Better Engineering is an industry leader in manufacturing sanitization cleaning machines used in the hydroponic farming industry. BE has worked beside industry leaders for more than 60 years to produce cleaning systems that promote sustainability, meet strict standards, and save companies money.
BE machines comply with and exceed all regulatory food safety standards such as FSMA, HACCP, and GMP guidelines which help ensure your farming equipment and products are sanitized.
All systems feature a self-cleaning work tank that can fill and empty with each stage and an “open architecture” for complete access (there are no hidden areas). They can incorporate features such as robotic integration, multi-lane and adjustable lane options to accommodate various part sizes, and choice of heating – steam, gas, or electric.
Sanitization in hydroponic farming is essential to keep consumers from becoming ill and to kill microbial life, including bacteria or fungi, in containers that could infect or disease plants.
Hydroponic farmers’ needs are vastly different from traditional farmers, and their hygienic needs vary greatly. Because hydroponic plants are grown without exposure to outdoor hazards, there is no need to wash the actual produce. But hydroponic farming poses unique challenges, specifically with keeping growing containers and stations sanitary.
If not cleaned properly, fungi from bins can infect other plants placed in the same container. BE’s provides superior cleaning of containers, hoses, nozzles, and other elements where bacteria, debris, and soil hiding, breeding potentially harmful contaminants that taint the product. To prevent these harmful contaminants from spreading out of products, tools, reusable produce bins, buckets, totes, and other containers should be cleaned after each harvest.
Cleaning of these items by hand takes up excessive amounts of valuable staff time and can be easily automated and address with cleaning systems. Our cleaning systems and prioritization of food safety management exponentially lowers the risk of food-borne illnesses and increase productivity and sustainability.
Our research lab can demonstrate the full potential of our washing and sanitizing systems using your containers. Mail us the items you would like cleaned, and we will test them to find the best machine recommendation for you. We guarantee that we’ll find a solution that meets all of your needs– it’s part of our commitment to customer satisfaction.