Food and Beverage

Beverage Manufacturing

ColdJet cleans with Cyclo

Tom Franke, Sumitomo Sales


Since 1986, Cold Jet (www.coldjet.com) has been the leader in dry ice technology and setting industry standards with new products and cleaning methods. Because Cold Jet handles everything from the design of dry ice production equipment and its components to the application of dry ice blasting technology, they need reliable suppliers to ensure their equipment is of the highest quality and efficiency. For the past 20 years, Sumitomo Drive Technologies (www.smcyclo.com) has been their supplier choice for gearmotors in their blasting equipment.

Cleaning applications come in a wide range of plant settings, environments, and application constraints. The dry ice blasting method is used in numerous industries such as Food & Beverage, Automotive, Aerospace, Electrical, Packaging, Printing, and many more.

Dry ice blasting is used for many general cleaning applications such as stripping paints, oils, and biofilms by managing production residues and releasing agents and contaminants. Because this blasting process is non-abrasive, nonflammable and nonconductive, customers have the advantage of an environmentally friendly cleaning solution. Dry ice pellets evaporate, leaving no mess for clean up. Therefore, Cold Jet systems may be used without damaging active electrical or mechanical parts or creating fire hazards.

Sumitomo provides a cost-effective and highly efficient solution so Cold Jet is able to offer their customers the finest quality product. “Based on my experience with Sumitomo, I can honestly say that Sumitomo has earned Cold Jet's business with reliable delivery of high quality gearmotors and ability to support Cold Jet's ongoing and new product development efforts. Just as importantly, Sumitomo gearmotor price and performance continually proves to be of highest value for retaining Cold Jet's position as the world's dry ice blasting equipment market leader”, says Tony R. Lehnig, Director of New Product Development at Cold Jet.

Sumitomo Cyclo® 6000 series gearmotors are available from 1/10 to 235HP and ratios from 3:1 to 658,503:1. The gearmotors are maintenance free, lightweight, compact and very rugged with a two-year warranty guarenteeing exceptional performance. For more information, please contact 1-800-SM-CYCLO or email us.

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