Ice Baggers: Vending Machines of Ice Bags
Ice baggers are self-bagging ice machines that can hook up to any ice bin opening. Their easy bagger function and hands-free operation ensure sealing bags properly without any human contact. If you are running a supermarket, convenience store, or gas station, ice baggers attached to your ice bins and ice makers will help you package your ice without the risk of cross-contamination—ice bag vending machines.
You may think, why need an ice bagger when you have ice machines and storage bins. Traditionally, ice transport systems rely on scooping ice from an ice bin and dispensing it into an ice bag or cart. This process requires employees to open the ice bin cover, shovel ice, and pour it into a transfer device. It is not always possible to carry out these tasks with caution, especially during busy hours. The result is exposing ice to contamination. Automatic ice bagging machines minimize the risk, removing the need for manual operation.
Ice baggers vary in their ice storage capacity and ice drop rate per minute. They feature a heavy-duty paddle activated with a foot pedal, eliminating the need to fill the ice bags manually from a bin. You can thus load ice bags in seconds. Plus, they house a lighted reset button as protection against overloads. Ice bag maker kits may include a wicket of bags, a tape dispenser, a roll of tape, and a bracket for hooking the bagger to a bin. If you buy an ice bagging system, you have a seamless unit with a storage bin and ice bagger attached to it.