Dry ice blasting can reduce wood press cleaning time by as much as 85%, reducing labor costs as well. Dry ice blasting systems eliminate the manual cleaning of presses, dryers and vents, while increasing employee safety and health.
Traditionally, workers are involved in a very labor-intensive manual cleaning process using angle grinders during a regularly scheduled maintenance shift. This cleaning process is dangerous due to the close proximity to the machines and to residue dust. In addition, manual cleaning is not fully effective as there are parts of the machine that remain unreachable.
This traditional cleaning process is dangerous and requires cleaners to work within the machines in very close proximity to residues and residue dust. In addition, manual cleaning is not fully effective as the unreachable parts of the machine simply do not get cleaned.
Dry ice blasting systems clean four times faster than the traditional cleaning methods and are ultimately safer and more cost-effective. The patented dry ice pellets have the mass and density required to conduct a quick, easy, and thorough cleaning.
Cleaning with Dry Ice Blasting in the Engineered Wood Industry Provides:
- Reduced fire hazard
- Reduced labor costs
- Reduced downtime
- A non-abrasive process
- Increased employee safety
- No secondary waste
- An in-place clean with no cool down required
A Few Proven Engineered Wood Applications for Dry Ice Blasting Include:
- OSB presses
- Sanding Belt
- Wet Scrubber
- Peeler / Lathe
- Glue Applicator
- Ventilation Blades
- Pitch & Resin Removal
- Finger Joint Blade Holder