Dry ice blasting can optimize equipment performance and increase productivity in the printing industry. Cleaning with dry ice has a significant impact on machinery performance:
Equipment never performs better than after a thorough clean. ASM Environmental offers dry ice blasting services that provide efficient cleaning for:
Dry ice blasting can result in optimal equipment performance and increased productivity for the printing industry. Dry ice blasting systems allow lengthy cleaning processes to be shortened by on-line precision cleaning.
In many printing facilities, the cleaning of the side frames and print deck mechanism is usually avoided until absolutely necessary. This causes unavoidable ink buildup on the gears and deck guides, and causes poor alignment which results in low print quality and high scrap rates. Dry ice blasting can reduce or eliminate this concern.
Typically, several hours are spent on each color station to scrape and wipe the critical surfaces. With today’s modern presses having six to eight color decks, cleaning downtime can easily add up to several thousands of dollars of lost production per cleaning cycle. However, ASM Environmental’s dry ice blast cleaning system can clean both sides of the deck in as little as 10-15 minutes before going back into production. Dried out drip pans and fountains can easily be cleaned as well.
Not only does dry ice blasting speed up the cleaning process, but it cleans better, too. In a typical cleaning process, manual scraping requires 20-30 man-hours per piece of equipment. Using ASM Environmental’s dry ice blasting process, the same piece of equipment can be cleaned in less than two hours. With this type of speed and efficiency, there is no longer any need to wait for the next shutdown to clean.
It is now cost-effective to do your cleaning between job changes on the press, giving you more production time and higher production rates. Dry ice blasting replaces the use of dangerous solvents, scrapers, chisels and emery cloths without having to dismantle the press thus eliminating many direct and indirect costs such as downtime hours, poor printing quality, increased scrap, wear of machine parts and disposal of hazardous waste and solvents.
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