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The Ultimate Guide to Ball Ice Machines: Features, Advantages, and Applications

Investing in a CBFI ball ice machine can significantly enhance the quality and presentation of your beverages, providing your customers with a luxurious experience. For more information or to place an order, contact Guangzhou Icesource Co., Ltd. today. Elevate your business with the perfect ice solution.

May 30, 2024


In the world of luxury beverages and high-end hospitality, the quality of ice can make a significant difference. Enter the ball ice machine – a cutting-edge solution designed to produce perfectly round, crystal-clear · ice balls that elevate any drink presentation. Whether you’re a bar owner, a restaurateur, or a hospitality professional, understanding the benefits and features of a ball ice machine can help you make an informed decision for your business.

What is Ball Ice?

Ball ice refers to spherical ice balls that are prized for their aesthetic appeal, slow melting rate, and ability to keep drinks cool without diluting them quickly. These ice balls are ideal for high-end beverages and are often used in upscale venues such as wine bars, nightclubs, restaurants, and luxury hotels.

Overview of Ball Ice Machines

Ball ice machines, also known as ice ball maker machines, are specialized equipment designed to create these spherical ice balls. These machines come in various types, including manual and automatic versions. The automatic ball ice machine is particularly popular due to its efficiency and ease of use, providing a steady supply of high-quality ice balls with minimal manual effort.

Features of the Ball Ice Machine

Daily Capacity Options

Ball ice machines offer a range of daily production capacities to suit different needs:

· 240 pcs

· 480 pcs

· 960 pcs

· 1440 pcs

· 2880 pcs

Ball Ice Diameter Options

The standard diameters available are 55 mm and 80 mm. However, the machine can be customized to produce other sizes as per customer requirements.

Complete Ball Ice Production Line

A comprehensive ball ice production setup includes three parts of machines:

Pure Block Ice Machine: Creates transparent block ice.

Ice Cutting Machine: Refines the block ice to ensure smoothness and the correct thickness for ball ice.

Ice Ball Machine: Carves the block ice into a spherical shape.

Advantages of Using a Ball Ice Machine

High Production Capacity

The machine can produce 240 to 2880 pcs per day, catering to the needs of large-scale events and venues.

Superior Quality Ice Balls

The ice balls produced are completely transparent, free from bubbles, and visually stunning. They also have a smooth surface and perfect roundness, which enhances their aesthetic appeal and ensures a slow melting rate.

Customizable Sizes

Customers can choose from standard sizes or request custom diameters to meet specific needs. This flexibility allows businesses to produce different sizes of ice balls without investing in multiple machines, making the operation more cost-effective and versatile.

High-Quality Components

Our ball ice machines are built with premium components from renowned brands to ensure reliability and performance:

· Germany Bitzer Compressor: Known for its durability and efficiency.

· Denmark Danfoss Expansion Valve: Provides precise control over refrigerant flow.

· Germany Siemens PLC: Offers advanced automation and control.

· South Korea LS (LG) Electrical Components: Ensures electrical reliability.

· Switzerland Refco Pressure Meter: Accurate pressure monitoring.

· America Dupont Refrigerant: High-quality refrigerant for optimal cooling performance.

Applications of Ball Ice

Thanks to their crystal clarity and perfect roundness, ball ice is ideal for:

High-End Venues: Wine bars, nightclubs, restaurants, luxury hotels.

Catering and Events: Weddings, corporate events, upscale parties.

Premium Drinks: Whiskey, brandy, cocktails, and other high-end beverages.

Promotional Uses: Ice bars, ice sculptures, and hospitality promotions.

About CBFI®

Guangzhou Icesource Co., Ltd. (trademark CBFI®) is a pioneer in the large-scale fluorine refrigeration and ice-making equipment industry. Established in 2004, with rich research and development experience, CBFI® has grown into an innovative high-tech enterprise integrating research, design, manufacture, sales, and after-sales service. Also, CBFI® is one of the few suppliers in the market producing industrial ball ice machines. Our ice machines are trusted worldwide due to their high-quality refrigeration systems, self-developed grinding systems, and the ability to adapt to different power specifications globally.

Comprehensive Testing and Quality Assurance

CBFI® is committed to ensuring the highest quality standards. Each ball ice machine is carefully tested for several days before shipment. Upon reaching the customer's location, we assist with installation and conduct further testing to guarantee the machine operates flawlessly.  Each machine undergoes rigorous testing for 3 to 5 days before leaving the factory and is retested upon installation at the customer's site to ensure optimal performance.


Investing in a ball ice machine can significantly enhance the quality and presentation of your beverages, providing your customers with a luxurious experience. For more information or to place an order, contact Guangzhou Icesource Co., Ltd. today. Elevate your business with the perfect ice solution.

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