Belgian firm Cryonomic has been manufacturing dry ice blasting machines for more than two decades, developing the technology with several versions of their technology over time. Their latest dry ice blasters, released in 2012, have been shipped to a number of countries around the world, although they were developed primarily for the European and Middle Eastern markets’ needs. Cryonomic produces dry ice blasting machines as well as dry ice pelletisers, with many of their units being used in a variety of industries mainly across Europe. The Cryonomic company, a division of parent company Artimpex, was an early pioneer of dry ice blasting technology. In 1992, their VSU-100E model was a miniaturised but still heavy and unwieldy blaster.
Commercially, it was relatively successful, however – dry ice blasting technology was still new and very few blasters were available for commercial purchase. Following the relative success of the VSU-100E, Cryonomic realised the potential of developing dry ice blasting technology for a broader market, since it can be so widely applied in a number of industries. By 1997, Cryonomic had two more blaster models on the market – nicknamed “Junior” and “Jobber”. These blasters were more compact and mobile than their initial blaster design, and made blasting more accessible. Cryonomic expanded its working footprint, with more industries realising the potential and cost savings that come with dry ice blasting. The company became more well-known in the European market with Junior and Jobber, cementing their position as one of the region’s foremost dry ice and blasting technology providers.
The company increased its research and investment into dry ice blasting technology in the following years, with the VSU-380 blaster making its debut in 1998 and the larger, more powerful CAB 5x appearing on the market in 2002. These were much more durable than their previous blasting machines, being suitable for heavy-duty applications in harsher industrial settings. Cryonomic carried over these design principles to their more recent blasting machines, ensuring that they are durable enough to work in relatively tough environments. Considering that they are designed for European settings, however, they are less likely to be optimally efficient in warmer climates. Today, Cryonomic has a range of dry ice blasting machines in various sizes and capacities that have benefited from the technological advances of the last decade and eliminated many of the weaknesses in their previous machines. Their range has become fairly comprehensive:
Selected Cryonomic blasting machines are available in South Africa, and Dry Ice International can service and repair the machines locally, for your convenience. Contact us for pricing details or enquiries about importing Cryonomic’s blasters, accessories or equipment.
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