Dry-Ice spray cleans molds fast. (Keeping up with Tooling).
The portable system shaves dry-ice blocks, nuggets, or pellets into fine particles. Power DFX then draws the fine particles through small venturi nozzles into a stream of compressed air. The dry-ice spray vaporizes when it hits the mold surface, creating microscopic "explosions" of solid [CO.sub.2] into gas that "flushes away" mold residues, according to Husky sources. The system can clean out injection mold vents and hot-runner manifolds. It can also strip resin from plasticating screws and remove sticky residues from blow molds.
Power DFX uses only 25 cu ft/hr of compressed air and 0.80 lb/hr of dry ice, about one-third the amounts used by other dry-ice systems, according to Husky. It reportedly cleans hard-to-reach areas better than competing systems.
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|Date:||Feb 1, 2002|
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