The new commercial laundry machines from Miele are able to reprocess entire sets of the personal protective gear worn by fire-fighters: not only multi-ply jackets and trousers but also helmets, gloves and heavy-duty belts. All models are available under the title 'The New Benchmark Machines' and guarantee increased safety in readiness for the next emergency call – if required even with digital assistance. And there are also right-sized dryers to match the washing machines from this model series, with load capacities of between 12 kg and 20 kg.
Which washing machines are running? When will they be finished? How high is consumption? Answers to questions such as these are provided live by the Miele MOVE portal. The platform for PCs and mobile devices is a digital solution which simplifies a multitude of processes. Initially, Miele MOVE will be available for the new Benchmark Machines, Miele's latest generation of laundry machines.
Hazardous substances to which fire-fighters are exposed via their protective clothing can cause lasting and serious damage. These include smoke, diesel fumes and asbestos, which is provably carcinogenic, as well as toxic chemical residues. Help is now at hand in the form of barrier washing machines with two doors, allowing loading and uploading in separate rooms and preventing any redeposition of soil on textiles. Miele now offers three models in different sizes – particularly designed to rise to the challenges of fire brigades and rescue services.
To gently dry the protective equipment used by fire-fighters, many manufacturers recommend drying cabinets - both for drying operational jackets and trousers which are suitable for drying, but especially for utensils made from materials which may suffer damage in a tumble dryer. This includes, for example, boots, gloves, belts, wetsuits and cut-proof trousers. Miele is therefore now offering drying cabinets in two sizes and, consequently, a complete portfolio for reprocessing personal equipment from one single source.
Miele offers fire services a safe and simple method of reprocessing breathing apparatus in a special-purpose washer: The PG 8063 'Safety' washes breathing masks and air regulators hygienically using multiple intakes of fresh water and by providing all materials a secure hold in new special baskets. This machine-based approach saves breathing apparatus managers lots of time and effort. It also reduces the risk of physical contact with contaminants.
After each call-out, respiratory equipment must be hygienically reprocessed – in addition to masks and regulators, this also includes compressed air cylinders and carrier frames for compressed air bottles. Depending on the requirements and available space at the fire station, Miele now offers suitable solutions for this application: from compact washers to a medium-sized model and a large-capacity washer. For the first time, the two largest units can even clean compressed air cylinders and their carrier frames at the same time.