SEMCO specializes in comprehensive, customized cooling and icing equipment and systems for the fresh fruit and vegetable, seafood, poultry and red meat industries. Our custom designed ice plants can be used for packaged ice, commercial process cooling, concrete cooling and many other applications. We take an all inclusive approach that designed to make the process as easy, efficient, and economical for the customer as possible.
SEMCO’S Range of Systems
Cooling and icing systems vary significantly based on the industry and the particular application for which they are required. SEMCO has a wide range of system offerings including the following major system types:
Cooling & Hydro Coolers – Hydro Coolers are systems designed to precool fresh fruits and vegetables. The custom designed, modular systems are available ranging in size from 10 feet to 60 feet in length and they feature a tunnel and chilling tank that is completely insulated to minimize thermal loss while increasing cooling efficiency.
Ice Banks – Ice banks are ice making and storing systems that are important for a number of industrial and commercial applications. They can be made to be portable or for permanent installation. The ice production and storage capacity can also be customized to fit customer needs and may range anywhere from 5 to 100 tons.
Ice Storage Bins – Mini Portable & Sloped Bottom – Ice storage bins offer a flexible solution to ice storage. They come equipped with a sloped bottom for easy distribution of ice. They are ideal for smaller, mini portable ice making and storage. SEMCO offers a variety of customizable options so that these bins can be perfectly configured to customer needs.
Ice Rake Bins – Ice rake bins are designed to rake the ice for convenient distribution. SEMCO offers models of varying capacity all the way up to 300 tons or greater. The systems feature sturdy frame girders that practically eliminate rake hangups. The rakes themselves are hot-dipped galvanized and sport heavy duty rake carrier chains.
Ice Crushers & Ice Blowers – SEMCO’s ice crushers and blowers are specialized in the crushing and blowing of various ice types including fragmented, tube, or block ice. This makes them ideal for industries such as fish & produce, agricultural, concrete, and entertainment. Units are designed to be simple and efficient and can be driven by either electric motors or by diesel engines.
Scales and Pneumatic Blowers – SEMCO delivers a variety of scales which can weigh up to 150 pounds of ice, 300 pounds of ice, or 2,000 pounds of ice depending on the model. All models feature weigh hoppers equipped with right and left hand discharge screws to make emptying of the ice easy. Our pneumatic ice blowers are also fully customizable and can bring customers blowing distances of up to 600 feet.
Slush Ice Cooling Systems – Our slush ice cooling systems combine snow ice and water to create a slush which acts as a kind of liquid ice. This slush can then be injected over vegetables and produce such as leafy greens, broccoli, sweet corn, and more to create instantly cooled vegetable that are blanketed in snow.
All Inclusive Approach To Cooling Systems
Design – Our design specialists can create innovative cooling and icing equipment designs that are customized to fit the unique needs of a customer’s particular industry, capacity concerns, and structural space.
Fabrication – SEMCO is a leader in high quality fabrication services. Our modular approach is reliable, efficient, cost effective, and thoroughly tested for quality. Our state-of-the-art fabrication facilities have the capacity and equipment to handle jobs big and small.
Sales – Our sales team is focused on outstanding customer service. We help customers determine the best cooling systems for their particular business and we will be there with them every step of the way from early design to final installation.
Installation – SEMCO also brings customers full service installation. We work quickly and efficiently to keep business disruption at our customers’ facilities to a minimum. We also thoroughly check the new systems to ensure that they are properly installed and fully operational.
Piecemeal or Turnkey – Though SEMCO excels at providing customers with all inclusive cooling and icing systems that are fully turnkey we are also flexible enough to provide individual component parts on a piecemeal basis as needed.
SEMCO’s Systems Are Dependable
Above all else SEMCO understands that our customers are counting on their cooling and icing systems to be highly dependable. A subpar ice system that delivers unsuitable temperatures or goes down frequently will be a liability few businesses can afford. By contrast, SEMCO’s systems deliver the kind of quality, consistency, and reliability that makes them an asset few businesses can afford to be without.