Jerome Mack, Swine Robotics president, says his company has developed the Panel Washer to enable those washing livestock trailers to more easily handle trailer panel inserts for washing and disinfecting.
The Panel Washer is battery-powered, and it connects to a high-pressure washer with a five-stage cleaning and disinfecting system. Power wheels pull the dirty panel in, and a pair of high-pressure nozzles do an initial wash of top and bottom of the panel. Then, powerful brushes rotate against both sides of the panel, removing stubborn material. A second set of high-pressure nozzles do a final wash and rinse. Next, the panel is run through a pair of squeegees to remove excess water. The panel exits past a pair of separate optional disinfecting nozzles.
“Seems like it will help save people some time,” judge Brett Ramirez says, “and at least gets the big organic material stuff off, and should make the disinfection process a little bit easier.”