North Star Flake Ice Makers

North Star Stands Behind its Products - The Only Manufacturer to Offer a Lifetime Warranty.

No Ice Maker Delivers More

Since 1950, North Star Ice Equipment has led the world in the design and manufacture of high-capacity industrial flake ice makers.

Often copied but never equaled, North Star's enclosed vertical drum design, and expert construction result in a low stress, low wear and low maintenance ice maker that is simple to install and operate.

The compact, economical unit produces totally subcooled flake ice with efficiency and reliability unmatched by other ice achines.

  • Available in six models with capacities between 2 and 56 tons (1.8 to 51 MT) of ice, depending on operating conditions. Combine two or more models for greater ice making capacity. Makes ice from fresh water, seawater and other liquids.
  • Uses ammonia or ozone-friendly refrigerants.
  • Installs on land or onboard vessels with a broad range of power options.
  • Choose from three product lines -- carbon steel, stainless steel or Elite.
  • Built for industrial use with high quality heavy-duty parts.
  • Constructed to ASME code for 150 PSIG working pressure in compliance with CE and PED regulations.
  • Designed with a stationary double-walled evaporator (1) and no refrigerant seals to eliminate leaks.
  • Includes important safety features, such as a see-through inspection hatch with safety switch (2), mechanical load limit switch, emergency stop switch, jog switch, and drive belt guard.
  • Covered by a lifetime evaporator warranty and North Star's performance guarantee.
  • Ice thickness can be varied in the field by changing the speed of the rotor.
  • Makes more ice than any other ice maker using an equally rated compressor.
  • Operates continuously with no defrost cycles. All energy used goes to making ice.
  • Recirculates any water overflow back to the water tank so no water is lost. The patented drip shield (3) ensures that no water falls into the ice storage bin.
  • Designed with an attached insulated accumulator (4) to ensure accurate refrigerant level control and complete separation of liquid and gas refrigerant. (Also available as a forced recirculation system with no accumulator).
  • Encased in high R-value polyurethane insulation with a molded fiberglass cover (5) to increase energy efficiency and eliminate corrosion.
High Capacity
  • Makes from 3 to 54 tons (2.7 to 48.5 MT) of ice per 24 hours, depending on the model.
  • Combine two or more models for greater ice making capacity.
  • Offers the smallest footprint with the largest ice capacity in the business.

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