The EC-Series from Scotsman is a range of self contained, under-counter ice machines designed to produce Scotsman’s premium ice – the Gourmet Supercube. The range has a number of different models to fit almost any application with production capacities from 25 to 145 kilos of ice every 24 hours. The EC-Series has the added advantage of having a built-in waste water drain pump (or PWD) which allows the units to be installed a noticeable distance away from other sinks and drains.
EC-Series ice machines are available in different configurations to make Supercube ice in three different cube sizes; Small 8g, Medium 20g, or Large 39g cubes. The different cube sizes are perfect for a variety of applications, so there’s a EC-Series ice machine for almost every food service and beverage business.
What is the PWD?
PWD stands for Progressive Water Discharge. It is the smart, pressurised discharge system that will allow you to reach remote water drains to dispose of the left over water at the end of each production cycle, as well as the water resulting from the ice melting over time in the storage bin. A non-return valve prevents any potential drain water back-flush into the system, greatly improving the overall hygiene of the ice machine.
This pumped waste water system allows the EC machines to be installed up to 15 meters away from, and 1.5 meters below the main drain. Make installation in almost any position easy and trouble free.
The EC-Series is part of Scotsman’s EcoX initiative which operate using R290 – Propane refrigerants which have a global warming potential (GWP) of only 3 making them fully compliant with the recent changes to the F-Gas regulations.
The EC-series are a range of self-contained units which both produce and store the ice. The lower part if the machine is a thermally insulated storage bin with built-in drains ensuring the ice remains in perfect condition for when you need it. The production process is automatic. Sensors within the storage bin monitor the ice level and will automatically stop ice production preventing the bin from over-filling and wasting both water and electricity unnecessarily when the ice reaches the top of the bin. Once ice has been removed from the storage bin, production resumes automatically.
The composition of mains water varies a lot in the different regions of the UK. Any impurities in the water; minerals, chlorine, sediment, bacteria, amongst other things will adversely effect the quality of the ice being produced. Impurities will cause the ice to form in cloudy or white cubes which can be brittle and unattractive.
To ensure the ice your EC ice machine produces the best quality ice possible, Hubbard Systems recommends installing a 3M HF-Series cartridge water filter to the incoming water supply. No only will fitting a suitable filter make better ice, it will prevent any bacteria or contaminants from entering the machine and the scale inhibiting properties will help extend the operational life of the machine.