The Ice-O-Matic ICE0606FW water-cooled modular ice machine produces up to 618 LB of full sized cube ice every 24 hours, which is almost 26 pounds of ice each hour. The cabinet of the ICE0606FW has an Ultra low profile and combines a stainless steel interior and exterior with fingerprint-proof plastic exterior panels for durability and aesthetics. Furthermore, the functional design of the Ice-O-Matic ICE0606FW saves space, at 20" high and just over 30" wide. The water-cooled condenser does not require air circulation or clearance on the right side or back for air intake and exhaust vents. Therefore, you can install the Ice-O-Matic ICE0606FW in narrow spaces.
The Full Cube ice that the Ice-O-Matic ICE0606FW produces is larger (7/8" x 7/8" x 7/8") and so it takes a while to melt. Full cube ice is popular for retail "on-the-rocks" drinks, since it keeps liquids colder with less dilution of the drink.
For installation, note that the Ice-O-Matic ICE0606FW requires a 208-230volts, 60Hz, 1-phase electrical connection. It also requires 2 incoming water lines - a potable water line for ice-making and a second incoming water line for cooling the condenser. The ICE0606FW also needs an external drain that can handle the large volume of run off water (purge water left over after ice making AND waste water after it cools the condenser). The Ice-O-Matic ICE0606FW also requires mounting on an ice storage bin, a beverage dispenser, or an ice dispenser to store the ice it produces.
Since the Ice-O-Matic ICE0606FW is a water-cooled model, it will use a lot of water. First, it uses 19.5 gallons of water to make each 100 pounds of ice. However the water-cooled condenser also requires more water (up to another 140 gallons per 100 pounds of ice produced which can reach 865 gallons of water on a day of full ice-making) and this waste-water is ALL drained out of the unit. However, there is some saving on electricity, since along with not requiring electricity for cooling fans, Ice-O-Matic has incorporated its Harvest-Assist technology to help remove ice from the evaporator surface more quickly, shortening the ice-making cycle. While there is a lot more water wasted with a water-cooled ice machine, the electrical options translate to less time and electricity producing ice. Plus the ICE0606FW model only uses 4.2 kWH electricity for every 100 pounds of ice it makes.
In addition, due to the electroless nickel plating Ice-O-Matic uses in the ICE0606FW, the long-term damaging effects of water and ice on the evaporator plate are prevented. Plus, Ice-O-Matic has incorporated the AgION antimicrobial compound into the surfaces of internal components that touch water or ice, in order to reduce the growth of bacteria and other organisms.
Ice-O-Matic ICE0606FW Features
ICE Series Ice Maker
Produces up to 618 LB Full Cube Ice / 24 hours
Water-cooled Self-contained Condenser
30" Wide cabinet design is Ultra low profile - only 20" high!
Incorporates a stainless steel interior and exterior, along with fingerprint-proof plastic exterior panels
208-230v/60Hz/1-ph, 10.0 amps
Ice-O-Matic ICE0606FW 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
Benefits of Ice-O-Matic ICE0606FW
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