How Do Clothes Dryers Work?

If you are involved in a business that requires massive clothes washing, it makes sense to equip your facility with commercial or industrial washers and tumble dryers. At NLE Commercial, we offer you top brands Girbau and A.D.C tumble dryers, which are designed for heavy-duty clothes drying. You can choose from any of our line of commercial tumble dryers at NLE Commercial to address all of your clothes drying requirements.

To be able to choose the right clothes dryer for your business, it will help if you understand how these machines work. Knowing the basic parts and mechanism in the equipment will be a huge help in deciding which features you want to see in your drying machine. Getting a good grasp of how the machine works will also help you make drying more efficient.

Tumble Drying and Air Circulation

A dryer is basically made up of a rotating tumbler, where you put the clothes in, the heating system to heat the air inside, the motor and the vent system. The biggest part is the tumbler, which rotates the clothes that are fed into the machine. The size of the tumbler will determine the load capacity of the dryer.

Air is forced inside the rotating tumbler to remove moisture from the clothing items. As cold air is sucked into the machine, it passes through a heating system before it enters the tumbler. The heating system is made up of a wire heating element, which is quite similar to the system used in an oven toaster.

The heated air forms something like a blower that forces the moisture from the fabric to evaporate. The air carrying the vapour from the clothes is then directed out of the drying machine and passes through the vent. This air circulation is a continuous process, with air coming and heated, then vented outside the machine. The process continues depending on the spin time that has been set.

Efficiency of the drying process is influenced by the load. Because the hot air passes through the rotating clothes, moisture is better evaporated if there are more fabric surfaces that get exposed to the passing air. This simply means that you will get better results if you do not overload your commercial dryer.

Mechanical System

Drying machines are generally more mechanical than electronic. In fact, the entire machine is comprises gears, belts, cams and motors to form something like a mechanical system. The time and temperature of the air inside the tumbler can be controlled using the timer knob and the thermostats dial, respectively. The drum rotates using a belt that is connected to the motor.