Fully Customizable Tunnel Washers
Every Douglas Machines commercial tunnel washer is fully custom. Every tunnel washer is comprised of a combination of four parts:
- Recirculating Wash
- Recirculating Rinse
- Fresh Sanitizing Rinse
- High-Pressure Blow-off Module
When designing the perfect tunnel washer for your needs, you can choose just one of these modules, or you can choose all four.
Finding Your Tunnel Washer
The ideal custom tunnel washer for you depends on your containers, timeline, space constraints, budget, and more. If you’re unsure which washer would best suit you, reach out to one of our sales engineers to find the perfect fit.
Here are some tunnel washers we’ve custom-made in the past:
Commercial Tunnel Washer Features
Regardless of the model, each Douglas Machines’ conveyorized tunnel washer features:
- a combination of 4 standard sections: recirculating wash, recirculating rinse, fresh sanitizing rinse, and blow-off.
- If needed, a recirculating pre-wash can also be added.
- Vertical or horizontal load machines with either transport belts or chains depending on the shape of your containers.
- Single or two-lane operation with transport belts or chains to meet your desired throughput
- A combination of 1-2 wash pumps and 1-2 rinse tanks
Our computer-aided design and state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment allow us to produce customized tunnel washers with remarkable precision – without delay or added expense.
Basket Tunnel Washers
These machines are designed for a wide variety of transport carriers that are lightly soiled and do not typically have direct food contact.
Assorted Bakery Pan Tunnel Washers
This commercial tunnel washer is extremely versatile. They’re designed for moderate to heavy baked-on grime and can easily clean a variety of pans like sheet, muffin, strap, cake, and loaf pans. They can also clean transport carriers and other larger containers thanks to their adjustable height.
Sheet, Muffin Pan, & Mould Tunnel Washers
These specialty machines use wash/rinse jetting and blow-off air knives to clean similar-size products loaded vertically. This method results in an unbeatable clean by eliminating the masking effect of a conveyor belt.
Single and double-lane models are available.
Lug & Tote Tunnel Washers
These machines are available in horizontal and vertical load designs. The configuration of this machine is tailored solely to your needs like the sizes of your containers and the level of flexibility you need.
Tote & Lid Tunnel Washers
This commercial tunnel washer uses a two-lane system designed for totes with removable lids. They are available with or without blow-off modules. The 2500 models have a recirculating rinse before the final rinse which significantly reduces water consumption.
Bucket & Lid Tunnel Washers
These two-lane systems are designed for buckets and lids. They are available with or without blow-off modules. The 2500 versions have a recirculating rinse before the final rinse, which significantly reduces water consumption.
Pallet Tunnel Washers
These machines are available in horizontal and vertical load designs, with the vertical load design able to be installed in a pit or floor-level operation. The design of your machine depends on the construction of the pallet and the amount of flexibility needed to best serve your business.
Smoke Stick Tunnel Washers
This specialty tunnel washer is specifically designed to process large quantities of wood or stainless-steel sticks.