Winner of the 2018 NRA Kitchen Innovation Award, Bi-Polar Ice provides a cost-effective solution for eliminating mold, slime & sludge inside commercial ice machines. Using a proven technology for cleaning indoor spaces and surfaces, bi-polar ionization, Air Oasis has designed a new product specifically for ice machines. The ions produced by the Bi-Polar Ice circulate throughout ice machines, greatly reducing the buildup of mold, slime, and sludge. This product significantly lengthens ice machine cleaning intervals by as much as two to three times.
How it works: the small Bi-Polar Ice is designed with a compact electrical housing connected by food-grade wiring to the ion production assembly. The assembly consists of two carbon fiber brushes safely housed according to NSF specifications. The small brush assembly fits any ice machine with flexible mounting options. Through the brushes flow positive and negative charges, which keep the machine clean for three to four times longer than without this technology.
Ice machine cleanliness is a new application for bi-polar ionization. We are the first company to create such a device approved by both NSF for food-grade use and UL-867 for electrical safety. The Bi-Polar Ice is unique and revolutionary due to its adaptability to ice machines, within the limited available installation space of many ice machines. Carbon-fiber brushes extend from the compact electronic housing by food grade wire, allowing them to be positioned for maximum effectiveness and longevity. The brushes are protected by plastic housing and easily replaced if ever necessary.
The Bi-Polar Ice allows ice machine owners to significantly reduce their cleaning cycles by up to seventy-five percent. It carries a three-year warranty and is expected to operate well beyond the warranty period. In less than one year, the return on investment is clear: fewer cleaning cycles, fewer health inspection discrepancies, and, most importantly, consumers will consume clean ice.
Independent laboratory tests report up to 99% reduction in mold when exposed to bi-polar ionization.
The Bi-Polar Ice is unique due to its versatile configuration and cost-savings to ice machine owners. Ice machine control areas have become more compressed further compounding design and installation of value-added products. In response to this trend, the Bi-Polar Ice electronics are mounted away from the wet ice production area while the ion output is maximized where it is most needed.
Other products such as chemicals, UV lights and ozone generators have been used for years in an attempt to solve the problem of ice machine cleanliness. Chemicals do not have a long residual effect and require continuous reapplication. UV lamps and ozone can damage ice machine components over time and require regular replacement of UV lamps. However, bi-polar ionization is safe, effective and requires no replacement parts. The Bi-Polar Ice is very easy to install using a simple clip which attaches to the inside wall of the commercial ice machine. Bi-Polar Ice is quickly hardwired into the 110v relay of the commercial ice machine control panel.
The current process for keeping ice machines clean is time consuming and expensive. The Bi-Polar Ice solves that problem, and its ROI is clear.
We believe our unique approach to using bi-polar ionization will be a significant improvement over existing designs that employ UV lights or units that pump ozone into ice machines. UV lights, when employed in very close proximity to contaminants may be helpful, but UV bulbs do not tolerate cold temperature well, and UV rays degrade plastics and polymers. Ozone pumps are cumbersome and require running tubes into the machine. Conversely, our compact Bi-Polar Ice is quickly and easily installed within the ice machine and produces no ozone. There is no bulb to be changed on a regular basis.
We believe this product will be widely accepted based on its durability, simple design, ease of installation and clear return on investment. Not only will existing ice machine owners welcome this product, ice machine manufacturers will benefit from considering this as a factory-installed option. Furthermore, our Bi-Polar Ice has various applications including ice machines, ice bins, beverage dispensers, refrigerators, cold storage, freezers & food storage.