Dunnewolt B.V. is known around the world for its advanced and reliable computer controlled sorting and handling systems for commercial and industrial laundries. Since its foundation in 1971 Dunnewolt has gained a worldwide reputation as the company that is ahead of its time. Since 2005 Dunnewolt is part of the Railtechniek van Herwijnen Group. Recently Dunnewolt has successfully installed a new D2 soil rail including a hoist and sorting system at the commercial laundry business of House With No Steps in Australia. House With No Steps is one of Australia’s leading disability service providers. They provide employment to over 500 people with a disability.
Dunnewolt specially designed the rail system taking into account the employees with a disability. Therefore, the sorting station is sunk into the ground to reach the right working height for the employees. Now the employees can easily sort the soiled linen. The underground rail system transports the sorted linen to the loading hoist. The hoist – with a height of 11 meters – automatically loads the bag container and lifts the linen to the washing machine. After unloading, the empty bag container automatically returns into the hoist. The D2 rail system includes 8 storage lines with a total capacity of approximately 6.000 kg, based on 100 bag units of 60 kg each.
The D2 soil rail and sorting station are controlled by a PLC system. The PLC system is equipped with a 15″ color TFT display with touchscreen and control boxes.