4 November 2009
Scotsman Ice Systems Highlights New Technology In Ice Making During HOST 2009, International Exhibition Of The Hospitality Industry - Milano, Italy
At the HOST 2009 International Exhibiton in Rho-Pero (Milano), Italy, from October 23-27th ,2009 Scotsman Ice Systems showcased the latest configurations for ice production, storage and distribution, to be adopted in HoReCa outlets as well as Food Retail fresh food departments. Also, samples of the entire Scotsman ice machine productline were displayed, with a special emphasis on the new models being introduced in 2010, such as the MC 16 “Short” Gourmet cube modular unit, the nugget-ice “Ice Tower” high-capacity dispenser, the Dice and Half-dice MV 426 slim-line,and a 22” wide modular unit.
Scotsman is a recognized world leader in ice making machines dedicated to the Food Retail segment, featuring four different types of ice: Flake, Superflake, Nugget and Scale ice. Each ice type applies to specific food and non-food products, chosen also according to the size of the display counter. Mock-up installations of suspended split-type superflake and scale ice machines, normally connected to the central refrigeration unit of super and hyper-markets, were displayed dropping ice directly on ice-bed displays. This new concept demonstrated how ice-storage equipment, equipment floor-space utilization and labor required to load the counters with ice, may be reduced if not eliminated. Lastly, energy savings are achieved by running the ice machines predominantly during reduced utility cost timeframes, using equipment otherwise idled for most of the time during night hours.
Commenting on the outcome of the HOST Tradeshow, Mr Emanuele Lanzani, ManagingDirector of Scotsman Ice Systems, said, “Scotsman specifically designs MAR Split scale ice units and MF Split Superflake units, with skillfully controlled ice making systems, for the large ice needs of the foodservice, food retail and food industry segments. We are proud of being able to set-up our booth at HOST showing not only our latest product in ice making technology, but real-size exhibits of the most innovative ways of installing our machines to minimize costs related to equipment, utilities, labor and floor space”.
Scotsman also received great interest in the dispensers, the latest addition to Quick Service Restaurants dedicated machines, and specifically for the TC 180 tabletop Cubelet ice (and water)dispenser, recently made available with a 9 kg ice hopper in the “Long Range” version. Scotsman also displayed the MFNS 56 “Ice Tower”, which combines a high capacity (up to 475 kg of nugget ice per day) with the convenience of in-cup dispensing. This model was very well received as a solution to the increasingly stringent regulations in terms of energy and water consumption, hygiene, and space availability constraints in modern foodservice operations.
Specially designed refrigeration and water distribution system with highly efficient production output are the features of the new 22” (56 cm) modular dice cube MV 426, the newest addition to the well known Scotsman MV range, ideal as the production unit to be used in conjunction with ice and/or beverage dispensers. Versatile hinged front panel provides ease of access to the evaporator section of the machine during routine maintenance operations.
Lastly, the best ice cube on the market, Scotsman “gourmet supercube”, is now availablein quantities up to 170 kg per day in 30” (76 cm) through the brand new MC 18 “Short” installed on the B 393 storage bin. “This is the only available modular ice maker with dual ice-discharge, either vertical, into the standard storage bin, or lateral, for innovative installations in conjunction with work-stations and convenient custom-made ice storage, closest to the drink preparation area” commented Paolo Moro, Director of Sales & Marketing at Scotsman Ice Systems EME&A. “We are proud to say that with the MC 16 in its new slim line version, the best just got better!”
All of Scotsman current production meet or exceed the “California Energy Efficiency Standards”, set forth by the California Energy Commission.
About Scotsman Ice Systems and Scotsman Industries, Inc.
Scotsman Ice Systems is a registered trademark of Scotsman Industries, Inc. , the largest global manufacturer of commercial ice machines with related products including storage bins, ice and water dispensers, industrial ice machines, high-end residential ice machines, blast chillers and commercial refrigeration units. The company distributes its products in more than 100 countries to a range of end market customers that include quick-serve and full service restaurants, hotels and hospitality venues, health care facilities, food retailers, and education, government and military facilities. To learn more about Scotsman Industries, visit www.scotsmanindustries.com