Scale ice generator
Scale ice generators produce scale ice. Scale ice is used in large, industrial applications with daily productions of 500 kg to over 50 tons and is ideal for cooling during storage, transport and presentation. Scale ice generators produce 'dry flakes', which has a temperature of between -10°C and -5°C. Scale ice is also known as dry ice because it is frozen for 99% when it leaves the ice generator. Because scale ice consists out of almost a 100% ice, it has a greater cooling capacity than flake ice. Scale ice looks like white glass shards of about 2 mm thick.
Flake ice generator
Besides scale ice generators, there are also flake ice generators. These machines produce flake ice, which is also called "wet ice". The difference between scale ice and flake ice is that the temperature of flake ice is higher (between -1°C and 0°C) and therefore it is a lot less frozen. Because of this, a flake ice generators produces a lot more energy efficiently than a scale ice generators. However, scale ice has a better heat content due to its frozen state. Flake ice is mainly used for fresh fish, food processing and in the medical sector.