current , hygiene-technology , industrial-hygiene

5 reasons for crate washing machines

28 November 2023

Whether boxes or other containers – hygienic cleaning is crucial for food safety. Crate washing machines are indispensable tools. Five reasons to choose crate washing machines:

1. Food safety

Crate washing machines efficiently remove food residues, contaminants and germs that could affect the quality of products. Thanks to the special nozzle arrangement of the PHT box cleaners, even corners can be cleaned and disinfected quickly and safely. The systems are built in such a way that an optimal interaction of chemistry (cleaning agents), mechanics, temperature, water quantity and cleaning time is achieved in the sense of the Sinner circle. Food storage is safe.

2. Hygiene regulations

Compliance with hygiene regulations is required by law in the food industry. Crate washing machines help meet these norms and standards. PHT’s crate washing machines clean crates and containers according to the required cleanliness requirements and can be viewed as part of a HACCP concept.

3. Efficiency and costs

Manually cleaning boxes and containers is time-consuming and labor-intensive. Crate washing machines automate the cleaning process. This leads to a significant increase in cleaning speed. At the same time, personnel expenses and thus labor costs decrease. PHT’s crate washing machines are designed in such a way that even containers of different sizes can be loaded and unloaded quickly. The PHT CM series cleaning systems, for example, allow boxes of different heights to be washed unsorted. This means that the washing machines can clean, for example: large containers, stackable boxes, food-safe bins, ingredient boxes, transport boxes and other containers such as electronic boxes. The use is already worthwhile for small and medium-sized companies.

4. Reduced media consumption

PHT crate washing machines require little water and cleaning agents – with 100 percent cleaning performance. The decisive factors here are the design of the box cleaners, their module sizes and the setting options. The module sizes and zone lengths are perfectly coordinated. The cleverly placed cleaning rotor nozzles allow the containers to be positioned at an angle. Every corner of the box is cleaned and disinfected to the required intensity. A coarse pre-rinse and individually adjustable soaking times also ensure reduced media consumption. Hygienic divider curtains are also no longer necessary. These measures contribute to sustainability and minimize the ecological footprint of the cleaning processes.

5. Extended crate life

The crate washing machines clean the containers gently. The lifespan of the boxes and containers is extended. This saves long-term costs for replacing dirty or damaged boxes.

The PHT Group offers crate washing machines in different sizes and for different requirements. Find out about the efficient use of box cleaners. We will find the solution that is exactly right for your food business.