ICE BLASTING FOR FOUNDRIES
permanent molders report benefits they've experienced by using Cold
Jet dry ice blasting to remove coatings from their molds:
molds hot and in place: Dry ice blasting
is a thermal process that uses heat to its advantage. Because dry
ice turns to gas on impact, there is no secondary media to clean
up and dispose of as is the case with traditional blasting. This
allows you to clean molds quickly while hot and without disassembly.
Cold Jet dry ice blasting does not damage
mold surfaces, corners or parting lines, and it is safe on or near
bushings, bearings, pins, ways and slides.
scrap: Molds do not need to be removed
when you clean with Cold Jet dry ice blasting, so there is no possibility
of mold damage or misalignment from handling. Also, ease of cleaning
leads to more frequent cleanings and greater quality control.
for workers: Cold
Jetting with basic safety equipment* meets OSHA safety standards.
(*dual hearing protection, face shield, insulated gloves, and
Jet dry ice blasting cleans as quickly as sand blasting, but without
Challenge: To Clean an engine mount mold hot in a Stahl tilt machine.
Cold Jet's mobile Venturi System with 90-degree
Cleaned both mold segments in less than ten
minutes (runners not included). Tool was 85° F (29° C) at
start of cleaning. Temperature dropped to 65° F (18° C)
at end of cleaning. Spray coating was immediately reapplied and
parts were made within 15 minutes of cleaning completion. Total
down time: 25 minutes.
satisfied Cold Jet customer reports an annual net profit of over
$105,000 from labor savings and productivity gain alone from using
this dry ice blasting process on their 5 molding machines. Tool
wear savings not included.
Safe and Effective in Coreboxes
Jet dry ice blasting increases profits by increasing core production.
than dismantling tools from the core making machine, they can be
cleaned in place. Time that was once spent changing out tools can
now be used to make more product.
Jetting is safe and effective on
both hot and cold steel, aluminum and plastic coreboxes.
and slot vents can be cleaned
without damage. Minimize expenses by cleaning
vents instead of replacing them.
Jet dry ice blasting units are portable and simple to operate.
Easy cleaning allows for more frequent cleaning cycles for consistent
product quality and minimal scrap.
for General Maintenance
crews find that because Cold Jet dry ice blasting is a dry, nonabrasive,
non-conductive process that leaves no residual media to clean up,
it is a great solution for many general maintenance needs. Some
of the most common applications include:
graphite lubricants off die-casting machines.
excess grease, dust, ink or carbon off general production equipment
and hydraulic power units.
conveyors without damaging pneumatic devices, bearings or electrical
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