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ELECTRO-POLISHING COMMERCIAL LINE TANK FABRICATION FOR SYSTEMS & SMALL KITS FOR  MEDICAL, ALUMINUM,  304 303 316 17-4 18-8 4XX STAINLESS STEEL, BRASS, BRONZE, COPPER, MILD STEEL, ALUMINUM ALLOYS, NICKEL ALLOYS

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Electropolishing is a method of polishing various metals such as stainless steel, aluminum, and steel by an electrochemical process that selectively removes high points on the metal surface to give it smoothness and luster.   We have kits that can be used to polish stainless steel and aluminum.  Our electropolishing systems smoothens, polishes, deburrs, and cleans stainless and/or aluminum.  You simply submerse a clean part into one of our electropolishing chemicals, turn on the current via a power Electropolished parts can be anodized or chrome plated afterwards if desiredsupply, and a few minutes, you'll will have a nicely polished part.  The electropolishing tank is set up the same way as a plating tank.  You'll need a tank, electropolishing solution, lead-tin-antimony anodes, a high power rectifier, a tank heater, and a couple of rinse tanks.

Electropolishing does have its limitation.  You cannot put a part in the solution that is rusty and pitted then expect it to come out mirror-like.  The part has to be in reasonably good shape or has to be sanded smooth.  The parts have to be rust-free and dirt-free.  Purer grades of  stainless steel (like 316L) will polish out to a mirror-like finish while other grades will still get good results.  Aluminum shows good results but 1000 and 6000 series aluminum alloys seem to come out  the best.   Below are 24 of about 1000 identical aluminum parts (6061) that were electropolished with our solution.

   Electropolishing as a business opportunity is very good, in this writer's opinion.  It is easy to learn.   The learning curve is only about one to two weeks.  The market for it is very good, especially for stainless steel.  There is a whole lot of work to be procured in the medical as well as the food industry.  Medical equipment are made of mostly stainless steel and are very expensive.  To save money, clinics and hospitals would rather refurbish their stainless steel equipment rather than buy new ones.  The electrical polishing procedure will actually sharpen surgical tools as it polishes it.....neat, huh?  As for the food industry, the FDA requires that ALL metallic equipment that Aluminum parts electropolished in our aluminum electropolishing chemical in custom fabricated plating tankscomes into contact with food be stainless steel.  And by law, these items has to be replaced or electrically polished periodically.  Pick up your local phone book and you'll only find little if any companies that do electrical polishing locally.   So chances are, these local medical clinics and restaurants are sending their stuff out of town or even out of state.  So being the local guy that offers this same service, chances are you'll get their business.  The process is quick so you can get quite a few loads processed in an hour.   For example, a twenty five gallon line will make easily make $200 an hour with just one operator.  With electropolishing professionally, you will need very little equipment compared to other plating process and EPA regulations are very light on this process.     We offer three different electropolish solutions for various applications.  We can also do custom solutions to process copper, brass, or bronze but there is a 21 gallon minimum for the special blend solution.


Electro-polish of aluminum custom fabricated plating tank but can be used for electropolishing steel and stainless

E-POLISH SS - used for electropolishing any 300 series stainless steel such as 303, 304, 316 etc.  Yields fair results on 17, 18 , and 400 series stainless but these alloys are best suited to be used with SSA.

E-POLISH SSA - can be used to electropolish any 300, 400, 17-7, 18-8 series stainless steel  as well as nickel alloys, cobalt alloys, and incoloy.  It will also electropolish 4130, 4140, 1040, 1050, and similar steels  

E-POLISH AA - primarily used for someone who only wants to electropolish various aluminum alloys.  This solution produces the very good finish on various purer grades aluminum and it is also effective on less pure grades of aluminum alloys.  This solution will not work on aluminum casting with less than 92% purity.  Requires severe duty Schedule 80 PVC tank 

E-POLISH CBB - For electropolishing various copper alloys such as brass, bronze, and copper.  This solution produces the very good finish on most copper, brass, and bronze alloys.

All solutions above comes in commercial grade and hobby grade.  Both will achieve the same results but hobby grade chemicals take longer to do so but is much less acidic.


 Hobby Kits do not include electropolish rectifier.  "C" systems and semi commercial systems come with a used rectifier which can be upgraded to new. 

"C" system and semi commercial systems are for commercial use only and come with commercial grade chemicals, commercial bussing & cathodes, and commercial equipment for critical stations.  They are not sold to home users.

2.3  GAL TANK KIT (9x7x9.5" tanks) w/ 2 gal electropolish solution for stainless steel, anodes,  tank, cleaner, and heater    Hobby Kit = $729    "C"system = $980 Add $80 for SSA kit.  Add $120 for CBB.  AA is not available for this size kit

5  GAL TANK KIT w/ (11x8.75x14.5" tanks) 4 gal electropolishing solution for stainless steel, anodes,  tank, cleaner, and heater   Hobby Kits = $898  "C" system = $1398     Add $120 for SSA kit. Add $160 for CBB.  Add $250 for AA kit with custom Sch-80 PVC tank.

6  GAL TANK KIT w/ (11.5x9.5x13.5" tanks) 5 gal electropolish solution for stainless steel, anodes,  tank, cleaner, and heater Hobby Kit = $990    "C"systems = $1590   Semi-Commercial = $2298  Add $130 for SSA kit.  Add $180 for CBB.  Add $290 for AA kit with custom Sch-80 PVC tank.

10  GAL TANK KIT w/ (15.5x12x12.5" tanks) 8 gal electropolish solution for stainless steel, anodes,  tank, cleaner, and heater  Hobby Kit = $1390   "C"System = $1890    Semi Commercial = $2598    Add $160 for SSA kit.  Add $220 for CBB.   Add $370 for AA kit with custom Sch-80 PVC tank. 

15  GAL TANK KIT w/ (15.5x 12x 18.75" tank) 12 gal electropolish solution for stainless steel, anodes,  tank, cleaner, and heater   Hobby Kit = $1790   "C"system = $2398   Semi commercial = $3295   Add $200 for SSA kit. Add $270 for CBB.  Add $440 for AA kit with custom Sch-80 PVC tank.  Teflon commercial heater available for $400 additional.  Commercial electropolish rack package starting at $490

SEMI COMMERCIAL & COMMERCIAL ELECTROPOLISH SYSTEMS  Users requiring either ASME BPE, EFS, ASTM-B912, or SEMI specifications for your electropolished parts are best served using fully commercial system which is priced to the right of semi commercial system.  Prices below includes all needed equipment with exception to rectifier and chemical mix system which are not "one size fits all" so they must be assessed individually

13 gallon table top commercial system w/ 13x12x18" electropolish tank = $6990

15 gallon table top commercial system w/ 18x10x18" electropolish tank = $7490

17 gallon table top commercial system w/ 13x12x24" electropolish tank = $7990

23  GAL TANK KIT w/ (24x12x18 tank) 18 gal electropolish solution for stainless steel, anodes,  tank, cleaner, and heater  semi-commercial = $5390      Commercial = $8790    Add $250 for SSA kit.  Add $340 for CBB.  Add $450 for AA kit with custom Sch-80 PVC tank. Custom tanks sizes are available as long as they have a similar displacement for an added charge.

27  GAL TANK KIT w/ (18x18x18) 22 gal electropolish solution for stainless steel, anodes,  tank, cleaner, and heater semi-commercial = $6196   Commercial - $9797     Add $270 for SSA kit.  Add $390 for CBB.  Add $490 for AA kit with custom Sch-80 PVC tank. Custom tanks sizes are available as long as they have a similar displacement for an added charge.

30  GAL TANK KIT w/ (24x12x24 tank) 26 gal electropolish solution for stainless steel, anodes,  tank, cleaner, and heater   semi commercial = $6595   Commercial-$10,580    Add $310 for SSA kit.  Add $420 for CBB.  Add $535 for AA kit with custom Sch-80 PVC tank. Custom tanks sizes are available as long as they have a similar displacement for an added charge.

45  GAL TANK KIT w/ (24x18x24 tank) 40 gal electropolish solution for stainless steel, anodes,  tank, cleaner, and heater   semi commercial = $8080   Commercial -$11,998   Add $390 for SSA kit.  Add $500 for CBB.  Add $630 for AA kit with custom Sch-80 PVC tank. Custom tanks sizes are available as long as they have a similar displacement for an added charge.

61  GAL TANK KIT w/ (24x24x24 tank)  54 gal electropolish solution for stainless steel, anodes,  tank, cleaner, and heater semi-commercial = $9393    Add $450 for SSA kit.  Add $600 for CBB.  Add $710 for AA kit with custom Sch-80 PVC tank. Custom tanks sizes are available as long as they have a similar displacement for an added charge.

70  GAL TANK KIT w/ (36x18x24 tank) 60 gal electropolish solution for stainless steel, anodes,  tank, cleaner, and heater   Fully Commercial = $14,880   Add $480 for SSA kit.  Add $690 for CBB.  Add $780 for AA kit with custom Sch-80 PVC tank. Custom tanks sizes are available as long as they have a similar displacement for an added charge.

92  GAL TANK KIT w/ (48x18x24 tank or 36x24x24 tank) 80 gal electropolish solution for stainless steel, anodes,  tank, cleaner, and heater    Fully Commercial = $17,990    Add $550 for SSA kit.  Add $800 for CBB.  Add $950 for AA kit with custom Sch-80 PVC tank. Custom tanks sizes are available as long as they have a similar displacement for an added charge.

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