Our Industrial Ice Machines are used in many different industries. If you need large quantities of ice to cool your products, our Ice Machine is a good solution. By using Omega Laser Plates, you will get a machine that is relatively small in size and is easy to maintain. Based on your needs, we run heat transfer calculations to see which capacity of Ice Machine you need. Our Ice Machines are always custom-made and designed to your specification.
How does an Ice Machine work?
At the top of the Ice Machine, water is pumped in and falls through small holes then slowly flows down the Omega Laser Plates. The coolant in the Laser Plates cools the water down until it is frozen. When the ice on both sides of the plate is approximately 3/16” to 3/8” thick, then hot gas is injected into the Laser Plates, causing the plates to warm up and release the ice from the plates. The ice falls into a storage tank and breaks into smaller pieces. This ice can be transported by a transport screw to the desired location.
All of our Ice Machines are custom-made. Together with an engineer, we look at your cooling needs. If required, we will run a heat transfer calculation. Below are our options:
Depending on your requirements, Omega Ice Machines produce 2 to > 220 lbs of ice a day.
Per Laser Plate, 3/16” – 3/8” of ice can be frozen on both sides at a time.
Almost all coolants can be used with these types of Ice Machines, such as R717, Glycol, CO2, R22, R134A and R404A.
If you want to use other coolants, please email one of our engineers.
The Ice Machine is made of stainless steel, such as 304, 316, SMO-254 and Duplex 2205. If you want a cooler made of a different material, please email one of our engineers.
Ice Machines were originally used for the fresh food and beverage industry. We now see that our Ice Machines are also used for other applications.
Examples of industries where our ice machines are used are: