The AIRMASTER® UKQ AIRJET is the world's best performing cross-flow universal unit. It has been developed specifically for lying products and is completely multifunctional. Production capacities far above the normal levels can be achieved with its extremely high power reserves.

  • Horizontal air flow, optimal for lying products
  • Up to 120% more capacity compared to standard systems
  • Up to 42 levels per trolley
  • Alternating blowing and sucking of air
  • Consistent air flow across the entire wall surface
  • Excellent consistency in all trolley areas
  • Gentle treatment of the products
  • Maximum air performance for short processes and maximum yield
  • Irrespective of specific level positions of the trolleys
  • Integrated drop separator in the circulating air flow
  • Made in Germany
  • PLUS all other benefits of the REICH AIRMASTER® UK series

The AIRMASTER® UKQ AIRJET is the world's best performing cross-flow universal unit. Production capacities far above the normal levels can be achieved with its extremely high power reserves. This universal unit works with a horizontal airflow and has been designed specifically for lying products in the areas of meat, poultry, fish, convenience and vegan products. Hanging products can of course also be treated in an optimum way. UKQ units can be supplied in all desired sizes from 1 to 12 trolleys in single or double-row versions.

Depending on the product, up to 42 levels are possible per trolley. With many products, double the capacity can be achieved per trolley compared to standard systems. Combined with a reduced processing time as a result of the enormous airflow, considerably larger capacity increases can also be achieved.

With regard to consistency and efficiency, the AIRMASTER® UKQ AIRJET is a benchmark product in the area of thermal treatment of lying products. Its possible applications range from reddening, drying, hot and cold smoking, cooking, hot-air cooking and baking. If desired, the AIRMASTER® UKQ can be supplied with corresponding special equipment for maturing, climatic smoking or even high-temperature roasting and for cooling the cooked products.

Another advantage of the AIRMASTER® UKQ AIRJET is the fact that the products lie on grills or roasting sheets during treatment and loops or holders on the products are not required. This makes the production situation extremely hygienic. There are no more losses when slicing. This unit type therefore reduces your production costs with more efficient processes and simultaneously increases profits with maximum yields.

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 AIRMASTER® UKQ AIRJET is available as an axial flow roasting unit with process temperatures of up to +300 °C. This unit type is called the AIRMASTER® BKQ AIRJET.

Unit Description

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

Depending on the unit size, the chamber housing of AIRMASTER® UKQ 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 smoke 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 of each chamber module contains the air preparation unit with ventilator, heat battery and optional cooling. 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, heat or 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 process air is blown gently into the unit from one side using specially developed air guide walls. The air is extracted again on the opposite side. Sturdy air exchange flaps with large free airways change the direction of blowing and suction once a minute. With the vertically arranged air outlets, the number of levels in the chamber trolley or the distance can be varied, depending on the product, without a negative effect on consistency. Compared to the competition, REICH systems work with particularly strong ventilators, thereby achieving more output and efficiency. Compared to the UK series, the circulating air volume has been increased again in the UKQ series.

More output:

  •  Highest air volumes
  •  Short, energy-efficient processes
  •  Maximum yield
  •  Greatest possible consistency
  •  Best product quality
  •  High load capacity
  •  Process temperatures up to + 180 °C

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 systems can be fitted either with electric heating, steam heating, gas or oil-burner heating.

RecyclingSmokeCooler (RSC)

The RecyclingSmokeCooler is an external, high-performance cooling and moisture capture system, which is operated in bypass. With this additional module the unit is expanded with some decisive possible treatments:

  • Preconditions for the intake fresh air
  • Extremely effective dehumidifying in every process step, also during the smoker procedure
  • Cooling in any desired process step
  • Increase in drying performance and energy efficiency
  • Reproducible results independent of weather influences

The RecyclingSmokeCooler is far ahead of the usual internal cooling system on the market.

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

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

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)

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

Climate package

This type of unit provide an additional option, comprising the following components, for the fully climatic maturing and cold-smoking of sensitive raw and cooked sausage, and raw cured products:

  • Cooling evaporator
  • Fine moistening
  • Electric mini-heating
  • Extended controls with raw sausage interval
  • Circulation air motors controlled progressively using frequency converters

With the climate package, you can produce tasty and attractive products and make your REICH AIRMASTER® into an all-round talent for your company. In this way, the typical boiled and cooked sausages and cooked cured products can be produced during the day, and over night the thin raw sausages like "Landjäger" and "Rohpolnische" can be produced. The maturing, smoking and drying of thick raw sausages and raw ham take place over the weekend. A small addition with the climate package means absolute flexibility and a 100% use of your AIRMASTER® unit.

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


Energy is a resource that is becoming increasingly expensive. Energy-saving and therefore environmentally friendly solutions are therefore more in demand than ever before. At REICH we have set ourselves the challenge. One result of this development is the REICH ECOMIZER. This modern fresh-air enthalpy system optimizes the drying of the product via the intake fresh air. A sensor constantly measures the climatic data of the external air and sends this to the controls. With suitable external air conditions, the cooling is only needed to temper the circulating air and no longer for drying. The REICH ECOMIZER thus provides a massive potential for saving energy.

AIRMASTER® UKQ AIRJET 2500 5000 7500 10000 12500 15000
Number of trolleys 1 2 3 4 5 6
Chamber length [mm] 1210 2290 3375 4460 5545 6630
Chamber width [mm] 1830 1830 1830 1830 1830 1830
Chamber height [mm] 2805 2805 2805 2805 2805 2805
Minimum room height [mm] 3500 3500 3500 3800 3800 3800
Double-row AIRMASTER® UKQ AIRJET 10002
Number of trolleys 2x2
Chamber length [mm] 2340
Chamber width [mm] 3360
Chamber height [mm] 3210
Minimum room height [mm] 3800