Disinfect boxes

Limex has developed crate washers to disinfect boxes. The boxes are disinfected in a hygienic way. Good hygiene is essential in the agro-food industry, we can help you with that! Disinfecting boxes has a major impact on the food safety and shelf life of your products.

Why disinfect boxes?

It is very important to disinfect your boxes properly. For the following reasons you should do this thoroughly:

  • Often the box or crate is visibly clean, but there is still microbiological dirt on the crate that you cannot see with the human eye. This affects the shelf life and food safety of your products;
  • Proper disinfecting ensures consistent quality of your products;
  • Stickers or labels often leave behind dirty residues on the boxes; poor disinfection can affect your product;
  • No matter how well you disinfect your boxes, it is difficult to kill all viruses, but with the crate washers of Limex you can!

The crate washers of Limex ensures a good disinfection of your boxes.

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Why a Limex crate washer?

To disinfect your boxes, it is important that you use a high-quality machine. The Limex crate washers are packed with many functionalities and advantages. Disinfecting boxes with a Limex crate washer has the following advantages:

  • A sustainable solution by saving water, energy and chemicals;
  • Disinfects 150-4,000 boxes per hour;
  • The machines retain a high residual value, there is a large second-hand market;
  • There are two options for the washing line: washing crates or pallets;
  • Flexible construction of the washing lines through a modular concept.

As mentioned before, the crates are not only visibly cleaned but also microbiologically clean. The Limex machine removes CGMMV, ToBRFV and TVX viruses, proven by laboratory research in 2017 and 2020. In summer of 2021, Limex conducted new lab research, the Limex method is highly effective to remove the mold Fusarium Oxysporum, but also the fungi Phytophthora of Pythium. If you are looking for a machine that disinfects boxes well, the Limex crate washer is perfect for you!

Additional possibilities to disinfect boxes

The crate washers of Limex have a number of additional features, which may be of interest when considering a crate washer to disinfect your boxes;

  • The proper removal of stickers;
  • Automatic dosage of cleaning agents or disinfectants;
  • Blowing off water droplets;
  • Possibility to rent: ideal for seasonal products;
  • Foaming of products with Menno Florades;
  • Adapting electrical power supply for international locations;
  • Heating by means of electric heating, central heating water via heat exchanger or steam injection.

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Our disinfection method

We use the cleaning principle of “The Circle of Sinner” when disinfecting boxes. This is a cleaning principle in which four variables are applied in coordinated amounts:

  • Mechanical labour (force);
  • Time;
  • Temperature;
  • Cleaning agent (chemistry).

These variables are adjusted to the specific contamination. The wash lines can therefore be used for several washing processes to disinfect boxes, in which a different combination of settings is applied each time. For example: pre-rinsing, multiple main wash sections, disinfection zone and post-rinse.

Are you convinced of the importance of disinfecting boxes? Then contact us for all possibilities!

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This is what satisfied customers say about us

Improved cultivation hygiene for ImHofBio thanks to the Limex tray washing system

After examining many different machines, we finally settled on purchasing our new machine from Limex. We received competent and thorough advice before buying. Limex also adapted the new machine to our needs. In addition, our first few experiences have shown that the after-sales service and advice from Limex is also fantastic. – Hansjürg Imhof

Fully automatic washing line for Royal De Ree Holland

“What we now have is a system that washes the transport crates far better than the previous installation, and the number of operators has been reduced from three to just one.”- Joost van den Berg

Limex crate and tray washer at Jungpflanzen Gernert

“The trays are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected with foam from Menno Florades. The washing result could be seen very quickly from the better root quality.” – Achim Gernert

Intensive and sustainable crate washer for Wijnen Square Crops

“With this washer, we can be sure that the crates that come out of the machine are clean and free from viruses and other diseases; we can use them in our processes without risk.” – Koen Saris

Meet our sustainable partner: PlantLab

“We are excited about the washing result of the Limex machine. We like to share our plans and working method with a company like Limex that is also committed to sustainability and we are looking forward to a beautiful and successful collaboration in the future!” – Mr. Hans van Scheijndel

Limex develops process for hygienic cleaning of propagation trays

“Limex is developing constantly to meet our increasingly stringent requirements. We can recommend Limex with a clear conscience.” – Oliver Schneider

5 Tray washers in 4 years at Svenska Skogsplantor

“Our collaboration with Limex has worked very well. A supplier that we will continue to work with and can recommend as a good partner.“ – Niclas Noord

Limex crate washers at Wesselman Flowers

“During cultivation, we see cycle after cycle of tulips emerging uniformly. An extra benefit is that the machine can remove the TVX virus. I can certainly recommend a Limex washer to every tulip grower.” – Joost Wesselman

Hishtil and Limex announce intensive collaboration

“The fruits of this productive collaboration between Limex and Hishtil permit both companies to offer their customers the best sanitation solution and healthy propagating material that will allow them to maximize crop quality and yields.” – Amit Dagan

Silver – our tray washer partner in Chile

“It is a pleasure for us to work with Limex, which is aware of the problems of hygiene and water scarcity that concern us in Chile and some regions.” – Martin Campos

Limex crate washer at Boer Erik

“I have seen Limex machines at other fruit growers, even one that has been in use for 25 years and is still running. When I invest, I think it is important to invest in high-quality and well-functioning products that I will be able to use for years to come.” – Boer Erik

Industrial tray and trolley washing machines for Ontario Plants Propagation, Canada

“I’m really proud that we get such large, intensive trolley and tray washers.” – Pieter van Dijk

Limex Bucket Washer at Veiling Holambra Brazil

“The delivery of the bucket washer from Limex has fully met all our expectations! Limex has now a satisfied customer in Brazil!” – André van Kruijssen

Limex trolley washer helps improve hygiene at WPK Vegetable Plants

“This investment improves our capacity to keep any potential threats at bay,” says Erik van der Arend, general manager at WPK Vegetable Plants.

LCS/Royal FloraHolland Bucket Washers

“The Limex washers are an indispensable component for a successful service to LCS!” – Jan van Hoef

Sustainable box cleaner Scherpenhuizen

For distribution centre Scherpenhuizen, Limex supplied a boxwasher, type KKW6000NS for sustainable washing of boxes where the water is heated by high-quality residual heat from cooling.

Limex tray washer at Bergvik Skog Plantor

“To have a tray washer that works this great has really boosted our production at the nursery. The growing trays gets clean and we can use them over and over again in our production without any problems. I can highly recommend any forest plant producer to use a Limex Washer in their production line.” – Ronny Anngren

Limex crate washer at Banken Champignons

“The Limex crate washer meets our hygiene requirements (microbiological cleanliness) and produces a drying result of less than four grams per crate. This allows an output of 5,600 clean crates per hour, and that maintains our delivery capacity at an optimal level. ” – Jurgen Banken