Barrier washers

A barrier washer is the ideal way to prevent cross-contamination in large-scale laundry operations.

Installed into a physical wall, these 'true passthrough' washers create separate loading and unloading areas for best practice infection control - keeping clean, disinfected linen away from contaminated items.

All JLA barrier washers are available with 'Total Care' - giving you brand new appliances for no capital outlay and protecting you from the cost and hassle of unexpected breakdowns.

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barrier washers

JLA 180

  • Stainless Steel Cabinet
  • Eco-wash programmes
  • Free-standing, high spin

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JLA 240

  • Stainless Steel Cabinet
  • Large Drain Valve
  • Free-standing, high spin

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JLA 280

  • Stainless Steel Cabinet
  • Large door opening for easy loading and unloading
  • Free-standing, high spin

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JLA 360

  • Sleek and modern design
  • Flexible Programmes
  • Patented inner door locking mechanism

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JLA 500

  • Built to last a minimum of 30,000 cycles
  • Compact model with high capacity
  • Flexible Programmes

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JLA 1400

  • Ensures soiled and freshly washed items never come into contact
  • Low-water consumption
  • Capacity for up to 24-hour operation

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JLA 1100

  • Patented soap dispenser with 5 removable compartments
  • Capacity for up to 24-hour operation
  • Eco-wash programmes available

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JLA 1800

  • Easy access to all parts for cleaning and maintenance
  • Capacity for up to 24-hour operation
  • Eco-wash programmes available

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JLA 900

  • Eco-wash programmes available
  • Capacity for up to 24-hour operation
  • Low-water consumption

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JLA 700T

  • Ideal height for trolleys, enabling easy loading and unloading
  • Sleek and modern design
  • Extremely efficient

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JLA 700

  • Capacity for up to 24-hour operation
  • Low-water consumption
  • Extremely efficient

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What is a barrier washer?

The threat of microbiological contamination is ever-present in hospitals and other healthcare environments. JLA’s commercial barrier washer range is designed to combat that threat, while achieving premium wash quality across high volumes of uniforms, PPE, bedding and linen.

Using a special ‘dual-door’ system to process laundry capacities between 16kg and 180kg, the 'passthrough' system separates the dirty and clean stages of the process and protects staff while reducing the risk of cross-contamination and Healthcare-acquired infections. The barrier approach is also popular where particle suppression is important, such as in the food or pharmaceutical industries.

When used with JLA’s ground-breaking OTEX ozone technology, the machines will also eradicate 99.999% of bacteria, viruses and micro-organisms including MRSA and C.difficile for the ultimate infection control.

How do barrier washers work?

Although its size might make it seem complex, a barrier washer is simple in its design. A physical wall separates your loading and unloading rooms, with staff loading dirty laundry in the 'entry' side and then (ideally a separate team) the load is removed from the 'exit' side when the wash cycle ends.