Ice has become more and more indispensable in the society. Besides using ice for food, drinks and preservation, ice has greatly expanded its application scope, involving in the wine making industry, construction industry, laboratory and so on. And in order to specify the different purpose of the ice machine, ice machines are divided into commercial ice machine and industrial ice machine.
Commercial ice machine Commercial ice machine is the kind of machine which is mainly used in the commercial business area especially in the food catering industry such as bar, cafe, supermarket and restaurant. Commercial ice machine includes cube ice machine and tube ice machine. Cube ice machine is usually with the size about 22*22*22mm or 29*29*22mm, which is the most popular ice used to make cold drinks such as cocktail, coffee, or to cool down the champagne. Tube ice machine is invented later than the cube ice machine, which produces the hollow cylindrical ice. It can also be used to make cold drinks. Since it is a little bit thick, it can also be used to preserve the aquatic products in the supermarket.
Industrial ice machine Industrial ice machine is the type of machine which is mainly producing ice for industrial purpose. Block ice machine can be considered to be the typical industrial ice machine. It has different large dimension in size, including 5kg, 10kg, 15kg, 20kg, 25kg, 30kg, 50kg and 100kg. Block ice machine has a large productivity ranging from 1 tons to 20tons in a day. The block ice is not easy to melt so it can be transported to the distant areas. The application field for the block ice is very large. It can be used to make ice sculpture. When crushed into small pieces with an ice crusher, it can also be used for food and vegetable preservation, sample cooling in laboratory or mixer cooling for dough.
Generally speaking, both commercial ice machine and industrial ice machine are defined by its shape and productivity. No matter what kind of ice machine you want to buy, it should meet the demand of your business.