Ice generators: what are they and what are they needed for?

Modern models of ice generators are completely different, some industrial models produce a large amount of ice in a given period, and there are small portable ice generators, such devices, as a rule, are actively used at home or in small bars and cafes. Ice generators are modern, technological, multifunctional devices for making ice. As mentioned, they can be actively used in various areas, including restaurants, cafes, bars, hotels, hospitals, and homes. Before buying, it is important to consider different types of ice makers and the scope of their use to choose the block ice maker that meets your current needs and wishes. Currently, ice generators have become an integral part of the business of restaurants, cafes, and bars. This device is also widely used in everyday life, especially in summer, when it is necessary to cool various summer drinks.


Home ice makers available from BFtech

Home, portable ice generators are usually small in size and designed for making fine ice in small portions, their technical characteristics are quite modest, and the power is enough to make a small amount of ice to meet various household needs. They are convenient and practical for home use and can produce 10-30 kilograms of ice per day. Some home ice makers can also be actively used to make different forms of ice such as cubes, pellets, etc. A large assortment of high-quality ice generators is presented at BFtech, where products are presented exclusively from leading reliable manufacturers.

Commercial ice makers and their industrial use

Commercial ice makers are usually large, and powerful, and can produce large amounts of ice in a short amount of time. Commercial ice machines are actively used in various areas, such as restaurants, large enterprises, cafes, bars, hotels, and hospitals. They can produce up to 1,000 kilograms of ice per day and have large ice reserves, making them an ideal choice for commercial use to meet a variety of industrial needs.

Models of ice generators with an efficient cleaning system

Ice generators with an efficient cleaning system provide:

  • Extremely high-quality ice;
  • Actively prevent the development of bacteria and other microorganisms; 
  • Modern models of ice machines usually have an autonomous cleaning system that automatically cleans the ice machine of all dirt and various harmful bacteria. Ice makers with a filtration system help to effectively remove unwanted contaminants from the water used to make ice. The result is cleaner and fresher ice.

Principles of choosing an ice maker

When choosing a certain model of an ice maker, a wide range of which is presented by the BFtech company, several key factors should be taken into account, in particular, the amount of ice produced, the availability of a supply to a water source, electricity consumption indicators, as well as various additional functions necessary for a specific use of the ice maker (available container for storage of ready-made ice, a sound notification system about the completion of the ice generator’s work cycle and many other important functions necessary for comfortable work).

Key benefits of using an ice maker

Ice makers have many key benefits, including ease of use, time savings, and increased hygiene. In the long run, they can also save you a lot of money on ice. The minor downsides to using an ice maker are that some models of ice makers can be expensive and require certain conditions, such as access to water and electricity. They may also require regular maintenance and cleaning.

It is important to understand before choosing and buying that an ice generator is a special modern technical equipment for freezing water and making ice in a certain form with the key purpose of cooling drinks and food, maintaining a set temperature, and solving other tasks. Modern devices work in automatic mode, do not require the supervision of specialists, and can freeze ice in the sizes and shapes required for production. It is important to thoroughly familiarize yourself with the various models, their technical characteristics, and their main properties, and only after carefully studying all these important aspects, buy the model you need. Today’s models of ice machines vary in size, volume, and performance depending on the needs, from relatively small units to massive industrial models.

The principle of operation of ice generators

The principle of operation of all these devices is the same. The basis of the generator is a standard evaporator of the same design, which is found in all household refrigerators. Water under pressure flows to the surface, and the ice freezes. Hot steam is then applied to the ice, which causes the pieces of ice to fall off the surface and fall into a special container for storing the finished ice. This container maintains a constant low temperature to prevent the ice from melting.

If you decide to purchase an ice generator from the BFtech company or have been using it in your everyday life for a long time, it will not be superfluous to learn about the principle of operation of the ice generator and the necessary points.

The ice maker will become an indispensable assistant for everyone who needs ice and who wants to get portions of ice quickly and without any extra problems. These devices are not too difficult to use and are needed to perform a specific task – making ice in a short time.

As a rule, the hopper is equipped with a level indicator, so the owner of the ice maker knows how much ice has frozen, and the unit itself can be stopped and restarted for a new cycle. When the ice container is full, the device will turn off and restart. Automation, achieved due to the presence of a time relay, allows the ice generator to work almost autonomously, without human intervention.

The shape of ice can also be different: cubes, pyramids, cylinders, granules, and flakes. A specific model of ice maker produces only certain types of ice. For use in a professional environment, it is important to choose powerful models of ice generators (industrial devices) with the possibility of connecting to a water supply source, which produces more than 1000 kilograms of ice in one working day.

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