MANITOWOC ICE 000010810
COMPRESSOR RUN CAPACITOR NJ221
A critical component in restaurant equipment, a capacitor helps power an electric motor, such as those used to drive a compressor in a refrigeration unit. The capacitor stores electrical energy and then releases it as needed to help the compressor motor start and run smoothly. Capacitors are commonly used in all kinds of commercial kitchen appliances, such as fryers, ovens, dishwashers, ice machines, and more.
Compressors are used in all kinds of restaurant equipment from refrigerators and freezers to walk-ins, from merchandisers and display cabinets to condiment and frozen beverage dispensers and much more. A compressor is a mechanical device (a motor) that increases the pressure of a gas by reducing its volume to affect cooling via the transfer of heat.
Compressors used in refrigeration systems are often described as being either "hermetic" or "semi-hermetic". The difference between the hermetic and semi-hermetic types is their design and construction. A hermetic compressor has a one-piece welded steel casing that cannot be opened for repair -- if the hermetic unit fails, it is simply replaced with an entirely new one. A semi-hermetic compressor uses a large cast metal shell with gasketed covers and screws that can be opened in order to replace the motor and other internal components.
Since its inception in 1964, Manitowoc, Inc. has been on the cutting edge of product innovation, food safety and environmental stewardship. From the first automated cleaning system for ice machines, to the first ice machine with a touch screen display and offering the widest selection of ENERGY STAR®ice machines in the market, Manitowoc continues to be the industry leader and the trusted partner for businesses just starting out, to businesses with billions served.