AIRMASTER® BKQ AIRJET

The AIRMASTER® BKQ AIRJET is a high-performance unit for cooking, steaming, baking and roasting at process temperatures up to 300°C. It works with the unique REICH cross-flow circulating air principle, which guarantees maximum performance and short processing times with optimum product quality. It has been designed specifically for products that are placed in catering dishes or on grills. Production capacities far above the normal levels can be achieved with its extremely high power reserves.

  • Process temperatures up to + 300°C
  • Horizontal air flow, optimal for lying products and products in standard catering dishes
  • Up to 120% more capacity compared to standard systems
  • Up to 35 levels per trolley
  • Alternating blowing and sucking of air
  • Consistent air flow across the entire wall surface
  • Excellent consistency in all trolley areas
  • Gentle treatment of the products
  • Maximum air performance for short processes and maximum yield
  • Irrespective of specific level positions of the trolleys
  • Integrated drop separator in the circulating air flow
  • Made in Germany
  • PLUS all other benefits of the REICH AIRMASTER® UK series

The AIRMASTER® BKQ AIRJET is a high-performance unit for cooking, steaming, baking and roasting at process temperatures up to 300°C. It works with the unique REICH cross-flow circulating air principle, which guarantees maximum performance and short processing times with optimum product quality.

It has been designed specifically for products that are placed in catering dishes or on grills. Hanging products can of course also be treated in an optimum way. Production capacities far above the normal levels can be achieved with its extremely high power reserves. The large variety of available processes makes this system the ideal replacement for traditional combi-steamers for the industrial standard. BKQ units are available as one or two-trolley units.

The new AIRMASTER® BKQ AIRJET represents the consistent further development of the proven AIRMASTER® UKQ AIRJET, which set new standards with its horizontal airflow principle. Convince yourself of the varied possible uses of the AIRMASTER® BKQ AIRJET and learn about the exciting details of the generation of universal roasting units.

Depending on the product, up to 35 levels are possible per trolley. Different trolley designs are also available for catering dishes. With many products, double the capacity can be achieved per trolley compared to standard systems. Combined with a reduced processing time as a result of the enormous airflow, considerably larger capacity increases can also be achieved.

With regard to consistency and efficiency, the AIRMASTER® UKQ AIRJET sets new standards in the area of thermal treatment of lying products at high temperatures. Its possible applications range from reddening, drying, steaming, cooking, hot-air cooking, roasting and baking. The AIRMASTER® BKQ AIRJET impresses, for example, in the production of roasted meatloaf and liver loaf with consistent roast colour, crust and uniform core temperature. Another supreme discipline in the high temperature range is the production of roast ham and crispy roasts. The defined splitting of a crisp crust with a uniform roast colour and consistent core temperature becomes child's play.

As a result of the REICH cross-flow circulating air principle, completely consistent temperatures are achieved in the treatment area, and therefore also a homogeneous browning and crust formation. When treating products in catering dishes, on roasting trays or with grilling trays, the full height of the loading trolley can be used.

Naturally there is integrated, fully-automatic CIP cleaning. Many available equipment options ensure that you can configure your unit precisely according to your specific requirements.

UNIT DESCRIPTION

The chamber housing of the AIRMASTER® BKQ comprises a chamber module. It is very sturdy and is made of 100 % chromium-nickel steel, material no. 1.4301, and is welded to be gas and steam-tight. Mineral full insulation (temperature-resistant up to +650°C) protects against heat losses. Importance was attached to avoiding thermal bridges in the construction of the unit.

Added-value from modular design:

  Fully stainless steel 1.4301

  Mineral full insulation

  No uninsulated housing parts

  No thermal bridges

  Low-maintenance and reliable

  Particular stability and service life

The top section of the unit contains the air preparation unit with ventilator and electric heat battery or heat exchanger for gas or oil burner.

The process air is blown gently into the unit from one side using specially developed air guide walls. The air is extracted again on the opposite side. Sturdy air exchange flaps with large free airways change the direction of blowing and suction once a minute. With the vertically arranged air outlets, the number of levels in the chamber trolley or the distance can be varied, depending on the product, without a negative effect on consistency. Compared to the competition, REICH systems work with particularly strong ventilators, thereby achieving more output and efficiency. Compared to the UK series, the circulating air volume has been increased again in the UKQ series.

More output:

  Highest air volumes

  Short, energy-efficient processes

  Maximum yield

  Greatest possible consistency

  Best product quality

  High load capacity

  Process temperatures up to + 300 °C

Only high quality products from German brand manufacturers are used for all heavily used parts such as motors, ventilator impellers,valves, cylinders, etc. In this way we ensure that the highest quality and reliability are achieved in detail.

Each AIRMASTER® has a robust chamber floor. Packing with heavily loaded chamber trolleys is not a problem. In a special version, packing is also possible using forklifts. The floor construction is kept very flat and has a sloped entrance. The substructure of the chamber floor is reinforced in the direction of travel with strong U profiles.

All AIRMASTER® systems are fitted with one or more fully insulated, stable block doors, which are sealed against the chamber housing all the way around with a silicon seal. The door hinges are made entirely from chromium-nickel steel for the high demands of seal and long service life. The door stop can be fitted left or right as required.

For fresh air, exhaust and smoke flaps, tight-closing, metallic folding flaps or silicon rubber rotating flaps are used. These flaps have multifunctional positions for controlling the amount of the volume flows.

The systems can be fitted either with electric heating, gas or oil-burner heating.

Transit design

The system's rear module is designed with a door portal and a sturdy block door, corresponding with the front side, to unload the trolley in hygiene areas. A display system on both sides of the chamber informs you about the current operating status.

Interlock system

Attached to the front module of the unit is a fully-insulated block door on solid stainless steel hinges combined with the newly-developed REICH interlock system. This system with its smart opening and locking mechanism automates numerous dehydrating and freezing processes whilst complying with international requirements for hygiene and food safety. With the transit version units, no unit can be entered from both sides at the same time. In this way, contamination of the goods can be avoided (separation of Low-Risk and High-Risk side). In addition, integrated eye-level signal lamps provide information on the current operating state of the unit.

Automatic door opening

The chamber door is automatically opened using a pneumatic cylinder before cooling (rinsing) or after the end of the program.

Pump unit cleaning station

Cleaning station and pressurising pump for connecting the cleaning system to an AIRMASTER® unit:

  • Large cleaning container manufactured from solid chromium-nickel steel, mat. no. 1.4301
  • 200 or 330 litre capacity
  • Acid-resistant pressure increase pump with dry run protection
  • Automatic water supply with level control
  • Recommended for locally low or variable water pressure

ECOMIZER

Energy is a resource that is becoming increasingly expensive. Energy-saving and therefore environmentally friendly solutions are therefore more in demand than ever before. At REICH we have set ourselves the challenge. One result of this development is the REICH ECOMIZER. This modern fresh-air enthalpy system optimizes the drying of the product via the intake fresh air. A sensor constantly measures the climatic data of the external air and sends this to the controls. With suitable external air conditions, the cooling is only needed to temper the circulating air and no longer for drying. The REICH ECOMIZER thus provides a massive potential for saving energy.

FAQ

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