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used ice machine for tiny space

Published on October 18, 2018 at 09:21 AM

A manufacturer of dips in the south east of England needed an ice machine but had only the smallest of spaces.

Luckily we had a used ZBE 1.200 in stock for sale that fitted perfectly and the machine was duly installed.

As you can see from the picture there is not much room around the machine for service, but luckily on this model all the panels are completely removeable so it should not be too much trouble.

Hygienic ice machines for bakery

Published on October 12, 2018 at 09:35 AM

The machines were upgraded to stainless steel frame and panels and ordered with optional longer legs to bring the ice outlets to a suitable height for efficient filling of their existing BR80 ice carts.

The machines were placed back to back in a bunded zone to take up the minimum amount of floor space. This means that the control panels are accessed from a common space between the machines.

Ice trials

Published on October 5, 2018 at 01:59 PM

The purpose of these trials was to ascertain the storage characteristics of two popular kinds of ice known generally under the umbrella term 'flake ice'. Ziegra offer both types of ice and so we often speak to customers about the relative merits of each.

Scale ice is made at -7ºC, and it is well understood that it will freeze together if allowed to melt during storage, whereas Granular flake is made at an ideal -0.5ºC so is not cold enough to re-freeze its own meltwater.

Ice machine for confined space

Published on September 12, 2018 at 12:00 PM

A fish wholesaler with limited space above their coldroom needed an ice machine to fit in this tight space. They chose a Ziegra ZBE 2.500 with remote weatherproof condenser as their best option.

They decided on the macro size of flake as they had previously used this type of ice successfully and they needed an ice that would not freeze together during extended storage in their coldroom at +4°C.

Granular Ice For Fish Processing

Published on August 20, 2018 at 03:41 PM

A Scottish fish processor needed their own reliable source of ice and had considered several ice machine manufacturers, but after asking around they decided to approach Ziegra.

We discussed various ice types, but in the end they decided on granular flake ice for its excellent storage characteristics and intrinsic hygiene. This type of ice comes in three sizes and they chose the midi size flake for its general performance and versatility.

Why Use Genuine Ziegra Parts

Published on July 27, 2018 at 09:08 AM


We have seen cases over the last few years where customers, with good intentions and in the interests of reducing costs, have purchased alternative parts, which on the surface look and are specified as being the same as genuine Ziegra parts.

As with most things, what you see on the surface is often misleading. There are many propriety components used by Ziegra but they are often a bespoke version of those parts, uniquely prepared to our specification

SI-F system for vegetable cooling

Published on May 15, 2018 at 02:42 PM

A large vegetable processor approached Ziegra to discuss automatic cooling solutions for their cook and chill line.

They had a large area at the other side of the factory that would serve as a plant room, but needed a fast, efficient and labour saving way of getting the ice from there to the various points it was needed in the cook and chill area.

Ziegra Awarded Safe Contractor Accreditation

Published on April 5, 2018 at 04:00 PM

Ziegra has again been awarded accreditation from Alcumus SafeContractor for achieving excellence in health and safety in the workplace.

Ziegra has been a member of the scheme since 2011 and the new accreditation will take us into 2019.

New ice machine for 'Our David George'

Published on March 12, 2018 at 02:55 PM

Thanks to Alex Pino of Alpino Services for sending in these pictures of their newest installation aboard the boat 'Our David George'.


Alpino installed the SWE 1.250TW on board ice machine in the cold room along with one of his stainless steel hold cooling systems.

The machine was supplied pre-configured to make one tonne per day of saltwater ice from seawater but can be re-configured at any time to make 1.2 tonnes of freshwater ice should that be necessary by simply changing the ice discharge adapater and pulley (supplied).

Ice Machine for Karen of Ladram

Published on December 21, 2017 at 10:55 AM

Our service agent from Cornwall,  Alex Pino of Alpino Services kindly sent us these pictures of an installation carried out on board the Karen of Ladram last week.

Alex said:

This week we were in Whitby at Parkol Marine, to commission "Karen of Ladram's" Ziegra SWE.2.500TW ice machine which will produce 2t of sea water ice per 24hrs. After an initial visit to the yard last week to liaise with the vessels owner/skipper and the manager/engineers of Parkol, we all agreed on the positioning of the machine and service supplies to it.'