Hoshizaki has added an external drain pump option to its popular IM series of ice makers to give operators complete flexibility over where the machines are located within a venue.
The Sauermann Si-83 effortlessly pumps away drain water and melted ice, making it a high performance and versatile alternative to gravity-fed drain lines.
As water is drained from the ice machine it is stored in a tank before automatically being pumped to the drain when the tank is full.
The pump features a float design that is resistant to fouling and can be synced with a mobile app allowing operators to check the level and flow rate.
Simon Frost, director of the UK and Ireland at Hoshizaki UK, said: “The new Sauermann Si-83 drain pump gives operators even more freedom and flexibility as they are no longer restricted to locating their ice machine near drains with a gravity-fed line.
“The drain pump sits beneath the IM machines, so it doesn’t take up extra space and with the ability to pump water up to one metre vertically and 10 metre horizontally, at a rate of up to 700 litres/hr, it gives operators dependable performance to help improve efficiency.”
The Sauermann Si-83 is compatible with all versions of the IM-21 IM-30, IM-45 IM-65 ice maker models.