LAUNDRY ADVANCED SYSTEM
EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION AND DATA -- Continued
The control system provides the electrical interface between the external power and the LADS electrical and
electronic components. This system also includes the controls and indicators that the operator uses when performing
Electrical power enters the LADS through the main control enclosure. This enclosure contains an electrical
compartment, electronic compartment, and a pump compartment. The electrical compartment contains circuit
breakers and relays that are connected to the inverter enclosure, heater enclosure, solenoid valves, and motors that
utilize alternating current (AC) power. The electronic compartment contains the computer and related circuit boards
that control the LADS operation. Items located in this compartment utilize direct current (DC) power. The pump
compartment contains the anti--foam pump and detergent pumps used to automatically inject anti--foam into the still
and detergent into the drums. A disconnect switch is mounted on the main control enclosure. This switch removes
power from the LADS when turned off.
An operator panel is provided for each washing/drying drum. These panels contain the controls and status indications
necessary for the operator to start and stop laundry operations as well as select different washing/drying formulas.
Maintenance personnel also utilize operator panel (A) when communicating with the computer during troubleshooting
The inverter enclosure protects the four AC inverters used on LADS from the outside weather. These inverters
communicate with the computer and control the operating speeds of the drum motors, drum blowers, condenser fan,
The heater enclosure protects the flame programmer, ignition transformer, relays, and switches used to control the
LADS heating system from the outside weather.