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Cold Jet dry ice blasting systems for use in automotive industry

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Cold Jet dry ice blasting has helped automotive companies cut their mould-buildup cleaning costs by as much as 70%.

Cold Jet's  dry ice blasting systems easily removes excess grease, sludge, sealant and weld slag during preventative maintenance.

The automotive industry has a variety of cleaning dilemmas that need to be addressed. These problems can be solved with the Cold Jet dry ice blasting system.

Cold Jet, a technological leader in dry ice blasting, can drastically reduce time spent cleaning within the automotive plant and increase production uptime 75% to 90%.

  • Reduce labour cost
  • Increase productivity
  • No secondary waste stream
  • Increased operator safety
  • 24/7 customer support
  • Environmentally safe
  • Non-abrasive process
  • Reduce scrap
  • Meet part tolerance specifications

In fact, Cold Jet dry ice blasting systems often produce a complete return on investment in a matter of months.

Intensive cleaning is no longer needed when unscheduled maintenance occurs because electricians and mechanics can now quickly solve any cleaning issues with the Cold Jet dry ice blasting system.

Cold Jet's systems are designed with customer productivity and efficiency in mind and the ideal Cold Jet dry ice blasting system is configured depending on the specific cleaning needs of the customer.

Cold Jet provides various nozzle and accessory arrangements to meet all the cleaning needs in an automotive plant.

Weld lines can take more than two hours to clean completely by using the traditional methods of hand scraping and chemical use. With Cold Jet, complete weld lines can be cleaned in 25 minutes.

Slush moulds require routine spot cleaning in order to remove the tiny grains and TPU burn marks that result in unusable product production. Traditional cleaning methods use aluminium oxide, which is ineffective, causing the moulds to be shut down often – to perform an entire clean of the mould.

With Cold Jet, slush moulds no longer need to be cleaned with the toxic chemical, aluminium oxide. A thorough spot clean on the moulds is achieved, preventing a shut down and allowing increased production.

E-coat, which is typically removed by hand scraping, can be difficult to remove when too thick or in hard-to-reach locations.

With Cold Jet, E-coat is easily removed from paint shop rollers, hooks, guide rails, electric motor and reduction gearboxes, perforated shielding and the concrete floor.

In addition, spray-booth sensors and floor gates are kept clean and clog-free with regular use of the Cold Jet system.

Urethane foam moulds have to be cleaned down to the surface in order to remove the plastic residues and release agents that can cause unsatisfactory gloss levels.

Cold Jet blasting systems allow the moulds to be cleaned with at least 70% fewer man hours and provide for a complete and thorough clean, otherwise unachievable.

The level of clean that Cold Jet systems provide allows for assured part tolerance and smooth part release.

General maintenance on items such as cooling fans, ceiling fans, walls and superstructures can be a time consuming task that takes away from worker productivity. With Cold Jet, these tasks are performed in a matter of minutes, allowing for increased productivity.

Using Cold Jet’s non-abrasive blast technology, moulders report annual labour and mould-wear savings of approximately $50,000.

Dry ice blasting is faster and more effective than traditional cleaning methods, in part, because it does not generate any secondary waste or leave any residual blasting media to clean up or dispose of.

Here are some of the proven applications for Cold Jet Dry Ice Blasting:

  • Core Box
  • Permanent Aluminium Mould
  • Paint Hook
  • Weld Line
  • E-Coat
  • Blow Mould
  • Compression Mould
  • Injection Mould
  • Urethane Mould
  • Transmission housing

The Cold Jet cleaning process cleans hard to reach places easily and effectively.

Industry leaders already taking advantage of Cold Jet dry ice blasting systems:

  • GM
  • Ford
  • Chrysler
  • Goodyear
  • Honda
  • Delphi

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