- Automated troubleshooting
- Automated maintenance scheduling and prompts
- Alarm history
- Password Protected
- Maintenance history
- Automated over-temperature shut-down
- Lint filter monitoring
- Ethernet module
- External blower shaft
- Factory installed exhaust system
- External steam header
- External wiring
- Rear door safety shut-down
- Adjustable air louvers
- Patented “Simple Addition” modularity
- Infrared temp. control
- Pacer Production Management System
- Burner & Conveyor Interlocking System
- UL Listed Control Panel
As the leading innovators in tunnel finisher design and construction, Leonard Automatics, Inc., works hard to continually improve our products. It is our goal to provide you with equipment made from the highest quality materials and components so you can be assured the equipment you purchase will provide years of trouble-free service. Our most recent advancement is possibly our most significant. The new triple pass (patent pending) design increases heat within the tunnel, reduces energy consumption and produces a higher quality finish. And because our patented Simple Addition modularity allows your tunnel to grow as your business does, the Triple Pass could be the last tunnel you ever buy. Just like the rest of our tunnels, the VTP Series is constructed with stainless steel panels to provide the high level of corrosion resistance needed for continued operation in the extreme environment of an industrial laundry.
The finishing of a garment starts in the steam chamber. The design of our steam header creates a higher velocity of steam that carries more energy and achieves proper finishing temperature faster. The incorporation of an “S-Turn” causes the garments to fan open exposing their centers to direct steam injection. More steam heat is delivered to the garment resulting in better temperature rise without increasing floor space requirements. Steam tubes are configured to fully surround the garment with steam.
PLC Control System
Leonard Automatics is proud to feature the PLC Interface Control Center on the VTP Series of products. The touch screen allows for intuitive and straight forward access to all tunnel operational controls. Features include automated troubleshooting, maintenance schedules, alarm logs, PM schedule, runtime history and much more. Total tunnel control is now at your fingertips.
Shown is actual temperature data* taken from within a VTP-24 GH in full production. Probes recorded the air temperature above the garment (RED), the garment temperature inside the shirt pocket (GREEN) and inside the tail of the shirt (BLUE), and the air temperature 6 inches below the garment (BLACK). The temperature differential between the red and black lines shows that moisture is being removed through evaporation. As the four lines converge, the garment is dry and the finishing is complete. *Data reflects extracted pants being processed.