In many application like chemical reactions or preservation of penshable goods, ice is used but it has to be broken Down into small pieces of about 1 Omm to 25mm sizes for best results.
Breaking of ice is done by machines known as *ice Breaking* When quantity of ice required is quite high, breakers can break down the entire slab of ice weighing as much as 250 kg but in majority of applications, especially in chemical industries, such big machines are not required Instead, smaller machines are developed which can take pieces of ice weighing about 15 to 20 kg. and break them down to 1 Omm to 25mm there will, of course, be some big pieces and fines also
Ice breaker is a small machine meant for industrial use. It has a rotary drum with number of pointed spikes The drum rotates at a slow speed driven by an electrical motor of 2 hp, through V - belts and T pulleys From the top of the machine ice pieces weighing about 15 to 20 kg are fed and broken ice immediately can be collected on floor the feeding point is at a convenient height
The production capacity of VARAHI ice Breaker is about 2 to 3 tonnes per hour The limitation to production is normally posed by the limitation of feeding rate and of lifting rate of crushed ice as a normal practice, ice is crushed only when required to avoid its melting and hence Ibis production rale is quite satisfactory for most of the applications
The machine is mounted on a frame made from MS channel the frame has two rubber wheels and fixed supports for easy Transportability and it can be moved by one man from place at place, if required. The rotating drum with spikes rotates on two heavy duty self aligning ball bearings The body of the machine is made from MS/SS The top of the machine is also covered The rotary drum with plumber blocks and bearings can be easily lifted out of the machine from its place for changing the bearings
|Capacity||2.3 tones per hour|
|Weight||200 Kq. Approx|