Hubbard launches space-saving, high volume Scotsman icemaker
Hubbard Systems’ new Scotsman icemaker is a modular cuber that’s designed to fit in the global 560mm / 22inch footprint. The NW308 is the latest in the NW Series and makes the classic six-sided 12g dice ice cube. It can also be supplied to make the 6g half-dice ice cube. Its space-saving footprint is highlighted by the fact that it vents from the top – so it can be built in to tight gaps, with no need for side clearance.
The NW Series uses Scotsman’s vertical evaporator to produce ice, which not only saves space but also delivers high ice production volume and low running costs. A major benefit is its simplicity – the controls and alarms are all grouped in a smart panel on the front of the unit and day-to-day maintenance is easy.
The NW308 is capable of producing up to 160kg of ice per day. Being modular, it is designed to sit on top of an ice storage bin. Hubbard recommends two alternatives – the Scotsman SB193, which has a capacity of 129kg, or the SB322, which holds up to 168kg of ice. A light on the NW308 control panel tells the operator when the bin is full.
The NW308 measures 558mm wide by 610mm deep and 609mm high (excluding the ice storage bin). It is available for next day delivery to most of the UK mainland, through Hubbard Systems’ dealer network.
Ultra-reliable, ultra-simple ice: the new Scotsman NW 608
The new Scotsman NW 608 ice machine, distributed in the UK by Hubbard Systems, combines ultra-reliability with ultra-simple controls and a compact, industry-standard footprint. According to Hubbard it delivers hassle-free, high volume ice production in a quality, stainless steel build at a very competitive price.
This latest Scotsman makes dice ice in either standard 12g cubes or half cubes, weighing 6g. It can produce up to 280kg of ice per day, or over 23,300 standard cubes, making it ideal for high volume sites requiring a reliable supply. A modular machine, it sits on top of a separate storage bin and is compatible with a variety of different bin designs.
“The NW 608 uses new manufacturing techniques, hence the ‘ultra’ reliability and the very competitive list price,” says Simon Aspin, commercial director of Hubbard Systems. “Meanwhile, Scotsman’s approach to sustainability includes building simplicity into its designs – that’s why the NW 608’s operation, day to day maintenance and servicing are all very easy and straightforward.”
Typical of this simplicity is the control panel. It features six simple graphics showing reset, high pressure, alarm, bin full, ice making and on/off. “It couldn’t be plainer,” says Aspin. “Everything the operator needs to know is right there, on the front panel of the ice machine.” Cleaning is similarly simple, with a ‘one touch’ system that saves time and labour, while the front panel gives easy access to the evaporator plate for quick maintenance operations.
The global standard footprint means the NW 608 will ‘fit the hole’ when it comes to replacement purchases. “This is a very important factor,” says Aspin. “Increasingly we are working to global standards. The size of the NW 608 makes it simple for specifiers to choose a Scotsman.”
Hubbard Systems offers a variety of storage bin options for the icemaker. They range from the Scotsman SB 393, which has a 769mm wide by 850mm deep footprint and a storage capacity of 181kg, to the FOL600, which measures 1080mm by 686mm and can hold up to 258kg of ice.
Another key design trend is pressure on space. The NW 608 not only delivers high volume production in a compact design, it is also stackable – so two NW icemakers can be placed on top of each other, on the storage bin, doubling capacity without increasing the footprint.
The NW 608 measures 760mm wide by 620mm deep by 575mm high, excluding the storage bin. It’s available from Scotsman dealers and is backed by a two year warranty.