The Fog Engineers H.Ikeuchi & Co.,LTD

Solid-matter Cooling System

Product outline

This system produces fine fog (Dry Fog*1, Semi-Dry Fog®*2 and fine fog*3) to cool metal dies, coated products, plastic molded articles, castings, die-castings and so forth.
When coming into contact with solids, the fog vaporizes without wetting object surfaces, simultaneously lowering object temperature via evaporative cooling. This approach eliminates wetness, a problem encountered with water-cooling approaches under certain circumstances, and provides more efficient cooling performance.

Features

• Non-drain cooling system for solids that utilizes Dry Fog (*1), Semi-Dry Fog® (*2), and fine fog (*3).
• Eliminates uneven cooling, wetness and other problems encountered with water cooling.
• Rectifies problems related to insufficient cooling capacity encountered with air cooling.

*1) We define Dry Fog as a very fine fog with a uniform, mean droplet diameter (mean fog droplet size) of 10 μm or less.
Because Dry Fog's exceedingly fine spray droplets remain intact without bursting when they come into contact with objects such as a walls and people, they do not wet these impact surfaces.
*2) We define Semi-Dry Fog® as a fog with a mean droplet diameter (mean fog droplet size) of 10–30 μm. This highly useful fog features fine droplets and does not include large droplets which can result in wetting of objects and surfaces.
*3) We define “fine fog” as a fog with a mean droplet diameter (droplet size) of 10–100 μm.

Applications

Uneven cooling and wetness countermeasures: Improved product quality and productivity, fewer product defects
Work environment improvements: prevention of excessively high temperatures, suppression of dust, reduced cycle times

[ Steelmaking ]
Steel making process: Continuous casting materials, Refractories (Torpedo car, Tundish)
Hot rolling mill: Steel plates, Hot-rolled thin plates, Coupling
Cold rolling mill: Electromagnetic steel, Stainless (SUS) steel
Surface finishing processes: CGL steel sheets, CGL top rolls, EGL steel sheets
Steel pipes: Iron steel pipes, electromagnetic steel pipe welded portions
Copper wire: Iron-alloy wires

[ Nonferrous metals ]
Aluminum: Extruded aluminum ingot, Aluminum extrusions, Aluminum extrusion die, Aluminum rolled steel plate, Aluminum die-casting mold, Aluminum die-cast parts, aluminum wheels
Iron: Hot-forging dies
Copper: Copper-alloy steel pipes, copper plates
Hastelloy: Rolls for rolling operations

[ Automotive manufacturing ]
Automotive: Body, Bumper, Urethane sheet mold, Seat frame

[ Chemicals ]
Plastics: PVC piping, films
Foamed materials: tank molds, metal dies

[ Ceramic production ]
Glass: Bricks
Concrete: Building boards
Pottery: Concrete tiles

[ Pollution control ]
Industrial waste processing: Incinerator plastics (thermal resistance materials for conveyors)
Municipal waste processing: Carbon electrodes (measures to prolong service life for carbon electrodes)