Pump Control System

Pump Control System

The pump control system uses a Sevcon Powerpak control rated at 450 amperes. The control has the ability to operate the pump at a variety of speeds. The machine is set up with three pump speeds; low speed (or idle), intermediate speed and high speed. Typically the low speed is used for off-ice driving to conserve battery power.

When on the ice, the operator can select the intermediate or the high speed setting depending on the ice conditions and snow load. Many resurfacing can be made a the intermediate setting thus extending the range of the machine. The speeds can be changed on the fly, which allows the operator to tune the machine’s performance to his needs. The hydraulic pump is mounted directly to a custom built electric motor.

Rutherford Engineering and Design

Rutherford Engineering and Design

Sport Ice machines are made by Rutherford Engineering and Design, Inc. in Mentone, California.

1500 Crafton Ave
Building 91
Mentone, CA 92359 Phone: 909-398-0040
Fax: 909-398-0042

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