Cold Jet®, manufacturer of high performance dry ice cleaning and production equipment, will demonstrate its MicroParticle technology at NPE2018.

MicroParticle technology is used heavily in the plastics industry to clean molds, deflash and deburr parts, and for surface preparation prior to painting. The technology allows companies to clean molds at operating temperature and in place and does not generate any secondary waste or leave residue behind.

Cold Jet’s patented MicroParticle technology shaves dry ice into sugar-sized particles. This allows more media to strike the surface per second than traditional methods, resulting in an increased coverage area and a faster and more even clean.

Steve Wilson, Global Business Unit Manager, Plastics, Rubber & Composites, commented, “The MicroParticles will enter the hardest-to-reach places in complex geometry molds, including vents, and are small and delicate enough for a thorough clean without worry of damaging the mold surface or changing dimensions – improving product quality, lowering costs and increasing productivity.”

The i3 MicroClean®, which utilises MicroParticle technology for dry ice shaving, is used heavily in the plastics industry and will also be demonstrated at NPE2018. The MicroClean is an innovative, lightweight, compact, single-hose low pressure blasting system that uses less compressed air and less dry ice than similar machines. It is also quieter than traditional machines.

“When companies introduce the i3 MicroClean into their cleaning process, it extends the running time of their molds by 200-500%,” said Wilson. “It saves them from cooling the mold down, removing it, disassembling it, reassembling it, putting it back in and heating everything back up. That is a lot of time and risk for damage.”

Cold Jet will be demonstrating the MicroParticle technology and automated surface prep on coated and non-coated molds at NPE2018 from the 7-11th May in Orlando, Florida, booth W483.

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Cold Jet's shaved dry ice MicroParticle technology

Cold Jet’s shaved dry ice MicroParticle technology

Source: Cold Jet