News: Hubbard Systems launches XSafe protection

Flake ice gets XSafe protection
Hubbard Systems launches latest Scotsman XSafe models

Online PR News – 23-September-2020 – Norwich – Hubbard Systems has added Scotsman flake ice machines to its XSafe portfolio. XSafe is an advanced hygiene system that uses UV light and activated oxygen to kill bacteria and viruses, including COVID-19. Scotsman is incorporating the system into many of its icemakers as a standard feature – the latest being the MF and EF lines, which make flake ice.

Flake is one of the most widely used ice types, with applications in hospitality, retail, fish processing, transport and the medical sector. From cocktails to food display to physiotherapy, it’s popular because it chills fast, is suitable for delicate products and can be easily shaped around items.

With the COVID-19 pandemic putting a major focus on hygiene and safety, the XSafe system is a timely launch. Its clever design means that it sanitises the whole interior of the icemaker, as opposed to just the exposed surfaces – it’s even active under and throughout any ice that’s stored. As well as killing bacteria and viruses, it also significantly reduces the formation of mould, yeast, mildew, slime and odours.

Scotsman MF flakers are high-volume modular machines, designed to sit on top of, and drop ice into, an ice storage bin. The smallest MF, model MF26, can make up to 140kg of ice per day. The largest, the MF56, has a production capacity of up to 600kg per day.

The EF range features undercounter, self-contained icemakers with integral ice bins. The EF 103 makes up to 120kg per day, its biggest sibling, the EF206, can make up to 200kg. A key feature of the EF range is that the machines have an integral pump that allows them to be sited just about anywhere. Standard undercounter flakers need to be positioned above and near to the drains, to get rid of waste water. The EF’s pump means it can be further away from, and even below the level of the drain.

The EF 103 is the smallest Scotsman flaker and measures 592mm wide by 622mm deep and 1078mm high, including legs. Its list price is £5,123 plus VAT.

Hubbard Systems is the UK distributor for the market-leading Scotsman range of icemakers, which is available via dealers nationwide. Hubbard Systems is part of HTG Trading Ltd. For more information and details of local stockists, call Hubbard Systems on 01473 350045, email or visit

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Scotsman is recognised as delivering the market’s most reliable, best built, quality ice machines. It offers a huge range of icemakers for the hospitality, industrial, medical, fish and retail sectors, making a comprehensive variety of ice types. They include supercube ice cubes, dice cubes, half dice cubes, superdice cubes, ice cubelets, nugget ice cubes, flake ice, superflake ice and scale ice. Whatever the application, Scotsman has a commercial ice machine to match.
Scotsman has been associated with Hubbard Systems for nearly 50 years. Hubbard Systems is known for its expertise and for the professionalism of its pre- and after-sales support. In the most recent customer satisfaction survey, Hubbard Systems scored over 90% in all question categories, including ease of contact, enquiry handling, delivery, accuracy and technical support. Hubbard Systems is a division of HTG Trading.