Hubbard Systems has launched the Scotsman Ice Tower 56, which is capable of producing 485kg of high-quality nugget ice in a 24 hour period.
The machine is an undercounter unit, measuring just 539mm(w) X 664mm(d) X 720mm(h), with a counter top dispenser.
Ice is produced in the undercounter portion of the machine. It is then fed upwards through a maintenance free “ice chimney” into a 5kg capacity hopper housed in the tower head. 50g of ice can be dispensed in three seconds. There are two dispensing modes - produce as much ice as required or a set amount with the timer-based option. Factoring in the time required for replacing cups this enables ice to be dispensed non-stop, meaning it should never run out, no matter the demand.
Nugget ice is the driest and hardest form of flake ice. Like other forms of flake ice it is produced at just below 0°C and then compressed to remove residual water, reducing it to as little as 8% of its original volume. The resulting cylindrical nuggets have a slow melt rate, making them ideal for drinks or for display purposes.
As with all Scotsman products, ice quality is assured, with standard features such as a microbial UV control lamp to sterilise incoming water and the integrated mineral and algae filtration system.