June 15, 2018

Here is a quick update on what we’ve done to ensure that happens.

In Q1 2018, we moved from the product development stage to the mass production stage. Our engineering team and seasoned suppliers faced many unexpected challenges because they’ve never experienced a new product like Drumi before.

After many sleepless nights, we’ve accomplished the following:

  • Improved stamping tooling modification for better production stability.

  • Optimized Aluminium alloy coating for better anti-corrosion result.

  • Reinforced base structure.

  • Standardized quality control procedure.

  • Optimized material selection.

  • Special order...

March 23, 2018

Showering to Savings

In an average home, showers are typically the third largest water use after toilets and clothes washers. The average American shower uses 17.2 gallons (65.1 liters) and lasts for 8.2 minutes at average flow rate of 2.1 gallons per minute (gpm) (7.9 lpm).

Shower Water Saving Tips

  1. Pay attention to the length of time spent in the shower. Try taking a shorter shower of around 5 minutes.

  2. If you shower is equipped with an on-off switch use it while you are soaping and shampooing.

  3. If you have to wait a period of time for the hot water to reach the shower, try collecting the normally discarded cold water i...

January 31, 2018

January has been an incredible month at Yirego. We are managing multiple manufacturing lines and have made a lot of progress. All die-casting parts, including the drive units have passed 100% inspection and demonstrated a manufacturing ability in excess of 1000 sets per month.  

Salt spray tests were performed on the stainless steel drum with 4 different types of protective finish, a winner was selected base on the corrosion resistance result.

To date, our primary production constraint has been with our bearing supplier. The combined complexity of one-way design and high corrosion resistance requirement has taken these bearings l...

May 29, 2017

Using Too Much Laundry Detergent

It’s easy to assume that more soap means cleaner clothes but residue from too much laundry detergent can make your clothes look dingy. It also wastes soap and can require extra wash or rinse cycles, which wastes water, energy, and money.

Overloading the Machine

You may feel good about cramming clothes into the washing machine, thinking you’re saving time or conserving water but the detergent needs space to move around. When you overload your washing machine, they turn into one large mass and it does not get cleaned properly. You may even notice damage on your garments because they are packed too clos...

May 25, 2017

Earlier this month, we dropped off a Drumi prototype with our Research Partner in Ontario. They are testing the Drumi’s cleaning efficiency and will help develop instructions and operating procedures to ensure you achieve the optimal results. 

They are planning to test the effects of load size (i.e. normal and ½ mass of fabric/water ratio), detergent level (i.e. low & high, soap nuts and Tide) and temperature (i.e. 40C and ‘cold’).

The testing cloths used contain a variety of stain samples and a whiteness swatch to test for stain redisposition. An additional evaluation of water alone will be included to evaluate soap nuts performan...

April 24, 2017

Yirego was named a 2017 Bronze Edison Award Winner for Water Conservation! Being recognized with an Edison Award is one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of innovation and business. The awards are named after Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) whose inventions, new product development methods and innovative achievements changed the world, garnered him 1,093 U.S. patents, and made him a household name around the world. In addition to the Awards Gala, the annual Edison Awards program encompassed a full-day “Meet the Innovators Forum” and the “Innovators’ Showcase,” which offered guests a "foot-on" experience wi...

March 27, 2017

We’re happy to announce that we have just finished four stress tests on the Drumi and are now onto our next stage of product development.
 

We ran the Drumi through four stress tests on different areas of how the washing machine would be used. They included lifting the handle of the Drumi with the lid off, lifting with the handle and the lid being on, picking up the Drumi with the lid, and performing stress testing on the washing machine while its operating. All tests proved that the structural integrity of the Drumi was perfect for day-to-day use.
 

 Stay tuned to our blog posts and the progress page to stay up to date on our curr...

May 17, 2016

It looks like spring is finally here, just in time for the May long weekend! It’s the time of year when the trees are budding and nature comes to life again after a long winter. We decided to share a list of our favourite things to do this long weekend!

 

1. Picnic in the park

Now is the perfect time to pack a picnic and head out for a day at the park. Take the dog, throw a Frisbee, or initiate a game of tag, there is something for everyone to do.

 

2. Hike a Trail

This one may seem trickier for some if there are no trails nearby, but you can get out and explore without them! Become an urban explorer in your city or town if nature trai...

April 4, 2016

It was a pleasure meeting all of you who made it out to see us at the Cottage Life Show this past weekend! We had a great time meeting people and showing off the latest version of the Drumi.

 

The Cottage Life Show featured LOTS of amazing companies and vendors! We were thrilled to be amongst such great company and that despite all the choices people had, so many took the time to stop and chat with us.

 

 

For those of you who missed the show, we have other events coming up very soon! To stay in the loop about all things Drumi, join our mailing list at www.yirego.com.

 

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