The AIRMASTER® IKK series units are intensive cooling systems for fast, safe and economic cooling of cooked products. The shelf life and quality of the products are considerably increased as a result of the fast passage through critical temperature ranges. AIRMASTER® IKK units have the same high-quality housing as the units of the UK series and are just as impressive with their uncompromising quality – 100 % Made in Germany.

  • Maximum cooling performance and efficiency
  • Energy efficiency through intelligent processes
  • Maximum yield and shelf life
  • Best product quality and microbiology
  • Optionally with boil function
  • High load capacity
  • Tightly welded chamber modules
  • Fully stainless steel 1.4301
  • Mineral full insulation
  • No uninsulated housing parts
  • Small width and height
  • Low-maintenance and reliable
  • Particular stability and service life
  • Made in Germany

The AIRMASTER® IKK series units are intensive cooling systems for fast, safe and economic cooling of cooked products. The shelf life and quality of the products are considerably increased as a result of the fast passage through critical temperature ranges. The optional cook function makes the unit even more versatile in turns of possible uses. AIRMASTER® IKK units work with vertical airflow and are perfect for hanging products and are also suitable for lying products with the loading capacity adapted. IKK intensive cooling systems can be supplied in all desired sizes from 1 to 14 trolleys in single or double-row versions.

The areas of application of the AIRMASTER® IKK have been matched to the varied requirements. Whether cooking, rinse cooling, intensive cooling, drying or evacuating. With the AIRMASTER® IKK, you get an all-rounder for your production.

After evacuating the cooking steam, the product is first pre-cooled in a cool rinsing procedure (optional with ECO Boost fine atomisation). The intensive cooling phase then follows, in which the product is cooled to the desired core temperature of 5-10° C by activated cooling batteries. The controls can use different intelligent cooling methods here so that the products are treated as gently and energy-efficiently as possible. The goods can be packed immediately after the cooling process.

Naturally there is integrated, fully-automatic CIP cleaning. Many available equipment options ensure that you can configure your unit precisely according to your specific requirements.

The cooling system is always adapted to the cooling medium used in the respective mode.

Unit Description

The design of the AIRMASTER® IKK units is based on a modular kit system. Components such as controls and cleaning system can be arranged individually according to your desires or spatial requirements.

Depending on the unit size, the chamber housing of AIRMASTER® IKK comprises one or more chamber modules. Each chamber module is very sturdy and is made of 100 % chromium-nickel steel, material no. 1.4301, and is welded to be gas and steam-tight. Mineral full insulation (temperature-resistant up to +650°C) protects against heat losses. Importance was attached to avoiding thermal bridges in the construction of the unit.

The top section and the side walls of each chamber module contain the air preparation unit with ventilator and intensive cooling package. The greatest advantage of this modular system compared to systems with a central unit is that each chamber trolley is supplied exactly the same with air and cold energy and therefore absolute consistency is also ensured from trolley to trolley.

Added-value from modular design:

  •  Same results in all trolleys
  •  Tightly welded chamber modules
  •  Fully stainless steel 1.4301
  •  Mineral full insulation
  •  No uninsulated housing parts
  •  Small width and height
  •  Low-maintenance and reliable
  •  Particular stability and service life

The AIRMASTER® IKK works with the proven vertical airflow principle. Highly efficient ribbed pipe cooling batteries made of stainless steel are integrated in the sides of the unit. The cooling battery's effectiveness is increased to the maximum with the special air guide.

More output:

  •  Maximum cooling performance and efficiency
  •  Energy efficiency through intelligent processes
  •  Maximum yield and shelf life
  •  Best product quality and microbiology
  •  High load capacity

Only high quality products from German brand manufacturers are used for all heavily used parts such as motors, ventilator impellers,valves, cylinders, etc. In this way we ensure that the highest quality and reliability are achieved in detail.

Each AIRMASTER® has a robust chamber floor. Packing with heavily loaded chamber trolleys is not a problem. In a special version, packing is also possible using forklifts. The floor construction is kept very flat and has a sloped entrance. The substructure of the chamber floor is reinforced in the direction of travel with strong U profiles.

All AIRMASTER® systems are fitted with one or more fully insulated, stable block doors, which are sealed against the chamber housing all the way around with a silicon seal. The door hinges are made entirely from chromium-nickel steel for the high demands of seal and long service life. The door stop can be fitted left or right as required.

For fresh air, exhaust and smoke flaps, tight-closing, metallic folding flaps or silicon rubber rotating flaps are used. These flaps have multifunctional positions for controlling the amount of the volume flows.

The units can be operated with all standard cooling media (direct evaporation, glycol brine, ammonia).

The AIRMASTER® IKK can be optionally equipped with a cooking function for connection to an on-site low pressure steam supply.

Cook function

The AIRMASTER® IKK can be optionally fitted cooking equipment for connection to an on-site low pressure steam supply. A low pressure steam spray ensures a gentle cooking process with the best product results. A control valve and dirt trap are standard features of the unit. With the cook function, the AIRMASTER® IKK becomes a genuine all-rounder for your production.

Transit design

The system's rear module is designed with a door portal and a sturdy block door, corresponding with the front side, to unload the trolley in hygiene areas. A display system on both sides of the chamber informs you about the current operating status.

Interlock system

Included with the AIRMASTER® IKK.

Attached to the front module of the unit is a fully-insulated block door on solid stainless steel hinges combined with the newly-developed REICH interlock system. This system with its smart opening and locking mechanism automates numerous dehydrating and freezing processes whilst complying with international requirements for hygiene and food safety. With the transit version units, no unit can be entered from both sides at the same time. In this way, contamination of the goods can be avoided (separation of Low-Risk and High-Risk side). In addition, integrated eye-level signal lamps provide information on the current operating state of the unit.

Automatic door opening

Included with the AIRMASTER® IKK.

The chamber door is automatically opened using a pneumatic cylinder before cooling (rinsing) or after the end of the program.

Cool rinse with optional fine atomisation (ECO-Boost)

Included with the AIRMASTER® IKK.

The cooling rinse is made of high-quality chromium-nickel steel pipes and is fitted with special nozzles to cool the product consistently. Control of the shower is facilitated via a solenoid and can be run continuously or in intermittent mode. Fine atomisation of the cooling water using the ECO-Boost function reduces the cooling times by up to 30 % and reduces water consumption by 50 % at the same time.

Viewing window with chamber lighting

Each block door can be optionally equipped with the viewing window measuring 900 x 900 mm made of insulating safety glass. Optimum illumination is ensured in the chamber when the interior lighting is switched on. You can visually check your products at any time and react quickly if required.

Lifting gate

The UK unit can be provided with a pneumatically driven lifting gate as an additional option. REICH is thereby reacting to the wishes and requirements of industrial companies. The advantages of such a solution in limited spaces are obvious.

Hanging track design

For loading with hanging trolleys, the unit is fitted with an integrated transport rail with stable holders. All parts are manufactured from solid chromium-nickel steel, mat. no. 1.4301.

Pump unit cleaning station

Cleaning station and pressurising pump for connecting the cleaning system to an AIRMASTER® unit:

  • Large cleaning container manufactured from solid chromium-nickel steel, mat. no. 1.4301
  • 200 or 330 litre capacity
  • Acid-resistant pressure increase pump with dry run protection
  • Automatic water supply with level control
  • Recommended for locally low or variable water pressure
AIRMASTER® IKK 2500 5000 7500 10000 12500 15000 17500 20000 22500 25000 27500 30000
Number of trolleys 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Chamber length [mm] 1200 2290 3375 4460 5545 6630 7715 8800 9885 10970 12055 13140
Chamber width [mm] 1450 1450 1450 1450 1450 1450 1450 1450 1450 1450 1450 1450
Chamber height [mm] 2630 2630 2630 2630 2630 2630 2630 2630 2630 2630 2630 2630
Minimum room height [mm] 3100 3100 3200 3300 3300 3300 3300 3300 3300 3300 3300 3300