It’s no secret that ice is one of the most important food products in any commercial dining facility. However, ice can be hazardous if left unattended in front of ice machines. Here’s where IMC heated/ice melter grating (Model #SGI) comes into play.
In this article, we’ll take a look at how IMC heated grating works & take a deep dive into the benefits it has for your business. Let’s begin.
How Does It Work?
In essence, the grating system is equipped with a low voltage concealed heater wire. This is the heart & soul of the product. The unit is thermostatically controlled between 99° to 100° Fahrenheit. What does this mean? It means ice cubes will melt in a mere 2-3 minutes. The water will drain down into the attached basket strainer for easy liquid removal.
The unit uses a standard plug & cord connection rated at 110 – 120V AC, 5 Amps, 200 Watts. Take a look at the connections & wiring below for reference:
With electricity & heat involved, does it pose any threat to a human? Well, the good news is that IMC heated grating does not burn or scald in any way. You do not have to worry about sustaining any injuries when handling or cleaning the grating.
So, What Is the Real Value?
The main application for IMC heated grating is for installation in front of ice machines. We’ve all run into a situation where ice cubes begin to accumulate on the floor in front of an ice machine due to constant use. This can spell danger & a potential slip & fall accident for guests or employees. Most dining facilities use a simple rubber floor mat positioned in front of the machine, but this is not enough.
Heated grating helps to alleviate the danger by constantly dissolving the fallen ice cubes so no one is at risk. This will surely give peace of mind to you & your patrons.
Furthermore, the accrual of ice cubes in front of a machine can be unsightly & give a bad impression of your business. With IMC heated grating, ice cubes will melt & the excess liquid will drain down into the attached basket strainer. No more ice cube piles or pools of water!
..and the Options?
We cannot talk about IMC grating without talking about the options. Standard widths come in 12″, 18″, 24″& 30″. Lengths range from 24″ – 120″. Custom widths & lengths are available to suit your application.
For handicap areas, ADA spacing (1/2″ space between bars) is available. An anti-slip design is also available for extra protection against dangerous falls.