23
February
2015
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13:00
Europe/Amsterdam

Panasonic Debuts New Inverter Series Models with AutoCare technology

Summary

Panasonic’s Inverter Series washing machines now deliver AutoCare, a sensor-based laundry programme for optimum efficiency

Panasonic’s Inverter Series washing machines now deliver AutoCare, a sensor-based laundry programme for optimum efficiency

Frankfurt, Germany (23rd February 2015) – Panasonic today announces the addition of two new models, NA-148XS1 and NA-148XR1, to its Inverter Series washing machine range. These models feature Panasonic’s AutoCare programme which uses ‘ECONAVI’ intelligent sensor technology to provide easy-to-operate laundry care tailored to the unique requirements of each load.

AutoCare is an innovative washing programme that automatically tailors each washing cycle. It is powered by ‘ECONAVI’, Panasonic’s four intelligent sensor system. The AutoCare programme provides perfect laundry care while securing superior washing performance and the best energy and water consumption possible – without the need for manual settings. With Panasonic’s AutoCare function the uncertainty that comes with selecting the optimal washing temperatures and cycle times for your load is removed, providing reassurance that clothes are washed with optimum efficiency and care.

Smart sensor technology for washing made simple

Panasonic’s AutoCare programme takes the hassle out of laundry, removing the need to manually set the washing cycle. Powered by the ‘ECONAVI’ four-sensor system, AutoCare detects the optimum washing time, temperature, water volume, soil degree and spinning time for your washing, ensuring that the machine operates at the optimum performance while ensuring delicate care for your laundry.

When a smaller load is placed into the NA-148XS1 and NA-148XR1 models, the Load Sensor detects that the smaller volume of clothes will need less water. As a result, the AutoCare programme adjusts the volume of water and calculates the washing time required for the cycle, efficiently managing water consumption and energy use.

When the water temperature is warmer, less time is needed to heat the machine up to the required temperature to perfectly dilute the detergent. Panasonic’s Temperature Sensor monitors the actual temperature of the supplied water to ensure fast and ideal dissolving of the detergent and again automatically regulates the wash cycle to its optimum length.

The Optical Sensor ensures that laundry is cleaned thoroughly and efficiently by determining the levels of dirt within the load and adjusting washing time, temperature setting, water levels and the appropriate number of rinse cycles. The Optical Sensor also uses an infrared ray to intelligently measure the opaqueness of detergent-water, identifying both the degree of dirt on the clothes and the detergent type within the drum, subsequently instructing the machine to operate at intensive or light mode as appropriate.

Synthetic materials require a shorter spin time than cottons, due to the volume of water the material holds. With Panasonic’s Material Sensor, the proportion of cottons and synthetics within the load are detected via the water weight held within the fabric and the optimum spin time is applied.

Energy efficient technology

Utilising the Inverter controlled brushless motor and Panasonic’s ‘ECONAVI’ technology enables you to save energy and water when washing. The three multi-directional 3D HydroActive+ jets are more powerful and have a wide reach – from the front of the drum to the very back. This ensures the rapid delivery of water for deep penetration of detergents and high rinsing performance, producing clean fabrics efficiently and with less energy consumption.

 

Steam Action: Wrinkle reduction, freshening up without washing and allergen removal

All new washing machine models have been awarded an A+++ -40%[1]rating, so you can be sure of outstanding energy efficiency and lower household bills.The NA-148XS1 also comes equipped with Panasonic’s time-saving Steam Action technology for wrinkle and allergen-free clothes, as well as refreshment of clothes without the need to wash.

Panasonic’s Steam Action technology in the NA-148XS1 relieves the chore of ironing by injecting steam into the clothes during the wash-cycle, penetrating the fibres to loosen the fabric and help clothes to emerge wrinkle-free.

The Steam Refresh programme is perfect for those in a hurry but who need to freshen up a dress or a shirt. The short cycle injects steam to release creases and odour particles from fibres without having to wash the clothes in full.

For allergy sufferers, the Steam Allergy-care programme removes 99.9%2 of allergens, reassuring you that your clothes remain dust-mite and pollen-free.

 

 

 

 

Technical Features

 

NA-148XS1

Load Capacity8 kg

RPM1,400 rpm

Energy labelA+++ -40%[1]

Annual energy consumption117 kWh / year

Annual water consumption9.750 L / year

Noise level wash53 dB

Noise level spin74 dB

DisplayLarge Blue LED

ECONAVI sensor technologyyes

AutoCare programmeyes

Steam Actionyes

Inverter Motoryes

NA-148XR1

 

Load Capacity8 kg

RPM1,400 rpm

Energy labelA+++ -40%[1]

Annual energy consumption117 kWh / year

Annual water consumption9.750 L / year

Noise level wash53 dB

Noise level spin74 dB

DisplayLarge Blue LED

ECONAVI sensor technologyyes

AutoCare programmeyes

Steam Actionno

Inverter Motoryes

 

[1]40% more energy efficient compared to the limit of highest energy efficiency class A+++ (EEI 46) calculated according to EU Regulation 1061/2010 [2010/30/EU].

 

 

[1]40% more energy efficient compared to the limit of highest energy efficiency class A+++ (EEI 46) calculated according to EU Regulation 1061/2010 [2010/30/EU].

2Only applicable for the Panasonic steam washing machines – endorsed by Allergy UK.

 

About Panasonic

Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development and engineering of electronic technologies and solutions for customers in residential, non-residential, mobility and personal applications. Since its founding in 1918, the company has expanded globally and now operates over 500 consolidated companies worldwide, recording consolidated net sales of 7.74 trillion yen (57.74 billion Euro) for the year ended March 31, 2014. Committed to pursuing new value through innovation across divisional lines, the company strives to create a better life and a better world for its customers. For more information about Panasonic, please visit the company's website at http://panasonic.net