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Wickens Dry Ice Blasting
836 Southgate Dr
Guelph, ON N1G 3Y1
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246 Arsenault Crescent
Fort McMurray, AB T9J 1J2
Questions About Dry Ice Blasting?
Wickens' newest equipment line is the Viking Series, featuring the Viking 3000 and the Viking Mini dry ice blasting machines. Both have been designed with challenging environments in mind.
The Viking3000 was developed in close co-operation with a customer, who had specific needs for operating a dry ice blaster in an environment with many challenges.
With an overall width of only 400 mm the machine can easily be moved in and around in narrow spaces and especially in between machines in the production. This enables the operator to get closer to the point of cleaning and thereby being able to work with shorter length of blast hoses, which again gives a better cleaning result.
Being narrower does not mean a smaller dry ice hopper. The Viking3000 holds more than 25 kgs of dry ice, which for most applications is more than 30 minutes operation before refilling. The hopper is not removable for emptying dry ice back into the dry ice container, but can dismounted in less than 10 minutes for service at the machine.
Operating and moving equipment around in tight spaces also means a risk of damage to the machine. That is why we have designed the operation of the equipment with components that are not sticking far out (risk of breaking of) and at the same time all components are placed protected behind the handles at the back of the machine.
The Viking3000 of course has all the features includeing: large flat free tires, true 1 inch air flow through all parts, all FESTO components and 7 meter hose of your choice (lightweight PU or technical rubber).
Retailing for 25% less than other models, the Viking3000 is the most affordable dry ice blasting machine on the market. All of the main features of the larger models have been incorporated but, to keep the cost low, the unit has been designed without a toolbox or remote control for the ice flow and pressure. These can be added on if required.
Width: 400 mm / 15.75 in
Height: 1110 mm / 43.7 in
Length: 780 mm / 30.71 in
Weight: 80 kg / 176 lbs
The Viking Mini is the ideal choice for those companies, who would like to have the opportunity to clean small parts and surfaces, without having the usual constraint for a high air flow compressor. Daily maintenance on processing equipment and electronics or the occasional cleaning of parts is easily carried out with the Viking Mini.
One of the most important benefits of the Viking Mini (besides it’s price) is that it is designed to function using plant air supply. Most factories only have compressors that generate 7 bar and an air volume of 500 to 3000 liter/min available which for most cleaning jobs with the Viking Mini should be sufficient to achieve the desired result. Almost no noise! Being able to dry ice blast in an area where other people are working can be done with an Viking Mini.
Operating at sound levels as low as 75 dB makes it possible to work even without hearing protection.
The standard 3 and 5 mm flat aluminum nozzles are machined for low air flow and together with the lightweight 3 meter ½ inch blast hose, the operator has an easy to handle set-up. To achieve the optimum cleaning performance for air consumption under 1000 L/min, then the flat 3 mm nozzle should be used and the dry ice pellet size should be 2.2 mm or smaller. If using the 3 mm industry standard dry ice pellets then the 5 mm flat nozzle should be used.
Dry ice consumption can be regulated from 10 to 30 kgs/hour and the blast pressure can be adjusted between 2 to 12 bar.
Weighing only 29 kgs and dimensions of 550x480x895 mm the machine can easily be lifted into a car or stored on a shelf. Equipped with wheels and holder for the blast hose, rolling it to the point of use is an effortless task.
Height (handle in lowest position): 610 mm / 24 in
Height (handle in highest position): 895 mm / 35.2 in
Width: 480 mm / 18.9 in
Weight: 29 kg / 64 lb
Dry ice hopper capacity: 8 kg / 17.6 lb
Dry ice consumption: 10-30 kgs(22-66)/hours