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April 2018 Micross were pleased to be participating in the CleanEx exhibition held in the Grandstand at Ascot Racecourse on April 22nd and 23rd. This is the 4th exhibition of its kind and it has grown markedly since Micross took part in the first show in 2012 in the Ascot Pavillion. Although the beautiful sunshine on Sunday probably kept some visitors away, there was plenty of interest from the steady stream of laundry and drycleaning business owners and colleagues.

February 2018 Micross have provided the controls for a large expansion of a mixed work laundry in Victoria, Australia. Previously using 10 automatic sorting stations and 6 manual ones, the plant's expansion means Micross Tracknet now controls movement of soiled laundry between 48 sorting stations, 2 banks of storage lines and 3 tunnel washers.

The software continues to track each load through the wash lanes and delivers it to either of the 2 cleanwork systems, both running under Tracknet control.

December 2017 The beginning of the month saw completion of a project to re-control both tunnel washers in a Welsh hospital laundry. This has given the machines a new lease of life, not only due to the installation of modern control hardware, but improved control techniques produce a smoother run process thus extending the life of mechanical parts.

A shared database with the existing Micross Tracknet monorail control system also enables improved tracking and reporting.

August 2017 Micross continue to improve their standards, upgrading to the latest EN ISO 9001:2015 quality standard. This means that each bespoke laundry solution provided by Micross is engineered with consistency to the same high standards.

July 2017 Micross contribute to the resurrection of Clemens Uniform and Rental after their major fire last year. The company in Lansdale, PA has taken the opportunity to modernise and improve their equipment, and Micross has contributed to the project supplying a new and updated Tracknet Frames system for counting and keeping track of their incoming work.

January 2017 This month has seen the completion of a series of projects for County Linen, Chelmsford. Recontrol of wash lane elements in the "Pegasus" plant was followed by supply of a Pool Stock monitoring system, collecting data from the various ironers, folders and packing stations. This is enabling the plant to provide a more efficient turnaround of linen processed.

November 2016 Micross excited to announce their move to new premisses. The new building is more suitable for the company's 21st century needs with a smaller dedicated workshop and improved office facilities for our enthusiastic software team. We will be delighted to welcome new and existing customers to visit us in our new environment.

September 2016 Nick Nelson, chairman of Micross at the 32nd EuroForth conference held in Konstanz, Germany. The paper was titled Tunnel Vision and introduced delegates to the world of commercial laundering showing examples of re-controlling a continuous batch washer. The presentation can be seen here.

July 2016 We are thrilled to welcome Richard Merrett to the Micross team. Rich has been studying engineering at UWE, spent his sandwich year with us, and now joins us on a full time basis as a software engineer. He is looking forward to meeting our customers and facing the challenges of the laundry industry. He has already been warned – “once you've tasted the soap, there's no going back!”

May 2016 Micross are looking forward to attending Texcare International in Frankfurt next month. The show always has some exciting new developments, and this year is even bigger, extending over two halls. Micross too has a larger stand this year and will be demonstrating our latest products.Come and see us on stand D06 in Hall 9!

April 2016 Micross supplies re-control for a Lavatec CBW in Essex, giving the nearly 20 year old machine a new lease of life. Using industry standard PLC, and a Micross Laundry fanless PC, the installation provides a 21st century display and easy to use touchscreen control as well as reliability of function for many years to come.

January 2016 New Year, new features! Micross' leading Control Software – Tracknet now has even more new features enabling laundry owners and managers to get the best from their equipment and processes. Tracknet has been in continuous development for over 25 years, leading the way in Monitoring and Control of commercial laundries. From small family businesses to large scale operations, Tracknet applications can help make a success of your laundry.

October 2015 Nick Nelson, chairman of Micross, wins Best Paper prize at the 31st EuroForth Conference recently held in Bath for his paper describing a Micross laundry application. Although primarily a European conference, it is regularly attended by delegates from the USA and the Far East in both academic and commercial disciplines. Nick Nelson was commended for his comparison of programming languages in producing an application of practical relevance in the real world. The laundry industry may be "invisible" to the general public, but its importance for health and hygiene is significant.

August 2015 Micross supplies re-control for a large healthcare facility in Florida. The plant normally runs 22 hours daily to keep up with demand from the many healthcare locations in the area. Complete re-control was achieved in just over 24 hours, and the resulting more efficient streamlined operation was immediately appreciated. With enhanced Micross diagnostics, problems can now be addressed more effectively, leading to reduced hours of operation.

June 2015 Micross have launched a range of new display modules for laundries. Based on their laundry fanless micro-computers, these units enable highly informative visuals to be economically placed in more locations throughout laundry plants. With a steel enclosure they are rugged enough for the shop floor but also compact enough to fit behind a wall mounted screen.

April 2015 Returning once more to the Clean Show, this time in Atlanta, GA, Micross were the only British holders of a booth, and have had the largest number of enquiries from the US flagship laundry show to date. Booth personnel were impressed to receive enquiries from the Far East, South America and Europe as well as from all corners of the USA.

February 2015 Micross are automating a new cleanwork system for Fresh Linen, following the laundry's award of a new large contract. Relocation of one CBW and installation of another together with additional towel folders presented a challenge in providing automation while the laundry production was steadily increasing.

November 2014 Micross have provided a Tracknet Frames system to a laundry in South London to improve their linen tracking capability. When processing large numbers of small sized high quality items from the hospitality sector, it is particularly important to be sure you are receiving back from customers the correct number of items. Micross Frames allow operators to count up to 3 items per second, feeding the data directly into a computer database. This provides even small laundries with the means to keep better track of their valuable stock.

October 2014 Micross completes automation of the largest healthcare laundry in Australia. With 38 sorting stations, primary, secondary and cleanwork rail systems, the laundry processes tonnes of washing daily. Micross have designed a new protocol to communicate with the wash lane equipment specifically for this project, so that the Production Manager can view the work processes in all parts of the plant from a single screen.

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