September 30, 2016

New boot scrubber series aims to reduce cross-contamination

Best Sanitizers has added the new BSX Boot Scrubber Series to its line of equipment. The BSX Boot Scrubber offers six different boot scrubbers, giving food processors the ability to reduce cross-contamination from footwear by choosing a system which suits the specific needs of their plant, according to the company.

Employees can clean their boots before sanitization. Each boot scrubber has an open, sanitary design which eliminates hidden and hard to reach areas that are difficult to clean and can harbor pathogens, according to Best Sanitizers. Dairy approved feet on the upper end of this series further minimizes surfaces where pathogens can hide, according to the company.

BSX 600 Single Boot Scrubber Unit with triple brushes.
BSX 600 Single Boot Scrubber Unit with triple brushes.

For facilities with a smaller number of production employees, Best Sanitizers offers the BSX100, BSX200, BSX400 and BSX600 Boot Scrubber Units. Each of these boot scrubber units accommodate one user at a time and are for facilities with lower employee throughput. The BSX100 and BSX200 operate the same way; a user steps onto the platform, the system is activated and Alpet No-Rinse Quat Sanitizer is sprayed onto the boot and brushes to aid in the cleaning of the footwear. The user moves their boot back and forth through the brushes supplying the mechanical scrubbing action.

The BSX100 and BSX200 are also available in a dry version for facilities that don’t require the chemistry application when cleaning footwear. The BSX400 and BSX600 operate similarly but also include motorized rotating brushes to help automate the scrubbing action.

For manufacturers with a medium to high number of employees and greater throughput requirements, Best Sanitizers offers the BSX800 Compact Walk Through Boot Scrubber Unit. Diluted Alpet No-Rinse Quat Sanitizer is sprayed onto motorized rotating brushes from a stainless steel venturi dilution valve and metering tip to provide the desired PPM. The BSX800 uses two rotating disk brushes to clean the sides and sole of the boots, while the BSX800-V uses three vertical rotating brushes and one horizontal sole brush.

The BSX1000 High Capacity Walk Through Boot Scrubber Unit is designed for facilities with a larger number of employees. Similar to the BSX800, this unit can accommodate up to three users at a time, allowing for 15-25 users per minute. The BSX1000 uses two motorized rotating disk brushes and two long motorized horizontal sole brushes, while the BSX1000-V uses three vertical motorized rotating brushes and two long horizontal sole brushes. Both of these configurations use Alpet No-Rinse Quat Sanitizer to aid in the boot cleaning, and provide multiple points of contact between brush and boot.

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