HEATING ELEMENTS FOR INDUSTRIAL KITCHEN APPLIANCES
FOOD SERVICE EQUIPMENT
Commercial applications and business development department works on design, manufacture and functions of the heating elements for food sector.
General areas of application may be listed as follows for the manufacturers preferring BALÇIK Heating Elements, who are the leaders of their respective sector:
Food preparation and conservation systems: refrigerated display cases, blast chillers and freezers;
Cooking equipment: ovens, frying pans, grills, baking sheet for burgers, industrial bratt pans, cake pans, steam jacketed kettle for pasta;
Food service equipments: steam heaters, self – service equipments;
Industrial type dishwashers for the food sector (fur uses in restaurants, school canteens, hotels and hospitals): dishwashers and dishwashers for frying pan;
Semi-industrial dishwashers (for uses in bars and cafes): dishwashers for mugs and glasses.
The cold storage sector generally uses the following equipment:
Steam containers: tubular heating elements with waterproof connection;
Steam table pans: tubular elements
Many cooking methods in use today are available through the systems, in which heating elements are assembled (steam jacketed kettle for pasta, ovens, frying pans, baking sheet for burgers, industrial bratt pans, cooker grills) .
In the food sector, the food cooked is offered to the customers on self-service trolleys or self-service platforms as warm or cold after cooking. In order for the food to remain warm when serving to the customer, tubular heating elements either heat directly on the surface or ensure heating using bain-marie method.
WASHING AND DRYING
The two most important assembly types for tubular heating elements in housing are assemblies into a steam jacketed kettle and a tank. In former practices, the heating element was normally assembled into the tank with the help of a three-phase steel flange; in current practices, the single-phase heating element is placed in parallel to the tank floor and is fixed using flanges or other types of connection tubes.
The heating element for the kettle can also be delivered with integrated safety device (thermal fuse).
Tubular heating elements in housing can also be assembled into the drying tunnels, and they can have circular or rectangular ends or smooth surfaces.
APPLICATIONS FOR BAKERIES AND PASTRY SHOPS
BALÇIK pays attention especially to the bakeries, pastry shops and pizza making sector in order to be able to offer the highest possible quality products and services to the customers. The heating elements in these sectors are generally:
baking chambers and cooking chambers
ovens for bakeries and pastry shops
In this type of cooking chamber, the economic lives of the heating elements are affected by the humid environment inside the chambers. There are many ways to be protected from this effect; the best among them is airtight connection gaskets. Both ends of the heating element are protected by heat-resistant rubber connections.
The heating tubes in these ovens is designed with low surface load (W / cm 2), so that the bread can bake without getting burned. These heating elements also undergo a special thermal process named “black tempering” in order to ensure surface emission and high performance.
Design and manufacture systems explained for bakery ovens also apply for pizza ovens. Only, measurements of the baking chamber and the power needed for baking change (pizza oven has a smaller baking chamber and less power is needed for the process); thus, housing for the cooking element has smaller diameters.
Flatteners used while making pizza also need a source of heat; and only then the wet dough squeezed between two metal surfaces can become flat and round without getting sticky.
Tubular heating elements can be used for such applications. Thus, a regular and smooth source of heat that is easy to assembly is offered.
COFFEE AND SANDWICH SHOPS, VENDING MACHINES
BALÇIK is also an international manufacturer in the fast food sector and shows that it has a say in its own field for the applications in question with its wide range of products:
coffee shops: coffee machines;
dishwashing: washing glasses, washing mugs
Sandwich shops: small frying pans (deep fryers), toasters;
vending machines: machines offering hot and cold drinks with a vending machine
application for automatic ice cream production
ESPRESSO COFFEE MACHINES
Depending on the type of material, from which the boiler is manufactured, most heaters used in such machines are manufactured with brass connection flange and have brass housing. The brass plate can easily be shaped as desired and offers a good heat transfer coefficient. Other types can also be offered alternatively, and housing made from special “incoloy” alloy, which is very highly resistant to heat, and stainless steel flanges are also available.
Coffee mug heaters also use the heat-resistant connection gaskets.
These applications are generally used in the sandwich sector, and consist of tubular elements or cast iron sheets below or above the grill.
SMALL FRYING PANS (DEEP FRYERS)
The difference between the heating elements in housing used at coffee shops/sandwich shops and the food sector is just a difference in size in general. Also, these pans are generally manufactured with a single phase.
Small frying pans should have proper surface loads (W / cm 2) so that the oil used does not undergo deterioration.
If you would like to examine the types of heating elements that are most frequently used in small frying pans, please refer to “frying pans” under the “food service equipment” section.
MUG WASHERS – GLASS WASHERS
As is the case with all heavy duty washers, the system consists of combination of steam boiler and tank in these washers, too. Old type elements consist of single or three-phase elements fixed with stainless steel flanges. Tank element is usually single-phase and is connected by welding.
Tubular heating elements are designed complete with supportive tools used for fixing (with nipples and flanges) in order to produce hot water for the boiler that performs the distribution. The heaters are placed in stainless steel housing. In such types of applications, self-integrated thermal fuses are popular especially in rubber boilers.