Meiko is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its conveyor dishwashing machine, the M-iQ.
The Meiko M-iQ turned dishwash design ‘back to front’, reversing the flow of hot water and steam through the machine to bring it back to the front, and allowing Meiko engineers to maximise potential for energy and water savings.
From the beginning, heat recovery was incorporated as standard on the M-iQ. Before this, users had to purchase a separate heat pump for between £5,000-£8,000 if they wanted to recycle energy from hot rinse water.
The M-iQ is said to use one third less chemicals, 40% less water and one third less energy than previous Meiko machines in this class, while offering 30% improved cleaning power. The manufacturer says high pressure washing is key to achieving these wash results.
Shortly after its launch, the additional option of Gio-Tech reverse osmosis water treatment for spot free and sparkling results, was an upgrade available for existing and new M-iQ flight and rack transport dishwasher users.
In 2014 M-iQ Green Eye Technology introduced a human/machine interface that is designed to save water and energy and maximise productivity by making sure all of the washing belt is filled to capacity.
Then in 2019 the M-iQ F-XL cup washing machine was launched for washing and drying plastic cups. This machine is designed to sanitise and recycle lightweight plastic cups and turns what was waste, into productive use once more.
Meiko UK MD Paul Anderson said: “We are celebrating a decade of innovation that has brought improved cleanliness, sustainability and economy to caterers in the UK, throughout Europe and beyond.
“There is still more in the pipeline when it comes to innovation. Meiko never stands still and developments such as new apps for the M-iQ include ‘connectivity’ – Meiko, as always, is ‘on trend’.”
CC-Insight (LAN) and an integrated communication module can deliver data insight, analysis and diagnosis of the operating states. In the future, caterers will also be able to use the new Meiko Connect app. With it, all M-iQ hygiene and consumption data can be called up via Bluetooth – without an internet connection.