Product features of the MTF series flight-type dishwashers

 

Active dirt removal

The MT is also equipped with active dirt removal. It prevents coarse dirt from getting into the tank water in the first place and filters it out before the main wash cycle. The dirt is fed into the inlet zone and collected in the strainer drawer. This can be quickly and easily emptied during operation. This improves the wash result and reduces detergent consumption.

Base installation

An alternative to the standard installation of the MT on feet is the option of mounting the machine on a base. With this variant, the area between the underside of the machine and the feet is closed. This saves cleaning under the machine.

  • Winterhalter MTF conveyor dishwashers base installation

Basic cleaning programme

The MT series has a special programme for basic cleaning of wash items that are soiled with things such as starch: it can be activated when required and relieves the staff of the laborious task of manual basic cleaning. This saves time and costs and makes work easier for personnel.

  • Winterhalter conveyor dishwashers basic cleaning programme

Blowing-out zone

The air knife drying zone of the MT series is more powerful than the drying zone: it also removes any pooling on the wash items, which improves the drying results. Up to three drying units can be combined.

  • Winterhalter MTF conveyor dishwashers drying zone

Built-in solid dosing

The built-in solid dosing SPI (Solid Pump Internal) uses powder detergent. It is highly concentrated and about two thirds more efficient than a liquid detergent. The system is convenient, ergonomic and safe, as the cleaner cartridges can be replaced without any contact with chemicals. Further advantages of the built-in solid dosing include hygienic integration into the machine, space-saving storage of the replacement cartridges and the minimal volume of waste.

  • Winterhalter conveyor dishwashers built-in solid dosing
  • Winterhalter conveyor dishwashers built-in solid dosing

CONNECTED WASH

CONNECTED WASH can be used to analyse and evaluate all important machine data from the networked MT and to access it from anywhere. If there is scope for optimisation in the washing process, CONNECTED WASH indicates this with specific recommendations for action, which increases economic efficiency. If a critical errors occurs, the machine automatically sends a notification, ensuring absolute hygiene safety and greater efficiency. Automatic updates ensure that the software on the machine is always up to date and that new functions are available immediately.

  • Winterhalter conveyor dishwashers CONNECTED WASH

Ceiling cleaning jets

For automatic cleaning of the inner ceiling surfaces of the machine, the MT series has special ceiling cleaning jets. These are used to clean the ceilings and rear panels, the top of the warewashing system as well as doors and curtains cyclically with tank water during operation. This reduces the manual cleaning effort and the interior remains permanently hygienically clean.

  • Winterhalter conveyor dishwashers ceiling cleaning jet

Container mode

When cleaning containers and other large wash items, the pumped rinse of the MT can be switched off by the operator if necessary. This extends the drip section and improves the wash result.

  • Winterhalter conveyor dishwashers container mode

Conveyor belt limit switch

If the cleaned wash items are not cleared from the unloading zone, the MTF immediately stops the flight-type dishwasher and switches off the rinse – until the conveyor belt limit switch is released again. This prevents the wash items from falling off the conveyor belt and avoids unnecessary costs.

  • Winterhalter MTF conveyor dishwashers conveyor belt limit switch

Double curtain

The MT is equipped with a double curtain in the machine inlet. As a result, less heat and steam escapes from the machine, reducing energy consumption and improving the room climate.

  • Winterhalter MTF conveyor dishwashers double curtain

Double-skinned

The MT series machines have a double-skinned, insulated and fully enclosed stainless steel housing as standard, including base plate and rear panel. This minimises sound emissions and heat losses, allows the machine to be positioned anywhere safely in the room and protects it from water ingress from the outside and damage by rodents.

  • Winterhalter MTF conveyor dishwashers high-performance washing system

Drain pumps

The MT series is equipped with drain pumps for emptying the tanks. Unlike simple standpipes, these maintain the water level in the tanks at an optimum level to increase process reliability. Other advantages include an improved wash result, accelerated drainage, a partial drainage option and a high level of occupational safety – as there is only a minimal risk of coming into contact with the wash liquid.

  • Winterhalter conveyor dishwashers multi-filtration with pump inlet filter

Drying zone

If wash items have poor drying properties due to their shape or material, the drying zone of the MTF helps the thin film of water to dry off. This guarantees optimum drying results – allowing the wash items to be used again quickly.

  • Winterhalter MTF conveyor dishwashers drying zone

Dual detergent saving function

The dual detergent saving function uses an upstream rinse jet at the beginning of the rinse zone to ensure that the majority of the detergent is rinsed directly back into the main wash zone. This means that less detergent is used and less detergent needs to be added in the main wash zone. Furthermore, most of the rinse water is fed back into the main wash zone and the chemicals dissolved in it are used for cleaning. This dual saving measure reduces the consumption of chemicals by up to 80 %, lowering the operating costs of the MT.

  • Winterhalter conveyor dishwashers dual detergent saving function

Emergency programme

If the MT experiences an error and the machine control no longer functions with the display, an emergency programme can be activated. This prevents a total breakdown of the machine and washing can continue in emergency mode until the service technician arrives.

  • Winterhalter conveyor dishwashers emergency programme

Error management

While the wash cycle is running, the MT series machines check in the background that all functions are being carried out without error. If an error occurs, a corresponding warning message appears in the display. The MT automatically detects whether the error is self-correctable (e.g. replacement of the detergent), non-critical or critical. For non-critical errors, the machine ensures that washing can continue until the service technician has addressed the issue. Error management reduces possible downtimes and hygiene deficits to a minimum.

  • Winterhalter conveyor dishwashers error management display with detergent container icon
  • Winterhalter conveyor dishwashers error management display with screw key

Exhaust air adapter

The MT can be connected to an on-site exhaust air system using the exhaust air adapter. The exhaust air adapter is placed on the square exhaust air vent of the MT for connection to a round exhaust air pipe. The exhaust air adapter has side equalisation openings to decouple the machine from the building in terms of energy and can be used with or without heat recovery.

  • Winterhalter conveyor dishwashers exhaust air adapter

External energy management

The MT can be integrated into an external energy management system through the interface according to DIN 18875. This makes it possible to cap electrical power peaks, with consideration of all integrated devices, and thereby optimise the total energy costs of the operation.

  • Winterhalter conveyor dishwashers external energy management

External liquid dosing

The external liquid dosing PPX (Peristaltic Pump External) is optional, allowing the MT to control the exact dosing of the detergent using a conductance measurement. The efficient interplay between the machine and the dosing device results in even more precise dosing, exploits potential savings and optimises operating costs.

  • Winterhalter conveyor dishwashers external liquid dosing

Fast drainage programme

As well as the regular self-cleaning programme, the MT also offers a fast drainage programme: this allows the entire machine to be drained in just a few minutes. This saves time when things need to get done quickly.

  • Winterhalter conveyor dishwashers single tank regeneration display drainage programme

FlexSpeed mode

The FlexSpeed mode automatically reduces the transport speed of the MT if it is too high for the current working rhythm. This happens, for example, if the wash items are not cleared quickly enough from the machine outlet causing the washing process to be interrupted. Or, if large gaps occur when loading the machine. Adjusting the speed allows warewashing staff to work continuously. The FlexSpeed mode therefore ensures a smooth workflow and an efficient washing process.

  • Winterhalter conveyor dishwashers Flexspeed mode
  • Winterhalter conveyor dishwashers Flexspeed mode
  • Winterhalter conveyor dishwashers Flexspeed mode

Grease filter for air ventilation

The MT is fitted with two grease filters as standard, which protect the ventilation and heat recovery system from grease build-up. In contrast to machines without filtration, this minimises the amount of cleaning required while maintaining the functionality of the machine and the efficiency of the heat recovery system.

  • Winterhalter conveyor dishwashers grease filter for air ventilation

Heat pump

The ClimatePlus heat pump uses not only the thermal energy of the escaping steam but also the energy from the room air to heat the MT's tank and rinse water. The heat pump has a grease filter and an automatic self-cleaning function and reduces energy consumption. This significantly reduces operating costs, the connected load is lowered and the room climate is improved.

Heat recovery

Washing with the MT makes optimum use of the energy input. The "EnergyPlus" heat recovery system uses the energy of the warm air to preheat cold inlet water in addition to the standard "EnergyLight" heat recovery system. Only steam that has already been released is used. This reduces the energy demand of the machine, which lowers the connected load and the operating costs. The heat recovery has both a grease filter and an automatic self-cleaning function.

High temperature washing

If there are special hygiene requirements, it is possible to equip the MT with additional heating power. In HighTemp mode, it is also possible to wash at higher temperatures.

  • Winterhalter conveyor dishwashers high temperature washing

High-performance washing system

The wash arms of the MT's high-performance washing system are arranged asymmetrically for optimum surface coverage when washing. This means that the wash pressure is precisely balanced so that, first, maximum wash performance is achieved and, second, the wash items are held securely in position. The result is a warewashing system that delivers high performance and efficiency – for all types of wash items.

  • Winterhalter MTF conveyor dishwashers high-performance washing system

Hygiene certificate

As with all Winterhalter warewashers, the MT series also meets the hygiene requirements of DIN EN 17735 and has the corresponding hygiene certificates. When operated properly, this means that the machines offer full hygiene safety.

 

  • Winterhalter MTF conveyor dishwashers hygiene certificate

Hygiene doors

The 180° swivelling hygienic doors give ergonomic access to the entire interior of the machine and allow easy and hygienic cleaning. This is where the big advantages over conventional lifting doors become apparent, because with the high-quality doors on the MT series, the insides are also easily accessible and can be cleaned if necessary. The double-skinned doors are deep-drawn, acoustically and thermally insulated and a central component of the hygiene concept of the MT.

Hygiene mode

Hygiene mode is a product feature only offered by Winterhalter conveyor dishwashers: If the tank or boiler temperature falls below the set value, the MT automatically reduces its transport speed. This ensures full hygiene safety at all times.

Hygiene rear panel

The consistent focus on hygiene can also be seen in the rear panel of the MT. The risers are not installed on the inside of the wash space, but on the outside, so that the surfaces are as smooth as possible. This means that the inside of the hygiene rear panel does not have any areas where dirt could collect. This results in hygienic washing and reduces the amount of manual cleaning required.

  • Winterhalter MTF conveyor dishwashers high-performance washing system

Hygiene tanks

The hygienic tanks are another example of the high-quality workmanship of the MT series: They are made of one piece and are deep-drawn in large radii. This means that there are no nooks or crannies in the interior in which dirt can accumulate and deposits can form. Instead, the tanks boast a self-cleaning feature that simplifies and speeds up manual cleaning when needed.

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Hygienic tank heater

The MT hygienic tank heaters feature an automatic resettable thermal fuse and have a closed surface. This not only makes them easy to clean, but also increases their service life and reduces service and repair costs.

  • Winterhalter conveyor dishwashers multi-filtration with pump inlet filter

Inspection openings

There are inspection openings on the end faces as well as on the front and rear of the MTF. This provides ergonomic access to the interior of the loading and unloading zone on all sides of the machine. If any objects such as small spoons fall through the conveyor belt, they can be removed easily and ergonomically.

  • Winterhalter MTF conveyor dishwashers inspection openings

Integrated hose reel

For manual cleaning of the interior of the machine, the MT series is also available with an optional hose reel. The hose is integrated into a central neutral zone to save space and, with a length of seven metres, is suitable for even the largest possible machine configuration. The practical solution works independently of the MT's water connection, even when the machine is switched off, and saves awkward and time-consuming handling with an extra hose.

  • Winterhalter conveyor dishwashers integrated hose reel

Integrated reverse osmosis

The integrated Reverse Osmosis Excellence-i removes up to 98 % of all minerals and salts from the water before washing. Activating the function switches the MT to rinse with osmosis water and delivers wash results of the very highest level: glasses come out of the machine sparkling, cutlery gleams and shines – without the need for polishing. The Excellence-i water treatment system is fully integrated into the machine and does not require any additional space in the kitchen.

  • Winterhalter conveyor dishwashers integrated reverse osmosis

Item-controlled zone activation

The MT uses water, energy and rinsing chemicals in a targeted and economical manner. The individual zones for pre-wash, main wash and rinse are only activated when there are actually wash items in the respective zone. This conserves resources and minimises operating costs.

Loading zone hygiene interior / unloading zone hygiene interior

The hygiene concept is also implemented in the loading and unloading zone of the MTF. The interior in both zones has smooth surfaces that do not have any protruding edges or hollows where dirt can accumulate. The tensioning device for the conveyor belt is completely covered and the base closes in a V-shape. This creates all the conditions necessary for these two zones to be cleaned easily and quickly.

  • Winterhalter MTF loading zone hygiene interior / unloading zone hygiene interior

Main switch

The MT can be completely disconnected from the mains supply using the main switch if required. This makes it possible to easily, quickly and safely deactivate the machine in dangerous situations or at the end of operation. It also means that the service technician does not have to spend a long time looking for the on-site fuses.

  • Winterhalter conveyor dishwashers main switch

Multi-filtration

The effective multi-filtration system of the MT comprises several strainers, pump inlet filters and Mediamats. The strainers collect the coarse dirt and can be emptied quickly and easily. The pump inlet filter protects the pump from mechanical damage. And the Mediamats remove the smallest particles of dirt from the tank water. The entire filtration system provides first-class wash results and reduces the risk of failure caused by foreign bodies in the system to a minimum.

  • Winterhalter conveyor dishwashers multi-filtration with strainer
  • Winterhalter conveyor dishwashers multi-filtration with Mediamat
  • Winterhalter conveyor dishwashers multi-filtration with pump inlet filter
  • Winterhalter conveyor dishwashers multi-filtration with dirt removal
  • Winterhalter conveyor dishwashers multi-filtration with skimming effect

Multifunction relay

The multifunction relay enables external functions, such as an on-site exhaust air system, to be controlled in relation to the current operational status of the machine. This increases operating safety, improves the wash result and leads to greater energy efficiency in the kitchen, depending on how the multifunction relay is used and the current status of the MT.

  • Winterhalter conveyor dishwashers multifunction relay

Pre-spray unit

The loading zone of the MTF can be fitted with a pre-spray unit. This helps to manually scrape the dishes and allows coarse dirt to be rinsed off before it enters the machine. This improves the wash result, reduces the effort required for machine cleaning and is beneficial for operating costs.

  • Winterhalter MTF conveyor dishwashers pre-spray unit

Pre-wash zone heat exchanger

Machines in the MTF series are equipped with EnergyLight heat recovery as standard. The stainless steel heat exchanger uses the hot water from the pre-wash zone to pre-heat cold inlet water. This recovers up to 2.5 kWh/h, which in combination with other features ensures a reduced connected load and savings in operating costs. The heat exchanger also regulates the water temperature in the pre-wash zone and keeps it at the optimum level.

  • Winterhalter MTF conveyor dishwashers pre-wash zone heat exchanger

Quick-start button

There is also an additional quick-start button on the back of the MTF inlet zone. With this, the machine can be easily and quickly returned from idle mode to washing mode – without having to walk around the machine and restart the wash cycle using the touch display.

  • Winterhalter MTF conveyor dishwashers quick-start button

Self-cleaning programme

At the end of the day, the MT's self-cleaning programme automatically empties all tanks. During this process, the interior and, if necessary, any heat recovery systems are also rinsed out using rotating jets. This helps the operator with daily cleaning and ensures cleanliness and hygiene.

  • Winterhalter conveyor dishwashers self-cleaning programme

Separate tank filling

The MT series offers various options for filling and operating the machine. Cold or hot, softened or demineralised water can be used, subject to availability on-site and adjusted to individual requirements. This allows operating costs to be reduced in a targeted manner.

  • Winterhalter conveyor dishwashers separate tank filling

Side wash arms

The main wash zones of the MT series can also be equipped with side wash arms. This ensures that even large wash items such as GN containers or warming trays can be rinsed optimally on their outer sides.

  • Winterhalter conveyor dishwashers side wash arm

Single tank regeneration

If there is an unusually high level of dirt entering the machine for a temporary period, the water in the first tank can be drained and replaced. The tank water can be regenerated up to 33%, 50% or 100%. As the first tank is refilled using the subsequent tanks, these are also regenerated. This alternative to completely changing the tank water improves the wash results and saves time and money during short production stops, e.g. when changing shifts.

  • Winterhalter conveyor dishwashers single tank regeneration display single tank regeneration
  • Winterhalter conveyor dishwashers single tank regeneration display drainage programme

Smart Touch Display

The smart touch display is located on the inlet end of the MT at an optimum working height: with single-button operation, language-neutral interface and self-explanatory pictograms. This makes the machine ergonomic, easy and safe to operate. The glass display is highly robust and sensitive and can be operated reliably even when wearing gloves. During washing, the machine constantly displays the current hygiene status in the form of a traffic light. The current temperatures of each individual zone can also be viewed. These and other functions can be accessed by the operator, chef and service technician on three operating levels.

  • Winterhalter conveyor dishwashers smart touch display

Speed-dependent rinse water volume

The MT automatically adjusts the rinse water volume to the selected transport speed. At each stage, only as much rinse water is used as is actually required for a first-class wash result. Rinse aid is also dosed dynamically and adjusted to the rinse water volume. This provides for an economical washing process and saves resources.

Start assistant

The SmartStart function checks automatically during filling of the MT that all machine functions are carried out correctly. The start assistant ensures full operating safety and ensures that any errors can be detected and rectified at an early stage.

  • Winterhalter conveyor dishwashers start assistant

Strainer detection

The strainer detection system uses a magnetic control to ensure that all strainers are correctly inserted. This is the only way to ensure that the MT's multi-filtration system works optimally and contributes to a first-class wash result. It also optimally protects the pump from damage.

  • Winterhalter conveyor dishwashers strainer detection

Time-controlled start-up and close-down

With the MT, it is possible to programme at which times the machine should go into or out of operation. The machine then switches on automatically at a certain time, depending on the daily or weekly schedule, and is ready when the first wash is to be done. Or it can automatically start the self-cleaning programme at the end of the day and then switch itself off. This helps to optimise machine operating times, avoid waiting times and save on personnel costs.

  • Winterhalter conveyor dishwashers time-controlled start-up and close-down

Transport speeds

With the MT series, there is a choice of three different transport speeds: "Slow" for heavily soiled wash items, "Medium" for normal soiling and "Fast" for lightly soiled wash items such as trays. The speed values assigned can be adjusted according to individual customer requirements and to comply with the hygiene requirements of DIN EN 17735.

  • Winterhalter conveyor dishwashers transport speed

Triple rinse

The powerful triple rinse system of the MT comprises an upstream rinse jet, the pumped rinse and the fresh water rinse. The rinse jet removes dirt particles and detergent from wash items before rinsing. In the process, the used water is fed back into the main wash zone. When combined with the downstream pump and fresh water rinse, the system ensures optimum wash results and minimum operating costs.

USB interface

All operating data for the MT can be accessed through the USB interface and stored externally as a hygiene report. This enables seamless compliance documentation of all hygiene standards according to HACCP. The service technician can also install updates via this interface. This keeps the MT software up to date and newly added functions are immediately available. The USB interface makes this possible even if CONNECTED WASH cannot be used.

  • Winterhalter conveyor dishwashers USB interface