Classeq has launched a new range of Ice-O-Matic ice machines to the UK market – and claims to have found a solution to the age-old industry problem of hot-air discharge clearance.
The new ‘Elevation Series’ is the brand’s most advanced yet in terms of ground-breaking design, operational excellence and environmental stewardship, according to the company.
There are four modular ice cube models in the range and all meet or exceed the 2018 Department of Energy (DOE) regulations with up to 20% more energy efficiency than any other model on the market, Classeq claims.
The range is designed with the environment in mind, including BPA-free plastic and recyclable parts.
Adam Lenton, marketing manager for Classeq, which serves as the exclusive distributor for Ice-O-Matic in the UK, said: “The new Ice-O-Matic Elevation Series range is a step forward for the industry as a whole. Many of the range’s features are a first for the hospitality sector and the design is ‘genius in its simplicity’ allowing for ease of operation, cleanliness and value. Features such as the hot air discharge is a step change for users in how machines can be sited to optimise bar space and increasingly, environmental issues are driving technological advancement and progression.”
A dual exhaust feature is standard on every Elevation Series unit and discharges hot air from both the side and the top, meaning it can fit tight spaces regardless of air flow requirements. It also negates the need for kits to adjust airflow, making it the only range on the market to not require a kit, according to Classeq.
A ‘smart’ LED light on the machines indicates when cleaning is required, while a one-touch cleaning, descaling and sanitising feature ensures food safety.