Foodservice Equipment Marketing (FEM) has launched Manitowoc’s latest ice bins, the D Series. The five model range of bins can accompany the US-headquartered brand’s modular Indigo icemaker.
The D Series ice bins’ exterior has a stainless steel DuraTech finish that is designed to be durable and attractive. It is also claimed to be resistant to fingerprints, dirt and corrosion. A soft durometer trim around the bin opening should help to reduce noise when closing, while a stay-open design should keep the bin door out of the way while ice is being scooped. The scoop holder is sited above the ice line for easy access and best hygiene practice.
The smallest model of the range is the D320, which can store 95kg of ice cubes. The D320 measures 559 x 864 x 965mm and is compatible with both the ID0322A and ID0522A Indigo modular ice makers.
At the other end of the spectrum is the largest storage bin, the D970, which has capacity to hold up to 322kg, and can be combined with the ID0906A, ID1106A, ID1406A or the ID1802A. It measures 1,219 x 864 x 1,270mm.
The Indigo Series icemakers are modular machines, air-cooled as standard, that produce Manitowoc Ice’s dice cubes – a hard, clear, slow-melting ice cube that is claimed to provide maximum cooling and quick production. Half dice models are also available.
The Indigo models meet or exceed Energy Star and CEE performance criteria. The machines are said to enable operators to cut energy costs by scheduling ice production levels by time of day, either taking advantage of off-peak energy rates or to keep pace with varying demand.