New Emerald Class from Hoshizaki is a gem among ice makers

Hoshizaki Emerald Class


Hoshizaki has launched Emerald Class, a new range of environmentally friendly, energy-saving ice makers.

With an international reputation for sustainable innovation, durability and reliability, ice maker and refrigeration manufacturer Hoshizaki is leading the field in the development of hydrocarbon refrigerated ice makers and the new Emerald Class represents an important step in the future of ice machine design.

This pioneering range, which includes cube, flake and nugget machines with capacities ranging from 22kg to 340kg per day, is the result of many years of research and development in the role of natural refrigerants.

Emerald Class uses only naturally occurring hydrocarbon (R290) refrigerant which, as well as having a negligible effect on global warming with a GWP value of under 5, uses significantly less energy. For example, in optimum conditions, the smallest machine in the range, the undercounter IM21-CNE-HC, can realise savings of over 30%.

Hydrocarbons (HCs) are naturally occurring substances that have proven to be some of the most climate-friendly and cost-efficient refrigerants to heat, cool and freeze. The advantages include:

  • good compatibility with components
  • low charges allowing smaller heat exchangers and piping dimensions
  • very low global warming potential
  • excellent thermodynamic properties resulting in high-energy efficiency.

Emerald Class ranges from small undercounter machines to large-capacity stand-alone units.

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