BTA 160 and BTA 240 - Automatic Tray Washing Machine
The efficient automation modules for your scullery
The automatic washing of trays provides many advantages. The development by MEIKO of the BTA 160 and BTA 240 tray washing machine has provided the answer for the simple, quick, efficient, and cost-effective washing of trays for a broad and diverse clientele base. It can process up to 24 trays per minute, depending on the actual tray size.
The compact construction and the exceptional price/performance ratio enables individual design concepts to be introduced in almost all wash-up areas. Trays no longer need to be picked up and placed on the washing machine belt manually as it automatically transfers them from the tray transport conveyor into the tray washing machine, and deposited automatically onto the tray stacking trolley following the cleaning process. The result of this is shorter washing-up times, reduced working hours, less energy consumption, and lower costs.
A high performance pump, the intensive washing system, the 85°C fresh water final rinse, the powerful blower, and the low wear, low maintenance twin cord conveyor system all contribute to the exceptional reliability of these machines.
The counter balanced sliding door provides easy access to the wash and rinse zones and to the drying zone and heat recovery condensor, allowing operators to quickly and effectively clean the machine interior. The design features of both machines combined with the compact construction allows not only integration into new semi-automatic wash-up projects, but also enables the incorporation of the machines into existing wash-up operations with the minimum of effort and ease.
The tray guides are easily adjustable should you wish to change your present style of tray at a later date.
A true advantage that speaks volumes for MEIKO, and for the BTA 160 and BTA 240 automatic tray washing machines.
Heat recovery to enhance air qualitiy and energy efficiency
To ensure a first-class drying result, the tray transport cords are separated between the final rinse section and the drying zone. Trays are therefore transported on dry round belt cords when in the drying zone.
The clear and well-structured operating display comes with a 4x20-sized character LCD display for the brilliant and clear display of messages. All relevant information is available at a glance. The integrated infrared interface makes possible the wireless reading of service data. This provides a highly efficient analysis of the machine’s status, optimizing the availability of the machine.
A photo-electric sensor indicates when the tray stacking trolley is almost full, enabling between 4 and 8 trays to be accumulated on the intermediate stacking device at the discharge end of the tray washing machine.
This unique intermediate stacking device enables a comfortable, quick, and safe changeover of tray stackers during service and without disruption to the wash-up operation.
The powerful washing system located both above and below the tray ensures a maximum cleaning result. This is followed by an intensive hot fresh water final rinse of each tray.
An integral exhaust fan constantly removes excess vapours are from the machine, ensuring comfortable working conditions within the wash-up area. An optional heat recovery condensing system can also be provided. This feature recycles the otherwise extracted hot steam to pre-heat the incoming cold water supply, considerably reducing the humidity and temperature of the remaining exhausted air.
This diagram illustrates the working principle of the automatic tray washer. Trays are transported horizontally in a slightly ascending position through the dishwasher, and after the cleaning and drying process, are loaded onto the mobile tray stacking trolley or the intermediate stacking device at the discharge end of the dishwasher.