Ice machine manufacturer Hoshizaki has launched the KM Edge – a range of machines that is designed to produce more ice, use less energy and cycle up to half as many times as similar competitor models.
Specifically designed to meet the needs of facilities with a high demand for ice, the latest addition to the Hoshizaki ice machine portfolio is claimed to a produce a vast quantity of ice in a sustainable and efficient way thanks to the CycleSaver design. This is said to allow for the same quantity of ice in approximately half as many cycles, thus saving energy. The reduction in cycles should also help to preserve the life of the machine, minimising maintenance requirements.
The manufacturer has also introduced an EverCheck Control Board with audible alarm and diagnostics to the new units, designed to allow service technicians to easily diagnose problems.
The KM Edge produces crescent ice cubes suitable for champagne buckets, blending, and in a variety of drinks. The shape should also allow ice bin storage to be optimised, enabling a higher volume of ice cubes to be stored.
Roz Scourfield, national sales manager at Hoshizaki UK commented: “The new KM Edge ice machine has been designed to deliver the very highest of ice standards on an increased output that is required by the busiest of sites. Suited to a wide range of facilities with significant demand for ice, including hotels, stadiums and restaurants, the new KM Edge models allows operators increased flexibility and productivity thanks to its distinctive double surface design and crescent shaped cubes.
“The new KM Edge units serve to further expand Hoshizaki’s leading range of ice solutions, strengthening the versatility of the portfolio and delivering enhanced flexibility to even the most demanding of facilities.”
List prices for the range start from £1,690 + VAT.