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.
Ice quantity required can be estimated in four ways.
1. Historical useage. If you already use ice then you probably know how much ice you require.
2. Production figures. If you know for example that you need to cool 10,000kg of dough per day by 15ºC then the ice quantity can be estimated.
3. Trials. We have a range of hire machines that you can rent while you carry out trials.
4. Volume, if you know you use for example 3 x a given container per day then you can measure the internal dimensions of this container to work out its volume (w x d x h) Tip: this is easier if you measure in cm as 1,000 cubic cm = 1 litre which conveniently is roughly 0.5kg of ice. This will give you a rough idea of how much ice you need.
Always work on your busiest day as this will allow the ice machine to cope with your requirements all year round and if this is in summer allow some ice production drop off in your figures due to high temperatures.
If you need any assistance calculating your ice requirement please contact us.