For installation in public areas, such as apartment buildings, university accommodation blocks, commercial laundries and hotels, the EC Hydros QW machines have larger load capacities than normal domestic models and have been designed to combine innovative design with the ability to function in demanding public-use/industrial environments.
The sophisticated user interface (UI) each unit incorporates not only allows easy setting of the chosen wash program, but also provides a booking/payment system as well as advanced features such as text identification/access. This UI is placed behind a stylish black, smooth front glass panel that goes across the top of the unit. This differentiates it from the conventional switch/dial-type controls normally found on this type of machine, presenting an attractive, modern exterior while ensuring robust, highly reliable operation. A 5.7-inch version of the Zytronic ZYBRID® touch sensor has been specified in order to deliver accurate and responsive touch control, as well as the strong through-glass performance needed. Several hundred of the washing machine units are already being installed throughout Denmark, Finland and Sweden.