Dubai, United Arab Emirates (September 27, 2009) – Panasonic has introduced its eco-friendly range of washing machines for the Gulf, which uses 20% less power and considerably reduces water consumption as compared to other conventional washing machines.
The two new models, the standard NA-14VA1 and the premium NA-16VX1 features 3D Sensor Wash, a drum rotation speed control system with 3D acceleration sensors to ensure high performance clothes washing, and Inverter technology which assists in lowering sensory noise and vibration.
“Consumers across the Gulf are increasingly demanding eco-friendly products,” said Yasushi Sugita- Product Manager, Panasonic Marketing Middle East. “The new range of Panasonic washing machines consumes less power and water. Our products are designed to deliver the very best combination of technology, value, and versatility to environmentally conscious customers.”
To meet the rising needs in environmental preservation and energy conservation, Panasonic has incorporated energy-saving technologies, which have received favorable results across the globe. For example, Panasonic's premium washing machine, the NA-16VX1, operates to the prestigious EU A-20% energy efficiency standard and so uses 20% less energy than an ordinary A-category washer.
Also, combined with the highly innovative inverter, tilted drum and 3D sensor technologies, the two models are able to realize a high washing performance resulting in a shorter wash and using less water in the process. All these technologies are unique Panasonic ideas developed by in-house engineers.
The two models use 3D Sensor Wash technology to modify motor rotation and output for best possible washing performance. By tilting the drum at 10°, Panasonic has lowered the water level in the drum. This makes for enhanced control of drum movement and washing action. Even though the models use less water, the clothes are still rinsed well and freed of detergent residue.
As the advanced 3D sensor in the NA-16VX1 detects how the drum moves according to load, a variable speed control system uses that information to fine-tune motor operation. This eliminates unbalanced loads and creates an ideal three-dimensional washing effect. The result here is less stretching, less tangling and fewer wrinkles — and an altogether gentler effect on the clothes in the wash.
One factor contributing to a superior washing performance is an adequate soak procedure before the first cycle. The wide-angle shower at the top of the Panasonic machine, helps soak the laundry more thoroughly, bringing the detergent into the fabric quicker, again for better results. The Panasonic auto load sensor detects how large the load of laundry is, reducing water and energy consumption where necessary. A special foam sensor will register that there is too much foam and direct water to ensure the best washing result.
Panasonic designed the models with ease of use and convenience in mind. With the large double-layer window acting as a heat protection surface and the door operating on the one-push-open principle, the tilt-angle design makes for easy loading and/or unloading. There is a time-saving 15-minute Rapid Program for small loads of lightly soiled items and a 60-minute Quick Program for larger ones. The two models also include an auto power off feature as an energy saving measure.