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Perfect travel gastronomy

June 2020

Thanks to a variety of modules, food preparation is possible without restrictions. (Photo: Kugel Edelstahlverarbeitung GmbH)
Thanks to a variety of modules, food preparation is possible without restrictions. (Photo: Kugel Edelstahlverarbeitung GmbH)

Drinking a coffee or eating a warm snack while travelling is part of the journey for many passengers – at least on long-distance services. To make this culinary supply possible, specially equipped galleys are required for passenger trains.

 

These galleys have to be adapted to the requirements of daily use in passenger trains. In addition to practicability, accident prevention and railway-compatible technical equipment in the areas of water, electricity and lighting, any design must ensure a high levels of hygiene. The H2 standard for hygienically very demanding locations must be met. Kugel Edelstahlverarbeitung GmbH is an experienced and long-standing system partner in the interiors sector and supplies its products to international train manufacturers worldwide. In addition to modular and self-supporting kitchens in lightweight construction, customer-specific design proposals can also be implemented.

 

Optimised for the requirements of railway operations

 

The jointless, specially deep-drawn working surfaces and work covers with moisture-protected plastic or wood-based materials that comply with the applicable fire protection standards are sound-absorbent. As a result, the galleys and galley kitchens installed in long-distance and high-speed trains are not affected by any vibration, even at high speeds. Depending on customer requirements, they include stainless steel furniture that is easy to clean; dishwasher, refrigerator, freezer, cash desk, bar or storage modules; serving counters and display cases (refrigerated or non-refrigerated) as well as electrical appliances, including steamers, speciality coffee machines, kettles and hotplates plus touch controls for convenient diagnosis and operation.

Rounded edges and corners with all-round surge edge, special wedge grooves as draining surfaces and seamlessly welded-in basins in various dimensions (hand washing or dishwashing sinks) as well as solid, fully welded double-walled front edges and handle bars on all hinged doors, flaps, drawers  and waste module front panels facilitate cleaning of the kitchen modules.

The telescopic full-extension slides for all drawers and the waste module pull-outs are also made of stainless steel and have a maximum load capacity of 120 kilograms. Closed floor trays underneath the sink and/or counter modules and openings integrated into the furniture for the water system, cable conduit, air conditioning and other supply and disposal facilities complete the well thought-out modules.

 

Complete service from one single source

 

The services offered by special equipment producer Kugel Edelstahlverarbeitung GmbH include the planning, development and manufacture of highly complex galleys and on-board bistros, from the initial idea through design, construction, production and assembly to after-sales service. All the components used in this process come from a single source. The modules meet the highest quality requirements as well as international and country-specific rail vehicle industry standards.