ECM Mechanika V Slim Espresso Machine

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ECM Mechanika V Slim Espresso Machine

Overview

The Mechanika V Slim is ECM’s modern HX commercial espresso machine that consists of advancements in elegant looks and technological boostings compared to the previous Mechanika Profi IV.  This model also slimmed down a bit (hence, its name is the Slim) since it is only 10 inches wide and changed the shape of the boiler, which can go to a maximum of 2.2 L. The Mechanika V Slim features stunning steel legs, inscribed ECM in steam and hot water valves, separate steam and brew pressure gauges, single spout and dual spout portafilters, removable drip tray and E61 grouphead.

New Design

  • Slimmer – The Mechanika V Slim is now only 10 inches wide (2 inches less than the Mechanika Profi IV).
  • Updates in aesthetics – Other changes in looks include stunning steel legs and inscribed ECM in steam and hot water valves.

Heat Exchange System

  • Stainless steel, insulated – The boiler is made of stainless steel which is less susceptible to limescale. Typically stainless steel boilers do not retain their heat as well as copper or brass boilers. This machine compensates that by being wrapped with insulation.
  • Shape change – The heat exchange boiler can now go to a maximum of 2.2 L. The shape change allows for ECM to retain a lot of room on the machine’s interior.
  • Pull a shot & steam milk at the same time – Steam is always readily available. Therefore there is no wait time going from coffee to steam mode. Works well if entertaining a small group of people.

Modifiable Brew Pressure

  • OPV placement– The OPV on the Mechanika V Slim is located on the top to modify the brew pressure. The valve, which is placed below the reservoir lid, can also be modified simultaneously with the brew pressure gauge to simply create rapid revisions when brewing.

Separate Pressure Gauges

  • Steam pressure gauge – Located on the left. Measures from 0 to 3 bar. Optimal pressure is between 0.8 and 1.1.
  • Brew pressure gauge – Located on the right. Measures from 0 to 16 bar. Optimal pressure is between 8 and 10.

E-61 Grouphead

  • Constantly heated – Hot water circulates from the heat exchanger through the grouphead and back to keep the grouphead and your portafilter nice and hot. This keeps the grouphead at a constant, stable temperature compared to other groupheads that have a built-in heating element.
  • Pre-infusion – The lever next to the grouphead activates a microswitch which turns on the pump to pump water through the coffee grinds. When you pull the lever half way up, it will open the valve to allow water into the grouphead without activating the pump. Please note that true pre-infusion requires the direct water connection whereby the water pressure from the water line creates the true pre-infusion.

Vibratory Pump

  • Semi-Quiet Operation – A sturdy and dense asset to any espresso machine to produce the best espresso, although it is slightly louder than rotary pumps

Steam Wand

  • Multi-directional – Allows for more movement and flexibility.
  • “No burn” – Wand is insulated to allow you to touch anywhere on the arm. Please note that after very long periods of steaming or pouring hot water, the arm will be too hot to touch. We recommend to only touch the rubber grips on each wand.

Accessories Included with the ECM Mechanika Slim

  • Portafilters – Single spout portafilter and a dual spout portafilter. Both handles match the style of the grouphead lever and are ergonomically designed with an angle for easier operation to lock into the grouphead
  • Filter baskets – 1-cup filter basket which holds approximately 7 grams. 2-cup filter basket which holds approximately 14 grams. Blind filter basket which you can use for backflushing. All basket are 58 mm in diameter.
  • Instruction manual – Written in both German and English. The instructions also work for the Technika.

Additional information

Brand

ECM Manufacture

Height (inches)

15.5, approximate

Width (inches)

9.8, approximate

Depth (inches)

17.5, approximate

Weight (pounds)

50

Wattage (watts)

1400

Voltage (volts)

110 – 120

Boiler capacity (liters)

2.2

Portafilter size (mm)

58

Country of manufacture

Assembled in Milan, Italy, Designed in Germany

Approvals

CE

Espresso Machine Warning:

  • ELECTRICAL WARNING: To avoid electrical damage to this espresso machine which is not considered a manufacturer's defect, please acquire and install a single-outlet surge suppressor rated at 1080 joules or higher. the lack of the recommended surge suppressor, the espresso machine can be damaged at the power switch, the electronics, the heating element, the pressurstat or the wiring inside.
  • WATER WARNING: To increase the useful life of and not damage your espresso machine, please use softened water. Softened water is water without calcium and without magnesium, but still has other minerals for espresso extraction. Do not use distilled water, purified water, nor reverse osmosis water as these types of water create oxidation with the metals and cause the same damaging effects as limescale.
  • DESCALING WARNING: We do not recommend descaling unless there is an issue with the espresso machine. The reason is that too much descaling can eat away at the metals and gaskets inside an espresso machine.

Backflushing - should be performed with detergent minimum every 50 espresso extractions. A short backflush 'can' be performed daily. The paddle on the grouphead should be all the way to the right side of the grouphead.

For optimal performance reducing limescale, use the BILT Osmotic Scale Reduction cloth by removing from the bag, rinsing it under cold water, and placing it in the water tank/reservoir of your espresso machine.

We do not advise descaling as we find machines last longer with limescale prevention. Descaling eats away at the metals and gaskets inside the machine. Thus, the internals weaken from both the scale build up as well as the descaler.

The grouphead gasket and dispersion screen should be replaced every 6-12 months.

Please use the diagrams below to help find the exact part you are looking for. After you find the part, copy the SKU #. Then use the search bar at the top of our website. If there are no results in the search, we most likely do not have the part. We only special order parts if the specific model was purchased through 1st-line Equipment. For general questions, please use our parts inquiry page.
ECM-Mechanika-V-Slim-parts-diagram-01
#SKU
1B5220818.1
2B7474212
3B7474216.1
4E81000
5P1984
6P1998
7P2006
8P2007
9P3001.6
10P3002
11P7029
12P9001
13P9003
14P9004
15P9009
16P9016
17P9017
18P9018
19P9028
20P9029
21P9030

ECM-Mechanika-V-Slim-parts-diagram-02
#SKU
1B5471509
2B7432517
3B7496076
4C199900275 (230V, 50Hz)
4US1005 (110V, 60Hz)
5C199900280 (230V, 50Hz)
5US1001 (120V, 60Hz)
5US1025 (100V)
6C199900969
7C229900518
8C229900520
9C229900548
10C229900579
11C229900703
12C249900770
13C439900695
14C499900769
15P2006
16P2009
17P2019
18P2064
19P3006.K
20P3019
21P6016
22P6020.3
23P6020.K3
24P6020.K4
25P6020.NK
26P6021
27P6022
28P6023
29P6025
30P6047
31P6051
32P7000
33P8016
34P9007
35P9010
36P9010.K1
37P9400
38P9401
39P6020
40P6017

ECM-Mechanika-V-Slim-parts-diagram-03
#SKU
1B7400902
2B7432516
3C199900214
4C199900294
5C199901550.1
6C219900561
7C229900393
8C229900518
9C229900520
10C229900525
11C229900559
12C229900740
13C309900127.2
14P2006
15P2009
16P2011
17P2045
18P7014.1 (230V)
18US1000 (110V)
19P7049
20P7080
21P9013
22P9402
23P9403
24P9404

ECM-Mechanika-V-Slim-parts-diagram-04
#SKU
1B5522056.1
2B7371509
3C329900682
4P6000
5P6000.1
6P6000.2
7P6000.3
8P6000.4
9P6000.5
10P6000.6
11P6002.1
12P6002.4 (2-hole)
12P6002.7 (3-hole)
12P6002.6 (4-hole)
12P6002.3 (5-hole)
13P6005
14P6005.5
15P6005.6
16P6006
17P6010
18P6011
19P6012
20P6015
21P6002.2
22P6002.2
23P6001.1
24P6001.2

ECM-Mechanika-V-Slim-parts-diagram-05
#SKU
1B7479942
2B7479947
3C219900423
4C219900424
5C219900425
6C219900426
7C219900427
8C219900430
9C219900431
10C219903081
11C229900549
12C229901128
13C229901165
14C309900127.2
15C309900131
16C309900164
17C449900229
18C449900767
19C469900421
20C469900422
21C469900783
22C469901132
23C519900103
24C619900554
25P1000.1
26P1000.2
27P1000.3
28P1000.4
29P1000.5
30P1002
31P1004
32P1009
33P1910.1
34P2010
35P2011
36P9405
37P9406
38R000002142
39R000002144
40R000002146
41R000002148

ECM-Mechanika-V-Slim-parts-diagram-06
#SKU
189424
289425
3B5221875CM
4B7633617
5B7633618
6C199900087
7C199900306
8C199900957 (DE)
8P2034 (US)
8P2035 (UK)
8P2036 (AU)
9C619900098
10C619900104
11C619900105
12C619900106
13C639900764
14M2004 (240V)
14US1004 (115V)
15P2001
16P2002
17P2006
18P2009
19P2070
20P2591
21P6029
22P9019
23R210

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    1. 0 votes
      Answered by the admin

      This problem is usually the result of limescale build up on the bleeder valve (which we have found on this machine) to not allow it to close the valve upon warm up. It is probably this because of the hissing. Take off the top cover and inspect for steam leaking from the inside.

      OR

      The other problem is overheating of the boiler caused by limescale inside the pressurstat or its pipe. This has more of a locomotive sound with the boiler pressure gauge (not pump pressure) over 2 bar.

      Diagrams for the Mechanika Slim espresso machine should be reviewed to learn the inside of the machine. Please note the manufacturers do not cover limescale issues under warranty as it is a water defect.

    2. 0 votes
      Q just curious on the timeline when these will be back in stock? answer now
      Asked by dustinmaust on July 11, 2019 7:20 pm
      Answered by the admin

      These are just leaving Germany, so we re estimating 4-6 weeks depending upon a lot of variables.

    3. 0 votes
      Answered by the admin

      Thank you for your inquiry. Please only remove the dispersion screen when replacing. Otherwise, backflush as indicated.

       

    4. 0 votes
      Answered by the admin

      The Mechanika Slim needs a good 20-30 minutes to warm up. Please note after a timer you need to plug in a surge suppressor 1080 joules or higher because we have seen timers cause damage to the electrical components inside espresso machines.

      The BZ10 with a Bezzera grouphead warms up in usually 10-15 minutes. A similar machine for warm up within 15-20 miutes with an E61 grouphead is the Lelit Mara.

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