E-news from BUUS Refrigeration. July 2013.

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Ice & penguins

Odense ZOO Penquins. Odense Zoo. Denmark.

Emperor Penguins in Odense Zoo, Denmark.

More and more lucky penguins will have the opportunity to make burry their Happy Feet deep in fresh flake ice from BUUS ice machines. Recently Sea World in Hamburg, Germany ordered a BUUS flake ice unit o be installed in the penguin enclosure. According to the biologists they can see an overall improvement of the life quality of the animals. They will eat and play with the flake ice. A side-effect is that it is much easier to clean the penguin cage. SEA LIFE Deutschland in Hamburg will soon have the first BUUS iceflaker installed.

Video from Sea World in Billund, Denmark. (In Danish)


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Changing to gear motors with frequency converters

Since the beginning of the production of Atlas, Gram and Sabroe iceflakers +40 years ago the use of variator gears have been the solution when you wanted to adjust the rotation speed of the evaporator drums. The production of the variator gears has now stopped. Today we use frequency converters for the MK4 iceflakers type V and VD, and retrofit kits are offered for existing machines. We have developed a few options when you convert from variators to gear motors with frequency converters. Feel free to contact us for a solution. Please have following information at hand: Iceflaker type. Year of manufacture. Gear type. Motor type.

All V & VD ice flakers are delivered with a gear motor with frequency converter. At delivery the rotation speed is adjusted according to the ice output. If you wish to change the rotation speed it is very easy to do so. It takes only a small screwdriver to adjust a potentiometer. - It can also be done by PLC control if you wish.
Kit with gear motor with frequency converter for GRAM IKV iceflaker. There is a lot of very old Gram, Atlas and Sabroe Mk3 ice machines running. For these machines we offer a replacement kit to make it easy to change from variator gear to frequency controlled gear.
Kit to replace an existing variator. Available for MK3 and MK4 machines, type V156, V316, V373, V619, VD746 and VD1206.

You can also keep the existing gear and replace the variator gear with an adapter and a frequency controlled motor.


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Manuals for Sabroe, Atlas and Gram machines


Manual for an old Atlas scale ice machine


Please be advised that we hold a small number of manuals, drawings and spare part lists. You are most welcome to ask for a copy. Click here.
If you are the owner of one or more manuals for Atlas and Gram scale ice machines we will appreciate it very much if we can have a copy. PDF or hard copy.

2013 price lists

You can download the 2013 price list here.





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