Ice storage system

Automatic Ice Storage System

Automatic Ice Storage System

Cost savings and flexibility

Ice storage system facilities in addition to the pure production of ice, in professional ice handling devices becomes increasingly important for the user. He has to deal with the fact that he is time-independent in the supply of ice and flexible by the ice storage remains. Ice must not be over-produced and stored so that it remains in the process of storage for too long.  Favorable production costs on the one hand, but also the storage costs and the loss of quality of the ice on the other hand always have to be exactly evaluated.

Storage approach

The ice storage approach must be to supply the process with the necessary quantities of stored ice as needed. Thus to compensate for the current demand as well as specific demand peaks of the production process. Intermediate stored, because if necessary in the peak demand of the customer, more ice must be fed to the process necessarily. Ice machines have to produce according to their temporal and technical performance. It can also be that the customer is able to produce chip or plate ice in times of cheapest electricity tariffs and then to temporarily store this ice, in order to supply flexible to its production process.

Ice Storage System Conveyer FIFO method (First in - First out)

Conveyer FIFO method (First in – First out)

FIFO method (First in – First out)

The filling of our ice storage facility from above can be done via conveyor belts, screws or slips connected to the ice machines. We use the FIFO method (First in – First out). The ice first produced chip ice leaves the ice storage first. It is important to preserve the quality and transportability (risk of freezing) of the ice in relation to subsequent processing steps. As self-contained ice storage silo (storage silo closed from all sides), contamination of the ice is prevented.

How ice storage works in our BUCO Ice Storage Silo

Due to the stable discharge screw on the ground, problems of ice block formation and difficult transport from the ice storage silo are no longer present. The ice discharge is carried out via a rotating discharge screw. Our automated flat-bottom unloading system offers significant advantages over other common ice storage and unloading methods. The automated flat-bottom discharge reduces labor costs of manual ice discharge. Thus, the addition of ice can thus uniformly incorporated into the work process continuously-automatically supplied amount of ice. Any power-consuming and time-consuming manual shoveling or chopping the ice is eliminated. Dosing and weighing processes can be applied after the ice discharge.

Storage advantages

  • First in – first out principle (minimum residence time of the produced ice)
  • Easy assembly due to segmented structure

System specifications

  • Ice storage silos in sizes from 5 to 50 to
  • Completely made of stainless steel
  • Insulations for outdoor installation optionally possible

Storage applications and benefits

  • Flexibility in ice use whenever needed by the operation
  • Ice remains transportable (does not freeze up) and high quality (closed system)

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