The Ice-O-Matic ICE0520FW water-cooled modular ice machine produces up to 527 LB of full-sized cube ice every 24 hours. The 22" wide cabinet of the ICE0520FW is constructed from a stainless steel interior and exterior with fingerprint-proof plastic exterior panels. The water-cooled unit does not require clearance on the sides for air intake and exhaust vents, since the water cooled condenser does not require air circulation. Therefore, you can install the unit in narrow spaces (minimum of 22").
The Ice-O-Matic ICE0520FW produces Full Cube ice that takes longer to melt due to its larger size (7/8" x 7/8" x 7/8"). Beverage retailers often use Full Cube ice for "on-the-rocks" drinks, since the full cubes keep liquids colder with less dilution of the beverages.
For installation, the Ice-O-Matic ICE0520FW requires a 115 volt electrical connection, two water lines in (one potable and one for cooling the condenser), and a drain for both the purged water from ice making AND the waste water that was used to cool the condenser. The ICE0520FW is only a cuber head and therefore requires mounting on another piece of equipment, such as an ice storage bin, a beverage dispenser, or an ice dispenser. The Ice-O-Matic ICE0520FW uses only 23.2 gallons of water to produce each 100 LB of ice. However the water-cooled condenser uses significantly more water (up to 128 gallons per 100 LB of ice) and this waste-water is flushed after each ice making cycle. However, electricity use is reduced because there are no cooling fans required. In addition, Ice-O-Matic has incorporated its Harvest-Assist technology to help dislodge ice from the evaporator surface more quickly, reducing the time for each ice-making cycle. While a water-cooled ice machine uses a lot more water, the electrical efficiencies add up to energy savings.
Ice-O-Matic has incorporated its antimicrobial compound called AgIon directly into the surfaces that come into contact with water or ice, to help prevent the growth of bacteria, slime, and fungus. Note that to be assured that the Ice-O-Matic ICE0520FW water-cooled ice machine will reliably produce pure ice for your business, you should install a water filter system on the incoming water line and clean your ice machine regularly.
Ice-O-Matic ICE0520FW Features
Produces up to 527 LB of Full Cube Ice / 24 hours
Cuber Head is just over 22" wide
Combines a stainless steel interior and exterior with fingerprint-proof plastic side panels for durability
Water-cooled Self-contained Condenser
Ice-O-Matic ICE0520FW Ice Style
Classic, full-sized cubes are the most common cube type
Full Cube measures 7/8" x 7/8" x 7/8"
Great for drinks of any kind, displays, retailing or dispensing
Ice-O-Matic ICE0520FW 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