Vegetable Washing Machine VWM-5000

The vegetable washing machine VWM-5000 is well suited for both washing and mixing vegetables. The VWM-5000 can wash floating as well as sinking vegetables such as carrots, leeks, white cabbage, paprika, cucumber, tomatoes, chili peppers etc.. The machine is characterized by being easy to operate and an excellent washing result with a very low germ count and an extraordinary solid construction. Due to a perfectly hygienic finish, cleaning the machine is very easy. The VWM-5000 goes perfectly together with the belt cutting machine BCM-3000, the conveyor belt HCB-600-TS and the centrifugal dryer in a complete vegetable processing line.


Product demonstration video of the high capacity vegetable processing line including the vegetable washing machine VWM-5000:

Vegetable Washing Machine VWM-5000

The vegetable washing machine VWM-5000 is designed for small and medium-sized vegetable processing companies. This machine perfectly suits with the belt cutting machine BCM-3000, the conveyor belt HCB-600-TS and the centrifugal dryer in a complete vegetable processing line. The VWM-5000 comes standard with a fly catcher. The vegetables are either transported to the washing tank of the VWM-5000 by a conveyor belt or thrown in manually. In the washing tank, the vegetables are washed very intensively by a system of a powerful 11 kW pump and water nozzles in both side walls (for circulation) and in the back headboard (for propulsion). The products are submerged by a big drum (flycatcher) as well. Due to the perforated flycatcher, insects (floating) will be filtered out and removed. In case of products without any insects, the flycatcher can be tilted to the front during the washing of the products. This can also be done for cleaning the machine.

Subsequently the vegetables will be transported over the vibrating sieve. Here the vegetables get an extra ‘shower’ with clean water by the sprinklers. The overflowing water is removed through the perforated soil to the filter tank. All the sand and vegetable leftovers are filtered out through the standard mounted fine mesh drum filter, whereupon the water is recycled to the washing tank. The filtered waste can be collected under the drum filter in a waste bin.

Industrial Salad Processing LineVegetable processing line 2000 kg/h (from right to left: preparation station VPS-6belt cutting machine BCM-3000conveyor belt HCB-600-TS, washing machine VWM-5000, basket mill ACBM, and drying machine HS-FLEX)

Washing and mixing vegetables

Both sinking and floating vegetables can be washed with the vegetable washing machine VWM-5000. In addition, this machine can also be used for mixing salads. The whirl and flow can be adjusted separately with butterfly valves. In this way the vegetables can be mixed homogenously (only whirl). And after opening the butterfly valve for flow, the vegetables can be transported out of the machine through the vibrating sieve conveyor.

Sorting out vegetables

The vibrating sieve of the vegetable washing machine VWM-5000 is able to sort out the small unwanted pieces among cut vegetables. All vibrating decks are customizable. This means that the customer can decide the diameter size of the perforation in the deck and thereby controlling the size of the unwanted product to be filtered. The decks are also very easy to interchange on the vegetable washing machine.

  • Vibrating deck – Custom size perforation: this vibrating sieve is perfectly suited for sorting out the small unwanted pieces among diced and sliced products. A brief list of examples are: melon diceschili pepper slices/ringscarrot dicesonion dices, and paprika dices.
  • Vibrating deck – Standard perforation: this vibrating sieve is used when the product does not have to be sorted out. The 3 mm perforation size of this vibrating deck is perfectly suited to only filter the washing water from the product.


  • Easy to operate
  • Excellent washing result with a very low germ count
  • Extremely solid construction
  • A perfectly hygienic finish
  • Easy to clean

Technical data and dimensions

CapacityUp to 2000 kg/h
Electrical data3 Ph / 400 V / 50 Hz / 22.97 A
Power12.97 kW
Dimensions (LxWxH)5450 x 1800 x 2130 mm
Weight1300 kg
Water capacity2000 L
Water connection¾” hose for filling, ½” hose for after sprinkling


The primary design of the VWM-5000 is focused on washing cut vegetables. However, it can also handle different whole products, provided they are not excessively large or heavy. For instance, cucumbers and tomatoes can be effectively washed in the VWM-5000. While slightly larger or heavier products than cucumbers and tomatoes can still be washed, there may be a point where the washing efficiency starts to decrease due to the size and weight of the items, which can slow down the washing process.
The VWM-5000 features a continuous washing capacity that is approximately double that of the VWM-2500 and VWM-3600 machines. This makes it well-suited for high-capacity vegetable washing in a continuous processing flow.

The rotating drum filter option offers practical applications in vegetable washing processes. Here's when and how it can be used effectively:

1. Removing product from the cycle:

  • It is employed to collect specific product components, such as chili seeds or pumpkin seeds, that need to be separated from the main washing cycle.
  • In instances where larger cuts result in residual product pieces (smaller or irregularly shaped), the rotating filter drum, equipped with the appropriate filter sieve, efficiently filters out these items.
  • The separated product is then collected in a designated bin or container for further processing or disposal.

2. Eliminating dirt from the cycle:

  • In multi-stage washing solutions, especially when the first washer acts as a pre-washer to remove initial dirt from the vegetables, incorporating a rotating filter drum is highly recommended.
  • The narrow slot width (0.5mm) on the rotating filter effectively captures dirt particles larger than this size.
  • By using the rotating drum filter, the washing water remains cleaner for an extended period, reducing the frequency of water refreshing and ensuring a more efficient and sustainable washing process.

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