Revolution Advanced Metals and Materials has released the new range of Surfox Stainless Steel Weld Cleaning Systems.
Cleaning stainless steel after welding has traditionally meant using pickling paste, a dangerous mix of hydrofluoric and nitric acids.
Apart from its hazardous nature to the operator, pickling paste must be carefully disposed of, and often requires the appropriate licences and approvals for storage and use.
It also leaves a discolouration of the finished surface that must then be ground or polished to match the original material.
Suitable for cleaning stainless steel TIG welds, spot welds, and after grinding, the Surfox weld cleaners have eliminated the need for pickling paste, by using an electro-chemical process that not only completely cleans and passivates the weld, but does so instantly without altering the original finish.
Surfox weld cleaners’ portability means that cleaning can be done on the spot, eliminating the need to take the job to a specially-designated area. This means the job is done faster, better and more safely.
The new Surfox 103 and Surfox 203 are improvements over the previous 101 and 202 models, for weld cleaning of stainless steel on everyday and larger jobs respectively. New to the range is the Mini Surfox, suitable for occasional work and maximum portability.
Optional extras include the Marking Kit, which can be used with the Surfox to permanently black-etch text, or even a logo onto the surface of stainless steel and aluminium. Also available is a range of narrow and angled tips to get into tight corners and other hard-to-reach places.
The Surfox 203 has variable output, and a DC setting that can be used to electropolish the surface. As on all Surfox models, the cleaning liquid is delivered automatically to the cleaning tip by an integrated pump system - without spills, just the right amount and without stopping the cleaning action.
The Surfox 203 also has easy clean up: wipe wet with a rag or wash off with water - does not require neutralising.