Industrial Washing Engineered for the Insect Cultivation Industry

Insect Cultivation

Better Engineering is a leading equipment manufacturer designed to clean and dry various containers utilized in the insect cultivation industry. This includes trays, crates, rearing trays, pallets, racks, egg grids, and plastic containers.

Better Engineering has worked closely with insect cultivators across the country to create washing systems that promote sustainability, meet strict standards, and save companies money. These highly versatile systems include batch washers, bin and vat washers, rack washers, cabinet washers, and conveyor/tunnel washers, all tailored to the insect cultivation industry.

Insect Cultivation

Sustainable Development

Insect cultivation is a sustainable practice that is good for our environment but requires a level of cleaning and sanitization of used equipment that cannot be done manually. As with other types of farming, facilities must clean their processing equipment regularly to prevent bacterial contamination. 

Automated cleaning systems inhibit product contamination while increasing productivity and lowering labor costs. Furthermore, automated insect farming equipment frees employees to work on other essential tasks, increasing productivity.  They also provide a more sustainable cleaning solution by offering savings on water and energy resources and increasing equipment lifespan.

As an insect cultivator, you focus on sustainability and improving lives without disrupting our planet’s ecosystem. We have designed insect farming equipment and detergents to ensure harmful chemicals are not released during washing and cleaning from insect cultivation washers. 


Insect processing for protein is a sustainable alternative for animal and reptile feed, fishmeal, valuable by-products for fertilizer, material for medical and cosmetic purposes, and even for human consumption. Insect cultivation is raising insects as livestock, or mini livestock, for these purposes.

A growing world population requires food, and traditional protein sources pressure our natural resources. Insects, however, have a high nutritional value, a low ecological footprint, and generate fewer greenhouse gases making them a viable alternative solution to food shortages. Insects are also harvested for the commodities they produce, such as silk, honey, or lac (used in nail polishes and wood varnishes). Grasshoppers, beetles, ants, and mealworms are commonly cultivated insects.

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


Insect cultivation processes adhere to regulations. Better Engineering has worked with leading insect cultivators to design complete, easy-to-use insect farming equipment. Our machines, such as batch washers, pallet washers, and other insect cultivation-related equipment meet all regulatory standards set by FSMA, HACCP, and GMP

Sanitary Conveyors

Rack Washers

Turntable Washers


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.


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

Insect cultivists strictly adhere to a set of processes to provide healthy and safe products, constantly improving food safety practices. Better Engineering has worked with leading insect cultivists and designs complete cleaning systems based on the customer’s specific application needs regarding these processes. Our machines meet all regulatory food and safety standards set by FSMA, HACCP, and GMP. These standards ensure that your products are free of physical, allergenic, chemical, and biological hazards.

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Barrels, Bins, Buckets

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Waste Containers

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Egg Trays

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Food Storage Boxes

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Scale Buckets

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Weigh Buckets & Hoppers

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Oyster & Shellfish Containers

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Machine Parts

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Cooling Racks

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Fish Boxes

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Freeze Tunnels

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