cylinder and returns it to the front. Steam to heat
the cylinder is provided by the ships steam line,
and the motor is electrically driven.
The ironer parts that you are mainly concerned
with are shown in figure 5-30. The one part not
shown that is very important is the emergency stop
button located in the right-hand rear of the
machine. We will briefly describe the main parts
so you can get a broad understanding of the
The return ribbons hold flatwork in
contact with the heated cylinder until
The delivery table catches all discharged
The finger guard prevents the hands
of the operator from getting near the
padded pressure rolls.
The padded rolls smooth and flatten fabric
to the heated cylinder.
The feed ribbons feed flatwork.
The feed ribbon drive roll turns the feed
The speed control lever controls the
speed in which flatwork is passed through
The foot pedal engages the compression
Before discussing operation of the flatwork
ironer, we need to discuss safety precautions that
apply to this equipment. Do not try to remove
jammed linen or material while the machine is
running. Serious injury to the operator or damage
to the ironer can occur if you attempt to reposition
or unjam linen or service the ironer while it is
running. If something is jammed, shut the ironer
off at the power source before trying to remove
it. If the ironer has compression roll levers, learn
how these levers work and always use them to
Figure 5-30.Flatwork ironer basic parts.