Industrial Washing Systems Engineered for the Hydroponic and Vertical Farming Industry

Hydroponic & Vertical Farming

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.

Sanitary Conveyors

Rack Washers

Turntable Washers

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Sanitize with steam, gas, or electric heat at temperatures of +180°F.

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Each system comes with the option to add robotic arm integration for auto loading and unloading.

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Full access hinge doors allow for complete access and cleaning of machines’ interior.

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Modular construction means customers can continue to add onto and customize machines long after they are purchased.


Better Engineering’s sanitization machines are built to last. Our machines offer the highest quality levels with trackable and repeatable results that don’t change over time. 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.

Hydroponically farmed lettuce

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.


Get peace of mind in knowing that your items are clean and free from any hazards.

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.

Conveyor belt washer for cleaning totes and trays used in food distribution


60 Years Experience


BE develops innovative solutions to build critical automated cleaning systems for virtually every industry.

Our services

Comprehensive support for all of your cleaning solution needs!

Better Engineering's sanitary line of stainless steel cleaning systems are built to the highest hygienic standards with industry-leading capabilities.

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.

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Growing Trays

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Propagation Trays

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Bulk Containers, Tubs & Totes

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Transport Carts

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Irrigation Drips Nozzles

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Lugs & Lug Dollies

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Crates, Drums

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Harvesting Tools

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Storage Cages

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Growing Racks

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Water Reservoir Kits

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Inside Sales Representative