When customers first inquire about IWM’s range of industrial washing machines, the first (or maybe the second) thing they ask is “how much does an industrial washing machine cost?”. Sometimes, we can give a price for an off-the-shelf product, such as a small cabinet utensil washer (from approximately £4,000). But, most of the time the answer isn’t that clear cut.
Buying an industrial washing machine can be compared to looking for a new car. You simply wouldn’t walk into any car dealership and ask: “How much is a car please?”. You would tell the salesperson if you’re looking for a sports model, for cruising on the Devonshire coast. Or, a people carrier for the school run. You’d also tell them if you want an automatic, or a manual gearbox. Alternatively, a petrol, diesel or hybrid engine. Whether you need a built-in sat-nav, and so on.
So, how much does an industrial machine cost?
Similarly, the answer to “how much does an industrial washing machine cost?” depends on your exact specifications and requirements. For example, you may be looking for a tray washer to sanitise receptacles used for transportation of fish. But, you have very limited space available. In this case, the machine may have to be custom built to fit your plant footprint (maybe a twin lane conveyor for example). At the same time, it still needs to provide excellent cleaning to remove debris and pathogens from the trays. In this example, it may also not be necessary to dry the fish boxes if they are being re-used in a wet environment post washing.
However, you may be looking for very different bespoke cleaning technology if you are an engineering contractor, manufacturing automotive components. You might need a machine that is designed to wash oil and machining debris from containers. This may include special detergent and dosing equipment, oil skimming systems to keep water clean and special filtration systems. Where containers are being used in such an engineering plant to transport metal automotive parts, drying may well be paramount to the overall project requirements.
Things to Consider When Buying an Industrial Washing Machine
Crucially, the purchase price of the machine is not the only cost you will have to consider. Water, detergent and energy consumption for the duration of the equipment’s life are also important. Some models may have a higher first cost but save you money in the long run thanks to water recirculating technology or a superior energy-efficient design. The output speed of the equipment is also an important factor to consider. This will ensure any labour costs are kept to a minimum during its operation.
When inquiring how much an industrial washing machine costs, it is worth considering all the above elements. And if you happen to need a complete solution, but don’t know quite what it is supposed to look like, do not worry. The IWM engineers are experts at designing and manufacturing bespoke solutions that will work for your business!
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To find out more information about our industrial cleaning machines and how much an industrial washing machine will cost for you, head to our website today. Alternatively, to speak to a member of our helpful and friendly team call +44(0)121 459 9511.
You may wish to read our previous blog on our Tailor-made Industrial Washing System.
We’ve recently created a bespoke industrial washing system for Frylite. Frylite provides bulk oil to bakeries and restaurants in the way of storage tanks or buckets. They also facilitate the removal of the waste oil to be reused for biofuel. The company has recently streamlined its operations with a bespoke washing machine. This has been developed and manufactured by Industrial Washing Machines Limited (IWM). The machine rapidly and efficiently cleans and dries receptacles soiled with vegetable, rapeseed and soya oils. It has replaced a time-consuming and tedious manual process.
Investing in an Industrial Washing System
Frylite have already benefited from an industrial washing system purchased from IWM. Having already invested in two other washers from us, Frylite engaged the creative mind of Mark Keating. Mark is an IWM Sales and Project Engineer specialising in food and drink applications. Together, they proposed a solution for sanitising the heavily soiled and difficult to clean food receptacles.
Customising a Solution for Frylite
“We were using a manual process for washing and we were also drying by hand, which was very time consuming,” explained Gerard Lynch, Maintenance Engineer at Frylite. “We knew we would need a customised solution to automate cleaning, so we approached several companies for their suggestions and prices. Most came back with prices that were surprisingly high. In contrast, the IWM offer was well within our budget, so we decided to place our order with the company.”
“In making this decision, as well as the attractive price, we also took into account our previous experience with IWM,” he continued. “We knew from the machines we had bought from them in the past that their equipment is always well designed and that they don’t compromise on quality.”
“The design and production of the machine took several months because we were continually making changes and improvements,” explained Gerard. “But once we’d finalised our requirements, IWM handled the project very efficiently and delivered our machine at exactly the time we’d been promised.
IWM provided Frylite with a tailored-made solution based on tried-and-tested technology. Constant communication with the customer and the ability to fully understand their requirements enabled IWM to deliver high class results. The industrial washing system is proving to be a real asset to Frylite’s operations, saving the company both time and money.
Contact us Today for Industrial Washing Machines
If you’re looking for information on an industrial washing system, head to our website today. Alternatively, you can 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 Cabinet Washers.
Leading hygiene equipment supplier, Industrial Washing Machines (IWM), has been shortlisted in two categories in this year’s prestigious PPMA Group Industry awards: Exceptional Sales Performance and Exporter of the Year.
Strategic Investment as a Hygiene Equipment Supplier
IWM’s commitment to product development and customer service is underpinned by a strategic investment of over £500,000 over the last 10 years. This has helped the company to reach new markets across North America, Europe, Australasia, and the Middle East. The model for IWM’s success has been investing in carefully selected agents in these overseas markets. As well, working with them to build up the detailed know-how needed to supply these markets appropriately.
Industrial Washing Machines exports increased by 20% in 2017/2018. A further increase of 20% has been targeted for the current financial year and initial indications are that this target will easily be surpassed. The next stages of export growth are further sales and agency development in USA and Mexico, and further expansion of IWM distributors around the world.
Carl Hollier, Managing Director at IWM comments: “To be shortlisted for two PPMA awards is exceptionally gratifying as it demonstrates that all our efforts here and abroad are being recognised by our industry peers. I would like to thank all our staff for their dedication and hard work which has helped us to achieve this accolade, and I ask them to keep their fingers crossed for the awards night!”
As a highly established hygiene equipment supplier, IWM produces design-led products which are manufactured in-house. This allows the company to offer outstanding flexibility combined with exceptionally keen pricing. What’s more, the team at IWM makes sure its machines fit into standard shipping containers. We also make best use of the, often restricted, space available in manufacturing plants. The company’s equipment is designed from the ground up to be energy-efficient, minimising the use of electricity, water and detergent. This has led to extremely positive feedback in the export markets and within our equally important U.K. home market.
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If you would like to find out more about our products and services as a hygiene equipment supplier, then head to our website today. Alternatively, you can call 0121 459 9511 to speak to a member of our helpful and friendly team.
If you have found this post helpful, you may wish to read our previous post!
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.
Contact us today
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.
Industrial Washing Machines (IWM) will be exhibiting at the PPMA show, a brand new T400 tray washer, the CW13 EX BT general-purpose cabinet utensil washer and the new range of boot washers. All of which are ideal for food and pharmaceutical manufacturing environments. Visitors to the event, which is being held at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham from 1st-3rd October, will be able to view IWM’s industrial cleaning systems. As well as, discuss their applications and benefits on stand B104.
The T400 single-lane continuous-wash tray washer, which will be taking centre stage at the event, is ideally suited for smaller to medium throughputs. Alternatively, it is suited to where operational space is at a premium. The T400 can accommodate up to 400 trays, crates or boxes per hour. It is typically supplied in a continuous straight-through tunnel configuration, but overhead feed for one-person operation is optionally available. Similarly, twin-tank versions for high care applications are also available.
IWM will also be showcasing its highly regarded CW13 EX BT cabinet washer. These washers boast solid construction, and user-friendly operation. The new CW13 EX BT general-purpose cabinet washer provides efficient batch washing for a wide range of items. These include trays, machine components/change parts, weigh pans, buckets and utensils. This cabinet washer has been designed with hygiene in mind, with an internal self-cleaning function. The interior of the machine, is also, completely rounded with no right angles. The machine is supplied with standard reinforced pull-out washing trays measuring 1320 mm x 700 mm. It can also accommodate items up to 820 mm high. For convenient handling of heavier items, such as machine parts, smaller trays are optionally available.
Another important hygiene solution exhibited by IWM is represented by the new boot and shoe washing stations range. These industrial cleaning systems are ideal for food manufacturing plants. They are designed specifically for areas where the production and clean zones of a food manufacturing facility meet. The machines come in many varieties, from simple manual versions to sophisticated walk-through models with multiple brushes. As well as, automatic chemical dispensing and access control options.
Looking to Buy Industrial Cleaning Systems? Contact us Today
If you would like to see any of the above industrial cleaning systems in action, simply arrange a meeting with one of the IWM specialists. Alternatively, drop by for an informal chat on the day. Head to our website, or call 0121 459 9511 to speak to a member of our helpful and friendly team.
If you have found this post helpful, you may wish to read our previous post on IWM Cabinet Washers.
Food manufacturing is a fast-moving industry. In order to remain competitive, businesses need to constantly find ways of increasing output. They also need to maintain the highest standards of safety and quality. This is why a leading provider of fresh prepared food contacted Industrial Washing Machines Limited (IWM). They requested a fast, efficient and effective solution for cleaning and sanitizing its 200 litre tote Eurobins. They also requested small and large Tonelli mixing bowls.
The client first contacted the engineering team at IWM. They were looking for a solution that would guarantee superior washing of the whole of the bins every single time. The company also wanted to maintain and potentially improve its high standards of hygiene. They didn’t want to incurring excessively high costs for energy and detergents.
IWM suggested a version of the new EC20-30 single-stage cabinet-type bin washer. This innovative machine, which is the latest addition to the highly successful EC20 range, offers exceptional versatility. It is compatible with Eurobins as well as Vemag skips and buggies. It accommodates 200 litre and 300 litre bins without the need for operator adjustments. What’s more, the machine can also accommodate the small and large Tonelli mixing bowls that are widely used in food preparation processes.
EC20-30 bin washer
To deliver its comprehensive cleaning performance, the EC20-30 fully inverts the bin or bowl and washes the inside with a high velocity rotating spray manifold. The outside is washed simultaneously with a full surround jetting system. The powerful 15kW pump fitted to the machine ensures that the washing actions are both vigorous and thorough.
The machines were ideal for this application because their flexible control system provides a high level of automation. It also allows the wash cycle to be optimally matched to the user’s requirements. Running costs and environmental impact are minimised by re-circulating the wash water from a heated tank. This is via an efficient rotary filtration system that reduces the need for water changes. This also reduces the cycle time allowing the machine to wash up to 20 items per hour. As standard, the machines are configured for a cold rinse, using a solenoid-controlled supply of fresh water from the mains.
EC20-30 bin washers are constructed from stainless steel throughout to ensure that they are robust and have a long working life. They feature a streamlined design that is hygienic, and also allows easy access to all areas for cleaning and maintenance. Based on proven technology, they are competitively priced and are backed by IWM’s renowned maintenance and support services.
Understanding our customers
“We were in the fortunate position of being able to fully understand and address our customers’ requirements for hygiene and safety combined with efficiency, flexibility and high throughput,” said Carl Hollier, Managing Director at IWM. “This customer needed a washing solution that would accommodate small and large mixing bowls as well as tote bins and tubs used for the storage and preparation of foodstuffs. With strict requirements to prevent cross-contamination on food manufacturing sites, all of the items needed to be perfectly sanitised after each use.”
“Our EC20-30 machine delivers on all accounts and it does so without excessive usage of water, energy or detergent. We were able to supply and install the machine within fourteen weeks. Since then the customer has reported increased efficiencies that send savings straight to their bottom line!”
To find out more about our EC20-30 bin washers then head to our website today. Alternatively, you can call +44(0)121 459 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 Boot Washers.