Vis•TexWater / Energy Saver System

Gurtler’s expertise and knowledge can help you save thousands of dollars annually on water and energy usage.

Water, Energy and Chemistry are the three most important factors in achieving quality in your laundry operation. Gurtler is uniquely positioned to evaluate how these factors interact and how to achieve maximum optimization. Our water reuse and energy reclaim technology for tunnels has been proven to maximize savings with no change in quality. You can count on our expertise and experience, and because you depend on our performance and service month after month, we will assure you that our Vis-Tex Water/Energy Saver System will exceed your expectations.


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Vis•Tex Silver Water/Energy Saver System

The Silver system re-directs all of the press water to the rinse zone. Water use and re-use of water is optimized by adjusting all of the water flows throughout the tunnel. In all cases, Silver, Gold and Platinum systems, it is presumed that the laundry has a basic sewer heat exchange system.

Water Savings Between 0.3 gal/lb and 0.7 gal/lb, depending on tunnel size and typical soil levels. Flow provides flush water in the range of 130 ̊F to 140 ̊F.

Natural Gas Savings Increase of 10 ̊F in the extractor delivers up to 3% natural gas savings in the dryers.

Chemistry Savings Repeated contact of the same chemistry with linen in two zones saves on chemical usage. Quality For non-healthcare linens the warm flush zone improves stain and soil removal performance.

Quality For non-healthcare linens the warm flush zone improves stain and soil removal performance.


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Vis•Tex Gold Water/Energy Saver System

All the features of the Silver system with the addition of a single tube-in-shell heat exchanger (HEX). The HEX is installed with one of two options: (a) the HEX cools down water for the flush function in healthcare applications; or (b) for non-healthcare applications the HEX is plumbed to the exiting sewer water. Both options reclaim additional energy for enhanced savings in energy usage.

Water Savings Between 0.3 gal/lb and 0.7 gal/lb, depending on tunnel size and typical soil levels.

Natural Gas Savings With the extract/press temperature approaching 140 ̊F, savings of up to 10% is achieved in the dryers due to more efficient extraction. In the tunnel, up to 30% savings for (a) healthcare applications and 40% in (b) non-healthcare applications is achieved in water heating energy.

Chemistry Savings Repeated contact of the same chemistry with linen in two zones saves on chemical usage.

Quality For non-healthcare linens the warm flush zone improves stain and soil removal performance. In both applications the hotter rinse water reduces soil re-deposition and improves whiteness.


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Vis•Tex Platinum Water/Energy Saver System

All the features of the Silver and Gold systems with the additional flexibility to perform both (a) healthcare and (b) non-healthcare flow patterns, depending on the soil category entering the tunnel.

Water Savings Between 0.3 gal/lb and 0.7 gal/lb, depending on tunnel size and typical soil levels.

Natural Gas Savings With the extract/press temperature approaching 140 ̊F, savings of up to 10% is achieved in the dryers due to more efficient extraction. In the tunnel up to 40% savings are realized in water heating energy.

Chemistry Savings Repeated contact of the same chemistry with linen in two zones saves on chemical usage.

Quality The flexibility of the Platinum system delivers a safeguard against protein stains as well as the more aggressive up-front washing for other classifications. In both flow types the hotter rinse water reduces soil re-deposition and improves whiteness.