Ipeco has revealed a beverage maker as part of a new range of galley inserts for large corporate jets. The Saros line is suitable for new and retrofit installation.
The Saros Beverage Maker is the first galley insert to be launched. “Key features include the ability to brew 1.5 litres of beverage to 88°C in under four minutes,” said Luis Ruiz, senior project engineer at Ipeco. “However, flow-through heating that facilitates non-stop brewing is the game-changer, generating instant access to hot coffee or hot water.”
The company said that the flow-through heater system enables the Saros Beverage Maker to perform back-to-back brewing without pre-heating, refilling or re-heating time. Between long periods of non-use, it will maintain the temperature within the heater autonomously, to ensure there is always instant access to hot water at the faucet, and that the next brew cycle is ready to go immediately.
Key to this project was the delivery of a great user experience in the busy and highly regulated environment of the aircraft. This required the development of a simple and intuitive menu architecture and control panel. “The light bar display features patented technology unique to the Saros range,” said Ruiz. “This presents a live output of the equipment’s status, providing cabin crew with important information.”
The Saros Beverage Maker is designed to reduce the effects of limescale build-up on critical control and safety components by limiting their contact with hot water. The flow-through heater design also reduces the amount of water stored within the system, which the company said lowers the amount of potential limescale deposited into the hydraulics, improving reliability and maintainability.
“The Ipeco Saros Beverage Maker has undertaken the most extensive test programme we have ever conducted, to guarantee its performance and planned in-service life,” said Andrew Braley, vice president of business development. “We are delivering an attractive unit with innovative features for large corporate jet operators around the world.”
Founded in 1960, Ipeco is now in its third generation of family ownership. “Ipeco is also able to offer a 24/7 customer support service through its global presence, with spares distribution, repair and service centres in Brazil, North America, UK, Dubai, New Delhi, Singapore, Hong Kong and Beijing,” said Braley.