As part of Prodis’ extensive new product range, it has launched the PS Series icemaker.
Said to be able to be installed in ambient temperatures from 5°C to 40°C, the design of the paddle system should allow the machine to operate entirely without thermostats or electronics.
Ice production is stopped when the bin is full by use of a microswitch. This small change should mean the PS Series will continue to make ice in temperatures below 10°C when other machines will cut out on their bin thermostats, allowing for installation in refrigerated cellars or unheated rooms.
However, because the PS series is fitted with a tropicalised condensing unit, Prodis believes the icemaker is just as well suited to installation in a commercial kitchen or behind a busy bar.
The paddle system ice production method is claimed to be widely recognised as one of the most reliable methods of ice production due to the lack of water pumps and spray jets, which should make the machines less susceptible to breakdowns due to limescale build up. Because the machines are fully electro-mechanical they are said to be simple to maintain and repair.
The PS Series is available in a range of sizes from a small 22kg production, 9kg storage machine to a 135kg production unit with a large 100kg storage bin, and to increase the range further there is a 180kg production modular icemaker available for venues that require a large volume ice machine.