The FB-200/300/500 Large Ice Storage Capacity Cube Ice Machine
employs several innovative techniques to prevent ice cubes from melting while maintaining a substantial storage capacity. The principles and technologies involved ensure that the ice remains in a solid state and at the desired temperature. Here's how it's achieved:
Insulation: The ice storage bin is constructed with high-quality insulation materials that minimize heat transfer. This insulation helps maintain a temperature barrier between the external environment and the ice cubes, slowing down the heat exchange process.
Refrigeration System: The ice storage bin is integrated with a refrigeration system that circulates cold air throughout the storage compartment. This cold air continually chills the ice cubes, offsetting any heat that may be absorbed from the surroundings.
Cold Air Distribution: The refrigeration system is strategically designed to ensure even distribution of cold air throughout the storage bin. This prevents localized warm spots and maintains a consistent temperature across the entire ice cube volume.
Temperature Control: The refrigeration system is equipped with temperature sensors and controls that monitor the storage environment. When the temperature rises above the desired level, the system activates to cool the storage compartment and restore the optimal temperature for ice preservation.
Ice Raking Mechanism: Some large ice storage capacity machines incorporate an ice raking mechanism. This automated system gently stirs the ice cubes, preventing clumping and promoting even distribution. This movement exposes the ice to the cold air, reducing the risk of melting due to ice-to-ice contact.
Double-Walled Construction: The storage bin may feature a double-walled construction, where the inner and outer walls are separated by an air gap or insulating material. This design minimizes heat transfer and provides an extra layer of insulation.
Efficient Sealing: The storage bin is designed with efficient sealing mechanisms, such as gaskets or tight-fitting lids, to prevent warm air infiltration. Proper sealing maintains the internal temperature and minimizes heat exchange.
Periodic Harvesting: Some models are equipped with automatic ice harvesting mechanisms that periodically release a portion of ice cubes into an external container. This process not only ensures a fresh supply of ice but also prevents ice from remaining stagnant for extended periods.
By employing these techniques and technologies, the FB-200/300/500 Large Ice Storage Capacity Cube Ice Machine effectively preserves the ice cubes' integrity and quality, even in high-capacity storage scenarios. The combination of insulation, refrigeration, temperature control, and efficient design elements contributes to maintaining a large storage capacity while preventing ice cubes from melting.