Manitowoc Ice’s newest ice machine – NEO - is an all-in-one, undercounter ice making and storage solution, that provides a new level of performance, intelligence, and convenience.
NEO offers up to 33 pounds more of ice production within the same footprint of existing models over a 24-hour period. Extra ice production helps operators cover spikes in demand throughout the day. NEO also outperforms in energy conservation. All of the NEO air-cooled models meet or exceed ENERGY STAR V2.0 qualifications. That represents a 100 percent increase over Manitowoc’s existing undercounter offering. Ten percent less energy consumption and 22 percent less water usage adds up over time, which is money that can be put back into an owners business.
Reliability has also been designed into NEO. A robust cabinet structure, time-tested and proven vertical evaporators (exclusive to Manitowoc) and well thought out modular construction for easy service and maintenance. For further operational piece of mind, this new platform has passed numerous, rigorous testing protocols—setting a new standard of performance in an undercounter ice machine.
Manitowoc’s NEO is the first undercounter ice machine to offer operators feedback and vital performance and operational information at a glance. Universally recognizable display icons/buttons are located on the front of the machine and are illuminated by long-life LED indicator lights. Indicators include: Power, Delay, Cleaning, Bin Full, and Service. The keypad placement is ideal for viewing and easy actuation – no bending required.
In addition to performance and intelligence, Manitowoc NEO undercounter ice machines provide operators a new level of product features tested in both the lab and the field. Manitowoc has put an emphasis on and delivered a better standard of clean ability, ergonomics, sanitation, and serviceability.
The simplified food-zone is easy-to-clean with rounded corners and the relocation of key components outside the food zone. Thoughtful features like the use of thumbscrews to access components for faster cleaning without the need for tools. New exterior panels that are easy to clean and finger print proof. Finally, a new scoop design features a full comfort grip handle and two scoop holder locations (left or right side) just inside the bin, above the ice, for quick and easy storage and access.