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What is Tube Ice Machine?

Tube ice machine is a specialized refrigeration device designed for the efficient and consistent production of tube-shaped ice. These machines utilize a unique process to create cylindrical ice tubes, making them ideal for various commercial and industrial applications. 


#1. Compact Tube Ice Machine

Designed for smaller-scale operations with moderate ice requirements. These machines are suitable for businesses with limited space or lower ice production needs.

#2. Industrial Tube Ice Machine

Built for high-volume ice production, these machines are larger and more powerful, catering to the demands of industries with substantial ice consumption, such as large-scale food processing or construction projects.

#3. Air-Cooled Tube Ice Machine

These machines use air as the primary cooling medium. They are generally more straightforward to install and operate, making them suitable for environments where water availability is limited.

#4. Water-Cooled Tube Ice Machine

These machines use water for the cooling process, making them more efficient in warmer environments. They are a good choice when air-cooled systems may struggle to maintain optimal operating temperatures.

What is Tube ice machine

Tube Ice Machine Application

Tube ice machines find a wide range of applications across various industries due to their versatility, efficiency, and the unique cylindrical shape of the ice tubes they produce. Such as: Food and Beverage Industry, Healthcare, Concrete Cooling, Chemical and Petrochemical Industry, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Hospitality and Events, Manufacturing Cooling, Retail and Supermarkets, Agriculture, Ice Skating Rinks ,etc. The produced ice can keep the items fresh and appropriate usage.

Ice Skating Rinks

Ice Skating Rinks

Beverage storage




Concrete Mixing

Concrete Cooling

Fine Chemicals




Controlled atmosphere cold storage


Supermarket frozen food


(Tube) Ice Machine Faults and Troubleshooting

No Ice ProductionPower issues, water supply problems,malfunctioning components.1. Check power supply and connections.
2. Ensure water supply is adequate and not blocked.
3. Inspect the water inlet valve for any issues.
4. Examine the evaporator and condenser for damage.
Insufficient IceLow water flow, issues with temperature settings, refrigerant problems. 1. Check and clean the water filter.
2. Adjust temperature settings if necessary.
3. Verify refrigerant levels and recharge if needed.
4. Ensure the water pump is functioning correctly.
Ice Quality IssuesDirty water, mineral buildup, problems with water filtration.1. Clean the ice machine thoroughly.
2. Replace water filters regularly.
3. Inspect the water supply for impurities.
4. Adjust water hardness settings if applicable.
Excessive NoiseLoose or damaged components, issues with the compressor.1. Tighten loose components.
2. Check for any foreign objects causing noise.
3. Inspect the compressor for issues.
4. Lubricate moving parts if necessary.
Leaking WaterClogged drain, damaged water lines, issues with the water inlet valve. 1. Clear any debris from the drain.
2. Check water lines for leaks and replace if needed.
3. Inspect the water inlet valve for damage.
4. Ensure proper water pressure.
Display/Control IssuesElectronic malfunctions, sensor problems.1. Check power to the control panel.
2. Calibrate or replace malfunctioning sensors.
3. Reset the control panel if applicable.
4. Update firmware/software if available.
Ice OverproductionMalfunctioning control, faulty sensors.1. Check and recalibrate the control system.
2. Inspect and replace malfunctioning sensors.
3. Ensure the ice machine is set to the correct production.
4. Check for any obstructions in the ice production path.
Ice Melting PrematurelyHigh ambient temperature, faulty thermostat.1. Check and adjust the thermostat settings.
2. Ensure the ice storage area is properly insulated.
3. Check for ventilation issues in the machine’s location.
4. Verify that the condenser is clean and functioning well.
Ice Machine OverheatingHigh ambient temperature, poor ventilation, malfunctioning condenser fan. 1. Improve ventilation in the ice machine’s location.
2. Clean the condenser coils regularly.
3. Check and replace a faulty condenser fan.
4. Reduce the workload if the machine is constantly running.
Ice Machine Won’t Turn OnPower supply issues, faulty control board, damaged wiring. 1. Check power supply and connections.
2. Inspect and replace a malfunctioning control board.
3. Examine the power cord and wiring for any damage.
4. Test and replace a defective on/off switch if necessary.
Ice Machine Freezes UpRefrigerant issues, low ambient temperature, malfunctioning thermostat. 1. Verify and adjust the refrigerant levels.
2. Ensure the ambient temperature is within the specified range.
3. Replace a faulty thermostat.
4. Regularly clean the evaporator coils.
Uneven Ice ProductionUneven water distribution, faulty water pump, issues with the water level sensor. 1. Check for clogs or restrictions in water distribution.
2. Ensure the water pump is distributing water evenly.
3. Calibrate or replace the water level sensor.
4. Verify the water inlet valve is functioning properly.

Checklists for Qualified Tube Ice Machine

#1. Ice Production Capacity

Check the machine’s rated ice production capacity per day to ensure it meets your business needs.

Consider the range of capacities available to choose a machine that aligns with your anticipated ice demand.

#2. Tube Ice Quality

Examine the clarity and consistency of the tube ices produced by the machine.

Ensure that the tube ices are free from impurities, air bubbles, and have a uniform size.

#3. Cooling System

Evaluate the cooling system (air-cooled or water-cooled) based on your facility’s requirements and environmental conditions.

Assess the efficiency of the cooling mechanism for optimal energy consumption.

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#4. Machine Size and Footprint

Measure the physical dimensions of the tube ice machine to ensure it fits within your available space.

Consider the layout and design to facilitate easy installation and maintenance.

#5. Ease of Installation

Check if the machine comes with clear installation instructions and consider the complexity of the installation process.

Evaluate if additional equipment or expertise is required for installation.

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#6. Maintenance Requirements

Review the machine’s maintenance guidelines and frequency of required maintenance.

Consider accessibility to components for cleaning and routine upkeep.

#7. Automation and Control Features

Check for user-friendly control interfaces and automation features, such as touch-screen displays and programmable settings.

Evaluate the level of automation for ease of operation and monitoring.

#8. Compliance with Standards

Ensure that the tube ice machine complies with relevant industry standards and certifications for safety and quality.

Check for adherence to sanitation and hygiene standards, especially in applications like food and healthcare.

Ice mould size

Ice Mould Size

#9. Energy Efficiency

Assess the machine’s energy efficiency ratings to ensure it aligns with your environmental and cost-saving goals.

Look for features such as automatic shut-off during low-demand periods to conserve energy.

Tube Ice Machine Process Flow

Tube ice machine welding

Apply TIG welding (Tungsten Inert Gas) to preventing issues like leaks during the ice-making process, required skilled workers to ensure precision, and the welding pattern.

Evaporator Drum Polishing
Evaporator Drum Polishing

Polishing ensures a clean and uniform surface, minimizing the risk of impurities and facilitating efficient heat exchange during ice formation.

Heat Exchange and Resurfacing
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Tube ice machine heat exchange process to resurface the ice tubes, ensuring a smooth and clean appearance.

Freezing Control Device
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It typically includes a user-friendly interface for operators to monitor and control the machine's functions. Often feature automation, allowing for programmable settings, self-diagnosis, and real-time data display.

Pipeline Installation
Anti-shake tube

Properly install the pipeline and tube for the whole tube ice machine, ensure they are anti-shake, firmly, well connected without leakage.

Tube Ice Outlet
Tube ice outlet

Designed for easy access, allowing users to retrieve ice conveniently. Some machines may have a built-in mechanism for controlled ice discharge, ensuring a steady and controlled flow of ice.

Tube ice machine assembly

All the parts must assemble carefully and seriously, tube connecting should be fixed tightly, smoothly and ensure no leakage, all units should be tested and debugged before package.

Quality Control and Package
Quality Control and Package

Involves quality control checks to ensure the ice meets desired standards. The clear, cylindrical ice tubes are then ready for packaging.

Tube Ice Machine Parameter

Tube diameterΦ20/22/28/29/30/35mmΦ20/22/28/29/30/35mmΦ20/22/28/29/30/35mmΦ20/22/28/29/30/35mmΦ20/22/28/29/30/35mm
Compressor Bitzer/CopelandBitzer/CopelandBitzer/CopelandBitzer/CopelandBitzer/Copeland
Compresssor cooling capacity11.55kw13.42kw19.5kw29.4kw56.9kw
Compressor power 4.56kw6.7kw10.6kw12.3kw19.9kw
Cooling pump power0.75kw1.1kw1.5kw1.9kw2.5kw
Circulating water pump power0.33kw0.37kw0.57kw0.75kw1.5kw
Cooling fan power0.15kw0.18kw0.33kw0.56kw0.75kw
Condenser heat exchange 19.5kw20.9kw32.7kw53.5kw95.2kw
Condensing temperature45℃45℃45℃45℃45℃
Evaporating temperature-22℃-22℃-22℃-22℃-22℃
Ambient temperature25℃25℃25℃25℃25℃
Water temperature20℃20℃20℃20℃20℃
Water supply wayFresh waterFresh waterFresh waterFresh waterFresh water
Ice temperature-8℃-8℃-8℃-8℃-8℃
Ice density450~500kg/m3450~500kg/m3450~500kg/m3450~500kg/m3450~500kg/m3
Ice making time 18~20 minute18~20 minute18~20 minute18~20 minute18~20 minute
Ice cutting motor power0.5kw0.75kw0.93kw1.0kw1.5kw
Machine dimension(L*W*H)1200*1020*1700mm1300*1000*1780mm1510*100*1250mm1640*1100*2000mm1950*1660*2300mm
Cooling wayAir cooledAir cooledAir cooledAir cooledAir cooled
Machine weight625kg870kg1005kg1250kg1630kg
Running noise(dB)<40<45<45<46<48

Why Choose Our Tube Ice Machine?

Pipeline installation

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Ice mould

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Clean after welding

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Stainless steel evaporator

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The FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions About Tube Ice Machine

Common types include cube ice machines, flake ice machines, nugget ice machines, commercial ice machine, tube ice machine, ice block machine, dry ice machine, and specialty ice machines for various shapes and sizes.

Speedway is committed to quality across all aspects of our business – our people, processes and products. We call this ‘the SPEEDWAY  standard’.

Ice machines typically work by pumping water to an ice tray, where it freezes. The ice is then released and collected in a storage bin. The process involves a refrigeration cycle and, in the case of flake ice machines, a mechanism to scrape or break the ice into flakes.

We welcome any sample order before big quantity purchase, that means 1pc is acceptable. For mass order quantity is 10pcs each model.

Regular cleaning is crucial. For most machines, a thorough cleaning every six months is recommended. However, the frequency can vary based on usage and water quality. Follow the manufacturer’s guidelines.

We have own factory to produce the main types ice machines, but we also do trading for other related products because we have resource to supply good quality and service.

Cloudy ice can be due to impurities in the water, inadequate filtration, or improper cleaning of components. Ensure that you’re using filtered water and regularly clean the machine as per the manufacturer’s instructions.

Yes,we have 5 senior engineers, 13 professional r & D team, 65 professional production personnel.

It’s not recommended. Tap water may contain impurities that affect the taste and clarity of the ice. Using filtered or purified water is advisable.

We support payment through wire transfer, like T/T, L/C, Western Union. Also accpet Paypal payment for sample piece order.

For sure. You can send us your logo, package, design, technical specification, we will give you the final satisfied solution accordingly without additional cost !

Ensure proper ventilation, regular cleaning, and maintenance. Consider machines with energy-saving features, and adhere to recommended operating temperatures.

Yes, we did. Our factory has inner 100% inspection for each unit before loading, also can make the legal test report for each shippment. What’s more, can invite SGS / TUV / BV inspection according clients’ request, but customers should pay for the test fee.

First, we need starting the business to understand each other, if things move smoothly and you meet our “distributor request”, then we will sign the formal contract and agreement to ensure your rights in your market.

Contact our salesman for more details please.

Regularly clean and sanitize the machine, especially the ice bin. Use approved cleaning solutions and follow the manufacturer’s recommendations.

The lifespan of the ice machine can vary depending on factors such as maintenance, usage, and environmental conditions. On average, a well-maintained ice machine can last 12~15 years or more.

Yes, but it should be done carefully. Follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for transportation, and ensure the machine is properly leveled and connected after moving.

Ensure optimal water flow, maintain proper temperature settings, and regularly clean the machine. If needed, consult with the manufacturer or a technician for adjustments.

It depends on the machine. Some are designed for outdoor use, while others are meant for controlled indoor environments. Check the specifications in the user manual.

Regular cleaning of the ice bin, checking and replacing water filters, and ensuring proper ventilation are tasks that users can perform. However, for more complex issues, professional assistance is recommended.

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