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Automatic tray washing machine BTA 160, BTA 240

The efficient automation modules for your scullery

BTA 160 240

The automatic washing of trays delivers considerable benefits. 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 wide and varied clientele base. Up to 24 trays per minute can be processed, depending on the actual tray size.

The compact construction and the exceptional price/performance ratio enables individual design concepts to be introduced in virtually all wash-up areas. Trays no longer need to be picked-up and placed on the washing machine belt manually as they are automatically transferred 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 therefore lower costs.

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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 allows first class access to the wash and rinse zones and to the drying zone and heat recovery condensor, resulting in a quick and effective cleaning by the operators of 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 enables the introduction 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 tray washing machines.

Punkt2 AirConcept M-iQ
Heat recovery to enhance air qualitiy and energy efficiency

Heat recovery to enhance air qualitiy and energy efficiency

Dyeing zone
Drying zone

To ensure a first class drying result the tray transport cords are separated between the final rinse section and the drying zone. Trays are transported therefore on „dry“ round belt cords when in the drying zone.

Electronic control MIKE
Fully electronic control MIKE 3 CE

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.


Intermediate tray stacking device
Intermediate stacking device

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.

automatic tray washing system
Washing system

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.

tray washing machine with integral exhaust
Integral exhaust fan

An integral exhaust fan ensures that excess vapours are con-tinually removed from the machine, ensuring comfortable working conditions within the wash-up area. An optional heat recovery condensing system can also be provided, which uses the otherwise extracted steam vapours for the pre-heating of the incoming cold water supply, whilst considerably reducing the humidity and temperature of the remaining exhausted air.

BTA 240 shown here with the (optional) heat recovery system

This diagram clearly illustrates the working principle of the automatic tray washer. Trays are transported horizontally in a slightly ascending position through the dishwasher, and following the cleaning and drying process are deposited onto the mobile tray stacking trolley, or alternatively onto the integral intermediate stacking device at the discharge end of the dishwasher.