Walter Surface Technologies has announced the launch of its Surfox 205 and Surfox Mini TIG and spot weld cleaning system. This new generation of Surfox 205 uses an electrochemical process to clean and passivate TIG and spot welds on stainless steel, aluminum and titanium. The redesigned machine is powerful, rugged and replaces time-consuming manual operations such as mechanical abrasion or extremely hazardous solutions like pickling paste, according to the company.
Like the Surfox 205, the redesigned Mini Surfox has been engineered to allow operators to clean TIG or spot welds on aluminum and stainless steel to a fine finish even on the most delicate surfaces. This durable unit is compact, portable and lightweight, which makes it suitable for everyday field work including equipment repair, installation or touch-up.
“Electrochemical cleaning is by far the safest and most efficient method of removing heat tint and other contaminants from stainless steel surfaces” stated Jonathan Douville, senior product manager for Surfox. “What is unique about the new generation of Surfox machines is that we are now able and have the patent to use both the 205 and the Mini to mark stainless, aluminum in black and titanium in blue.”
The reported benefits from using the company's electrochemical systems is a safer, healthier industrial environment for the worker and a more-efficient work process that lowers consumable costs yet produces a high standard of cleaning, and consistent finish on stainless steel, aluminum and titanium. The Surfox systems are suitable for any industry where stainless and aluminum are found.