According to the Managing Director, Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Norbert Stein, quartz sand was used as standard for cleaning the casting tools until the introduction of dry ice. However, according to his own statement, this had considerable disadvantages, such as higher abrasion on the tools to be cleaned. The repair effort for the hydraulic cylinders was increased because the adhering quartz sand led to wear of the seals. In addition, the higher dust content not only led to pollution in the ambient air for the employees (health protection) but also had a negative effect on general cleanliness. Machine and mold cleaning was therefore always associated with a high level of effort. The use of dry ice blasting increased the efficiency of the cleaning process, resulting in cost savings.
Light metal foundry Bad Langensalza GmbH is a foundry that offers its customers a service package ranging from consulting and development to assembly and logistics on request. They live up to their claim as a modern industrial company by continuously investing in their facilities. Progress and knowledge are the focus, and to ensure their high standards for the future, LGL is involved in several innovative research projects.
Picture 1 - Dry ice Blasting Unit ASCOJET 1701
Picture 2 - Logo of LGL Bad Langensalza GmbH