Flexible Ice Storage

North Star modular ice storage systems are a versatile way to store and automatically discharge any type of ice – flake, plate, shell or tube. These systems do not require the construction of a refrigerated building and instead can be installed as a free standing unit in an existing refrigerated room. Modular ice storage systems are completely customizable, making them increasingly popular for retrofitting older plants or for the construction of new plants.

Equipment Features

Modular ice storage systemsSTANDARD FEATURES

  • Capacities range from 18 to 280 tons (17 to 255 MT) per unit.
  • Hot-dip galvanized tubular steel wall frames with galvanized steel bin liners and access doors with clear plastic viewing panels.
  • Custom-built to fit any facility specifications
  • Electric operated rake assembly with soft start fluid drive coupling and low speed overload protection.
  • Electric operated hoist assembly mounted on top of bin frame with galvanized drip pan, and electronic controller with “bin empty” and “bin full” detection.
  • Electric operated bin door assembly with viewing panels and plastic liner. Linear actuator-type bin door operator on SMR and LMR, automatic winch-type bin door operator on JMR, HMR, GMR and FMR.
  • Manual control station for rake, hoist and bin door. All systems include state-of-the-art safety and protection features.
  • Integrated control panel is custom designed to seamlessly control ice making, ice storage and ice delivery system. 
  • Stainless steel drive shaft and guard cover.
  • CE compliant.

Modular ice storage systems


  • Floor mounted discharge screw conveyor.
  • Floor mounted twin screw conveyors*
  • Externally mounted rake hoist.

*depending on model


  • Motor starters for additional conveying equipment
  • Variable delivery rate hoist controller
  • Enhanced operator interface with status and fault message display
  • Internet communication


North Star Modular Storage Systems can be custom-designed to fit any facility. The images shown below are typical configurations.

  • MR-1


    Bin with external elevating conveyor.

  • MR-2


    Bin with pneumatic conveying system.

Helpful Technical Information

Use the Capacity Calculator below to size the correct ice maker for your project. Download helpful brochures, specification sheets, and other technical data in our Resources Library.

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