If you’re reading this content, you probably already know how having an ice factory can be a profitable business. But in order for this investment to really give you financial return, it’s important to pay attention to the equipment’s characteristics, manufacturer’s reputation, energy costs, supply of parts… In short, there are many aspects to consider for you to succeed in this endeavor.
That’s why we’ve listed some essential tips for you to make a good deal and for your ice factory to take a path to success! Check them out below.
If you are reading this content, you probably already know how having an ice factory can be a profitable business. But in order for this investment to really give you a financial return, you need to pay attention to the equipment’s characteristics, the manufacturer’s reliability, the cost of energy, parts supply… In short, there are many aspects to consider for you to succeed in this endeavor.
That’s why we have listed some essential tips for you to make a good deal and for your ice factory to follow a path of success! Check it out below.
Imagine that you are eyeing a cheap machine that produces up to 900 kg of ice per day, but in the fine print where it talks about the suggested water temperature for operation, it says 10°C or some value below 21°C… This is a sign that the cheap may end up being expensive.
So don’t fall into a trap! Your equipment should be designed to use water at room temperature, otherwise, you will never be able to achieve maximum production. Difficult to understand? Don’t worry, we’ll explain.
If the suggested temperature for the operation of the ice machine is 10°C, 15°C, or a similar value, production drops dramatically. This is because the cooling system will need to cool the water that comes from the urban pipeline, and this takes time – time that should be used for effective ice production.
Thus, a machine that claims to produce 900 kg per day, but does so with water temperature at 10°C, will make much less ice than it promises, as it adds another process to the operation: cooling the water. Therefore, always keep an eye on the fine print.
Go with Calabria: our ice machines take into account the Brazilian reality, in which many cities experience intense heat all year round. Therefore, the sizing and calculation of the equipment’s production potential are done using water at room temperature, around 21°C.
Another crucial factor for your ice factory is the consumption of energy and water, two of the biggest costs for your business.
Choosing Calabria saves you money: in these two points, Calabria is also a standout! With regard to energy consumption, our equipment comes out ahead, presenting lower costs and higher daily yield (compared to similar machines from the competition). In addition, our solutions feature an exclusive water reuse system, which generates a savings of up to 20% and, of course, is more beneficial to the environment.
It is common for us to automatically associate the term “technical assistance” with equipment repairs. But that’s where the mistake lies: the service should function as a true aid that supports the customer from pre to post-sale.
Specialized technical assistance that really works? Calabria has it! One of the differentials that we are most proud to highlight is the low rate of repairs requested by our customers. But, of course, if you need it, our specialists are always at your disposal, and we serve the entire Brazilian territory. In addition, you also have our support to structure your entire space to receive the machinery, and everything arrives assembled, ready to use! These benefits never end…
Did you know that salt lowers the freezing point of water? That’s why many ice machines use salt solutions to increase production. The problem is that this method may seem beneficial at first, but it can be unpleasant for those who consume your product.
And this has an explanation, both for tube and flake ice. Understand below.
Tube ice: it is usually used to cool drinks. Now imagine ice with a salty taste in your juice, soda, drink… The result will not be pleasant to the palate, right? This aspect makes the use of salt contraindicated for this type of ice.
Flake ice: used by bakeries, fishmongers, and various other food segments. In the case of fish, ice with salt can alter both the flavor and texture, making the food taste “old”. That is, if it is made without a saline solution, better!
The secret to the success of the ice factory is Calabria: perhaps this has become repetitive throughout the tips, but all this is to prove how superior Calabria machines are. None of our equipment uses salt, so the ice produced is completely potable and suitable for consumption (regardless of the industry sector). Are you interested? So contact us, request your quote, and enjoy the benefits of having a Calabria ice factory!