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Growers Custom Equipment Brochure

Growers Custom Equipment Brochure

Innovate & Design ∙
Engineer & Manufacture ∙

Sell & Support ∙

GROWERS
CUSTOM
E Q UIPME N T, L L C

INDUSTRY LEADER IN SPECIALIZED EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURING

W W W. G R O W E R S C U S T O M . C O M

WHY CHOOSE US

WHO WE ARE OUR TEAM

Growers Custom Equipment (GCE) provides cost- GCE’s specialized team of engineers and
effective solutions to your pre-cooling and cooling manufacturers have a proven track record of
needs by offering a variety of state-of-the-art, eco- providing the highest level of expertise to help our
customers increase the value of their business by
friendly products and systems that will increase
productivity by 100%. preserving product quality.

GCE is a portfolio company of Post Harvest We have based our reputation on providing
Technologies, Inc., a management and fast, yet economical cooling products and
systems that continually ensure excellent
investment company providing GCE with strategic arrivals, long shelf life, satisfied customers,
guidance, resources, and deep industry expertise
and increased profits for the produce industry.
to maximize the value we offer our loyal customers.

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Engineer & Manufacture
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GCE’S PRODUCT LINES

ADVANCED BIN WASHER

• Robust and portable bin washing system
• 1 - 2 employee/forklift operation
• Capacity to clean 3 - 4 bins per minute or 180 –

240 per hour (depending on operation)
• Incredibly efficient and eco-friendly features
• Designed to save you time, water and labor
• Dramatically increases productivity by 100%
• Large cost savings and ROI

GCE’s Specialized
State-of-the-Art
Product Line

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TOTE WASHER

• Robust and portable tote washing system
• 1 - 2 employee/forklift operation

• Capacity to clean 3 - 4 totes per minute or 180
– 240 per hour (depending on operation)

• Incredibly efficient and eco-friendly features
• Designed to save you time, water and labor
• Dramatically increases productivity by 100%

• Large cost savings and ROI

GCE’s Specialized
State-of-the-Art
Product Line

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VACUUM TUBE

Vacuum Tubes are used in the vacuum cooling
process to combine vacuum pumps with a
refrigeration system and expose the vegetable to a
lower boiling point of the water within and on the
vegetable. This causes the water to cool, thereby
pre-cooling lettuces and other vegetables.

• Extends shelf life by pre-cooling vegetables faster
than any other method

• Quick and efficient pre-cooling periods of 15 to
45 minutes are achieved depending on the type of
product, amount of heat removed and other factors

• Especially effective for leafy vegetables. For certain
vegetables, water can be introduced during the
pre-cooling process to enhance hydration

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HYDRO COOLER

Hydrocooling is a method of pre-cooling that involves
chilling water and then showering or submerging the

product in cold water. A hydrocooler is a pre-cooling
system that extends shelf life by providing a fast, reliable
and efficient means of cooling many water tolerant fruits

and vegetables.

• Cools produce up to 15 times faster than air
• Allows for greater harvesting and marketing flexibility

• Easily handles large amounts of produce (although
hydrocoolers can also be designed for smaller quantities

of produce)
• Hydrates some products, reducing moisture loss

• Rinses while it cools
• Flexible means of cooling vegetables and fruits packed

in bins, bulk, or palletized

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ICE INJECTOR

Our ice injectors reclaim chilled water that
saves cost and improves efficiency. The ice
injector with auto push off can directly feed
into an opening of a facility, adding to cooling
efficiency, and does not break the cold chain.
The ice injector with auto infeed allows for very
high capacity (20,000+ cartons per day cooled
with ease) and also reduces labor by allowing the
loaders to constantly feed and unload, without
having to wait for the icing to finish its cycle.

GCE’s high volume ice injectors are radio
controlled, fully automatic, and can ice an entire
pallet in about 90 seconds.

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MOBILE ICE GENER ATOR

Our Mobile Ice Generators are self-contained engine
rooms, and only require water, power, and to be
charged with ammonia to operate. A separate

refrigeration system is not needed to operate this
product. It connects to a facility or a GCE-supplied

ice storage and ice injection system.

• From 35 up to 200 tons of ice generated per day
• Efficient, simple and reliable

• Self-contained units reduce installation costs
• Industrial quality construction

• Corrosion resistant construction
• Variable ice thickness to suit different applications

• Reliable PLC controls automate
the generator, reducing downtime

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ICE GENER ATOR

GCE's Ice Generator works similar to our Mobile
Ice Generator, however it connects to an existing
refrigeration system at your facility.

• From 35 up to 200 tons of ice generated per day
• Efficient, simple and reliable
• Industrial quality construction
• Corrosion resistant construction
• Variable ice thickness to suit different applications
• Portable and modular systems available
• Reliable PLC controls automate the generator,

reducing downtime

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MOBILE HIGH SIDE

The mobile high side is a self-contained mobile
engine room that provides refrigeration and

cooling capacity. This product is customized to fit
our customers' mobile, seasonal, and emergency
engine room needs. The mobile high side provides

flexibility for customers with multiple facility
locations and cooling applications.

GCE’s Specialized
State-of-the-Art
Product Line

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ICE STORAGE UNIT

The purpose of the GCE Model IS 35 TD Ice Storage
Unit is to store 35 tons of flake ice at a temperature
which will maintain the consistency of the ice without
it bridging or turning into slush. GCE's Ice Generator is
the source of the ice and can produce up to 7.5 tons of
flake ice per hour.

• Stores 35 tons (70,000 pounds) of flake ice
• Retain consistency of the ice for up to 24 hours, even

in a hot ambient environment (up to 130 F)
• Automatically stop IG 180 when 35 tons is reached in IS 35 TD
• Stainless Steel augers for infeed, leveling (2), and outfeed
• Maximize food safety with 100% food grade materials touching the ice
• Collect excess water in drain pans
• Waterproof electric panel and secure PLC unit

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FORCED AIR PRESSURE
COOLER

Forced-air cooling is the process of quickly removing
heat from produce by creating a pressure differential

across the produce. Typically stacked on pallets, the
produce is positioned in rows and sealed to control the
flow of cold air through the product, rather than around
it. Forced-air cooling is sometimes called blast cooling

or blast chilling.

• Rapid cooling system with quick product turnaround
• Increases shelf life by removing field heat at a fast rate

• Fans can operate at relatively high static pressures
• More energy efficient than room cooling

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LIVE BOTTOM FEEDER

GCE's Live Bottom Feeder is a very versatile piece
of equipment when you need to store ice between
harvests. The live bottom feeder advances the
ice forward onto the screw conveyor. Optional
equipment can be added to the live bottom feeder,
such as connecting it to an ice injector auger
system.

• Heavy duty construction
• Proven GCE quality
• Adjustable bin heights
• Simplified hydraulics

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GCE RETROFIT WORK WITH US

SERVICES RETROFIT

Our GCE team is an industry leader when it comes to providing our
customers with retrofit services. Our primary goals are food safety,
sustainability and energy performance. The FSMA (FDA Food Safety
Modernization Act) aims to protect the safety of U.S. food supply by
shifting the focus from responding to contamination to preventing it.
GCE’s in-house experts ensure that our customers are compliant with
the FSMA from farm to fork. We streamline operations and increase
productivity while ensuring critical temperature reliability. By retrofitting
your facility, we can reduce operation costs and environmental impacts,
while also improving food safety and compliance at your facility.

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C ON TAC T US CALL NOW

Call our GCE sales team today at

(602) 786-5322 or email [email protected]
to learn how our specialized equipment can help your bottom line.

Growers Custom Equipment, LLC
16220 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 260
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

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SCAN AND GET MORE INFO

BIN WASHER TOTE WASHER VACUUM TUBE HYDRO COOLER ICE INJECTOR MOBILE ICE
G E N E R AT O R

ICE GENERATOR MOBILE HIGH SIDE ICE STORAGE UNIT FORCED AIR LIVE BOTTOM
PRESSURE COOLER FEEDER

W W W. G R O W E R S C U S T O M . C O M


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