Industrial Ice Machine

Industrial ice making machine for industrial flake ice with half the energy costs compared to conventional drum systems

Looking to reduce energy costs for your business, without compromising operations? Consider BUCO ice machines industrial! Our machines offer both power and cost efficiency, keeping your production running smoothly. By using BUCO ice machines industrial, companies can significantly reduce their energy consumption, leading to lower operational expenses and optimized productivity. Discover what makes our industrial ice machines so efficient, and how switching to a BUCO ice machines industrial equipment could help you cut your energy costs in no time!

BUCO's industrial ice making machines are designed to save energy and reduce costs. Our machines operate at an optimal evaporation temperature of -8°C to -10°C, which is significantly more efficient than conventional drum systems that operate at -20°C to -35°C. With our machines, you can expect to cut your electric energy consumption in half and enjoy a COP value twice as favourable as drum ice systems. Our selection of automated industrial ice machines includes a fully automated industrial flake ice makr, an industrial ice maker with an elevating frame for ice storage boxes, and more. Contact us to learn more about our NH3 pumped mode industrial ice making machines and refrigeration units.

For top-quality food products, Industrial Ice cooling business is key. Our Industrial Plate Ice or Chip Ice Maker offers the fastest and most continuous fresh product cooling, without freezer burn on the direct product surface and with customized ice thickness. Our flake ice maker guarantees exact ice dosage, perfect for high-performance cutters used in industrial ice making, such as during fresh sausage processing or fresh mixing processes. Our Industrial Ice Making Machine meets high standards for easy cleaning and energy efficiency, making it perfect for food processing for all customers. Invest in our Industrial Ice Making Machine to meet your strict food processing requirement demands.

Function of Industrial Ice Makers for industrial flake ice

Our industrial ice maker machine uses vertical, water-sprinkled evaporator plates and cyclic hot gas defrosting. The ice forms on the stainless-steel plates to a thin layer, which keeps thermal resistance low. After a few minutes, the ice is defrosted via automatic hot gas control. The ice breaks into roughly hand-sized pieces, which are separated from the water on a suction slide and then crushed in a rotating icebreaker. The crushed ice falls down the full length of the Industrial Ice Maker and is available for transport with a conveyor belt or auger in the ice factory or industrial food processing. Both the ice thickness and the piece sizes can be adjusted continuously. Our Industrial Chip Ice Maker gives you maximum power reserve and safety in production. Plus, there are only a few moving parts, which increases operational reliability and minimizes maintenance. With our crusher systems, you can adjust the falling ice chips from your Industrial Ice Maker in adjustable ice chips with thickness ranging from 4mm to 12mm. Our Ice Storage systems can be adjusted as well. Get the most out of your ice maker and improve your production with the best industrial ice maker on the market.

What to look for in an Industrial Ice Maker to produce industrial ice so-called flake ice?

Energy consumption advantage of an Industrial Ice making Machine

Industrial ice machines can benefit from the use of a simple defrosting device that reduces the need for refrigerant valves and complex control systems. To ensure efficient ice production, it's important to focus on melting the ice and using the surrounding heat to cool the water. Our Industrial Plate Ice is produced at an evaporation temperature of T0= -10°C, resulting in ice at temperatures of T= -0.5°C to -1.0°C. This process is more energy-efficient than traditional drum systems, which have a cooling gain for subcooling of Flake Ice down to T= –8°C, but require significantly more energy input to achieve the same results. With our drum ice machines, you can achieve the highest cooling capacity with minimum energy input, resulting in 335 kj/kg ice at 0°C!

Energy cost comparison of an Industrial Ice Maker Maschine and a conventional drum system for flake ice

Example: 30 to ice / day
Refrigeration power required, including losses: approximately 150 kWref.

Electric power needed to drive the refrigeration unit:

-30/35°C with COP = 1.8 Pel = 84 kWel for Drum system-Flake Ice

-10/35°C with COP = 3.6 Pel = 42 kWel for the energy efficient BUCO Ice Pack.

Additional drives require 6 kW. Electricity costs at 0.15 €/kWhel.
Running costs at -30°C: 324 €/day or 11 €/ton of ice for Drum system.

Running costs at -10°C: 173 €/day or 6 €/ton of ice for BUCO Ice Pack.

Savings: 151 €/day, which translates to 45,300 €/year in electricity costs for 300 days of production.

Keep your running costs low and your production high with our refrigeration solutions!

Ice maker machine advantages

  • This industrial ice maker is a game-changer! With high evaporation temperatures, it consumes half the power of traditional models. Plus, it's made entirely of stainless steel for durability.

  • Say goodbye to mechanical scrapers as spare parts with our flake ice maker. And with an ideal ice temperature of -0.5°C, you won't have to worry about undercooled or sharp edges.

  • Our industrial ice making is top-notch. The high ice temperature of -0.5°C ensures that flake ice doesn't freeze during storage.

  • Plus, our ice maker is adjustable on location, so you can choose the perfect Flake Ice thickness and chip piece size for your needs.

What are the Installation Requirements for Industrial Ice Making Equipment?

Technical specifications for the ice maker machine

  • We provide industrial ice making solutions to meet your specific needs. Our machines produce ice quantities ranging from 10 to 100 tons per day models in the form of flake ice for direct use or bins and are NO COMMERCIAL ICE MACHINES.

  • Our industrial ice makers are made from 100% stainless steel, compatible with ammonia, freons and glycoles and environmentally friendly.

  • You can choose between plug-in ice makers or on-site refrigeration systems to power your ice machine. Contact us today to learn more!

Applications and benefits for an ice making machine

  • Stainless steel ice making machines for direct product cooling with plate ice.

  • Enhance cooling efficiency with direct ice contact. Optimize your cooling process today!

Ice making Machine constructions and dimensions

Typical dimensions
L (m) / W (m) / H (m)

Compact system: 2.5 / 0.8 / 2.3
System type A: 2.5 / 1.0 / 3.3
System type B: 2.5 / 2.5 / 3.3

without refrigeration system, with separator and ice crusher