What is an Industrial Washing Machine? | An Industrial Washer Guide
An industrial washer is a purpose-built pieces of washing equipment. They are used to clean and sanitise containers, trays, instruments, tools, components and other items. Some of the main industries they are used in include:
- Food production
- And increasingly over recent years the logistics and distribution sectors.
The Benefits of an Industrial Washer
An industrial washer typically boasts high throughput, fast cycle times and intensive sanitising options. They are well suited for use in environments where the highest levels of cleanliness are essential. They are also ideal in environments where cross-contamination of ingredients must be avoided. No longer is cleaning just about hygiene. Although this is as essential as ever, it must now eliminate effectively the risk of allergen transfer between products or cross-contamination of flavours.
Cleaning in the Food Processing Industry
Food manufacturers, for instance, have to adhere to stringent health and safety legislation. But, many want reliable washing equipment that goes even further than this legislation demands. For them, it’s all about ensuring superb quality and repeatability for their products.
Many look to automation to deal with high volumes of items to be cleaned, while keeping costs low. Their needs are diverse and include the washing of items used to transport, weigh and store foods and ingredients. They can also be used for items used in the actual manufacturing processes.
Industrial Washing Machines
In automotive or industrial component production, as well as in the logistics sector, the pallets and distribution crates used in transportation need reliable, customised cleaning processes. Water removal systems and/or full drying sections may also be added to an industrial washing machine. For example, supermarket type crates that are needed to be re-used as soon as possible for distributing packaged goods.
Industrial washing machines vary in size, functionality and scope. Some are built to handle very high volumes of components, whereas others are compact units. Some have been designed to neatly fit on shop floors where space is at a premium.
Types of Cleaning Machines
There are many different types of industrial washers and equipment including:
- Tray washers
- Pallet washers
- Keg washers
- Bin washers
- Rack washers
- Cabinet washers
- Layer pad washers
- Sanitiser tunnels
- Weigh pan washers
The commonality between all of these machines is automation, high reliability, ease of use and ease of maintenance. They relieve human operators of tedious and often unpleasant tasks while boosting productivity. They use special detergents and they can withstand high temperature water and steam. This guarantees increased levels of sanitation.
Industrial Cleaning Equipment at IWM Ltd
The products built by Industrial Washing Machines Ltd (IWM) are equipped with powerful pumps. These pumps produce powerful directed water jets to guarantee efficient cleaning. They are designed to minimise usage of water, detergent and energy. As a result, they send savings straight to the bottom line.
IWM designs a wide range of industrial washing machines and can offer advice on the best sanitising solution. We can support even the most specialised industry sectors and niche applications. The team at IWM manufactures all of the company’s machines in-house, as well as overseeing installation and providing user training. After sales service is becoming increasingly important too. This ensures the equipment is maintained and kept at peak performance levels throughout its working life.
IWM’s flexible approach means that every industrial washing machine it supplies is accurately matched to the user’s specific requirements. All machines are manufactured entirely in the UK, using the highest quality materials.
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If you would like to find out more information about our industrial washer equipment, then head to our website today. Alternatively, call 0121 459 9511 to speak to a member of our helpful and friendly team.
If you have found this blog helpful, you may wish to read our previous blog on Industrial Cleaning Systems.