KÄRCHER BLASTS OFF
World’s first dry ice cleaning technology launched
Kärcher has launched a new product using dry ice blasting, the first of its kind in the cleaning industry.
The global leader in cleaning technology says the IB 10/8 L2P is the only machine on the market with integrated dry ice production, which allows industries such as the motoring industry to reduce lead times, dry ice waste and improve efficiencies of cleaning using a dry ice method.
Typical dry ice blasting requires the purchase of dry ice pellets from a specialist supplier. The pellets have a limited lifespan and often last no longer than a few days.
Knowing the exact amount of ice required for the cleaning task at hand can be difficult; order too much and you have waste or don’t order enough, and you can’t complete the clean.
Dry ice blasting in this way also requires planning to order the pellets ahead of time and taking into account lead times for delivery.
Kärcher says its latest innovation, the IB 10/8 L2P, removes these challenges.
It produces the ice pellets required to clean on demand from liquid CO2. This is easily available in bottles and can be stored for long periods of time.
The Ice Blaster creates the pellets and uses them as a spray agent. The method is non-abrasive, produces zero spray agent residues and allows users to remove dirt from sensitive surfaces with minimal effort.
The IB 10/8 L2P works particularly well in the motoring sector where the maintenance of vehicles from the inside out is essential to machine operation.
The IB 10/8 L2P is able to clean rubber seals and rebates, remove stickers and labels with adhesive residue, as well as the removal of traces of rubber folds. It is also ideal for cleaning particularly sensitive and valuable wheel rims.
Where the vehicle interior is of concern, the dry ice blaster can remove dirt and stains from fittings and fixtures, buttons, upholstery, box covers, roof liners, carpets and ventilation slots both gently and efficiently, and without any moisture.
The technology is based on the clever connection of mechanical and thermal energy, where dry ice pellets, in the form of solid CO2 at the temperature of -79 ∞C, hit surfaces at a high speed of 150 m/s. The cold causes the dirt to become brittle, allowing for the seamless removal of dirt and stubborn stains.
The product’s ergonomic jet gun is suitable for the cleaning of narrow, angled areas which are often hard to reach. The IB 10/8 L2P also includes an easy-to-use control panel which allows for easy and intuitive operation.
The Kärcher IB 10/8 L2P will be available for order from all Kärcher Centers and Authorised dealers.
For more information, please visit www.karcher.com.au