No more handling of filthy mats at innovative German laundry


The German company MEWA Hameln has existed more than 50 years, but the business idea is all up to date. MEWA delivers work wear, mats, cleaning cloths and towel rolls in a full-service solution to more than 11,800 companies.

Recently a group of five persons from the MEWA headquarters in Wiesbaden together technical staff from the production unit in Hameln visited Inwatec in search for a machine that can improve the mat production.

“10 years ago we had a mat unloader that could help us get the dirty mats separated for cleaning, but unfortunately it wasn’t fulfilling our expectations. It’s our hope that the Inwatec-version will do so,” Julia Gerner, Group leader at MEWA Textil-Management, explains of the visit.

All in all, no less than 76.000 floor mats pass through the production lines at MEWA Hameln every month, and now MEWA tries to minimize the burden of the initial handling.
“It is heavy and filthy work, and we would very much like to have it automated in a way that both betters the ergonomics for the employees as well as the efficiency of the production and the quality of the final product,” Project Engineer Julia Kamenezkaja ads.

“We see ourselves as an innovative business, and we always have eyes open for implementation of new technologies that can improve the processes in our production line. If it were possible – and make sense economically – we would consider making the entire mat line fully automated,” says Julia Kamenezkaja.

Facts about MEWA Hameln:
Founded in 1951
300 employees work at the Hameln site that manages a total of 11,800 companies and generates sales of 54.6 million.
117,200 workers wear professional clothing delivered from MEWA Hameln.
Each month, 4 million cleaning towels, 76,000 floor mats and 6,300 towel rolls are processed and distributed there.
Read more about MEWA here (external website)


Watch a short introduction about our mat unloader in this video. Get more details about the automatic mat unloader here.

How to connect the SiteManager – Tutorial

How to connect the SiteManager

  1. Locate the Secomea SiteManager inside the power cab
  2. Make sure the device is powered on (green LED)
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Invitation to Inwatec Exhibition at Schäfer Matten in September

Come and join us at our exhibition to visit one of the most automated and modern industrial laundries with a cycle of one ton of mats per hour, to see our innovative machines in action and to talk face-to-face to our team about our products and your laundry. 

 

When: 24 – 26th September 2013, 10:00 to 15:00 

Where: Laundry Schäfer Matten GmbH & Co. KG, Industriestraße 22, 82194 Gröbenzell, Germany

Just write us an email mail@inwatec.dk

Inwatec upgrades Berendsen laundry

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Our Inwatec engineers and programmers updated Berendsen´s existing roll machines with a modern control system. With our new system Berendsen´s mat rolling process is improved as the mats are rolled more stable and the sorting is enhanced. Another benefit is the easy maintenance and handling of the system. Berendsen is very with this solution!

Roll Machines ready to be shipped

Inwatec roll machines packedAfter testing the Inwatec Roll Machine for mats, Berendsen has now ordered 2 more machines. The machines will be shipped end of january.

Before we send the machines, we always test the performance with our test mats. We load the machines with our standard roll parameters. The customer can adjust these parameters, if they want tighter or looser rolled mats.

Our new packing machine for rolled mats is ready

Increase your efficiency and logistics with our new packing machine:

  • Mats with the same size or with the same RFID-Chip are sorted automatically to the corresponding trolley.
  • No time-consuming manual packing of mats is necessary anymore.
  • The machine can be easily added to the mat rolling machine.

Please find more information under products on our homepage or contact us directly if you have any questions.

Installing our new Buffer Conveyor in a laundry in Germany

With the Buffer Conveyor you can easily improve the transportation and handling of rolled mats in your company.

  • It is attached to the Roll Machine and has a capacity of 45 mats.

Besides, we improved following features of our Roll Machine:

  • Integrated light to ensure a better quality control.
  • Automatically binding of mats with stretch film for better transportation. 
  • Installed printer to print labels with customer information to imporve logistics of mats.

Please find more information under products on our homepage or contact us directly.