With the development of modern dry ice cleaning technology and the continuous promotion of cleaning technology industrialization, dry ice cleaning has been widely used in various production and processing fields with its unique working principle and excellent working performance, which has greatly improved the productivity and working efficiency and become an engine-removing method used by many enterprises. This dry ice cleaning technology has quickly become a special industry and penetrated into the industrial field of all walks of life and people’s daily life. Now dry ice cleaning technology continues to develop, a series of dry ice cleaning equipment is also in constant development and innovation, which greatly improve the industrial cleaning technology in the field.
What is dry ice blasting machine?
Dry ice blasting machine also named dry ice cleaning machine, which is the most important equipment in the dry ice cleaning field. The raw materials for cleaning by this machine are mainly the dry ice particles which are always made by the dry ice granular machine. Therefore, the whole dry ice cleaning system usually can be divided into two parts: dry ice pellets making machine and dry ice blasting machine. The role of dry ice granular machine is to make liquid carbon dioxide into a certain specification of dry ice particles or dry ice cubes. Dry ice blasting and cleaning machine adopts the special configuration of the air compressor to make the compressed air. Put the dry ice particles or dry ice blocks into the dry ice blasting machine, under the driving of compressed air, high-density dry ice particles or fine dry ice powder will be sprayed with compressed air to the surface of the object to be cleaned, so as to play a role in cleaning.
The working principle of the dry ice blasting machine
Dry ice blasting machine works by using compressed air as the power to accelerate the extremely low temperature (78 °C below zero) and high-density dry ice particles nearly the sound speed and spray them to the cleaning on the surface of objects. The dirt on the surface of the object will sudden drop in temperature and lead to its surface embrittlement and burst. At the same time, extremely fine dry ice particles will rapidly sublimate into gas after drilling into the dirt cracks, which will instantly expand the volume of dirt debris by 800 times and take the dirt away from the object surface.
Main features of the dry ice blasting machine
- The main accessories like air hose, ice blast hose, and spray gun are made of wear-resistant materials so that it has a long service life and good working efficiency.
- The dry ice blasting machine has wide applications, it can be used in steel, metal and machine manufacturing, printing plants, wood and electrical industry, plastics and packaging industry, automobile industry, foundry, and injection molding plant, food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industry, paper industry and local authorities and municipal administration.
- In the dry ice cleaning process, because the dry ice is eventually sublimated into gas, so there is no pollution to the object being cleaned.
- Dry ice cleaning is a non – destructive decontamination, will not cause damage to machines and molds. The dry ice blasting machine has high working efficiency, safe and reliable.
|Motor power (kW)||0.55||0.75||0.37|
|Air supply pressure range(Mpa)||0.4-1.0||0.4-1.0||0.4-1.0|
|Dry ice size（mm）||Φ1-Φ3||Φ1-Φ4||MAX150× 150×300|
|Dry ice consumption(kg/min)||0.1-2.5||0.1-3.5||0-0.6|
|Air hose length（m）||9||9||9|
|Connector screw thread（”）||3/4”||1”||3/4”|
|Ice blaster hose length（m）||7||7||6|
Dry Ice Blasting Machine Working Video
Dry ice blasting machine SL-550
As the medium model of dry ice blasting machine/dry ice cleaning machine, it’s motor power is 0.55kw and its air consumption is 2-4 m³/min. The diameter of the dry ice particles made by this model ranges from 1mm to 3mm. Its outside dimension and weight are relatively small so that it is the common type that most of our customers choose. And its hopper capacity is 18L which is the big difference between itself and the SL-750.
Dry ice blasting machine SL-750
Model SL-750 is the biggest type of dry ice blasting machine, which needs a larger motor power with 0.75kw and larger air consumption with 3-6 m³/min. Its dry ice particles’ diameter is 1-4mm. This model has larger dry ice consumption, hopper capacity, overall dimension, and weight so that this model has a higher working capacity and it can work continuously for large areas of cleaning work, especially for all kinds of assembly lines of the factory production workshop.
Dry ice blasting machine SL-XH3
Compared with the above two models of dry ice blasting machine, this model SL-XH3 is a tiny one because it is mainly used for cleaning the precise and precious objects. And its raw materials are not the dry ice particles but the dry ice blocks which have the size under 150×150×300mm. And its hopper capacity and dry ice consumption are the least. When it works, its inner cutter will cut the dry ice blocks into small pieces and blast these dry ice pieces out for cleaning. This model SL-XH3 always can be set in the bracket with wheels for easy moving.