In-Place, Non-Abrasive and Environmentally Responsible Mold Cleaning
Cold Jet’s Environmental Cleaning and Surface Preparation (ECaSP) systems have helped manufacturers meet stringent industry demands by providing a composite tool cleaning solution that is fast, delicate and does not use solvents.
Dry ice cleaning uses recycled CO2 in the form of solid dry ice particles that are accelerated through high-velocity nozzles onto the surface being cleaned. The combination of the kinetic and thermal gradient effects breaks the bond between the contaminant and the substrate. The dry ice particles sublimate on impact, transitioning from a solid to a gas, leaving no secondary waste behind. Dry ice cleaning extends the life of a mold by eliminating the need for harsh chemicals, wire brushes and coarse pads. It is a non-abrasive mold cleaning solution that protects the critical dimensions and geometric shapes of parting lines and sealing surfaces and preserves the mold surface finish.
There are a variety of materials utilized in the composite tooling industry, from epoxies and urethanes to aluminum and steel, including Teflon-coated tools and tools that are highly polished. Tooling used for, but not limited to, compression molding, resin transfer molding, extrusion, pre-pregging and wet-layup are all exceptional applications for dry ice blast cleaning. It can also safely remove a variety of residual process contaminants from the molds, including mold release agents, epoxy, Teflon tape, silicone, phenolic, carbon, graphite and many more without damaging the tooling.
Dry ice cleaning is faster and more effective than traditional methods of tool cleaning such as solvents, abrasives and elbow grease and modern dry ice blasting systems require less compressed air and consume less dry ice than in the past. In many instances, it is possible to clean tooling in place, at processing temperatures, without causing mold wear or damage, thus unlocking hidden production capacity and improving the quality of the finished product.
Cleaning Composite Tooling with Dry Ice Blasting Provides:
An environmentally responsible clean
Decontaminated and sanitized production surfaces
A cleans in-place method with no cool down required
Reduced cleaning downtime
No secondary waste
Elimination of wear and tear
A non-abrasive process
Proven Composite Tool Cleaning Applications for Dry Ice Blasting Include:
Resin Transfer & Mixing Equipment
Post processing Equipment
Autoclave Flooring Walls
Improve operating efficiency and uptime
Electric motors account for up to 80% of all available electric energy used by an industrial site. They also waste up to 50% of electric energy due to inefficient motor optimization. When dirt, soot, grease and oil build up in production facilities over time, machinery can begin to overheat and function improperly, leading to potential failure.
Cold Jet has met the Electrical Industry's challenge of increased operating efficiency and uptime with dry ice blast cleaning. Dry ice blasting is a non-conductive process that can restore both rotating and stationary electrical equipment to peak performance. With the flexibility to quickly restore and recondition various sizes and types of industrial equipment and electric motors with dry ice cleaning, you can minimize the costly downtime and disruption generally associated with cleaning with traditional methods.
Cleaning Industrial Electic Motors with Dry Ice Blasting Provides:
No drying process
No chemicals or water disposal issues
No potential damage to any components
Instant energy savings
Restores optimal operating conditions qui