Dry ice blasting can be used to clean large industrial sanding belts in place, saving time from changing and adjusting belts.
Traditional cleaning methods require wait time for the sander to cool down to start cleaning the belt. With dry ice blast cleaning, the belt can be cleaned while the sander is running. The "loading" on the sandpaper, cleaned off by the dry ice blasting, is removed by the dust removal system that handles the sanding dust. The dry ice pellets used for cleaning sublimate into a gas, leaving no residue. Gum from sanding resinous woods like pine is easily cleaned from the sanding belt with dry ice blasting.