For laundries that desire automatic post-sorting ability, AIR CHICAGO QUATTRO is a newly designed high speed towel and gown folder combines the precision processing standards of the original Air Chicago with a specialized four lane stacker conveyor configuration, giving it the potential to sort three or four unique items in a single program, depending on finished package size. This unprecedented level of flexibility enables an operator to randomly feed up to four different size towels, gowns and other tumble dried items without pre-sorting.
The CHI•Touch PC control automatically determines the size of the item being processed and chooses and performs the desired fold pattern. A newly designed crossfold section uses reversing conveyors to perform folds for accurate, dependable jam-free operations. Folded items are directed to one of four internal conveyor drop areas for stacking with similar items. For larger folded packages, the system links a pair of adjacent delivery conveyors to accommodate the larger size. This allows the Air Chicago Quattro the versatility to sort in 2 large stacks, 1 large and 2 small stacks, or 3 or 4 small stacks. Folded stacks are then discharged to the delivery conveyor, which may be set up in the field to deliver stacks back to the front feed operator, or to the rear for further conveyance or handling.