The Ice-O-Matic ICE0406HW water-cooled modular ice machine produces up to 523 LB of half cube ice every 24 hours. The ICE0406HW is an Ultra low profile model combining a stainless steel interior and exterior with fingerprint-proof plastic exterior panels for durability and aesthetics. In addition, the design of the Ice-O-Matic ICE0406HW saves space, at only 20" high and just over 30" wide. Because the water-cooled condenser does not require air circulation or ventilation, the water-cooled unit does not require clearance on the sides for air intake and exhaust vents. Therefore, you can install the unit in narrow spaces. Note that the ICE0406HW requires mounting on another piece of equipment, such as an ice storage bin, a beverage dispenser, or an ice dispenser.
The half cube ice that the Ice-O-Matic ICE0406HW produces measures 7/8" x 7/8" x 3/8". Half cube ice is ideal for dispensing applications because the smaller cube size means fewer dispenser jams. The Half-sized cubes also are great for making blended beverages since they are hard enough to stand up to a blender's blades and small enough to keep from jamming under the blades and burning out your blender. In addition, retailers appreciate that you can fit more half cubes of ice in each glass, meaning more liquid displacement and less beverage per glass.
Regarding installation requirements, the Ice-O-Matic ICE0406HW utilizes a 208-230 volt, 60Hz, 1-phase electrical connection. The cuber head also needs 2 incoming water lines (a potable water line and a line for cooling the condenser). The water-cooled cuber head also requires an external drain for both the unfrozen water leftover from ice making AND the waste water that was used to cool the condenser. Note that the Ice-O-Matic ICE0406HW uses 28.9 gallons of water for each 100 LB of ice it produces, PLUS the water-cooled condenser uses water to cool the unit (up to 132 gallons for each 100 LB of ice) and this waste-water is all drained out of the unit. To balance this water usage, there is some saving in electrical costs, since the Ice-O-Matic ICE0406HW does not need to run cooling fans. Ice-O-Matic has also included its Harvest-Assist technology to help remove ice from the evaporator surface more quickly, which saves time and electricity each ice-making cycle. While there is a lot more water wasted with a water-cooled ice machine, over time the reduction in electrical requirements translate to less energy consumption.
To reduce the chance of bacteria or other organism growth, Ice-O-Matic has also incorporated a built-in antimicrobial compound called AgIon in the surfaces that come into contact with water or ice. While you should also install a water filter system on the incoming water line and should clean your ice machine regularly, the Ice-O-Matic ICE0406HW will reliably produce Ice for your business.
Ice-O-Matic ICE0406HW Features
Produces up to 523 LB of Half Cube Ice / 24 hours
30" Wide cabinet design is Ultra Low Profile at 20" High
Combines a stainless steel interior and exterior with fingerprint-proof plastic side panels for durability
Water-cooled Self-contained Condenser
208-230 Volt model
Ice-O-Matic ICE0406HW Ice Style
Half Cube ice measures 7/8" x 7/8" x 3/8"
Half-sized cubes are popular because their smaller size means more ice per glass
Great for drinks of any kind, dispensing applications, or making blended beverages
Ice-O-Matic ICE0406HW Benefits
Growth of bacteria and slime fungus is reduced due to AgIon, the built-in antimicrobial protection compound
Electroless Nickel Plating on Evaporator helps prevent long-term damaging effects of water and ice
Fast, consistent ice production is available due to the harvest assist clearing ice off the freezing surface
Water-cooled units maximize space usage with no side air vent clearance needed
Water-cooled condenser means no hot air vented into surroundings