Automatic crate washing systems
suitable for all sectors.

Crate washers

Automatic and highly versatile systems for washing and sanitizing crates and baskets, suitable for all sectors of production and ensuring impeccable washing for any type of crate.

The production range includes cabin or tunnel systems for washing crates, with the possibility of selecting various options: one , two or three tracks, horizontal or vertical.

Crate washers
  • Possibility of washing crates of different shapes and type, including: collapsible, rigid and stackable crates and baskets.
  • Possibility of flexible hourly washing, from just a few pieces up to 10,000 crates/hour.
  • Possibility of simultaneously washing crates of different shapes.

Crate washing systems designed for efficiency

The crate washing systems are fully automated and designed according to extremely high quality protocols, as well as being designed and constructed specifically to customer requirements to increase efficiency and productivity.

  • TAILOR-MADE: the machine is designed, developed and configured for each individual customer, on the basis of their requests and requirements.
  • Structure in stainless steel with thick insulated panels to prevent the dispersion of heat produced by the crate washing process. This technology offers a dual function: reduction in energy consumption and noise reduction.
  • Selection of materials responding to extremely high standards (pharmaceutical).
  • Full inspection of the crate washing system possible thanks to a special mechanical system which allows the top part of the tunnel to be raised. This section of the tunnel has no gaskets, ensuring maximum hygiene.
  • Efficient automated washing system for crates of different sizes, without needing to set the machine for a different shape.
  • High pressure washing to eliminate even the most stubborn residue from the crates.
  • Washing programs designed to obtain maximum energy efficiency.
  • Customized washing programs.
  • Possibility of drying the crates with traditional methods or using centrifugal drying.
  • Innovative filtering systems.
  • Rotating filter to constantly remove the residue produced by the crate washing cycle.
  • Extremely effective systems for removing labels.
  • Constant and uninterrupted monitoring of the functions and critical parameters.
  • Multiple water heating systems.
  • Responsible dosing of chemical solutions to protect the environment as well as the operators involved in the crate washing operations. Significant savings of energy, water and detergent.
  • Reduction in maintenance costs and times.
  • Reliability and performance levels unchanged over time.
  • Structure in stainless steel.
  • Cabin with manual or automatic opening, with a single door or double “pass-through” doors; tunnel with 1 or 3 tracks, horizontal or vertical.
  • State-of-the-art technological systems for the extraction of fumes.
  • Drying system with new technology, designed and developed by Colussi Ermes, which since 2007 has seen significant evolutions for increased drying capacities. After many studies, in 2015 the company reached exceptional results thanks to the development of the “super-compact” drying system, able to combine optimal drying capacity with a limited footprint.
  • Sophisticated movement systems to mange, in a fully automated manner, large quantities of crates to be washed.
  • Crate stacking and destacking units.
  • Crate collapsing and opening devices.
  • Crate sorting mechanisms.
  • Customized washing programs based on the customer’s requirements.
  • CIP (Clean In Place) self-washing program which preserves and purifies the production lines of organic and inorganic contaminants. CIP is a self-washing automatic system for all circuits, walls and key points of the machine which does not require disassembly. This is carried out through the introduction of detergent fluids at a specific pre-set concentration, pressure and temperature and constantly monitored, followed by careful washing and sanitization.
  • “Ready to Use” program for immediate system operation at the start of the shift
  • Automatic loading and unloading
  • Constant monitoring of all parameters in compliance with HACCP standards

Our washing systems are designed to meet any requirement and production capacity, making use of high pressure operations to remove any dirt or stubborn residue from the crates:

  • Small systems, available in the cabin version or with small tunnels, which can be controlled by just one operator, offering simple yet reliable washing cycles.
  • Medium sized systems, generally in the tunnel version, stand-alone or in-line, which take advantage of the latest technological innovations of Colussi Ermes and ensure incredible results.
  • Large and innovative high-tech, multi-phase systems for industrial use, with a tunnel design and multiple tracks to increase the hourly washing and drying performance levels, reaching more than 10,000 pieces/hour.
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