K 2019 / Cold Jet Cold Jet presents dry ice blaster at K
Cold Jet will present their new IoT-enabled dry ice blaster at K 2019. It allows for more customisation in the cleaning process, according to the company.
Ice blasting – “Cold Jet is proud to introduce the PCS 60 to the global marketplace,” said Gene Cooke III, President and CEO, Cold Jet. “The machine is the highest performing dry ice blaster available and features many technological advancements that are firsts in our industry.”
The PCS 60 features Cold Jet’s patented Particle Control System (PCS). The PCS precisely cuts dry ice into diamond shaped particles in the exact dimensions chosen by the operator (3 mm to 0.3 mm and 28 sizes in between), according to the company. This allows the user to have a greater degree of versatility in their cleaning applications. With the PCS, a plastics processor can use one machine to clean many types of surfaces, such as the surface of injection molds, deburring and deflashing, to cleaning injection screws.
With a 7" LCD color screen and digital controls, the PCS 60 provides an intuitive display that allows the user to easily view and adjust blasting parameters and machine settings. The machine also features programmable and password-protected application recipes. This feature allows users to set and save blasting parameters, such as blast pressure, particle size and feed rate, which increases efficiency and ensures the right settings for each individual application. A plastics processor can save one application recipe for one of their molds and another application recipe for a separate mold. This prevents user error and ensures the right parameters are used for each unique application.
The design, including a ‘straight through’ air system and redesigned Sureflow feeding system that reduces air pressure loss and dry ice sublimation within the machine. This allows the user to increase air supply yield and reduce dry ice waste.
The PCS 60 is IoT-enabled via Cold Jet’s Industry 4.0 solution, Cold Jet Connect. The system provides remote monitoring and diagnostics while allowing users to collect and manage data and employ tools for optimum performance and productivity. The machine is also automation and integration capable via an optional accessory package, which enables the PCS 60 to be combined with a Cold Jet dry ice production unit and a robot for continuous and fully automated blasting, according to the company. The machine was designed with user comfort in mind, with a weight and size reduction compared to competing machines and wheels designed for mobility.
Cold Jet can be visited at Booth D48 in Hall 10 during K.