Dry-Ice Blaster for In-Place Cleaning
January 1, 2007
A new method for in-place cleaning eliminates the need to disassemble or move machinery before it is cleaned. Kärcher Industrial Products’ Dry Ice Blaster uses compressed air to propel tiny dry ice pellets at supersonic speeds, so they flash-freeze and then lift grime, paint, rust, reins, mold, asphalt and other contaminants from off a broad range of surfaces. Moreover, the pellets quickly dissipate into vapor, so there are no solvents, water, sand or other media to discard. Only the soiled contaminant remains to be swept up or vacuumed.
Dry ice can be regulated so it is nonabrasive. The dry ice temperature is -109°F (-78.33°C), and it uses micro-thermal shock to lift the contaminant off the surface. Consequently, it will not mark or damage many surfaces, including most plastics (such as electronic components), rubber (such as a conveyor belt) and all metals.
Dry-ice blasting is growing in popularity because it completely eliminates the need to disassemble or move machinery before it is cleaned. In addition, it can clean in crevices that cannot be reached by hand or via other cleaning methods.
For more information, call (800) 347-6116, ext. 175.