Foodservice Equipment Marketing (FEM) has launched Manitowoc’s latest ice bins, the D Series. The five model range of bins is the perfect accompaniment to the Manitowoc Ice energy efficient, modular Indigo icemaker.
The D Series ice bins’ exterior has a stainless steel DuraTech finish that is durable and attractive. It is also resistant to fingerprints, dirt and corrosion. A soft durometer trim around the bin opening helps to reduce noise when closing. A stay-open design keeps the bin door out of the way while ice is being scooped. The scoop holder is sited above the ice line for easy access and best hygiene practice.
The smallest model of the range is the D320, which can store 95kg of ice cubes. The D320 measures 559 x 864 x 965 mm and is compatible with both the ID0322A and ID0522A Indigo modular ice makers. It is available from distributors for a list price of £1,330 + VAT, with a three-year parts and labour warranty.
At the other end of the spectrum is the largest storage bin, the D970, which has the capacity to hold up to 322kg, and can be combined with the ID0906A, ID1106A, ID1406A or the ID1802A. It measures 1219 x 864 x 1270 mm, and has a list price of £2,260 + VAT.
The Indigo Series icemakers are modular machines, air-cooled as standard, that produce Manitowoc Ice’s dice cubes – a hard, clear, slow-melting ice cube that provides maximum cooling and quick production. Half dice models are also available.
The Indigo models meet or exceed the stringent Energy Star and CEE performance criteria. The machines enable operators to cut energy costs further by scheduling ice production levels by time of day, either taking advantage of off-peak energy rates or to keep pace with varying demand.