SEMCO/SEMCOLD LLC manufactures innovative cooling and freezing systems. Semco ice banks, ice rakes bins, and cooling and hydro cooler systems ensure that food can be stored, transported, and displayed at peak quality levels. We deliver outstanding, comprehensive freezing and cooling products to customers that are designed to deliver the very best in quality to the end consumer.
More than any other ice system manufacturing company, we understand that the best ice comes from the most quality machines. Here at SEMCO we build plants and containers for virtually any ice-making capacity.
We fuse great engineering, innovative technology, and tested construction methods to deliver only the highest quality ice and slush equipment so you can yield faster returns. More accessible and easier to operate ice products.
Our ice systems are developed with providing solutions in mind first. Then we work backwards to develop that product. Whether you need a modular, portable, or high volume ice bin or bank, we’ve got you covered.
Here at SEMCO Manufacturing Company we integrate systems to our ice products to deliver reliability, productivity, and operational efficiency so you may lower costs, optimize output, and meet your demand.
The Ice Bank system is a simple technology based on storing cooling capacity at night and using it the following day to cool.
At night when electricity is generated at less cost, chillers cool fluid and store it normally as chilled water or ice. During daytime when electricity is more expensive the chiller is turned off and the stored cooling is used to meet the building cooling load requirements.
Self contained Ice Banks are Portable Bins. These fully assembled, insulated Ice Storage Bins feature heavy structural frames that are shipped to the job site on a lowboy trailer and lifted onto concrete support piers or other structural.
MIP “Modular Insulated Panel” Bins are fabricated at SEMCO and shipped knocked down for assembly at the job site. These bins consist of a heavy duty galvanized steel structural framework covered by white 4″ thick Insulated Panels.
Rake systems are belt mounted to keep the ice continuously and evenly distributed in the storage bins. The rake can also feed the delivery system with ice. When in a fill cycle, the rake sweeps the delivered ice across the bin so it becomes level, and then is hoisted automatically adjusts the height of the rake to the volume of the ice in the bin. Semco will help you design the size you need for your ice plant.
Regardless of the size of your operation, we design your ice solution with your specific application in mind.
FOOD INDUSTRY SAFE
Large food service industries like seafood and poultry require a significant and sanitary packaged ice operation. Semco ice rake bins are custom crafted to provide a delivery system with automatic transport to your designated use. We provide complete bulk ice storage systems.
All rake bin parts are manufactured and assembled with stainless steel pulleys, flights, channels, shafts, and supports so your entire machine is not only very durable but low maintenance. Our design and smart engineering prevents your rake from becoming buried in ice.
Cooling and chilling freshly harvested fruits and vegetables quickly are keys to securing freshness and minimizing spoilage, wilting, shrinking, and flavor loss. Our Semco systems ensure that your produce is of the highest quality and sustains projected shelf life so it tastes its best.
HYDRO COOLING IS BETTER
Hydro Cooling is up to 15 times faster than forced air cooling because water has a higher heat removal capacity than than air when in direct contact with the produce. Hydrate some products to reduce moisture loss and rinse crops while it cools.
We custom design your pre-cooler and hydro coolers to meet your specific needs. Hydro Coolers can fit within your budget and require little maintenance.
At Semco we’ve developed a system called SnoPac that quickly injects vegetable filled boxes with slush ice and completely fills the carton from top to bottom. This process of preserving freshly harvested vegetables is much more efficient and cost-sensitive than manually shoveling ice.
SnoPac can also be integrated with current produce delivery systems: ice banks, ice bins, ice rakes, portable ice plants and modular ice plants.
The SnoPac system is great for: Beets, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cauliflower, Cantaloupes, Carrots, Cilantro, Corn, Kale, Leafy Greens, Leeks, Parsley, Radishes, Turnips and much more.
Our high capacity continuous flow system can process up to 1,200 boxes per hour so you can get the prechilling process finished quickly and thorough by fully surrounding produce. No re-icing needed.
Portable ice blowers are ideal for jobs that require docking or for artificial snow applications. We can meet your greatest demand for ice. Our Semco pneumatic ice blowing systems consists of an ice outlet, rotary valve, pipeline, air blower, and air cooling system with manual and automatic shunt valve options. Horizontal blowing distances of up to 600 feet can be achieved with minimal to zero jamming.
Our ice blowers are used for the entertainment industry: artificial snow sets, scenes, winter themed events, skating rinks, and more.
When boats are docking from a haul, our ice blowers are used to quickly ice down seafood to stave off spoilage and lock in freshness. We will design and build to your needs and specifications.
- FRESH PRODUCE
- POULTRY PROCESSING
- FOOD AND DAIRY PROCESSING
- SEAFOOD PROCESSING
- RED MEAT
- GENERAL FOOD INDUSTRY
- CONCRETE COOLING