HiCOZY uses a Hicozy Ice Maker Automatic that starts producing ice in just 5 minutes, the ice maker produces 55lb per day (Total output may vary depending on the ambient temperature). The ice maker is not only productive, it is also low noise, energy saving and environmentally friendly. Strongly empower the ice maker, the ice production is twice the market average, energy-saving extend the service life of the ice maker.
Unlike other ice makers that run in cycles wasting energy and aging the internals, HiCOZY stops working when ice is filled to extend its service life and save your bill & the environment. To enjoy the ice at its freshest, please use up ice in the basket or put it in the fridge to avoid melting around.
Compared to traditional ice, the hoshizaki undercounter nugget ice maker is softer, chewable and crunchy, enriching your buds when you have drinks, that can chill beverages, cocktails, and drinks quickly. Enjoy freshly-chilled beverages with the HiCOZY Ice Maker, great for summer events. Press one button to conveniently start making ice. Enjoy refreshing ice anytime, anywhere.
One-click cleaning to provide you with the thorough cleaning, easy operation to free your hands; the inner pump can be cleaned manually, which solves the problem of Incomplete manual cleaning, double cleaning to provide a safe, clean and comfortable ice-making experience. Hicozy Ice Maker Automatic If you add water manually, please do not leave the tank empty for a long time when the power is on or there’ll be a warning sound. Please add water when the power is off.
The Hicozy to Ice Making
Modern refrigeration systems consist of four major components, the compressor, the condenser, the expansion valve, and the evaporator. Refrigerant circulates through each of these ice machine components, changing temperature throughout the process.
If any of these components fail, your machine will not perform to specifications. In many instances, industrial ice makers won’t produce enough ice to meet customer demands. In some cases, the ice machine will even stop making ice all together. For this reason, caring for these components through routine maintenance and cleaning is a top priority.
At Easy Ice, our ice machines receive at least two preventive maintenance and cleaning visits per year to ensure these vital components stay in the best working order.
The Role of Ice Machine Refrigerant
Refrigerant is vital to the function of an ice machine. Modern refrigeration systems use some form of refrigerant to get water cold enough to freeze.
Throughout the refrigerant’s journey, it heats and cools. During the heating and cooling cycles, the refrigerant changes physical states, from liquid, to a vapor and back to a liquid again.
By the time the refrigerant reaches the evaporator, it should be in the form of a low-pressure, low-temperature liquid. At this stage, the heat in the water migrates towards the cold refrigerant, lowering the temperature of the water to the freezing point.
The Ice Machine Compressor
The compressor is where an ice machine works to heat and pressurize refrigerant. This is a crucial step in preparing the refrigerant for rapid expansion later.
Once in this state, the vapor needs to convert to a high-pressure liquid before it passes through the expansion valve.
The Ice Machine Condenser
The ice machine condenser cools refrigerant to change its state from a vapor to a liquid.
An ice machine condenser is a series of metal tubes within the ice machine. As the refrigerant passes through the metal coils, heat migrates away from the refrigerant, effectively cooling it.
The ice machine completes the cooling process by forcing air (air-cooled ice machines) or running water (water-cooled iced machines) over the hot coils. The heat migrates into the air or water, where it is ejected out of the machine. Eventually, the temperature of the refrigerant lowers enough to change it from a high-pressure vapor to a high-pressure liquid.
The Expansion Valve
The thermostatic expansion valve (or TXV) releases the pressure in the refrigerant through rapid expansion.
Ice machines work to produce a batch of ice through a process known as adiabatic cooling. When a highly pressurized substance expands, the change in pressure causes the substance to cool quickly. It’s the same reason why the pressurized air you use to clean your keyboard becomes cold when you hold down the trigger. As the air exits, it releases the pressure in the can, causing the liquid in the can to cool.
In the ice making process, the rapid expansion turns the refrigerant from a high temperature, high-pressure liquid to low pressure, low-temperature liquid.
The Ice Machine Evaporator
The evaporator is where water freezes to produce an ice cube. Once the low-pressure liquid makes its way to the evaporator, heat from the water migrates through the evaporator plate and into the refrigerant.
As water flows over the evaporator, it begins to cool to the point of freezing. Over time, the water freezes into the shape of an ice cube.
Once the full cube is frozen, the ice machine starts a harvest cycle to gather the ice for use. The ice machine uses either hot gas or room temperature water to warm the evaporator, causing ice to melt and release into the commercial ice bin.