Empire Welding, CA, offers a vast selection of welding machines and supplies, as well as CO2 cylinders, helium, and safety equipment. They provide a same-day delivery for their products including dry ice pellets. Besides the main business of welding supplies, Felix Ortiz successfully started selling dry ice to different industries in his area, for example hemp growers or food delivery companies. The main customers they have right now are in the growing cannabis industry. They use an ASCO Pelletizer P28 with 16 mm pellets and 11 dry ice containers AT240W from ASCO.
Felix Ortiz is very satisfied with the pelletizer: "The machine is easy to use and very powerful. It is also reliable for large orders, as it can produce up to 280 kg/h (617.3 lb/h)."
Thanks to ASCO's dry ice technology, the company is now independent and does not have to rely on the gas company in its area where they got their dry ice from, before. With maximum flexibility they can produce dry ice when it is needed. “If you buy dry ice, you don't always have the right amount and dry ice is lost through the sublimations”, tells us Mr. Ortiz. “Empire Welding” is expanding its business and will soon be using the freshly produced dry ice for establishing dry ice blasting as cleaning services in his company.
Picture 1 – Containers and the pelletizer P28
Picture 2 – Pelletizer P28 next to the container with Dry Ice