MANITOWOC, WI. – Indigo NXT (NEXT), Manitowoc’s next generation ice maker, is proud to announce 2 new Energy Star 3.0 approved model series to add to their portfolio of modular cubers. The Indigo NXT iT0750 air and water-cooled machines which will replace the iF0600 series and the Indigo NXT IT0900 air and water-cooled machines will replace the IF0900 series. These models will be available for sale beginning in March 2019.
Indigo NXT simplifies the process of owning and operating an ice machine by incorporating a 2.8-inch icon based easyTouch® display into their modular cubers. Installation and set-up is no problem with the startup wizard. Owner-operators always know the operating status of their ice machine by the full color status indicators on the display. One touch access to asset information, service menu, reminders and alerts takes the guess work out of owning an ice machine. Programing the ice machine to be off during peak energy rates is as easy as setting an alarm clock on a personal mobile device. Other worry-free features include: auto detection of key accessories, handy water usage settings, one touch icon to locate a service provider and a display lock feature to prevent unwanted tampering.
Indigo NXT provides the next level of sanitation with its hinged front door that swings open, that does not need to be removed to access the foodzone. A front facing evaporator allows foodzone access without removing the top or side covers. The inside has smooth rounded corners to easily wipe clean and all the foodzone parts that need sanitizing can be removed without tools. Indigo NXT offers the industry’s only fully integrated advanced sanitation solution. The optional built-in LuminIce II device has a status icon in the display that provides peace of mind when system is working and indicators when servicing is required. LuminIce® II keeps the food zone cleaner longer – meaning you clean less often and save money on cleaning cost over the lifetime of the machine
Indigo NXT models are among the most efficient cuber ice machines on the market today. Both the iT0750 and iT0900 air cooled models will be ENERGY STAR 3.0 qualified which makes them available for consumer rebates. Both model series incorporate the use of R410A refrigerant which is environmentally friendly and has 48% less global warming potential than previous models. All Indigo NXT models are certified by AHRI (Air-Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Institute) to ASHRAE standards assuring customers that the Indigo NXT ice machines perform according to published specifications.
The Indigo NXT series provides the customer with the next level of reliability. The two new models will incorporate a new feature called Active Sense. Active Sense is a new software and hardware solution built into the Inigo NXT machine which helps an individual ice machine learn its unique environmental conditions and creates its own individual ice making profile for determining the optimal time to harvest ice. Active Sense takes an already proven technology of the patented acoustic ice thickness probe and makes it even better resulting in superior performance and excellent reliability.
For more information about the Manitowoc Indigo NXT, the iT0750 and iT0900, please visit us at the Manitowoc booth #1313 during the NCBS show or see our website: manitowocice.com.