Our Facility

Process Chart

Campus

Kleen, Inc.'s main campus in Lebanon, New Hampshire.

Campus

Transport

All soiled linen is unloaded at the soiled linen dock. We use separate docks for clean linen and soiled linen.

Transport

Receiving

All linen is scanned and weighed. The tare weight for the cart is automatically deducted when the cart is scanned.

Receiving

Soil Sort

Soil Sort Operation
Each account is sorted separately. The soiled linen is loaded onto the carousel and the items are sorted into the specific bins. Once the bin has reached the pre-determined weight for that item, the items are emptied into a sling to await washing.

Soil Sort

Soil Sort 2

Future Rail Linen Storage
This is the control screen for the Future Rail Sorting System. Each circle represents a bag of linen waiting to be washed. The color of the bag identifies the item and the number identifies the customer. Each washer can only wash one customer at a time. The next customer in the queue will not be called to the washer until the operator switches to the next customer.

Soil Sort 2

Wash

Washer Loading
This shows a load of linen on the washer loading conveyor waiting to be loaded into the washer. When the washer calls for the next load, the conveyor will load these items into the washer. The bag over the conveyor will then open, preparing the next load for the washer. The bag of linen over the conveyor will not open until the washer is ready.

Wash

Wash 2

Continuous Batch Washers
Nearly all of the linen is washed in Continuous Batch Washers or Tunnel Washers. Each load washes in one module for approximately two minutes, at which time the washer moves the load into the next module. The goods are going from the front of the machine to the back while the water is going from back to the front. This allows for great dilution and water savings.

Wash 2

Drying

Our dryers range in size from 60 to 464 pounds. We also utilize two forms of drying — steam and gas. The various size and types of dryers allows us to accommodate our customers many needs.

Drying

Ironing

Linen being fed into an ironer for pressing.

Ironing

Ironing 2

Machine Folding
Most items are machine folded. Machine folding allows for greater productivity.

Ironing 2

Folding

Blankets are first pulled from tub by the blanket picker and are deposited in the container to await feeding. The blankets are then fed, one by one, into the feeder for folding.

Folding

Folding 2

Incontinent pads being fed into the folder.

Folding 2

Checkout

Once the clean linen is finished, it is covered, weighed and delivered to the clean linen storage area.

Checkout 1

Checkout 2

Clean linen awaiting delivery.

Checkout 2