Vogt Ice adds Spec Sheets in Spanish

At Vogt Ice we are always striving to meet our customer’s needs in refrigeration and ice making.  We know our distributors need all the tools available including spec sheets.

Please find the spec sheets locatedon our website by clicking here spanish spec sheets.



Spanish version spec sheets are now available for download from our website.

Vogt Ice Distributor Looks to the Past and Finds Future Savings With New Refrigerant

Vogt Ice Distributors have a great reputation for great customer service and support.  New England Marine Engineering & Supply, Inc. from New Bedford, MA is no exception. When the time came to upgrade and replace their old Turbo ice makers New England Marine customers have turned to President and Owner, Paul Nosworthy.  Paul and his team have replaced these large 20 to 30 year old Turbo icemakers, originally using R-22 with reciprocating compressors, with efficient, upgraded modular Vogt Turbo icemakers with rotary screw compressor refrigeration systems using new refrigerants.   Over the last three years Paul’s team has replaced two old 50 ton Turbo ice makers and is now mobilizing his team to replace a 150 ton to 200 ton Turbo system using ammonia now.  Per ton of ice, the new programmable controlled Vogt modular ice makers with screw compressor refrigeration systems appear to save energy and water in the range of 10% to 30% compared to the old Turbo systems.  And for several locations it looks like these new systems qualify for utility energy saving rebate programs too.   Vogt Ice thanks Paul and his team for the ongoing support of his customers, including Vogt Ice and Turbo equipment all along the New England coast.


Check out the new modular series for new zero ODP, low GWP HFO refrigerants, Models MHGZ and MCLZ and the 25 ton and 50 ton package refrigeration systems for HFOs, Model HFOPak, and for ammonia, AMOPak, at https://www.vogtice.com

Soft Start vs. Full Voltage start

Why is it better to use a Soft Start (Solid State) motor starter than a full voltage, across the line starter for large compressor motors?


The soft start allows us to slowly bring the compressor motor up to speed which reduces the high inrush current, reduces initial torque and reduces the possibility of belt slippage at startup.


For the full voltage, across the line start, the inrush current at startup is 600% of the motors RLA (Running Load Amps) and the initial torque is 180%-300% peak.


For the soft start (solid state) motor start, the inrush current at startup is 300% of the motors RLA and 25% of the full voltage starters initial torque.


Better for the motor, better for the machine and in some locations, better for the customers power bill.

Flood of 1937



The devastating flood of 1937 changed Louisville and its residents forever.  The “River City” was engulfed by the Ohio River as a result of 15” of rain in a 12-day period in January of that year.   The river crested 30.44 feet above flood stage, a record that still stands today.  Seventy percent of Louisville was submerged and the Ohio River was 24 miles wide in some places forcing evacuation of over 175,000 people.

During the flood, Vogt had the only electrical generator in the city that was above the flood waters that could operate.  It supplied emergency electrical power to critical operations in the Louisville area.  These included Saints Mary and Elizabeth Hospital, two local bakeries, and the infamous Waverly Hills Sanitarium.  Thanks to Vogt, the crisis was made a little more bearable to those in the Louisville and surrounding areas.

L.D. Schlegel views water surrounding the entrance of the plant.
Photo taken by Henry Vogt Heuser