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Westinghouse Drycleaning System


Published by Westinghouse in 1976-- Brochure and spec sheet for the 1976 Westinghouse Drycleaning System.

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Westinghouse Drycleaning System
Published in 1976

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Professional Drycleaner

A complete drycleaning system with TOTAL FLEXIBILITY.

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Versa-Kleen II professional drycleaner using Valclene" has easy to operate out-front controls with infinite cycle range.

Two programmed cycles-plus a manual option-provide an amazing versatility in cycle segments. REGULAR Cycle cleans most loads in 20 minutes. DELICATE Cycle cleans most loads in 12 minutes. MANUAL operation permits any combination of cycle segments. Extended Dry Timer allows for semi-automatic programming of up to 10 minutes more of drying time in either cycle.

As a result, you get absolute control for each cleaning load ... with better, brighter, cleaner looking clothes. And that makes your customers happy... brings them back for more. The VK-II Professional drycleaner. A very profitable idea.

Specifications

Weight: Crated 1500 lbs.; Uncrated 1200 lbs.

Finish: Cabinet exterior Epon primer coat, Acrylic finish coat. Tub and basket are vitreous enamel. Cross-linked polyethylene solvent storage tank, stainless steel lint basket, condenser housing, heater housing, and clothes chute.

Time Cycle: Programmed Cycle: REGULAR setting variable; DELICATE setting variable; MANUAL operation: permits any combination of cycle segments. Extended Dry Timer allows for semi-automatic programming of up to 10 minutes more drying time in either cycle. Audible signal indicates end of cycle.

Capacity: Up to 12 pounds dry weight.

Power: 120/240V, single phase, 3 wire, 60 Hz, 30 amp. slow blow breaker. For 210/208V single phase operation, booster transformer must be used (available through your distributor).

Safety Codes: UL listed.

Color Availability: Bittersweet FDP1002S2.

Drive Motor: 240V, 60 Hz, 2-speed, 1/3/1 HP. Basket speed Wash 51 RPM reversing; basket speed Spin 470 RPM.

Blower Motor: 1/6 HP, 240V, 60 Hz, 3000 RPM, self-cooling.

Heating Element: 2200 Watts at 240V.

Pump Motor and Pump Assembly: 1/4 HP, 3450 RPM, 120V, 60 Hz.

Refrigeration System: 1-1/2 HP condensing unit, 240V, 60 Hz, with dual evaporator system, controlled with electrically operated flow valves. High capacity cooling for low temperature drying cycle maintains solvent in storage tank at 80 F.

Filters: Two Westinghouse Cartridge Filters. Automatic backwash each load.

Storage Tank: 35 gallons.

Solvent: VALCLENEâ…ť SDC drycleaning fluid.

Warranty: Includes 90-day parts warranty from date of installation on the complete drycleaner, with additional nine months on the drive, pump, blower motors and fhe refrigeration system, as specified in the White-Westinghouse warranty packed with each machine.

VALCLENE is a registered DuPont trademark for drycleaning fluid.

Check these outstanding features:

Pre-assembled unit can be installed in minimum floor space. Needs no water connections ... just 240 volt electrical power, a small vent, and you're ready to go. Also comes equipped with connections for easy installation of still, if desired.

Plus features!

- Baked acrylic finish resists scuffs and mars, keeps its new look longer.

- Almost all maintenance is performed in the back. Rear door provides easy access.

- Connections are arranged for simple installation of an accessory still, if desired.

- Filter solvent reclaimer reduces fluid loss to minimum when filters are being changed-a great cost savings.

- Special vapor isolation valves keep system closed to prevent loss. Other features to maintain high fluid levels include: high extract speed, an expansion chamber that permits low operating pressure and minimizes exposure to high pressure leaks.

- Sight glass and pressure gauge positioned for easy viewing.

- Cross-linked polyethylene corrosion-proof tank designed for better storage of Valclene solvent.

- Pre-filter sump keeps non-soluble materials or small loose items from going through the system.

- When the door is opened, an air curtain across the door and isolation valves prevent vapors from escaping the tub.

- Door is double lip sealed, locks automatically to prevent access to machine while in operation.

- Deep dish door glass keeps clothes in basket and away from door.

- Reverse action reduces tangling of clothes, helps clean, brighten, and hold their shape.

- Patented backwash provides longer filter life, better fluid condition.

- Cleans up to 2400 pounds-that's 200 12-pound loads-without changing the filters, another economy feature. Convenient load counter helps you keep track. Manual filter switch allows solvent to be filtered when machine is not in use.

- Lower drying temperature for greater garment safety. Valclene SDC drycleaning fluid also permits cleaning of a wider range of fabrics, constructions and trims. No need to remove buttons, most trims and decorations. Extended Dry Timer allows up to 10 minutes more drying time in either cycle.

- Delicate Cycle admits continuous flow of filtered solvent through delicate garment, but restricts basket rotation to three seconds each thirty seconds.

Valclene SDC Drycleaning Solvent is superior!

Nearly 400 swatch towels were analyzed during a 550 load test series. These pre-soiled swatches on towels were cleaned with regular loads in controlled machine tests. Independent laboratory analysis of the swatches established the superiority of Valclene SDC over the other leading solvents in rug soil removal, cotton-polyester redeposition, and cotton redeposition.


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