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550kg IcePort

The Ziegra ZBE 550-IcePort makes up to 550kg of flake ice in one of three sizes and stores 80kg of ice ready for use in a BR80 cart below the machine. The machine is mounted above the cart on an elevated frame. Does not include the BR80 ice cart(s), which should be purchased separately.


ZBE 550 main features

  • Ice level control system included as standard
  • Granular flake ice made at optimum temperature of -0.5°C.
  • Three sizes of ice flake available: micromidi or macro.
  • Hygienic design with a sealed water system
  • External water filtration system supplied as standard.
  • Designed for continuous operation 24/7
  • Powder coated frame and panels (stainless optional)
  • No moving parts in refrigeration circuit lowers risk of gas leaks

IcePort main features

  • Compatible with BR80 ice carts, or other carts of a similar size. 
  • Improved protection against external contamination e.g. touching the ice, airbourne dust, spillage etc.
  • Protects from melt loss, warm air is inhibited from circulating directly above the ice.
  • The straight to cart design avoids the need to shovel the ice from a static bin
  • Mobile ice storage, IcePort can be positioned away from where the ice is used.
  • Easy to install, maintain and clean.


ZBE550 - IcePort Standard

ZBE550 - IcePort  Tropical

550kg / 24h nominal capacity*

at 20°C air and 15°C water

at 35°C air and 25°C water

Ice storage capacity According to ice cart

Assembled dimensions (W x D x H)

1000 x 820 x 1950mm

Assembled weight (empty)




stainless steel 1.4301

Ice discharge

Type R

Power consumption
current consumption
Provided by customer
electric supply
fuse, slow-blow
cable cross section, Cu


3/N/PE ~ 400V 50Hz


3/N/PE ~ 400V 50Hz

supply / drain

Provided by customer

3/4” BSP / 14mm O/D hose

2-5 bar
drinking water
7.2 – 9.5 pH
6 – 14 °dH 100 – 250 mg CaCO3/l
5°C - 30°C

Ambient temperature

5°C to 42°C

5°C to 45°C

heat emission

air cooled
2,500 m3 / h
4.3 kW

air cooled
2,500 m3 / h
5 kW

Refrigerant R452a
CO² tonnes equivalent
F-Gas leak check

Not required

refrigeration capacity
evaporation temperature
condensation temperature

Fully hermetic

Fully hermetic

Noise level

60dBA (3m)

Shipping dimensions: W x D x H

0.87 x 0.73 x 1.0m

Shipping weights


*according to site conditions. Air temperature, water temperature, water chemistry, air contamination and installation parameters can all effect ice output.

All product, product specifications and data are subject to change without notice

A: Ice machine
B: Ice storage
C: Water connection: 3/4" BSP
D: Electrical connection
E: Meltwater drain 14mm
F: Floor drain (by customer)

Ice cart shown for illustration purposes only, not included.

The ZBE 550 ice machine will be delivered according to CE standards and ready for connection to water power and drain.

Includes as standard:

  • Condensation control
  • Phase sequence relay
  • Overload cut-out / thermal switch for all motors and compressor
  • High pressure pressostat
  • Water level monitoring
  • Ice discharge tube
  • Level control by light scanner when cart is full
  • Flexible hose water for water supply 2m
  • Water drain hose 2m
  • PE ice scoop
  • Hygiene+: Auto water drain
  • Hygiene+: Ziegra triple external 3 stage water filtration unit

Configuration Options


Drain Pump

Pumps the drain water into the site drain if it is too high or far away for gravity drainage. Supplied with a 2 metre flex, it can be directly wired into a fused spur or a plug fitted (not supplied) and plugged into a standard 3 pin socket. Mount on the floor underneath the machine. Not suitable for dusty environments.


Condenser options

Water cooled instead of air-cooled:  where air-cooling is not possible.Useful in applications where the machine must be installed into an area with poor ventilation where a remote aircooled condenser is not possible.

Remote condenser option: The condenser supplied separately to the machine for remote mounting, typically outside, when the machine is to be located in areas that poorly ventilated or have airbourne contamination such as flour dust. Available as standard for indoor mounting, weatherproof for outside mounting and cu/cu saltwater resistant for mounting in areas close to the sea.

Low noise condenser: Only for remote installation. Use when the condenser will be going in an area sensitive to noise, such as residential.


Frostguard: The machine equipped to deal with intermittent temperatures below 5°C, only available in conjunction with remote condenser option above.


CoolNat Ice maker only 

Swap ice machine for an ice maker only for connection to your central CO2 refrigeration system.


Additional Hygiene Options


Hygiene +: Automatic cleaning, disinfection and flushing inc. drain

Auto hygienic cleaning of system with detergent, disinfectant and water. Details on request.


Hygiene +: UV sterilization

sterilization of the incoming water supply by mean of UV filter, all incoming water is passed through a powerful UV field on its way into the machine which kill almost all biohazards in the water supply. Slows down proliferation of water-borne bacteria inside the machine during operation.


Sanitiser solution: 5litre tub part # ZUK9700044
Ziegra ice machine sanitiser is an anti-bacterial product designed for both regular preventative use and intensive cleaning operations.


Spare filter cartridges: Set of replacement cartridges for the Ziegra triple kit that comes as standard with this machine, The fine and coarse cartridges require change every 6 months, the anti-scale when it runs low. Order part ZUK9700031KIT.

Set consists of :

1 x ZUK9700033 - Coarse filter

1 x ZUK9700032 - Anti-scale filter

1 x ZUK9700031 - Fine filter.


Ancillary Items


BR 80 insulated ice cart

80kg capacity insulated ice cart, moulded from food safe polymer for maximum hygiene. With removeable lid. For customers without existing carts.


7 day timer

Allows programming of the machine to make ice at specific times of the day or night.

GRP plantroom: A standalone GRP plantroom to protect the ice machine from the elements and thieves when the machine must be mounted outdoors. Arrives fully assembled, needs only a suitable base to bolt it down to. Only available with remote condener option above.