MAKINA S7 Pro-PID specs

The MAKINA S7 Pro-PID has everything you need to make the perfect espresso.

Measurements

The most powerful and compact espresso machine that fits into any kitchen.

Specifications

The MAKINA S7 PRO-PID is built with very high-quality components. It’s hand made in Italy. We chose not to make any compromises regarding parts or functions of our machines.

  1. Quiet built-in rotary pump. Professional rotary pump ensures stable 9 bar pressure.
  2. Heat exchanger. Gives the opportunity to make coffee and froth milk at the same time.
  3. PID controller. Proportional Integral Derivative, full temperature control.
  4. Shot timer. Perfection with each extraction.
  5. Switchable tank/direct water connection.
  6. Power 1800 W. Stable power supply.
  7. High quality copper boiler 3L. 50% more capacity than average espresso machines.
  8. Check valve. Applied to the associated hydraulic circuit and automatic overpressure discharge system.
  9. Boiler over-pressure valve.
  10. Full mirror polished high quality stainless-steel exterior.
  11. Pre-infusion function.
  12. Boiler pressure gauge.
  13. Pump pressure gauge.
  14. Water tank 2L.
  15. Insulated boiler to save energy.
  16. Lever valve technology push & go. Elegant ergonomic design.
  17. Dual electronic sensors, minimum level control of internal tank via electronic card, with automatic total blocking of all machine functions in case of missing water.
  18. Indicator warning O-led lights.
  19. Cool touch steam wand.
  20. Stainless steel adjustable feet.
  21. Ergonomic design wood portafilters.
  22. Original E61 brew group.
  23. Complete wood kit handles.
  24. Quick heat. In 9 min ready to serve.
  25. Soft & easy closing removable drip tray.
  26. Optional water drain in the drip tray.
  27. Adjustable feet height.
  28. Stainless steel cup warmer.
  29. Closed type drip tray with a capacity of 1000 ml.
  30. Guaranteed thermal stability with high professional performance.

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The difference between Rotary pump and Vibration pump

An espresso machine needs a certain amount of a stable water pressure (9bars) to create a perfect espresso. To achieve this, you need a rotary pump. These kind of water pumps are also a crucial part of professional espresso machines. The rotary pump is quiet, stable, builds up the pressure slowly and is sustainable because of its long lifespan. However, rotary pumps are large in size and need some space to be installed in the espresso machine. They are also quite expensive.

Unfortunately, many espresso machines manufactures chose to install their semi-pro machines with a cheap, very noisy and unstable vibration pump. These kind of water pumps provide the desired pressure by vibration, therefore it can’t provide the stable 9 bars during the extraction time. Indeed, they are very small in size, this make them attractive for producing a compact espresso machines. If the quality of your extraction matters, always choose a rotary pump over a vibration pump.

Boiler volume

The MAKINA consists of a large, 3 liter insulated copper boiler. Combined with a PID, a 1800 W heat exchanging system and strong heating element. This guarantees the stability of the temperature, the quality of the extraction as well as the strength of the steam output power. These kind of boilers are much better than small boiler and even better than double boiler systems.

Whether you are an espresso freak, cappuccino lover ore a tea fanatic, the MAKINA will sure meet or even exceed your expectations. The MAKINA can produce up to 200 cups a day without any problem.

Single boiler, dual boiler and heat exchanger (HX)

Single boiler

Single boiler espresso machine only contain one boiler to distribute both hot water and steam to the brew group and steam pipe. The desired brew temperature of an espresso shot is 92 ° C. To produce steam, the water temperate should be higher than 100 ° C. This means you need to switch the temperature and wait for a couple of minutes before you are able to froth milk after you’ve pulled your espresso shot.

Dual boiler

Espresso machines with double boiler system contain two separate boilers, one for boiling water and one to produce steam. Both boilers have their own desired temperatures, which are perfectly tailored to the respective purpose (brewing water or steam). The downside of two boilers in household machines, is that both their sizes can’t be really large. Otherwise they would take up too much space in the machine. This causes the boilers to be a lot less stable in temperature than large boilers with a heat exchanger.

Double boilers are of common use in large, multi-group machines in the professional industry. The boilers of machines of this size have a significantly larger capacity, which means, much more control on the boiler temperature specially when the machine is occupied with a PID. But this isn’t the case for smaller machines that need to fit into any kitchen.

Heat exchanger (HX)

HX machines make it possible to use brewing water and steam simultaneously without waiting times. The steam comes out of the boiler, which has a total temperature of more than 100 ° C, making it perfect for using the steam lance. The brewing water is pumped directly from the fresh water tank through the boiler to the brewing group. By running the water through the boiler, the water reaches a temperature of over 100 ° C and is brought to the perfect temperature of approx. 90 ° C on its way to the brewing group. The two most important advantages are the high temperature stability and the low maintenance costs. Optimal for home baristas as well as for offices.

PID & Thermostat

The water temperature is very important to brewing coffee. There are two ways to control the temperature of the espresso machine:

Traditional thermostat

A thermostat heats the boiler until it reaches the desired temperature. When the temperature rises above its target, the heating element will be switched off. This process is constantly repeated. The result is inconsistent extraction quality.

PID

PID stands for Proportional-Integral-Derivative. Stability is key for espresso machines controlled by a PID. The PID evaluates and measures the three states of the boiler temperature; the current temperature, the values of the measured temperatures in the past and the temperature needed. In other words, the PID continuously examines the three states to reach the desired heat temperature value.

PID controllers are used in a wide range of industrial devices. The MAKINA S7 Pro-PID is provided with a PID system to ensure the stability and the quality of the temperature control. This allows you as a home barista to experiment different roast profiles and temperatures.