Spray Washing Solutions

Spray Washing Solutions For Industrial Machinery


Manufacturers, processors, and transporters of various liquid products must dedicate resources to maintaining their containers. This includes regularly cleaning or disposal of vessels like buckets, jugs, canisters and parts washers

Containers intended for single use must be stored, collected, and properly disposed of. Depending on their contents, they may need to be treated as a hazardous waste. Even when working with non-toxic substances, manufacturers still must retain single-use containers for recycling or waste collection. Companies that choose to use their containers once will need to account for inventory to ensure new vessels are always available.

If containers are to be used more than once, they must be thoroughly cleaned to ensure safety and product integrity. This can be done, in-house, with the use of power washers and manual cleaning. It can also be completed by a third-party service provider. 

Either option carries certain costs. In-house manual cleaning requires time, labor, facility space, resource use, and unavoidable inconsistencies in the degree of residue removal. Third-party services increase overhead and create additional storage, collection, and scheduling demands.

Alternatively, some companies may choose to invest in dedicated cleaning equipment that makes in-house bucket washing faster, safer, more automated, and consistent. Spray washing solutions can greatly improve the in-house container cleaning process by removing manual steps, speeding up the process, and ensuring potential hazards are better contained. 

Industrial bucket washers can eliminate reliance on third-party cleaning services and all the associated expenses. They can also help companies transition away from single-use containers, as the machinery is able to bring used containers a like-new level of cleanliness.

Bucket washers are configured to account for the shape of the container, whether a cylindrical can, spouted jug, open tank, etc. They can accommodate many different capacity ranges, including those as small as one liter to upwards of 25 liters. The equipment will remove stuck-on residues through a process that’s similar to spray washing but in a more efficient and contained manner.

The process starts as the bucket is placed in the machine’s cleaning chamber, which is usually located on the underside of the machine or within a closed compartment. The machine will then heat and pressurize a cleaning solution, which is applied through a pneumatic pump. The pump is controlled by a timer set by the operator.

During the cleaning cycle, the cleaning solution will recirculate to loosen residue stuck to the interior and break down the particles. This process is helped along with rotating injectors. Once all particles are loosened, the bucket is flushed out and is then ready for drying and reuse.

Bucket washing machines are a useful and cost-effective solution for makers of liquid and small particle products, as well as painters, printers, dyers, and similar service providers. This equipment can be made to use solvents as the cleaning liquid or water-based detergent solutions.

Unlike manually-operated power washing tools, industrial bucket washers can heat and pressurize cleaning liquids to an exceptional level without compromising the safety of the operator. Controlling the process is simple and contributes to consistent results, which assure product quality and safety.

Industrial bucket washers utilize similar technology as larger tank cleaning machines and vessel washers but they are better suited to the needs of smaller containers and processing that’s not always continuous.                        

Some bucket washers will need to be configured to the specifics of the container, while others are fairly versatile. This machinery is fairly compact and will fit within most facility spaces. Although units are fairly standardized, it’s still important to assess specific needs to select the best option.

Industrial bucket washers can be sourced from original equipment manufacturers of vessel washing equipment as well as authorized suppliers of machinery-based cleaning solutions.