Cleaning is a necessity in the foundry, which means cleaning is also a controversial topic due to the amount of downtime that is associated with it. Using the traditional method of cleaning, foundry workers must wait for machinery to cool down before they can disassemble it, causing costly downtime. The traditional method of cleaning involves a lot of tedious hand cleaning and messy bead blasting, which leaves behind piles of secondary waste. What has emerged as a time saving and more effective method is Dry Ice Blast Cleaning.
Polar Tiger works with foundries to help them reduce downtime by up to 60 percent by utilizing the power of dry ice and compressed air to blast away all contaminants that are common to foundry machinery. The reduced downtime is possible because when utilizing Polar Tiger technology, there is no need to wait for cool down or to disassemble equipment for cleaning. In fact, Dry Ice Blast Cleaning allows for equipment to be cleaned in place (in-situ).
Polar Tiger’s technology works in tight spaces to quickly and easily clean a variety of foundry equipment, including: Isocure cores, Aluminum molds, Hot mold core boxes, Screens, Die-casting machines, Conveyors, Vents, Semi-solid castings, Die-casting tools.
Polar Tiger’s Dry Ice Blast Cleaning technique is non-abrasive, which means there is no extra wear and tear on surfaces, which is a common complaint about aggregate blasting. And because there is no aggregate to clean up, clients save money on secondary waste disposal costs.
While traditional methods of cleaning foundry equipment can involve toxic cleaners, Dry Ice Blast Cleaning is environmentally friendly and leaves behind no trace of moisture. Furthermore, Dry Ice Blasting cleans better than traditional cleaning, delivering a top-notch as-cast finish.
Cleaning with the Polar Tiger method, which involves a stream of non-toxic CO2 pallets coming out of a high compression nozzle at negative 109 degrees Fahrenheit, changes the contaminants it hits at the molecular level, which means graphite lubricants, a common substance in die-casting machines, can be virtually erased from the equipment. Carbon, dust, and grease can also be removed without damaging any electrical components, bearings or pneumatic equipment.
For foundry organizations that want to clean their molds with no risk of damaging them, cut the cost per hour of cleaning, be more environmentally responsible, and see a quality as-cast finish at the end of the process, they’re are finding all of these advantages in Polar Tiger’s Dry Ice Blast Cleaning solutions.
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Dry Ice Blast Cleaning compared to traditional cleaning methods
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