Last updated on August 22nd, 2023 at 03:37 pm
Businesses everywhere use touchless ice bagging machines to transport ice safely to vendors, work crews, or pilots and truckers before a job. At Easy Ice we have top-of-the-line ice bagger machines from Follet, one of the leading manufacturers of commercial ice equipment.
What Businesses Benefit the Most from a Touchless Bagged Ice Machine?
Many industries use ice bagger machines to ensure sanitary ice is transported safely. They include:
- Sports arenas
- Corporate campuses
- Business parks
- Convention centers
- Construction and Landscaping
- Airlines and more
Still other industries use ice bagging machines to deliver 8, 10, or even 20-lb bags of ice. Touchless ice bagging machines have the added bonus of ensuring the ice supply stays safe from contamination.
Large complexes need a safe and simple way to transport ice from a single source to many other small businesses that likely don’t have room for a large ice maker. Bagged ice machines allow the complex to install a high volume ice machine, which takes up a lot of space, in an area that has plenty of room to support it. Industrial ice cube makers are typically installed in access areas throughout the facility where only employees have access.
Construction and landscaping crews often take 5-gallon coolers with them on jobs to keep their team fresh and hydrated.
Finally, trucking fleets and commercial or private airlines often fly with bags of ice to refill passengers’ drinks.
Let’s look at how hands-free ice bagging machines can benefit your business.
Touchless Ice Bagging Machines are Convenient
Ice bagging systems allow employees to fill bags of ice and deliver them safely to other locations.
Many small vendors in large facilities don’t have the space for a commercial ice maker, so having an ice machine located in a service tunnel or other storage area can free up a lot of room.
Ice baggers are a very convenient way to transport ice because it’s easy to haul bags throughout a large facility. If you have a cart to transport the ice, the bags protect the ice on the way the vendor, so you can be sure the ice stays safe and sanitary.
Industrial ice machines aren’t portable, and many employees need ice on-the-go. Distribution, construction, and airline industries will take bags or coolers of ice on long jobs so they can stay cool and hydrated. Touchless ice bagging machines allows crews to fill bags or coolers with ice quickly and transport them safely.
Finally, filling ice by hand can be a chore and risky (more on that later). Touchless ice bagging machines fill bags of ice quickly. Our Follet units can fill up to eight 8-lb bags of ice a minute, far faster than a person can fill dropping scoop-after-scoop of ice in a bag.
Ice Bagging Machines are More Hygienic
Many “ice transport systems” on the market require employees to use a shovel or scoop to grab ice and dispense it in a bag or cart. This process requires the employee to open the bin door and get close to the ice supply, exposing it to potential ice contamination.
Ice bagging systems dispense ice directly into a bag. There is no need to open the commercial ice bin door and expose the ice to multiple users. Once the bag is tied, the ice is safe against potential contaminants, until it reaches its destination.
At Easy Ice, we carry bagged ice machines like the Follet Ice Pro 650 and the Follet Ice Pro 1000. Both units are compatible with a wide range of automatic ice machines of any size to meet the ice needs of multiple businesses within a facility. These machines come with push-pedal dispensing, so employees never have to open the bin door. Users simply attach an ice bag to the machine, press the pedal, and ice dispenses directly into the bag.
Ice Transport Systems
Ice transport systems, like our Follett Ice Device Dispensing Ice Bin, allows users to quickly fill carts full of ice. These systems consist of an ice machine and bin. The chute underneath the bin allows users to park an ice cart directly below the chute. By operating the model’s quick ice release system, users can dispense ice directly into a wheeled cart for fast and easy transportation from station to station.
Looking for a Safe, Sanitary Way to Provide Ice for Your Facility?
Touchless ice bagging machines are the most convenient and safe way to transport sanitary ice. If you run a business where you need to move large amounts of ice from place to place, a hands-free ice machine can fill multiple bags of ice faster than by hand.
At Easy Ice, we have touchless ice bagging equipment that hold between 650-1660 lbs. of ice. Coupled with a high-volume ice machine, businesses can easily and quickly distribute ice to multiple areas.
Our all-inclusive ice machine subscription program ensures ice equipment stays safe and efficient with biannual cleaning and preventive maintenance. You get it all for a low monthly cost! Need help choosing a touchless ice bagger and ice machine? Give one of our Ice Machine Experts a call and they’ll help you find the perfect range of commercial ice equipment to meet your business needs.
As the Co-Founder and COO of Easy Ice, John Mahlmeister has been working in the commercial ice machine industry since 2009. Co-headquartered in Phoenix, AZ and Marquette, MI, Easy Ice is the only national provider of full-service ice machine subscriptions in the industry. Since Easy Ice was founded, the number of ice machines under its management has grown to over 30,000 units across 47 states, with no signs of slowing down.
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