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Why are tube ice machines so much more expensive than flake ice machines?

Why are tube ice machines so much more expensive than flake ice machines?

2022-06-23

The same is the Nissan 1 ton ice machine. The price of the Nissan 1 ton tube ice machine is twice the price of the Nissan 1 ton flake ice machine. 

Why is the tube ice machine so much more expensive than the flake ice machine? The principle of ice making is somewhat different. 

The configuration of the flake ice machine is relatively simple. There is no de-icing system, and the ice system of the tube ice machine is much more complicated.


1. Differences in ice-making principles lead to large price differences


The ice produced by the flake ice machine has a rotating ice blade to roll and scrape the ice, and then transfer it into and out of the ice storage.

The prepared ice does not need to be de-iced, eliminating the need for a de-icing system. Flake ice machines are naturally cheaper than tube ice machines.

The ice produced by the tube ice machine needs to be de-iced. With an additional de-icing system and many accessories and protection devices, the price is naturally much more expensive.


econd, the difference of the evaporator


The flake ice machine evaporator technology is more mature, the structure is relatively simple, the flake ice machine is cheaper and more favored by the market, and the production and processing cost of the flake ice machine is lower.

The structure of the evaporator of the tube ice machine is more complicated, and the production cycle is also longer.


3. Ice machine configuration and power difference


The same is a 1-ton ice machine, the power of the flake ice machine is 4.6kw, and the cooling capacity is 5.6kw. The tube ice machine needs 5.4kw and the cooling capacity is 8.1kw.

Flake ice machines generally use Danfoss/Copeland scroll compressors. Tube ice machines, on the other hand, require a BITZER/Rifconn piston compressor.

Tube ice machines require larger storage tanks, oil separators, oil storage tanks, solenoid valves, and complicated piping.

To sum up, the tube ice machine is more expensive than the flake ice machine, mainly because the cost of the tube ice machine is much higher than that of the flake ice machine.


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