Turn your container services more environmentally friendly, more cost efficient and be more productive with your resources. IBC Robotics cleaning solution is totally automated and dry; you don’t need any water or solvents to get a 100% clean container, free from contaminants or other dirt.
The IBC Robotics cleaning process -this is how it works
IBC Robotics offers an automated cleaning process using an industrial robot which works on a dry cleaning method (dry ice). The robot and its supporting equipment are integrated into a standard size 20 or 40-foot container. The integrated container is then docked to the container which needs cleaning and the robot is introduced via a beam on wheels. Inside the dirty container, the robot moves around and sprays dry ice pellets on all surfaces with great precision. When dry ice hits the surface a “micro-explosion” occurs releasing the impurities.
Using dry ice (see below) for cleaning is a completely dry and clean method. The only thing that remains after treatment is the dirt that has been sandblasted away from the container walls. The dirt is sucked up by vacuum cleaner underneath the robot.
In traditional cleaning with water and detergents, a separation process occurs in which dirt and water are separated, and subsequently valuable time is consumed waiting for the water to evaporate. This is avoided when using a robot and dry ice
The benefits of IBC Robotics cleaning solution -environmentally sustainability and increased efficiency
- Cost efficient. Our projections show that the IBC Robotics cleaning solution pays itself in less than 1 year.
- Environmentally friendly. You don’t need any water and you don’t need to wait for containers to dry. The cleaning process requires no solvents and as such your company leaves a smaller environmental footprint.
- Fully automated. The IBC Robotics cleaning process is fully automated, and offers a reporting system and other features.
What is dry ice?
Dry ice is composed of solid carbon dioxide and is compressed into blocks or pellets. Carbon dioxide is normally a gas, and when dry ice melts, it does not detour over the liquid carbon dioxide. At -78.5 ° C, dry ice sublimates directly into a gas. The name dry ice means that the ice does not get wet, such as frozen water.
Dry ice is manufactured by compressing gaseous carbon dioxide into a liquid form, removing the generated heat and letting the liquid carbon dioxide to rapidly expand. Dry ice is a readily accessible product.
Blasting with dry ice leaves no waste. It is gentle and suitable to use in places where water and sandblasting would not work.