Service School Fall 2018

Service School Fall 2018

Vogt Ice, LLC 1000 West Ormsby Avenue, Suite 19 Louisville, KY 40210
HE Series and Mid-size machines – November 12th-15th 2018
November 12-13 will be the HE series machines
November 14th-15th will be the Mid-size machine class (P112 – P118F – P18XT)
Price per person
HE series machines – $250.00 Mid-size $250.00
Both $450.00
Course includes class, factory tour and some hands-on training. Class will begin at 8:00am dismiss at 4:30pm each day. Classes held at the Louisville KY Factory.
Lunches and refreshments will be provided. Class size is limited.
Call Jackie Aslinger or e-mail to register
jaslinger@vogtice.com 502-635-3426

Vogt Ice Announces new CEO Bill Snyder

 

VOGT ICE NAMES BILL SNYDER AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

 

LOUISVILLE, KY (July 9, 2018) – Vogt Ice, a leading commercial and industrial supplier of ice equipment, announced today that it has named Bill Snyder as the company’s new CEO, effective July 16, 2018. J.T. Sims, former CEO of Vogt Ice, will remain on the Board of Directors and maintain his ownership stake in the company.

 

Mr. Snyder joins Vogt Ice with more than 30 years of experience in the industrial, manufacturing, continuous processing, and supply chain and logistics industries. Most recently, he was a development executive at Neovia (formerly Caterpillar Logistics Services, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc.) where he focused on implementing business optimization processes to improve his customers’ competitive positions.

 

Prior to joining Caterpillar Logistics in 2005, Mr. Snyder held management positions in operations, finance, and sales and marketing at Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail) where he developed the business expansion and client retention strategies for Conrail’s automotive, steel, chemical and petrochemical customers. Prior to Conrail, he worked with internal team members to automate SKF Industries, Inc.’s inventory control processes for products engineered and manufactured globally for distribution throughout North America.

 

“We are delighted that Bill is joining Vogt Ice as our new CEO,” said J.T. Sims. “His proven track record in creating and executing global strategies, and driving revenue and profit growth, will be instrumental in the growth and success of Vogt Ice in the foreseeable future. He has great experience with building and leading successful teams while developing new market verticals to create competitive advantages.”

 

Mr. Snyder’s strategy designs and leadership have led to his teams receiving the “Vendor Challenge Performance Award” sponsored by Air Products and Chemicals three consecutive years; and the “Rail Industry Performance Award” from Ford Motor Company. Additionally, his personal efforts earned him the 2015 “Strategic Partner of the Year Award” from Manitowoc FoodService.

 

Vogt Ice, a former division of Henry Vogt Machine Company, revolutionized the commercial ice-making industry in 1938 when it built the world’s first automatic sized ice machine, the Tube-Ice Machine. Prior to this, ice was made in block form. Vogt engineers designed the unique Tube-Ice Machine specifically to freeze ice automatically in vertical tubes, momentarily thaw ice loose from the tubes and then cut it into short cylinders with a hole in the center.

 

Today Vogt Ice designs, manufactures and distributes heavy duty ice making machines, chillers and parts to commercial and industrial customers worldwide. Vogt machines feature a tubular form of ice as well as plate ice technology, which produce ice at rates ranging from 1 ton to 110 tons per day. Commercial and industrial customers include packaged ice producers; food service, resorts and casinos; fishing, poultry and agriculture; and thermal energy storage, among others. The company currently has 100 employees with operations in West Louisville.

 

About Vogt Ice:

Vogt Ice, a former division of Henry Vogt Machine Company, is a leading commercial and industrial supplier of ice equipment. The company revolutionized the commercial ice-making industry in 1938 when it built the world’s first automatic sized ice machine, the Tube-Ice Machine. Prior to this, ice was made in block form. Vogt engineers designed the unique Tube-Ice Machine specifically to freeze ice automatically in vertical tubes, momentarily thaw ice loose from the tubes and then cut it into short cylinders with a hole in the center. For more information, please visit www.vogtice.com.

 

 

HFO10 AC to WC transformation Part 2

Watch Vogt’s Research and Development Guru, Jeremy Burchett, as he cuts away and removes the condenser from HFO10 packaged ice unit on our Going Green Journey. Stay tuned for more progress as Vogt works to make this Water Cooled 10 Ton an Air Cooled unit.

Ice Types for Consumers

Ice Types for Consumers

 

Vogt’s ice making product range covers a few types of ice used by everyday consumers: tube, plate and crushed. What is their purpose?

 

Tube and plate ice are commonly found in bags at the front of grocery stores and gas stations. Their ease of use for chilling food and drinks in a cooler for your summer cookouts makes them popular. The plate ice is collected from the machine and processed into nugget shapes for this purpose, while the tube ice is taken from the machine and dried before bagging.

 

Crushed ice is popular in restaurants and hotels where the ice is used in the glass. The additional surface area of crushed ice rapidly cools your drink from the time it is dispensed to the time it is served. Smaller diameter tube ice is also seen in these same places for the same reason. Vogt’s crushed ice is made on the same machine as tube ice, but with a slightly modified cutting system.

 

Vogt Ice Focuses on Future HFO10

HFC refrigerants are experiencing a phase-out in a variety of markets across the globe due to their high global warming potential (GWP). This forces OEMs to build forward thinking business strategies when selecting a replacement refrigerant for use in their equipment.

 

The catch with synthetic refrigerants in ice machines is to find the perfect balance between something that will work well in the application and be available for purchase for the foreseeable future. Finding this balance has been Vogt’s focus.

 

Vogt’s long-term refrigerant solution is to use HFO blends that are similar in properties to R134a. These hydroflouroolefin-based refrigerants have very low GWPs that are in line with the EU F-Gas Regulation phase-down and with projected refrigerant regulations in the United States.

 

In November 2017 at the IPIA, Vogt introduced the HFO10. This is the first Tube-Ice machine designed to run on an HFO blend (R513A). This blend, along with other R134a-like HFO blends, are expected to be long term synthetic refrigerant solutions, but are likely to evolve to find themselves replaced by pure HFO refrigerants of the R1234 family. This family of pure HFOs will be retrofittable to the HFO10, giving it a secure and well-defined future as the market evolves.

 

In addition to environmental benefits, the HFO10 operates at lower head pressures (approx. 130 psi), putting less overall stress on the system. Vogt utilizes Bitzer’s innovative CSH semi-hermetic compact screw compressor – a robust design that is more reliable than a reciprocating compressor. A further benefit of the CSH is that it is quieter when operating than the equivalent reciprocating design. Energy efficiency remains excellent with the machine consuming as little as 2.68 KWH per 100 lbs of ice produced.

 

The HFO10 is just the beginning of Vogt’s new focus to innovate and to introduce superior products to the marketplace.

 

World’s Leader in Packaged Ice

Since 1938, Vogt has been the name in continuous ice production for packaged ice manufacturers.  We provide our customers with design, service and support to ensure continuous ice production form one to 125 tons per day.

Vogt. Engineered to Endure.