Ipeco Introduces New SAROS Beverage Maker
Ipeco, a provider in aircraft crew seating and supplier of executive jet passenger seating, expands its growing presence within the aircraft galley-insert market with the introduction of SAROS, a new range of inserts for both new and retrofit installations. These products combine technological innovation and robust performance, improving food and beverage service for airlines and operators worldwide across multiple platforms, allowing airline customization and configuration where required.
The SAROS Beverage Maker is the first galley insert to be launched and showcases new and exciting technological innovations.
“Key features include the ability to brew 1.5 liters of beverage to 88°C in under four minutes; however, flow-through heating, which facilitates non-stop brewing, is the game-changer, generating instant access to hot coffee or hot water for every passenger,” explains Luis Ruiz, senior project engineer, Ipeco.
Due to the flow-through heater system, the SAROS Beverage Maker can perform back-to-back brewing without any pre-heat/refill/reheating time, generating significant efficiencies for crew and improving customer satisfaction. Between long periods of non-use, it will autonomously maintain the temperature within the heater to ensure that there is always instant access to hot water at the faucet and to ensure the next brew-cycle is ready to go immediately.
Key to the project was the development of a simple and intuitive menu architecture and control panel.
Ruiz adds, “The light bar display features patented technology unique to the SAROS range. This presents a live output of the equipment’s status, providing cabin crew with important information that is visible from across the galley or down the aisle, thus reducing the need for cabin crew to return to the equipment to check its readiness.”
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 and therefore 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 program we have ever conducted to guarantee its performance and planned in-service life. We are delivering an attractive unit with innovative features to cabin crews around the world to help them deliver an improved passenger service with less hassle,” says Andrew Braley, VP of Business Development.
For more information, visit www.ipeco.com.