than 75% of commercial laundry managers and distributors believe on premises laundry operators over-dry by more than eight minutes. So we created OPTimum Controls with OPT (Over-dry Prevention Technology). During the drying cycle, specialized sensors within the lifters, which are connected to the rotary transfer switch, determine the exact moment your linens are dry and discontinue the drying process. OPTimum provides pinpoint accuracy throughout the entire load, assuring less energy is used, utility costs are reduced, and productivity is increased. And because linens are no longer over-drying, the lifespan is improved. It's just part of our commitment to minimizing overall laundry operating costs through cutting-edge technology.
 

HOW IT WORKS


The wetter the load is, the more conductive it is. The conductivity (wetness) of the load is measured between maintenance-free, electrically isolated lifters and the cylinder wall within the commercial dryer. As the load dries, conductivity decreases. The conductivity signal of the load is transferred from the rotating cylinder to a rotary transfer switch located in the center of the dryer cylinder bulkhead. The switch, also maintenance-free, then transfers the signal to stationary wires. The wires transfer the signal to the control, which reads the moisture level of the load. Prior to beginning the load, a desired moisture content has been set by the on premises laundry operator. When that preset designation has been obtained, the control automatically stops the dryer, achieving the ideal amount of moisture removal.