MIG and TIG weld cleaning system
- Published: July 24, 2018
Walter Surface Technologies has recently introduced the Surfox 305, a patented electrochemical MIG and TIG weld cleaning system.
The Surfox 305 removes heat tint from the heat-affected zone of MIG, TIG, and spot welds on stainless steel and aluminum. It cleans without disrupting passivation on stainless steel or altering the surface finish, and its dynamic current control protects the surface against micro-pitting. With an integrated tank and flow-through system, the system delivers electrolyte solution directly to the workpiece to minimize the risk of spillage or cross-contamination.
“Resisting corrosion is a natural property of stainless steel due to the presence of the passive chromium oxide layer on the surface, but this layer is compromised from the heat caused by welding,” says Jonathan Douville, senior product manager - Surfox, Finishing & Tooling. “Surfox 305 can safely, quickly, and effectively remove the heat tints caused by welding to help restore the corrosion resistance of stainless steel.”
Designed to streamline weld cleaning operations and minimize downtime, the Surfox 305 offers enhanced ease of use and functionality. Its exclusive quick change brush system allows users to change out accessories more easily, and its brushes are designed to clean large and hard to reach areas. Other features include an AC mode for cleaning and marking, a DC mode for polishing and etching, and a built-in vapor dispersion system.