In order to guarantee food safety, it is of the utmost importance that a company in the food industry gives hygiene the highest priority. Part of the hygiene protocol is the 'clean' transport of food products.
You can handle your products hygienically during processing, but if you subsequently transport the end product in a dirty crate, food safety will still be at risk. It is therefore important that your load carriers - such as crates, pallets, boxes and standard carts - are clean. A washing facility - such as a crate washer - offers the best solution. In order to meet all the hygiene requirements it is important that the washer meets the following conditions:
- Hygienic finish
- Easily accessible and easy to clean
- Minimal maintenance costs
- Reliable operation
Specialist in washers for the food industry
As an original manufacturer of high-pressure pumping installations and with extensive knowledge in the field of hygiene and cleaning, Elpress has been a renowned producer of crate washers and other washing installations for many years. We know better than anyone that every type of soiling and every type of load carrier requires an individual approach.
Meanwhile, hundreds of Elpress crate washers are already in use in the food sector. This has provided us with years of practical experience and we have continued to improve our equipment. This way we ensure that the washers work as mechanically as possible.
We minimize the chance of problems occurring, so that maintenance costs are kept to the minimum.
We also re-use the washing water whenever possible to keep the ecological footprint as small as possible.
The washing water is filtered before being re-used to remove, for example, stickers from the crates. Innovative, efficient and above all hygienic!
Investing in an in-house crate washer pays dividends
Naturally, buying a crate washer requires an investment. But from approximately 175 crates per day, it is already financially worthwhile. Of course there are also alternatives to an in-house crate washer. At first glance, choosing to wash the load carriers by hand appears to be a lot cheaper. But with a larger number it quickly becomes more expensive. Because washing by hand takes a long time, requires more water and manpower must be available. You can also choose to outsource the crate cleaning. The disadvantage of this is that the work is often not done efficiently. Moreover, transporting the crates involves extra costs and it is an additional burden on the environment.
Elpress would be happy assess whether the investment in a crate washer would be profitable for you. By entering the costs for electricity, water and depreciation into our handy calculator, we can easily calculate the cleaning costs per crate.
Would you like to see clearly, quickly and easily, what you need to consider when buying a crate washer? Then please fill in the check-list 'Points to consider when purchasing a crate washer'.