The Ice-O-Matic CIM0836FA-B55PS is a 30" wide ice machine cuber head with a production rate of up to 897 pounds of full cube ice in a 24-hour period combined with an ice storage bin (just over 37 pounds of ice produced each hour). This equipment combo requires the CIM0836FA cuber head to be mounted on the B55PS storage bin.
The CIM0836FA cuber head cabinet is 26" tall and 30" wide. Note that since the Ice-O-Matic CIM0836FA is an air-cooled model, it requires a minimum of 6" of air vent clearance on the right side and the back for proper functioning. The full-sized cube ice the Ice-O-Matic CIM0836FA produces measures 7/8" wide x 7/8" deep x 7/8" high and takes a longer time to melt. These larger cubes are popular for use in retail beverages or for retail ice bagging applications.
When considering installing this ice machine, note that the Ice-O-Matic CIM0836FA requires a 208-230 volt electrical connection, plus a potable incoming water line. The CIM0836FA cuber head also needs an external drain for the small amount of leftover water that is flushed at the end of every ice-making cycle. To increase efficiency, Ice-O-Matic has also included their Harvest-Assist technology, which allows for quicker removal of ice from the evaporator plate. This Harvest-Assist saves both time and electricity each ice-making cycle and over the life of the Ice-O-Matic CIM0836FA.
The Ice-O-Matic B55PS storage bin is 30" wide and a total of 50" high, with the 6" legs attached. The bin can hold up to 510 pounds of ice. The B55PS is constructed with a stainless steel exterior and a polyethylene bin liner. A foam insulation layer was injected between the walls. The plastic bin door on the front flips up for easy access to the ice. Plus, a bin drain is located at the back of the B55PS to allow the regular removal of any water from melted ice (you can use the same external drain for the bin as the cuber head).
The Ice-O-Matic CIM0836FA-B55PS equipment combo reaches 76" high with the cuber head mounted properly on the ice bin. With these external dimensions, the Ice-O-Matic CIM0836FA-B55PS cuber head and bin combo makes sense for businesses with a moderate daily ice requirement (500 to 800 pounds of ice) and limits on the space where they can install the equipment (36" wide opening).