If there is an industry that knows about grease buildup, oil, sealant, sludge and weld slag, it’s the automotive industry, which means this is an industry that expends a great deal of time and money on cleanup. Perhaps one of the more time consuming cleaning projects in the automotive industry involves cleaning the weld lines. It’s a process that takes hours when using chemicals and doing it by hand. However, there is another way to tackle this task and it doesn’t involve environmentally unfriendly chemicals or solvents – it involves a common gas that we breathe everyday – CO2.
Slush molds are another item that require tedious cleaning on a routine basis due to the tiny grains and TPU burns that occur in them. Using aluminum oxide, automotive workers will spend hours shutting down production in an effort to clean the molds, but ultimately doing an ineffective job. However, with Dry Ice Blast Cleaning, a technique used by Polar Tiger, the molds can be quickly and completely cleaned with a fraction of the downtime.
Dry Ice Blast Cleaning is a technique molecularly diminishing contaminants and leaving behind no secondary waste. It’s a high end process that saves automotive industry companies time and money. It’s also an environmentally friendly process.
Cleaning is important in the automotive industry, but traditional methods take time, and when production is down for cleaning, profits are reduced. Adhesives build up in headlamp molds, welders, conveyor systems and paint rooms. Again, traditional cleaning methods not only do an inferior job, they are toxic and time consuming. Polar Tiger’s Dry Ice Blast Cleaning introduces an environmentally friendly process that takes little time and leaves behind no mess.
Welding is used extensively in many processes in the automotive industry, and cleaning a single head weld station takes up to two hours with traditional methods. Guess how fast it can be cleaned with Dry Ice Blasting? The answer: 25 minutes or less.
The list of automotive related equipment that Dry Ice Blast Cleaning can clean is seemingly endless, but the usual suspects include seat and gasket molds, wheels, cylinder heads, robotic equipment, filters, weld lines, motors, tire molds, conveyors, welding fixtures, e-coating equipment and electrical components.
There are a number of reasons the automotive industry is turning to Dry Ice Blast Cleaning for their cleaning needs, including the fact that it’s a carbon neutral process, there is no water or moisture of any kind involved, no secondary waste to remove, less down time, no toxic solvents or chemicals, and it’s non abrasive, which means it can be used on delicate surfaces.
Dry Ice Blast Cleaning has become so popular that most major tire manufacturing plants are using this method to clean out their molds with no disassembly required. Furthermore, foundries are using them for cleaning core boxes, tire molds, gasket molds, sealing system molds and plastic molders. Automotive interiors, such as door panels, firewall materials, dashboards, acoustic mats, carpets and seats – all delicate surfaces that can be cleaned with Dry Ice Blasting’s non abrasive CO2 cold stream.
For more information about how Polar Tiger can prevent downtime and improve productivity, please contact us today. Estimates are free of charge.
Dry Ice Blast Cleaning compared to traditional cleaning methods
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