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Inspection of the ASCOJET dry ice jet plant in operation

Daimler Chrysler’s foundry in Mettingen

 

<font face="Arial, Helvetica, Geneva, sans-serif" size="2">December 2005<br>Visit at DAIMLER CHRYSLER AG<br>Dept. Foundry / cylinder head production NGV&nbsp;</font>

<font face="Arial, Helvetica, Geneva, sans-serif" size="2"><strong>ASCOJET-dry-ice cleaning system <br><br></strong>Participants to the meeting on 1<sup>st</sup> of Dec.&nbsp; 2005 in Mettingen:</font>

<font face="Arial, Helvetica, Geneva, sans-serif" size="2">Team leader, producton cylinder heads NGV – DAIMLER CHRYSLER AG<br></font><font face="Arial, Helvetica, Geneva, sans-serif" size="2">Ms Nicole Urweider -&nbsp;ASCO KOHLENSAEURE AG<br></font><font face="Arial, Helvetica, Geneva, sans-serif" size="2">Mr Marco Pellegrino – head&nbsp; dry ice jets ASCO KOHLENSAEURE AG<br></font><font face="Arial, Helvetica, Geneva, sans-serif" size="2">Mr Thomas Fritsch -&nbsp;FRITSCH MEDIASERVICE<br></font><font face="Arial, Helvetica, Geneva, sans-serif" size="2">Mr Alexander Mayerhofer – Fritsch Mediaservice, (Advertising Giesserei-Praxis, Druckgusspraxis )<br></font><font face="Arial, Helvetica, Geneva, sans-serif" size="2">Ms Barbara Haid Fritsch - FOUNDRY PLANET LTD.<br><br>Daimler Chrysler’s foundry in Mettingen is among the largest light metal foundries in Europe.</font>

<font face="Arial, Helvetica, Geneva, sans-serif" size="2">Various casting implements in the cylinder head production have an annual output of around 2.000.000 cylinder heads in different versions.<br><br>To guarantee a smoothly running production process, not only specially developped automation is required, also cleaning of molding boxes has to be optimally incorporated.<br></font>

<font face="Arial, Helvetica, Geneva, sans-serif" size="2">Daimler Chrysler went for the CO² - system provider Asco Kohlensaeure AG. Since starting in 1992/1993 (initial experiments were made with bought dry ice) in a continuous joint process development, more than 20 dry ice blasting systems are in use.<br><br>Approx. 1000 tons of dry ice are required in the light metal-foundry of Chrysler Daimler during a year.&nbsp;The&nbsp; Ascojet System&nbsp; is securing this requirement, is also securing the continous working with fresh dry ice<br>(shorten the cleaning process of molds by nearly 50 %), is&nbsp; improving working conditions, the own dry ice manufacturing cuts cost and simplifies dispositions.<br><br>Molds cleaned with dry ice do not cool down siginificantly due to the fast cleaning procedure, as a result, production process is&nbsp; not interrupted, and wear of molds is much less than when cleaning by conventional abrasive methods.<br><br>In-house dry ice production was reorganized and has become a profit-center,&nbsp; 6 employees are producing dry-ice for the mold cleaning in the light metal foundry, grey iron foundry, shaft-production and testing purposes.<br><br>Daimler Chrysler’s arguments&nbsp; for the decision in favour of&nbsp; Asco Kohlensaeure AG are</font>

<font face="Arial, Helvetica, Geneva, sans-serif" size="2">-&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Professionalism and service</font>

<font face="Arial, Helvetica, Geneva, sans-serif" size="2">-&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Mutual trust</font>

<font face="Arial, Helvetica, Geneva, sans-serif" size="2">-&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; realization of inputs</font>

<font face="Arial, Helvetica, Geneva, sans-serif" size="2">-&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Advantages of a system providor</font>

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