Scotsman has added more models to its EcoX range, with new, greener versions of its EC icemakers joining the previously released variants of its ice machines.
The EcoX range uses only natural refrigerants and is fully compliant with current and forthcoming F-gas regulations. This gives them an Ozone Depletion Potential of zero and a Global Warming Potential of three or less.
The Scotsman EC range comprises self-contained icemakers with a built-in wastewater pump. The manufacturer believes their addition to the EcoX range means they are the only ice machines with this technology using eco-friendly refrigerants on the market.
The pump is aimed at giving greater flexibility in installation, allowing a wider range of locations to have an ice cube supply – traditional ice machines have to be installed above the drains, to allow waste water to flow away. The EC’s pump means they can be sited further away from the drain, or even below the drain height, which should make it suitable for use in basement bars.
EC machines make gourmet Supercube ice, and are available in a range of production capacities from 25kg up to 170kg ice cubes a day. They can also be specified to produce three different cube sizes.
Gourmet Supercubes have a slow melting thimble shape which should make them suitable for use in on-the-rocks drinks.
David Rees, group marketing manager of HTG, the parent company of Scotsman supplier Hubbard Systems, said: “We aim to provide operators with the best and most efficient ice machines on the market. We know our customers want to be making real improvements to the environmental impact of their businesses, without compromising on quality of service.”
The addition of EC models to the EcoX range brings the collection to over 30 models.