Danube FAQS

At Danube we would like to answer a whole series of questions that can help you solve your doubts about our laundry machines and solutions for the medical, industrial and hospitality sector.

To receive personalized advice or request a detailed quote, simply contact us by filling out this form or by calling +33 2 54 88 05 76. We will be happy to help you!


What is a cleanroom?

A cleanroom is an area specially designed to obtain low levels of contamination and where the environmental parameters are strictly controlled at all times: temperature, humidity…

Where are cleanrooms used?

They are commonly found in all types of facilities specific to pharmaceutical, chemical, nuclear and medical environments…

What is a clean room in a hospital?

In recent years, in hospitals and laboratories, the number of such rooms has increased sharply for various reasons. They are found in operating theaters, cytostatic and parenteral preparation rooms in the pharmacy department, rooms and boxes for infectious and immunocompromised patients, neonatology departments, intensive and burn care units, transplants, fertilization laboratories assisted, microbiology laboratories, etc.

What is a sanitary barrier washer?

A sanitary barrier washer is a washing machine with a double door system, for loading and unloading laundry, designed to be installed through a partition. It has a front door, where dirty laundry is loaded and a rear door where clean and sanitized laundry is unloaded. This avoids cross contamination between garments.

What investment does the purchase of a sanitary barrier washer represent?

Danube offers three different ranges of barrier washers to meet the needs of all types of customers. Each of them, moreover, can be equipped with various options to adapt to each situation. Load capacities range from 16 to 90 kg, so investment may vary depending on capacity and options.
It is very important to choose the most suitable machine for each case and, in this regard, our sales department will be happy to advise you throughout the process.

How to choose a sanitary barrier washer?

A barrier washer should be selected based on the volume of daily work and the structure of the room.

With regard to capacity, it is very important to identify the number of kilos per hour that must be processed. For example, a sanitary laundry that needs to process 10 kg/h, the MED-16 model would be convenient. But if the quantity to be treated exceeds 30 kg/h, it would take two.

Which dryers are best suited for a clean room?

The DANUBE DD-SILVER dryer is the ideal partner for our barrier washers for cleanrooms. We can equip it with a long list of cleanroom-specific accessories: AISI 304 panels (including top and base), side lint filter, AISI 304 stainless steel inner door, pre-installation for HEPA filter (including fan + adapter), AISI 304 stainless steel HEPA 13 filter, AISI 304 stainless steel HEPA 14 filter, AISI 304 stainless steel drum, AISI 316L stainless steel drum, electropolished AISI 316L stainless steel drum and automatic non-return valve.

How much does a cleanroom dryer cost?

Danube cleanroom dryers are among the most competitive and efficient on the market. Configuring a cleanroom dryer means adding AISI-304 or AISI-316L stainless steel options, depending on specific needs. For this reason, the investment is much greater than a standard dryer and must be perfectly adapted to the requirements of the laundry in question.


What is an industrial washer?

An industrial washer is identical to a domestic washing machine, but with important nuances. Industrial washing machines offer greater resistance, have better components and higher load capacities, because they are designed to operate practically every day and at all times of the year.

How long does an industrial washer take to wash?

The average duration of washing cycles in an industrial washer is one hour. It always depends on the capacity of the machine, the types of clothes or the program used.

How big is an industrial washer?

The dimensions of an industrial washer always vary according to its capacity. An 11 kg washing machine does not look like a 120 kg washer. The largest one has a height of more than 2 m.

How much does an industrial washer weigh?

As in the previous case, the weight depends on its capacity. It can oscillate between 230 and 4000 kg.

How many liters of water does an industrial washer consume?

At Danube, we have always opted for the development of environmentally friendly and sustainable machines. Our washing machines incorporate, by default, ecological programs thanks to the new ET2, with advanced efficiency features, which allow us to obtain the lowest consumption on the market, such as for example 7 liters for the WED-27 model. In addition, they can be connected to the AQUABAC water recovery tank, with which 70% annual savings in water and detergent are achieved.

What is the best brand of industrial washers?

One of the best brands of industrial washers is Danube. We have been manufacturing washing machines since 1947 and barrier washers since 1984. We are already a reference in the sector thanks to our strong commitment to innovation and our catalog of equipment among the most advanced on the market today.

What is an industrial dryer?

An industrial dryer differs from a domestic dryer in that it is much more robust and is designed to operate every day of the year if necessary.


What is an industrial flatwork ironer?

A wall flatwork ironer is a machine designed to process large quantities of flat linen, obtaining the best quality ironing and final finish.

What types of industrial ironers are in our catalog?

At Danube we have a wide range of industrial ironers, separated into two groups: wall ironers and high production flatwork ironers.

How does an industrial flatwork ironer work?

Ironing in industrial laundries is essential to obtain the best possible quality of finish. Our flatwork ironers work as follows: they pass the flat linen under pressure between rollers heated electrically, by a steam or gas system, obtaining a very high quality ironing.

For which sectors is an industrial flatwork ironer useful?

It is recommended that all laundries with large volumes of work, which have to process large quantities of flat linen, invest in one of our flatwork ironers: hospital laundries, industrial laundries, hotel laundries…


What do you need to consider to choose laundry machines for your hotel correctly?

To choose the machines for a hotel laundry correctly, you should take into account factors such as the volume of daily work, the available area to install the laundry and the allocated budget.

What machines are essential in a hotel laundry?

At Danube, it is always about the three essential bases of an industrial laundry: washer, dryer and flatwork ironer. With these three machines, productivity and the resulting quality are maximum.

How can you achieve the best results with garments for your guests and employees?

At Danube we have a machines section dedicated to specific equipment for the best finish with this type of garments, such as steam generators, ironing boards, pneumatic presses, form finishers, steam cabinets and stain removers.