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How do I decide which equipment I need to produce premium ice?

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We are sure you understand how to produce ice and are aware of some processes. However, let us explain the process in detail so you can understand exactly what you need or don’t need to buy or organize.

In order:

Block Machine for Ice Production

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To produce ice cubes, you first need to create ice blocks. The choice of equipment is up to you.

P30

  • Ideal for HoReCa (Hotels, Restaurants, and Cafes) environments or locations with limited space.
  • Does not require a hoist or tilt cart.
  • Produces 3 ice blocks of 51×26 and height 25-27 cm (20×10 and height 10.6 inches) in 3 days.
  • Each block weighs about 35 kg (75 lbs), the total output up to 100 kg (220 lbs).
  • Uses 30 liters (8 gallons) of clear water per tank, total 90 liters (24 gallons) per cycle.
  • From one 3-day cycle, you can produce 750+ cubes (5x5x5 cm / 2x2x2 inches).

 

P150 (Basic Version)

  • Produces 2 large ice blocks of 104×50 and height 25 cm (40×20 and height 10 inches) in 3 days.
  • Each block weighs 130 kg (300 lbs), the total output up to 260 kg (600 lbs).
  • Uses 150 liters (40 gallons) of clear water per tank, total of 300 liters (80 gallons) per cycle.
  • From one 3-day cycle, you can produce 1800-2000 industry-standard cubes (5x5x5 cm / 2x2x2 inches).

 

 

P150 (Modified Version)

  • Equipped with six small tanks similar to the P30.
  • Does not require a hoist or tilt cart.
  • Produces 6 ice blocks of 51×26 and height 26-27 cm (20×10 and height 10.6 inches) in 3 days.
  • Each block weighs 35 kg (75 lbs), the total output up to 200 kg (550 lbs).
  • Uses 30 liters (8 gallons) of clear water per tank, total of 180 liters (48 gallons) per cycle.
  • From one 3-day cycle, you can produce 1500+ industry-standard cubes (5x5x5 cm / 2x2x2 inches).

 

 

P300

  • Designed for professional ice production.
  • Produces 4 large ice blocks of 104×50 and height 25 cm (40×20 and height 10 inches) in 4 days.
  • Consumes less power than two P150 machines.
  • Each block weighs 130 kg (300 lbs), the total output up to 520 kg (1200 lbs).
  • Uses 150 liters (40 gallons) of clear water per tank, total 600 liters (160 gallons) per cycle.
  • From one 4-day cycle, you can produce 3600-4000 industry-standard cubes (5x5x5 cm / 2x2x2 inches)

Watch a demonstration of these machines. Separate videos for each model are available on our profile

Hoist for Ice Block Removal

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After the production of the ice block you have to remove it from the equipment. We use a small and compact electric hoist, it also performs many other tasks in production and even helps to install sculptures on installation sites due to the fact that we made it collapsible, but if you already have a crane-beam – it may not be necessary for you. Check it out on our Instagram!

Tilt Cart

This cart is used to lower the ice block and move it to any place (cutting, freezer, truck, etc.). It allows the ice block to be turned from horizontal to vertical and vice versa. Check it out on our Instagram!

Cutting Ice into Slabs

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After we get a block of ice, it needs to be cut into smaller pieces – ice slabs, which will later become cubes. There are two methods for this: manual cutting with a chainsaw (such as Makita, Stihl, etc.) or our saw C70.

Manual cutting is quite long and creates a significant consumption of ice, each slab must be cut off from a large block and then moved for cutting on a small saw, but if you do not have space for a large horizontal saw – this is the only option.

We haven’t worked like this for a long time, so the link to this method from our friends is here.

Our horizontal band saw C70 is made especially for cutting ice on slabs by a fast method, in 15 minutes the big block completely turns into 15-20 slabs for cutting. Slabs are ideally equal and with minimal ice loss. This saw requires – a place of 2×2 meters (7×7 feet) minimum, a powerful connection for 3 or 1 phase, and 3.5 kW / 25 Amp. The block can be cut both from the ground with the subsequent rise, and on the lifting cart (ours or another).

Check out our videos!

Cutting Ice Slabs into Cubes:

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Once you have got flat ice slabs from a large block – you can proceed to cut it into cubes 5×5 cm (2×2 inches), 4×11 cm (1.5×4 inches), etc., for this we use meat stainless steel saws for butchers.. The main brands are Kolbe, Bizerba, Biro, MADO, Brice and others. You can buy a new one or similar/used in your country.

The process looks like this.

After cutting the ice into cubes, you need to store them in a suitable freezer – walk-in, chest, or vertical. Depending on the volume of ice you are going to produce you need to choose a suitable place for storage.

Additional Equipment:

 

At all stages, there are certain additional spare parts for each unit of equipment – liner bags, stainless steel ice holders, circulation pumps, blades, etc.

You will receive all this with the equipment, but you can order additional quantities from us later.

Minimum Setup for Quality Work:

 

For a quality start, we recommend our P150/P300 block machine + saw for cutting C70 + electric hoist + till cart to move + a certain number of presses.

Warranty and Shipping costs:

 

The warranty information is available in the catalog and, like all manufacturers, we offer a 1-year warranty for equipment components. The shipping cost is calculated based on the number of equipment units required.

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Back in 2011, Vasyl founded a company for the production of ice of all kinds, and one more in 2016 for dry ice production in the industrial scale. These companies are successfully working and developing to this day with dozens of tons ice production


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