Meiko has revealed more details of the bottle washing system it launched last year.
This converts M-iClean UM dishwashers into bottle washers by replacing the unit’s bottom wash arm with the bottle wash adapter.
The patented system uses separate, sealed channels to first send wash fluid into the bottle, then separately, rinse aid. Specially designed nozzles spray the chemicals directly into the bottles, along with water, which should ensure that the full power of the jet enters the bottle.
The system is suitable for all M-iClean UM/UM+ machines. The flexible plastic rack is suitable for a wide range of bottle sizes and heights, and can be retrofitted for all M-iClean UM and UM+ undercounter dishwashers from 2009.
Meiko machines have a theoretical capacity of 640 bottles per hour (for some competitors this is reportedly 480) and each Meiko rack can hold up to 16 bottles.
The bottle washer takes bottles up to 114mm wide and up to 370mm tall, with a minimum interior neck diameter of 18mm and maximum exterior neck diameter of 80mm.
Meiko UK MD Paul Anderson said: “Caterers choosing Meiko equipment can be assured that the washing results provide the highest level of hygiene, tested to DIN 10534.
“Meiko dishwashers deliver a high temperature wash and rinse certified to inactivate the coronavirus as well as bacteria such as E-coli 0157 which is responsible for many instances of food poisoning.”