The Indigo Cube Ice Machine Buyers Guide

If you’re in the market for a technologically advanced ice machine that makes your job easier, a Manitowoc Indigo ice maker is an ideal choice for your needs! What makes the Indigo Ice Machine so special? Consider the fact that Indigo cuber ice machines feature more cost reducing benefits than most other models on the market and you’ll soon understand why this award winning ice machine is a great choice!

Manitowoc Indigo ice machines feature a front facing digital display and control board for employee viewing. This means there are no complicated codes or controls, simply easy to read instructions, statuses, warnings, and alerts.

Each Indigo Cuber ice machine by Manitowoc is so smart that it monitors just how well your ice machine is doing. This means that if there is ever a problem it will instantly be noticed by the machine.



When a problem occurs, your Manitowoc Indigo Cuber ice machine will let you know in plain text on the easy to read Digital Display. You’ll be amazed to know that Indigo Cuber ice machines gather information about the machine 24 hours a day so when a service person comes to fix the machine they will have everything they need to know about the diagnostics easily available to them via USB or RS485 ports. This reduces down time and saves your business money on service calls!


The Indigo Cuber Ice Machine by Manitowoc, unlike many other ice machines, is also programmable. Have the perfect amount of ice without fail by programming ice making on/off times. This feature will also shave energy usage off of your business’s utility bill!

Tired of ice machines that make it difficult to them? The Indigo’s cleaning cycle is started by simply pressing a button. Indigo Cuber ice machines are easily accessible from the front and require no parts to be removed, instead opting for a swing out door function. The food zone itself features soft edges and rounded corners for easy cleanup as well as an easy to remove water trough. Antimicrobial Alpha San that is molded into the food zone provides extra protection!

When you use a Manitowoc Indigo cube ice machine you may notice it is a little quieter than what you’ve been used to. This is because Manitowoc Indigo cube ice makers feature foamed components and front door panels that don’t just reduce noise; these foamed parts also help to further insulate the unit.

With an Indigo Cuber ice maker, ice production comes swiftly. These Manitowoc Indigo cube ice machines speed up the ice making process by using Air Assist Harvest Technology. Air is forced between the ice sheet and evaporator. Like the programmable function, Air Assist Harvest helps to save energy.

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Introduced in 2011, the Indigo Series models replace similar S Series units. For those looking to replace an older machine or who just want to be able to reference the new to the old, we've created this handy chart.

S SERIES MODEL #CONDENSERCUBEICE IN 24 HRSINDIGO MODEL #CONDENSERCUBEICE IN 24 HRS
SD-0302AAirFull340 lbs.ID-0302AAirFull310 lbs.
SD-0303WWaterFull325 lbs.ID-0303WWaterFull300 lbs.
SY-0304AAirHalf340 lbs.IY-0304AAirHalf310 lbs.
SY-0305WWaterHalf325 lbs.IY-0305WWaterFull300 lbs.
SD-0452AAirFull455 lbs.ID-0452AAirFull420 lbs.
SD-0453WWaterFull435 lbs.ID-0453WWaterHalf430 lbs.
SY-0454AAirHalf460 lbs.IY-0454AAirHalf450 lbs.
SY-0455WWaterHalf465 lbs.IY-0455WWaterHalf450 lbs.
SD-0502AAirFull530 lbs.ID-0502AAirFull530 lbs.
SD-0503WWaterFull550 lbs.ID-0503WWaterFull550 lbs.
SY-0504AAirHalf560 lbs.IY-0504AAirHalf560 lbs.
SY-0505WWaterHalf550 lbs.IY-0505WWaterHalf550 lbs.
SD-0602AAirFull650 lbs.ID-0606AAirFull632 lbs.
SD-0603WWaterFull650 lbs.ID-0606WWaterFull661 lbs.
SY-0604AAirHalf650 lbs.IY-0606AAirHalf635 lbs.
SY-0605WWaterHalf650 lbs.IY-0606WWaterHalf700 lbs.
SD-0852AAirFull785 lbs.ID-0906AAirFull874 lbs.
SD-0853WWaterFull835 lbs.ID-0906WWaterFull839 lbs.
SY-0854AAirHalf940 lbs.IY-0906AAirHalf901 lbs.
SY-0855WWaterHalf875 lbs.IY-0906WWaterHalf879 lbs.
SD-1202AAirFull1100 lbs.ID-1202AAirFull1100 lbs.
SD-1203WWaterFull1165 lbs.ID-1203WWaterFull1165 lbs.
SY-1204AAirHalf1205 lbs.IY-1204AAirHalf1205 lbs.
SY-1205WWaterHalf1170 lbs.IY-1205WWaterHalf1170 lbs.
SD-0322AAirFull340 lbs.ID-0322AAirFull335 lbs.
SY-0324AAirHalf340 lbs.IY-0324AAirHalf350 lbs.
SY-0325WWaterHalf330 lbs.IY-0325WWaterHalf350 lbs.