PE80 Dry Ice Pelletizer

Our revolutionary equipment sets new standards for producing Dry Ice. You can produce high-quality Dry Ice easily whenever you want it, at the turn of a switch. We like to think of it as having 'Dry Ice on tap'.

It's always been difficult to precisely forecast how much Dry Ice you are going to need for chilling or cleaning operations. You tend to over-order from a centralized factory "just in case". If you under-order, you may run out and not be able to ship or process valuable temperature-sensitive goods on time or you may have to return to a cleaning job, at extra expense and inconvenience. Or if you over-order then all of that over-ordered Dry Ice often just sublimes away, wasting time and money.

Dry Ice's main logistical problem is: you can't store it.
But you can store liquid carbon dioxide (LCO2) in a suitable vessel. This gives you a "buffer" of potential Dry Ice ready to be produced when you need it. No more last-minute panic ordering of Dry Ice from an inflexible supply infrastructure.

There are pure economic benefits too.
Delivering LCO2 infrequently is cheaper than delivering Dry Ice frequently. Lower cost LCO2 can also mean useful savings on the unit cost of Dry Ice.
The Pelletizer takes LCO2 and brings it up to near atmospheric pressure which then turns it into a mixture of gas and solid in the form of "snow". The solid is compressed in triple chambers and extruded to produce hard pellets or nuggets in any size from 1.7-16mm in diameter.

Site-produced Dry Ice will always be fresher, and so more effective, than Dry Ice produced at a centralized factory, sometimes days in advance, and then shipped to you.
Dry Ice nuggets can be bagged to mimic the handling characteristic of slice, with the advantage of better packing around the product, at a surprisingly small sublimation cost.

The PE80 Dry Ice Pelletizer can be integrated to feed directly into packing lines or into Dry Ice blast cleaning stations for automated operations. Movements of Dry Ice through the site are thus eliminated.

The PE80 can be upgraded by the addition of the patented Aquila Triventek RE80 Recovery Unit, which captures and recycles revert gas to practically halve the cost of Dry Ice.

With its ground-breaking low capital cost, the PE80 makes the use of Dry Ice easy and affordable for even the lower volume user.

Technical Data: 
Power Supply:3x400/50Hz (Other voltages/Hz on request)
Power consumption:3 kW
Max. current:6.5 Amps (Required start-up Amps should be calculated as 5 to 6 times Amp usage.)
Power connection:16A/3P+E CEE2-215
Dimensions (WxDxH):600x1000x1560 mm
Weight:203 kg
Pressure range:15-18 bar
Production rate:80 kg/h
Max ambient temperature:40°C
LCO2 to Dry Ice conversion without recovery unit: 2.5:1 when producing 3,0 mm pellets
Lubrication oil: Castrol Optileb GT 460 (approved for the food industry)


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