The Ice-O-Matic ICE0500HA-B40PS is a 30" wide air-cooled ice machine mounted on an ice storage bin. The combo is actually two separate pieces designed to be installed together.
The Ice-O-Matic ICE0500HA cuber head's cabinet is only 20" high. The ICE0500HA ice machine is an air-cooled unit, so it will require a minimum of 6" of air circulation clearance on the right side and the back for air intake and exhaust vents. It has a production rate of approximately 565 pounds of half cube ice every 24 hours, meaning 23.5 pounds of ice drop into the bin each hour of operation. The half cube ice that the Ice-O-Matic ICE0500HA makes measures 7/8" wide x 7/8" deep x 3/8" high. With its smaller size, half cube ice is suitable for dispensing applications, since it is less likely to jam the dispenser. Half Cubes are also popular for retail beverages, since more ice can fit in a glass, meaning that there is less beverage per serving. The Ice-O-Matic ICE0500HA requires a 115 volt electrical connection, a potable water line in, and a drain for water purged at the end of each ice-making cycle. The ice maker only utilized 19 gallons of water for every 100 pounds of ice it produces. In addition, the Ice-O-Matic ICE0500HA uses Harvest-Assist technology to more quickly remove ice from the evaporator surface, which shortens each ice-making cycle so that you use less electricity. This electrical savings is one of the features that helps make the ICE0500HA an ENERGY STAR rated ice machine.
The Ice-O-Matic B40PS storage bin is 30" wide like the ICE0500HA cuber head and it has a capacity of up to 344 pounds of ice. The storage bin is a total of 37.5" high by itself, including the adjustable 6" legs at full height. Ice-O-Matic has constructed the B40PS bin with a stainless steel exterior and a polyethylene bin liner. To preserve your ice, there is a layer of foam insulation between the inner and outer bin walls. To access your ice, you only need to flip up the plastic bin door on the front of the unit. Note that the Ice-O-Matic B40PS has a bin drain located at the back of the unit so that any standing water can be drained (The bin can use the same external drain as the ICE0500HA cuber head).
With the ICE0500HA ice machine cuber head mounted on the B40PS bin, the equipment combination measures only 57.5" high, so it is considered to be a low profile configuration. The compact dimensions make the Ice-O-Matic ICE0500HA-B40PS cuber head and bin combo great for locations with limited space. For a business with a moderate daily ice usage, this combination would be a great pairing.