Earlier this month, Hamer-Fischbein demoed their new packaged ice bagging machine, the Model 390 Form, Fill & Seal, at the ProFood Tech Show at the McCormick Center in Chicago. Ice has increasing become a food commodity and an Ice Form, Fill & Seal machine is the perfect complement to the food focused processing equipment at this show. Many larger food retailers like Safeway and Kwik Trip are entering the ice bagging business, traditionally dominated by more local, family run ice businesses. The Model 390 is a completely re-invented machine for Hamer-Fischbein, offering upgraded features such as an faster, volumetric filler design and a new impulse heat seal system. These features now enable up to a 50+ bag per minute production on 5-7 lb bags. Hamer-Fischbein continues to deliver upon the durability and reliability that the Packaged Ice industry has long counted on for over 30 years.