An ice feeder stores ice in an ice container, and supplies ice from an ice gate provided in the ice container through a supply passage extending therefrom. A sensor arranged on the supply passage detects passage of ice delivered to generate a detection signal. An amount of delivered ice is measured based on the detection signal from the sensor. When a time required for the amount of delivered ice to reach a predetermined value exceeds a predetermined time period, a signal indicative of no ice stock is generated. Alternatively, when the amount of ice deli...
An ice feeder comprising: ice storing means for storing ice; an ice gate provided in said ice storing means for controlling delivery of said ice from said ice storing means; a supply passage extending from said ice gate for supplying said ice therethrough; sensor means arranged in said supply passage for detecting passage of said ice delivered from said ice storing means and for generating a detection signal indicative of said passage of said ice; supply amount measuring means for measuring an amount of said ice delivered, based on said detection signal ...
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