Crate washing machines

Crate washers from Limex clean your crates hygienically. Food hygiene is obviously essential in the agro-food industry, and this is where we can help you. Hygienic crates maximise the shelf life and food safety of your products.

Simple, sustainable, and thorough crate washing

Cleaning your crates with a Limex crate washing machine ensures they meet the strictest hygiene and food safety requirements, and is guaranteed to contribute to the healthiness and quality of your product. It reduces the risk of contamination and immediately results in less spoilage and higher net yields. After all, inputs such as raw materials, energy and labour have already been used. With our specialist knowledge and experience, we can adapt a crate washing machine to specific products and specific situations, which results in a successful harvest and the highest profits.

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What are the advantages of a Limex crate washer?

  • Not just visibly clean, microbiologically clean;
  • Eliminates CGMMV, ToBRFV and TVX viruses. Proven by laboratory research in 2017 and 2020.
  • Sustainable solution by reducing water, energy and chemical consumption;
  • Easy to clean, robust construction, and low maintenance;
  • Washing capacities of 150 to 4,000 crates per hour;
  • Limex crate washers retain a high residual value; there is a strong second-hand market;
  • Double line: 2 lines for washing crates or 1 line for washing pallets in the same machine;
  • The modular design allows washing lines to be extended flexibly.

Additional possibilities with our crate washers

  • Removal of stickers;
  • Machine heated by electricity, central-heating water from heat exchanger, or steam injection;
  • Automatic dosing of cleaning or disinfecting agents;
  • Blow off water droplets;
  • Rental option, ideal for seasonal products;
  • Adapted power supply for international customers;
  • Menno Florades foam applied to products.

In this way, Limex crate washers keep the quality of your products consistently high.

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Our crate washers in practice

Our crate washing machines are already being used successfully by a large number of customers for various purposes. Some examples:

  • Wijnen Square Crops in Grubbenvorst, The Netherlands (washing cucumber and pepper harvesting crates).
  • P van Osch Groenteproducties in Leunen, The Netherlands (washing leafy vegetable harvesting crates);
  • RPZ Rheinische Pilz-Zentrale/Deckers, Germany;
  • Banken Champignons, The Netherlands;
  • Tulip growers and bulb processors to combat pythium in pin trays and transport crates, Wesselman Flowers, the Netherlands, and Partaharjun Puutarha, Finland;
  • Royal De Ree Holland, washing and disinfecting flower-bulb transport crates;
  • Supermarket crates, to remove stickers from fruit and vegetable display crates; Hajduk, Poland;
  • Hajduk, Polen;
  • Gribnaya Raduga, Rusland;
  • Tomato nursery to eliminate ToBRFV from harvesting crates;
  • Cucumber nurseries to eliminate CGMMV from harvesting crates;

Used crate washers are also often available. View our page with ‘Used machines. Even after years of use, our crate washing machines still have considerable residual value.

Sinner’s Circle

We follow the cleaning principle of Sinner’s Circle, which balances four variable factors: mechanical action, time, temperature and the cleaning agents (chemicals). For the best results, these factors have to be attuned to the specific soiling. For example, various washing processes can be combined in a washing installation, with each process having a different combination of the factors in Sinner’s Circle. These processes can include pre-rinse, multiple main wash sections, disinfection zone, and final rinse. The best outcome and most thorough cleaning is achieved when all the factors are properly balanced.

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Limex crate washer at Banken Champignons

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“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

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This is what satisfied customers say about us

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