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.

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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.

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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).