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Poseidon Textile Care Systems® introduces new Poseidon Dryer for wetcleaned items

June 2017 | Download Story

Troy, Mich.— “It’s like no other dryer on the market and it’s specifically engineered for completely drying wetcleaned items,” said co-owner Jeff Quail, Poseidon Textile Care Systems® (Poseidon). “It precisely and gently removes the residual moisture of even the most delicate fabrics.” Engineered to safely and quickly dry wetcleaned items with minimal or no shrinkage and wrinkling, the Poseidon Dryer delivers unrivaled programmability, efficiency, durability and fabric-friendly moisture-sensing technology. Smart construction keeps heat inside the dryer – ensuring a cool work environment, shorter dry times and lower energy bills, according to Quail.

The new Poseidon Dryer – available in 9.2 cu.ft., 12 cu.ft., 16.2 cu.ft., and 23.3 cu.ft. capacities, and electric, natural gas and steam models – features programmable drum rotation, moisture sensing, timed reversing, automatic cool-down, and much more. It eliminates air drying for bolstered productivity and unrivaled results, according to Quail. The new Poseidon Dryer line works in concert with highperformance Poseidon Wetcleaning Machines and Flatwork Ironers.

Now, a wide array of items and fabrics can be safely wetcleaned and fully dried, including dress shirts, wedding dresses, tailored suits, sweaters, skirts, silks, knits, wool, cotton, Gortex, polyester, linen, cashmere and camel hair. “All items move straight from dryer to finisher without any air drying.” said Quail.

“Each step of the dry cycle relies on moisture sensors (or time) to automatically advance the dryer to the next step,” he said. “Once a pre-set moisture level is met, the Poseidon Dryer enters cool-down.” Oven temperature, drum temperature, drum speed, reversing on/off sequence, and moisture levels are all set up based on the characteristics of the textiles being processed.

The dryer’s Inteli Control simplifies programming and operation and allows activation of the PRO MODE or EASY USE MODE. A system of icons is easy to follow and the display illuminates cycle status, temperature and time remaining. There are 10 pre-set programs and 40 customizable programs. Inteli offers PRO MODE programming by phase for a fully customized drying process. In this way, fabricare and drycleaning operations can precisely control drying temperature, drying time, drum-rotation speed and interval, timed reversing, and moisture level for wrinkle- and shrinkage-free results. The Inteli also offers pre-set timed programs for regular drying. Operators simply load, select a program number and press start. When settings must be tweaked in midcycle, the Inteli allows operators to manually change rotation speed, temperature, time, and moisture settings on the fly. Three EASY USE operating modes – ECO, Soft and ½ – are used for drying comforters, jeans, sheets, blankets and towels. The ECO mode automatically adjusts heating parameters for heightened energy-efficiency; the Soft mode automatically adjusts drum movement and temperature for a soft and gentle drying process; and the ½ mode is in place for reduced loads. It automatically reduces drying time for maximized efficiency.

By combining radial and axial airflow technologies, Poseidon Dryers enhance airflow penetration between garments – ensuring shorter cycle times and optimum drying results. Trans Flow pushes heated air through drum perforations from the back of the dryer to the front. It recirculates hot air through the drum again for the ultimate in efficiency. Poseidon Dryers trap heat inside the dryer with a double-glazed dual-pane door system. The dryer optimizes heat energy – getting the dryer up to set temperatures extremely quickly – and then keeps that heat energy inside where it belongs. No leakage of heated air ensures a more pleasant work environment, along with lower utility costs.

Engineered for drying the most delicate items, the Poseidon Dryer also incorporates a programmable temperature sensor at the airflow inlet and outlet. The input temperature sensor is programmable in increments of 1°C up to 200°C or 392°F. The output temperature sensor is programmable in increments of 1° up to 90°C or 194°F. The dual temperature sensor system continuously monitors temperatures and allows total control over cooling speed.

Additionally, a moisture control system prevents linen from over drying and timed reversing ensures no load tangling. Sensors automatically stop the dryer once a pre-set moisture level is reached inside the dryer drum. The moisture control system eliminates operator error, improves productivity and prevents fabric damage and shrinkage. Poseidon Dryers offer programmable timed reversing, which allows fabricare and drycleaning operations to determine how long the drum turns right and left.

Activated in manual or automatic mode, the dryer’s Speed Control function controls drum rotation speed, which impacts fabric wear and shrinkage. In automatic mode, drum rotation speed can be adjusted to suit the residual moisture content of the linen. In manual mode, drum rotation speed can be varied with the cycle activated. Temperature and drying time can also be changed while the dryer is operating.

In the event a load is left inside the dryer drum once the cycle is complete, the system automatically activates suctioning and rotates the drum to prevent wrinkling. After the end of a program, automatic cool-down initiates. This keeps the contents of the dryer at a safe temperature and helps prevent combustion. Finally, Poseidon’s SmoothTouch Drum reduces friction and fabric wear. While some dryers feature perforated drums with sharp edges – which can be rough on fabric – Poseidon’s SmoothTouch Drum is machine stamped for unrivaled smoothness. It’s constructed of durable AISI 430 stainless steel.

Poseidon Wetcleaning Dryers feature large door openings for simple loading and unloading; a largecapacity filter for quick cleaning; and an easily accessed drive belt for simplified maintenance. Constructed to withstand the rigors of constant use, the dryers feature a 304L stainless steel drum for unrivaled strength.

To discover more about Poseidon Textile Care Systems, backed by industry-leading warranties, contact or, or visit their website.

The Poseidon Textile Care System – delivering an environmentally safe and non-toxic alternative to drycleaning – offers superior results, efficiency and productivity. Poseidon products, which safely wetclean, iron and dry even the most delicate fabrics, are manufactured in an environmentally friendly manner and often qualify for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) credits.