The GCE Advanced Bin Washer - 
increase productivity and save money.

The GCE Advanced Bin Washer Will Dramatically Increase Your Productivity

Take a look at how incredibly efficient and eco-friendly the Bin Washer can be.
 

The Bin Washer Up Close

Growers Custom Equipment, LLC (GCE) is focused on their mission to design, engineer, manufacture, sell, and support custom equipment for the Agriculture industry.

GCE was previously owned by Growers Ice Company (GIC). GIC began manufacturing specialized equipment to support its own pre- and post-cooling operations in the 1930s. Currently, GCE is owned by Post Harvest Technologies, Inc., and they continue their commitment to excellence in designing and manufacturing superior pre- and post-cooling equipment.  

As labor becomes more of a challenge, technology will be required to keep pace with demand. The patent pending GCE Advanced Bin Washer is the latest of our innovative products.

 PROBLEM:  Current standard bin washing procedures involve at least 3 employees and 1 forklift operator. This standard arrangement will support the cleaning of 100 bins in an 8 hour day and at a maximum 500 to 600 bins a week on average. This procedure is labor intensive, time consuming, and wasteful of water. The results are high cost and low productivity. 

SOLUTION:  Advantage (ROI/Productivity is the Advantage)  It is disruptive technology.

The Growers Custom Equipment  Advanced Bin Washer is a 1 to 2 employee/forklift operation, depending on the operation. Water is filtered, treated if preferred, and used again. With a capacity to clean 3-4 bins per minute or 180 – 240 per hour (depending on the operation), the Bin Washer excels in cutting costs and water waste. In 6 hours of operation, it can clean 1,100 – 1,400 bins, depending on the operation. The results are a dramatic increase in productivity and reduction of labor and water cost.

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Base equipment dimensions: 8’ W x 30’ L x 9’ H

 Live belt for outfeed & stainless steel slide skid: 4’ W x 30’ L 

Overall dimensions: 8’ W x 60’ L x 9’H

Operating weight: 22,300 lb

Shipping weight: 12,500 lb

Shipping dimensions: 8’ W x 48’ L x 9’ H (bin rotator will rotate on top of infeed, allowing the outfeed to fit)

304 stainless steel main frame

Stainless steel 1/4” calibrated chain conveyor and chain drive

 Variable frequency drive (VFD) for adjusting conveyor speed from 0-50 feet per minute

Stainless steel, 850-gallon wash tank

Water filtration system with four easy access stainless steel screens

50 stainless steel spray nozzles

1 - 260° stainless steel rotating sprayer

1 - 15 hp centrifugal water pump at 150 gpm at 125 psi

1 - 10 hp centrifugal booster water pump to increase pressure to 180 - 200 psi

2” stainless steel water fill pipe with mechanical float to maintain water level

Equipment Specs

2 - stainless steel 4” pipe drain outlets for fast drainage of wash tankwater (Industrial waste drains recommended)

4 gpm of make up water from plant needed to replace lost water

Auto sanitation system on outfeed includes: 1 pump, 4 spray nozzles, 1 sensor to trigger the sanitizing chemical (chlorine sodium citric acid smart wash - 50 gal. barrel supplied by customer) onto the freshly cleaned bin making it ready for reuse.

Stainless steel control panel with
UL listed parts

Control panel functions on/off

Hydraulics systems - auto/manual

Rotator – auto/manual

Water pumps – auto/manual

Main chain conveyor – auto/manual

Speed control for chain conveyor

Emergency stop – safety stops on each end of unit and on operator remote

Electrical circuits will be protected from water with nema-4 water proof stainless steel cabinet and fittings

Electrical requirements:
480 v 3 phase, 60 amps

Hydraulic system for rotator cylinders:
7.5 hp, 22 gallon tank

The bins are loaded on the loading bed of the bin rotator by a forklift with the open end of the bins facing up. Before the bins enter the washing tank, hydraulic cylinders invert the bins to the open end facing down.

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Then, the loading bed infeed conveyor chain moves the bins into the washing tank. Next, the washing tank encapsulates the bins and uses high pressure water sprayers to clean the bins.

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When the bins are discharged from the washing tank, the bins are flipped over and placed on a live belt on the outfeed conveyor where they are ready for sanitation and pickup.enter the washing tank, hydraulic cylinders invert the bins to the open end facing down.

How It Operates

The GCE Advanced Bin Washer Solution


Yuma Arizona Office | 14280 S Avenue 3 East | Yuma, Arizona 85365

Chris Jackson | (602) 786-5322 | chris@postharvesttechnologies.com

See for yourself how the GCE Advanced Bin Washer can cut costs and reduce water waste.


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Growers Custom Equipment now has a robust and portable bin washing system that can save you time, water, and labor.

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