What goes into making a frozen beverage? Various components work together to create the right conditions to freeze the water, add flavorings, maintain consistency, and dispense the drink. Understanding the parts and accessories that make up a typical unit is an excellent starting place to familiarize yourself. Here's a quick overview of the elements you should know.
This component is the hardware that freezes water and creates the ice crystals that provide the delightful texture. Each cylinder holds one flavor. Freezing and mixing of products take place in the cylinders, and the dispensing spigots release products from each cylinder.
Mixing blades turn on the inside of a freezing cylinder to scrape away the ice that forms during the freezing process. They also blend the ice and flavoring agents into the ideal consistency.
The compressor, the primary refrigeration agent, functions like those in a commercial refrigerator or air conditioner. Compressors drive the powerful cooling cycle that creates the temperatures necessary to freeze water inside the unit.
Seals and Gaskets
Every unit has a series of airtight seals and gaskets that create the "closed loop" system that makes FBD units so easy to use and maintain. Although they’re made from high-quality materials to withstand long periods of wear, an annual inspection ensures your seals remain reliable.
Drip trays sit beneath the dispensers of each cylinder on the machine to catch and collect any spillage that results while filling cups. The small amount of product that remains at the end of a dispenser after a pour will melt and drip out of the dispenser. Trays keep your counters clean.
Cup and Straw Dispensers
Add accessories such as cup and straw dispensers to save counter space and offer convenience to customers. Offer cups for self-service within easy reach. Make straws available next to the machine to make it clear that serving oneself and enjoying the beverage will be quick and easy.
These units provide a sturdy, movable base for mounting FBD units rather than placing them directly onto counters or into walls. Internal storage space offers room for the bag-in-box syrup packs supplying the machine. Ideal for simplifying cleaning, installation, and maintenance.
You may feed frozen drink units from BIBs in a back room when not using a base cart. BIB racks offer storage space for each flavor and an accessible way to route tubing to the machine – especially useful when operating multiple units or many flavors.
We provide installation kits that contain everything necessary for the standard installation of an FBD machine. This kit includes all the essential fittings, tubing, and carbon dioxide regulators you'll require to get set up. These kits offer a simple way to quickly get your machine up and running.
Buck and Boost Transformers
Proper operation of a frozen drink machine requires a constant steady voltage. In areas where voltage irregularities persist, buck and boost transformers stabilize voltage and frequency to appropriate levels for correct operation. These items also protect your unit from dangerous power surges.