Dry Ice Manufacturing Equipment

PE80 Dry Ice Pelletizer

Our revolutionary equipment sets new standards for producing Dry Ice. You can produce high-quality Dry Ice easily whenever you want it, at the turn of a switch. We like to think of it as having ‘Dry Ice on tap’.

It’s always been difficult to precisely forecast how much Dry Ice you are going to need for chilling or cleaning operations. You tend to over-order from a centralized factory “just in case”. If you under-order, you may run out and not be able to ship or process valuable temperature-sensitive goods on time or you may have to return to a cleaning job, at extra expense and inconvenience. Or if you over-order then all of that over-ordered Dry Ice often just sublimes away, wasting time and money.

Dry Ice’s main logistical problem is: you can’t store it. But you can store liquid carbon dioxide (LCO2) in a suitable vessel. This gives you a “buffer” of potential Dry Ice ready to be produced when you need it. No more last-minute panic ordering of Dry Ice from an inflexible supply infrastructure.

There are pure economic benefits too. Delivering LCO2 infrequently is cheaper than delivering Dry Ice frequently. Lower cost LCO2 can also mean useful savings on the unit cost of Dry Ice.

The Pelletizer takes LCO2 and brings it up to near atmospheric pressure which then turns it into a mixture of gas and solid in the form of “snow”. The solid is compressed in triple chambers and extruded to produce hard pellets or nuggets in any size from 1.7-16mm in diameter.

Site-produced Dry Ice will always be fresher, and so more effective, than Dry Ice produced at a centralized factory, sometimes days in advance, and then shipped to you.

Dry Ice nuggets can be bagged to mimic the handling characteristic of slice, with the advantage of better packing around the product, at a surprisingly small sublimation cost.

The PE80 Dry Ice Pelletizer can be integrated to feed directly into packing lines or into Dry Ice blast cleaning stations for automated operations. Movements of Dry Ice through the site are thus eliminated.

With its ground-breaking low capital cost, the PE80 makes the use of Dry Ice easy and affordable for even the lower volume user.

Technical Data: 
Power Supply:3×400/50Hz (Other voltages/Hz on request)
Power consumption:3 kW
Max. current:6.5 Amps (Required start-up Amps should be calculated as 5 to 6 times Amp usage.)
Power connection:16A/3P+E CEE2-215
Dimensions (WxDxH):600x1000x1560 mm
Weight:203 kg
Pressure range:15-18 bar
Production rate:80 kg/h
Max ambient temperature:40°C
LCO2 to Dry Ice conversion without recovery unit: 2.5:1 when producing 3,0 mm pellets
Lubrication oil: Castrol Optileb GT 460 (approved for the food industry)

Recovery Units

Dry Ice is normally produced by bringing liquid CO2 up to atmospheric pressure. When this happens approximately half of the liquid CO2 turns into solid ‘snow’, which is typically compressed to ice, and the other half (called ‘revert’ gas) is simply vented to the atmosphere. But, by using revolutionary Aquila Triventek Recovery Units, all of the revert gas is collected, chilled and compressed to liquid CO2 and sent back to the Pelletizer.

This, low capital cost, patented development greatly exceeds the efficiency of even the very largest, big capital, recovery plants that utilise old technology.

Furthermore, the energy cost is halved in comparison to traditional methods. The liquid CO2 storage vessel can be smaller, or deliveries can be made even less frequently, since a system with recovery will use approximately half the quantity of liquid CO2 than a non-recovery unit assisted Pelletizer would.

Using Aquila Triventek Recovery Units will reduce production costs by approximately 50% and rapidly increase operating margins and profits. In this way it makes ‘dry ice on tap’ affordable for even the more modest volume user.

Ask us for an illustration of the economic benefits in your circumstances.

The reduction in ongoing costs is so powerful that multisystem installation is profitable for larger dry ice volume requirements, since the capital cost is rapidly paid back out of revenue cost savings.

Aquila Triventek Recovery Units are simple to install, operator friendly, and are activated with one simple switch.




UNI models are compatible with Pelletizers made by other brands.

Technical Data: 
Power Supply:3×400/50Hz (Other voltages/Hz on request)
Nominal Power consumption:24 kW / 35 kW
Effective Power consumption:12 kWh / 25 kWh
Operation current:28 Amps
Power connection:32A/3P+N+E / 63A/3P+E
Max ambient temperature:40°C
Dimensions (LxWxH):RE80: 1960 x 1320 x 1570 mm
 RE160: 2420 x 1370 x 1640 mm
Weight:1070kg (RE80) / 1350kg (RE160)
Blitzer air-cooled condensing unit
Refrigerant type:R404A

Features & Advantages:

  • Robust construction and compact design
  • Minimal footprint
  • Higher cooling capacity with reduced power consumption
  • Compatible with mose pelletizer brands
  • Extremely easy and user friendly
  • Low maintenance costs
  • Makes your pelletizer run better
  • Does not affect the existing tank installation
  • Makes DRY ICE production greener
  • Drastic reduction of CO2 emissions
  • Makes DRY ICE production more cost effective