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NEWS | May 15, 2023

Laundry Advanced Systems: No Open Door Policy

BLUF: The key to LADS running smoothly is keeping three (3) enclosures closed.

Photo by Warren Wright
This article initially appeared in PS 737 (Apr 14), p. 51.
The laundry advanced system (LADS) has three enclosures:
• main control
• inverter
• heating system
Keep the doors to these enclosures shut tight.

Here’s why: An open door is an invitation for fine dirt and sand to settle on electrical and electronic components and contacts. That can block electric current or cause components to overheat. Either way, it can shut down the LADS. The problem is especially bad in areas with lots of fine dust and sand. They can collect in very tight places.
So, keep the main control and heating system doors closed.
Inverter Enclosure

During operation, do this to the inverter enclosure:
• Make sure the main door is closed.
• Open the air inlet door and air outlet door. Keep these doors open to get rid of heat. If you close them during operation, heat can shut down the inverter.
And if you find sand inside any of the enclosures, use a vacuum, brush, cloth or can of compressed air to get rid of it.
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