Dual Impact

BinWhip

Bin Cleanout

Bindrill

Bridge Break-up

cardox

CO2 Blaster

railspreader

Optimized Loadout

hopperpopper

& hopperbot

Rapid Unloading

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Proven Silo Cleaning & Bulk Material Handling Solutions

Pneumat Systems helps bulk material handlers throughout the world address build-up, blockages, and other bulk flow issues at their facilities. Founded by a family of entrepreneurial engineers over 40 years ago, we take on the most difficult bulk flow problems and design, build, and deploy comprehensive solutions to keep critical commodities flowing.

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Safeguarding Global Supply Chains

Each day, millions of tons of dry bulk materials are produced, processed, and transported by an amazing network of companies and individuals. Those engaged in this important work understand the tremendous feats of engineering that make this economic miracle possible – and the enormous challenges that must be overcome for these efforts to succeed.

Since 1980, Pneumat has helped bulk flow professionals in every corner of the world address build-up, blockages, and other bulk flow issues at their facilities. Founded by a family of entrepreneurial engineers, we take on the most difficult bulk flow problems and design, build, and deploy comprehensive solutions to keep commodities flowing.

We are a small manufacturer with a wide reach. Our equipment plays an important role in maintaining efficient global supply chains, maximizing throughput at large multinationals like Cargill, ADM, Tyson, Land O’Lakes, 3M, Owens Corning, Georgia-Pacific, Cemex, and Holcim, as well as serving the needs of small mills and co-ops.

Guided by our mission to create a safer world free from bulk flow issueswe attribute our success to our wholehearted commitment to continuous innovation. Our customers know us as more than just an equipment vendor, but as a trusted team of problem-solving partners.

Innovation in Action

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Dual Impact BinWhip

The powerfully effective Dual Impact BinWhip solved the issues that stem from caking, bridging, doming, funneling, ratholing, or plugging in bins, bunkers, and storage silos.

Bindrill Bridge Breaker
BinDrill

Lighter and more easily transported than competing systems, the Pneumat BinDrill works like a portable drilling rig to create flow channels or create an opening in bridged product through which the BinWhip can enter.

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Cardox CO2 Blaster

Our trailblazing improvements to the Cardox CO2 Blasting System simplified tube refills for everyone, eliminating the need for on-site refrigeration units and preventing the misfires that plague competing products.

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RailSpreader

When approached by bulk rail shippers struggling to fully load their hopper cars, we invented an automated railcar loading system to boost loaded fill weights while eliminating hazardous manual labor.

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HopperPopper

The same solution-driven approach inspired the creation of our rapid truck hopper unloading system that uses precise blasts of air to dislodge sticky hung-up material like dried distiller's grains (DDGs) or soybean meal.

Hopperbot Railcar Unloader
HopperBot

Our amazing new HopperBot Intelligent Railcar Unloading System can be installed in less than 25 feet of overhead space, allowing facilities to rapidly unload meals, DDGs, and other challenging products without exposing workers to endless pounding, prodding, and other unsafe conditions.

Delivering Solutions To The World's Toughest Bulk Flow Challenges

Is there a persistent dry bulk handling issue that's holding back your facility? You’re not alone. Pneumat’s products and services have helped thousands of companies improve their operations and overcome these obstacles, returning millions of dollars in cost savings and creating safer working conditions for years to come.

Whether you’re in the market for one of our existing solutions or are interested in boldly confronting a new production pain point, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our friendly team for information and advice. The world’s ever-increasing demand for food, goods, and building materials makes your work more vital than ever, and Pneumat would be proud to support your efforts as we rise to meet this challenge together. 🅿

Blast. Rebuild. Repeat.

Cardox CO2 Blaster

by Pneumat

A reusable gas expansion system that fractures rock-hard material with power, safety, & control.

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Blast away the problem areas holding back your operation.

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Power and Control

Cardox produces a controlled release of carbon dioxide at up to 34,000 psi, with the power to fracture concrete, coal, and other rock-hard materials.
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Engineered for Safety

Because it does not present a fire or explosion hazard, Cardox is widely used in locations where dust, chemicals, or hazardous combustible materials are present.
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Recharge & Reuse

Pneumat's Cardox system can be refilled on-site and safely transported to wherever needed. The tubes are designed to be filled, fired, rebuilt, filled, and fired again.
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Having Supplier Issues?

Pneumat has quality Cardox consumables (heaters, shear disks, etc.) ready to ship from our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility here in the Midwest. Supplies are interchangeable with most Cardox systems. Contact us to place an order today!

How It Works

The Cardox CO2 Blasting system consists of a reusable metal tube that is secured into a vessel or directly into the material to be blasted.

Inside the high-strength steel alloy tube is a charge of liquid carbon dioxide and a chemical energizer. When remotely initiated by a small electric charge, the carbon dioxide inside the tube rapidly expands. At around 34,000 psi the pressure bursts a rupture disc and is released through the ports on the discharge head as high-velocity jets of inert gas with the power to dislodge and break up tons of material. The process occurs in less than one second – with no risk of igniting combustible materials or gasses in the vicinity.

Fracturing Hard Buildup Through Vessel Walls

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Why Work with Pneumat?

Pneumat has led the development of Cardox technology for decades and is home to the nation's leading Cardox experts. We are the inventors of the Rapid-Fill Pump and Auto-Fill Head that revolutionized how Cardox tubes are filled, eliminating the need to keep tubes refrigerated at the worksite.

The primary advantage of the Pneumat Cardox CO2 Blasting System over competing products is the extent to which our field technicians, engineers, and machinists have collaborated to produce a system that essentially eliminates misfires. Misfires are a frustrating scenario that results in downtime, threatens worker safety, and increases operational costs.

If half your blasting attempts result in misfires, you are effectively paying twice as much for consumables. Choosing a precision-engineered Pneumat Cardox system maximizes the value of your investment for years to come.

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Pneumat Cardox CO2 Blasting System

Pneumat Cardox Safety Heater Demonstration

Even with extreme heat and flame applied, Pneumat heaters will not react under normal handling conditions.

How Safe is Cardox?

Pneumat's safety heaters are a stable, non-explosive chemical energizer used to initiate a Cardox blast. They must be embedded in high-pressure CO2 in order to release their heat energy and create supercritical carbon dioxide. This allows Cardox to be deployed in high-temperature applications like a 1500° Fahrenheit (816° Celsius) kiln without the need for lengthy cooldown cycles.

Cardox equips your team with a safer alternative to traditional explosives.

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Pneumat Cardox Safety Heater Demonstration

Even with extreme heat and flame applied, Pneumat heaters will not react under normal handling conditions.

How Safe is Cardox?

Pneumat's safety heaters are a stable, non-explosive chemical energizer used to initiate a Cardox blast. They must be embedded in high-pressure CO2 in order to release their heat energy and create supercritical carbon dioxide. This allows Cardox to be deployed in high-temperature applications like a 1500° Fahrenheit (816° Celsius) kiln without the need for lengthy cooldown cycles.

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Cardox equips your team with a safer alternative to traditional explosives.

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PROVEN EFFECTIVE on Materials of All Types

  • cement
  • coal
  • ore
  • clinker
  • granite
  • fertilizer
  • catalyst
  • clay
  • fly ash
  • gypsum
  • salt
  • slag
  • coke
  • soda ash
  • lime
  • chemicals
  • pulp
  • powders
  • grains
  • meals
  • midds
  • fines
  • DDGs
  • rock
  • gravel
  • sand
  • many more...
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The HARDER the material, the BETTER Cardox works!

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Comprehensive Training Resources

Pneumat provides both face-to-face and in-depth video training resources for our product lines. Meet your compliance goals and build a safer, more effective team with training from the world's leading Cardox and bulk flow technology experts.


Attack flow issues caused by:

Build-Up

Buildup

Bridging

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Ratholing

Ratholing

Plugging

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It's too expensive not to fix the problem.

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The Ideal Cement Industry Solution

The Cardox CO 2 Blasting System is used extensively in the cement industry to keep product moving and minimize downtime. Cement manufacturers have to deal with some of the toughest buildup formations that exist in the dry bulk industry, and turn to Pneumat’s reliable, reusable Cardox system to safely eliminate kiln rings, cooler snowmen, and other blockages in their preheater/precalciner towers, risers, cyclones, kilns, bins, bunkers, and silos.

The Ag Industry's Secret Weapon

Pneumat's Cardox system is commonly used in feed mills, grain elevators, and other ag handling and processing facilities to break up hardened agricultural products that have become caked, spoiled, or burnt inside a bin or silo. 

Cardox helps farmers and food manufacturers supply a hungry world with food, feed, fiber, & fuel.

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The Ag Industry's Secret Weapon

Pneumat's Cardox system is commonly used in feed mills, grain elevators, and other ag handling and processing facilities to break up hardened agricultural products that have become caked, spoiled, or burnt inside a bin or silo. 

Cardox helps farmers and food manufacturers supply a hungry world with food, feed, fiber, & fuel.

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Features and Benefits

When Explosives Aren't An Option, Cardox Gets The Job Done

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Cardox was originally developed for mining operations, but its applications have expanded to serve many different industries.


Pneumat designs, builds, and uses all of the Cardox components we offer. Through our quality control process, tube recertification program, and in-depth training offerings, we are proud to provide our customers with the most complete Cardox solution on the market. It’s dependable, easy to use, and powerfully effective on buildup of all types.

Safely remove rock-hard buildup without hazardous explosions, shock waves, or confined space entry.

  • The most competitive price on the market for consumables
  • Guaranteed available inventory (order today / ships today)
  • Flexible blasting and refilling equipment that’s adaptable to many different applications
  • Many components are interchangeable with other systems
  • Digital resources and on-site training from the nation’s leading Cardox experts

Designed for Use in Hazardous Environments

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Blast in Areas You Never Thought Possible

Cardox phase-transition blasting technology was originally designed for use in coal mines, where methane and other dusts and gasses pose a constant threat of fire or explosion. Acting on natural cracks and weaknesses, Cardox dislodges stuck material by rapidly releasing a powerful shot of inert CO₂ gas at up to 34,000 psi. Using a remote detonator, your team activates the system from a safe distance and Cardox does the work, fracturing material in a controlled manner without the high-velocity shock wave of an explosive. It can even be used in hot kilns where the internal temperature can be up to 1500° Fahrenheit (816° Celsius).

Protect People, Product, & Property

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Demolition Without Ignition

Conventional explosives produce combustion, shock waves, vibration, and high noise levels. They also have the potential for dangerous rock fly and come with some of the strictest regulatory compliance standards. For many applications, Pneumat’s proprietary Cardox non-detonating gas expansion system is a safe and effective alternative. Upon activation, a controlled release of inert carbon dioxide gas fractures blockages and hang-ups in bulk material handling processes without the potential for igniting combustible dusts or gasses. Concrete, coal, catalyst, hardened protein meals, and other rock-hard materials have all been safely shattered and dislodged by Cardox while vessel walls, equipment, and personnel remain protected from harm.

Valued by Diverse Industries

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Endless Applications

Pneumat's carbon dioxide blasting system is widely used in cement production processes, clearing hardened material from feeders, risers, kilns, preheater/precalciner towers, and other vessels and processing equipment. Mining operations, ag processing and storage facilities, paper/pulp mills, waste handling systems, and chemical production plants also represent environments where product can solidify where dust, biogasses, or other flammable or explosive materials are present. The Pneumat Cardox CO2 Blaster works where other tools cannot – including high-temperature production systems.

Related products like our Dual Impact BinWhip and BinDrill systems can be used in conjunction with the Cardox CO2 Blaster to facilitate various cleanout tasks.

Features and Benefits

Designed for Use in Hazardous Environments

Cardox Detonator

Blast in Areas You Never Thought Possible

Cardox phase-transition blasting technology was originally designed for use in coal mines, where methane and other dusts and gasses pose a constant threat of fire or explosion. Acting on natural cracks and weaknesses, Cardox dislodges stuck material by rapidly releasing a powerful shot of inert CO₂ gas at up to 34,000 psi. Using a remote detonator, your team activates the system from a safe distance and Cardox does the work, fracturing material in a controlled manner without the high-velocity shock wave of an explosive. It can even be used in hot kilns where the internal temperature can be up to 1500° Fahrenheit (816° Celsius).

Protect People, Product, & Property

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Demolition Without Ignition

Conventional explosives produce combustion, shock waves, vibration, and high noise levels. They also have the potential for dangerous rock fly and come with some of the strictest regulatory compliance standards. For many applications, Pneumat’s proprietary Cardox non-detonating gas expansion system is a safe and effective alternative. Upon activation, a controlled release of inert carbon dioxide gas fractures blockages and hang-ups in bulk material handling processes without the potential for igniting combustible dusts or gasses. Concrete, coal, catalyst, hardened protein meals, and other rock-hard materials have all been safely shattered and dislodged by Cardox while vessel walls, equipment, and personnel remain protected from harm.

Valued by Diverse Industries

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Endless Applications

Pneumat's carbon dioxide blasting system is widely used in cement production processes, clearing hardened material from feeders, risers, kilns, preheater/precalciner towers, and other vessels and processing equipment. Mining operations, ag processing and storage facilities, paper/pulp mills, waste handling systems, and chemical production plants also represent environments where product can solidify where dust, biogasses, or other flammable or explosive materials are present. The Pneumat Cardox CO2 Blaster works where other tools cannot – including high-temperature production systems.

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One Call Clears it All

The Service Option

We understand that some facilities may have an issue that could be addressed by Cardox, but find that purchasing a system isn't the right solution at this time.

Since 1980, our TeamPneumat Cleanout Crews crews have been the fastest, safest, most affordable service option available. Our professional bulk flow experts respect your company safety policies and production challenges as they work relentlessly until the job is done. Get access to Pneumat's full arsenal of cleaning tools without the capital expenditure, and see for yourself how effective they are as our hard-working team makes short work of your problem.

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Pneumat helps companies large and small keep product moving around the world.

Reach out to our experienced team members directly.


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Domestic Sales & Safety Director

Rob Duffee

rob@pneumat.com

507.770.9994


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International & Industrial Sales

Dustin Williams

dustin@pneumat.com

507-382-1868

Could the world’s safest, most effective CO₂ blasting system improve your operation?

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Industries Served

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Feed Mills & Integrators

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Cement Plants

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Dry Bulk Receivers

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Food & Ingredient Manufactures

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Chemical Production

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Glass Manufacturers

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Pet Food Manufacturers

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Metal Production

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Construction

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Grain Handlers & Processors

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Dry Bulk Rail Shippers

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Mining Operations

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Energy Production

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Pulp & Paper Mills

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Fertilizer Plants

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Ethanol & Biofuel Production 

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Public Water Systems

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Transportation & Logistics

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