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Why use ice?

Published on May 15, 2017 at 11:16 AM



Ice as a cooling medium has a few important advantages that make it popular; it has a large cooling effect for a given volume, its hygienic, easy to store, easy to move and cost efficient.


It can easily be placed around a product or mixed into a product for a rapid, yet gentle and controllable cooling effect.

Automatic Dough Cooling

Published on May 8, 2017 at 09:51 AM

One of the biggest industrial bakeries in Germany, known for its high quality products has just decided to purchase a new automatic ice dosing system for a new line.

The ice dosing solution consists of an AS500 with 10.000kg per day ice production will be installed above two Diosna mixers, mixing 8 batches per hour. The ice dosing will be fully integrated into the automatic process control and the dosing will be co-ordinated with the dosing of other ingredients.

Selecting an ice machine

Published on April 19, 2017 at 10:19 AM

How much ice per day?

The first question to answer when selecting an ice machine is how much ice will you need per day.

Ziegra have packaged machines from 30kg per day up to 10,000kg and even larger split systems so we will need to narrow this down a bit.

Installation of an ice machine

Published on April 18, 2017 at 11:58 AM

Once a machine / storage has been selected, it is then time to decide where the machine will be located.

In an ideal world, an ice machine would be located in an area with plenty of ventilation, clean air and with constant air and water tempeartures. In the real world this is not always possible

Ice Machine Hygiene

Published on February 21, 2017 at 09:12 AM

Where hygiene is an important consideration, eg for food manufacturing applications, it must be considered at every stage.

The picture to the left shows 2 x UBE5.000 RV models feeding an AS500 mini silo.

1. The correct ice machine

When hygiene is important, Ziegra would recommend a machine with a single pass water system. This means that water enters the machine from the mains, travels through the machine in a single path and exits the machine as ice.

New CoolNat Range

Published on February 3, 2017 at 01:56 PM

Ziegra are pleased to announce that in 2017 all machines from 30kg to 250kg will be upgraded to our CoolNat specification as standard, which uses R290 as the refrigerant.

The graphic on the right shows a ZBE30-10 CoolNat model.

This new specification combines excellent technical performance with a low environmental footprint and improved energy efficiency. As an example, the previous model ZBE30-10 was 0.4kW, but the new CoolNat model is now only 0.3kW.

Ice machine for MFV Kingfisher

Published on January 4, 2017 at 11:26 AM

 Alpino Services in Cornwall has installed another Ziegra ice machine on board a boat the MFV Kingfisher.

The ice machine is a model SWE1.250TW which can be configured to make granular flake ice from seawater or freshwater. It can also be configured to make slurry ice if required.


The new Ziegra Trawler Triple filter was provided with this machine and can be seen installed here

New Trawler Triple filter introduced

Published on December 7, 2016 at 01:46 PM



Ziegra have developed a new style of filter system to be included on all new Ziegra SWE trawler ice machines.

This system features a one piece poly head for the a combination of corrosion resistance, strength and hygiene.

It retains the three stage filtration of the old system it replaces which ensures that the feed water is free from sediment and other solid contaminants down to five microns. The first two stages are pre-filters with the first stage washable for the longest possible service life.

Ice Dosing System for Meat Products

Published on August 23, 2016 at 11:18 AM

A large catering butcher was looking for a solution for icing their product prior to adding it to the bowl chopper.

Previously they used to scoop ice from a large bunker into an ice cart, then they would have to weigh the ice from the cart into the product cart, which meant they were increasing labour by double handling the ice, plus risking contamination of the ice by the operator.

Machine Configurations

Published on August 2, 2016 at 03:04 PM

Fully packaged machines are the easiest machines to install, they arrive pre-commissioned and ready to run, requiring only connection to utilities and fitting of the ice pipe.

They are suitable for installation into areas with sufficient ventilation and clean air that operate between 5ºC and around 30ºC for standard and 40ºC for tropical models.