FEM has launched four new modular ice machines in the Manitowoc Indigo series.
The new models are said to offer energy and water savings, while delivering a high production rate of quality ice.
The new modular machines, air-cooled as standard, produce Manitowoc’s dice cubes – a hard, clear, slow-melting ice cube that should provide cooling and quick production. Half dice models are also available.
The Indigo models meet or exceed Energy Star and CEE performance criteria.
Ice production levels can be scheduled by time of day to take advantage of off-peak energy rates or to keep pace with varying demand throughout the week.
The units feature self-diagnostic technology which monitors all aspects of ice production to ensure operating efficiency.
The Indigo models have a corrosion resistant, stainless-steel finished DuraTech exterior which is designed to resist fingerprints and dirt, while the key components are made from AlphaSan antimicrobial material which reduces slime build-up.
The smallest of the new models is the ID0606A which produces 275kg of ice in a 24-hour period.
The ID0606A measures 762mm (w) x 622mm (d) x 546mm (h) and is compatible with the B400 ice bin, which stores 132kg ice, or the B570 bin, which holds 195kg.
The ID0606A is available from FEM distributors for a list price of £4,660 (plus VAT) with a 3 years parts and labour warranty.
At the other end of the scale is the largest of the new models – the ID1406A – with a 709kg/24hr ice output.
The high production rate is complemented by the B970 ice bin which keeps 323kg of ice ready for when it is required. The ID1406A measures 1219mm (w) x 622mm (d) x 749mm (h).