Hubbard Systems, the UK supplier for Scotsman icemakers, has revealed further details of the EcoX range first unveiled at this year’s Hotelympia.
Scotsman believes the series is amongst the most eco-friendly on the market, and produces a wide choice of different ice types.
The EcoX range uses only natural refrigerants and complies fully with upcoming European Union F-Gas Regulations. It includes machines making gourmet, dice and cubelet/nugget ice cubes, as well as flake and scale ice systems. It also features ice dispensers suitable for self-serve and bottomless drinks.
David Rees, group marketing manager of HTG, the parent company of Hubbard Systems, said: “EcoX represents a huge commitment. Scotsman is determined to set the pace in the development of eco-friendly ice machines.
“However, we also recognise the growing demand from operators for different types of ice for each application – gourmet ice for presentation, cubelet ice for bottomless drinks, dice ice for volume, and so on. That’s why there has been a dual focus, on the one hand developing greener ice machines, on the other ensuring we also offer a wide choice of ice types.”
Since each ice type requires a different ice making system, the development of so many machines simultaneously has been a major undertaking. Scotsman also wanted to ensure that, having selected their ice type, buyers also have a choice of production capacity. Therefore there are five different machines producing gourmet supercube ice cubes, with production capacities ranging from 40kg to 170kg of ice per day.
The refrigerants used in the EcoX machines are either hydrocarbon R290 or carbon dioxide R744, depending on the model and system. EcoX models have an ODP (Ozone Depletion Potential) of zero and a GWP (Global Warming Potential) of three or less.