Industrial Flake Ice Machines, Producing Super Cold, Dry, Crisp Flakes!

Howe Corporation manufactures Industrial flake ice machines ranging in size from 1,300 pounds per day up through 40,000 pounds (20 US Tons) per day. Our flakers are available in a variety of configurations, remote low sides, (to be connected to your refrigeration system), remote condenser, self-contained air & water cooled, and remote low sides operating on AMMONIA. The Howe ice flaker consists of a stationary vertical freezing drum. An electric water pump is used to recirculate and distribute the water over the inside surface of the drum. An ice blade attached to a rotating shaft, scores and wedges the ice off the drum without actually touching the drum itself. The ice drops into a storage bin below while excess water is recirculated over the freezing drum. The ice is sub cooled so when harvested, the ice temperature is 22 degrees F.

– All welded one piece cylindrical stationary vertical evaporator. Requires no refrigeration seals. Permits the greatest amount of ice making surface.

– Open style evaporator Allows ice to be harvested by gravity, reducing stress on bearings and gearboxes to extend operating life.

– Only one moving evaporator part Simple design drastically reduces service costs and down time.

– 25-year evaporator warranty. Longest flake ice machine warranty in the industry.

– Investment cast Stainless steel ice harvesting blade Holds precision tight tolerances and sharpness. Extremely long service life.

– Oversized diameter shaft bearings Results in trouble-free, long lasting operation.

– High efficiency Most energy efficient flaker in the industry. Converts 100% of water to super cold, dry, sub cooled flake ice.

– Water Squeegee Wipes ice surface of water to assure that only dry ice is harvested.

– Flexibility Rapid Freeze Flakers are available in a variety of refrigerants, electrical options, condenser configurations, applications and the ability to make ice from fresh water or seawater.

– Direct drive motor Eliminates linkage problems in chain and belt drive systems.