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The newest generation of Fronius (Wels, Austria) MagicCleaner is now available in two models. This advanced electro-chemical cleaner delivers finishes on stainless steel Tungsten inert gas (TIG) welds and surfaces. It is also capable of marking workpieces with logos or serial numbers.
According to Fronius, the MagicCleaner makes it is easy to restore the protective layer over welds and stainless steel surfaces. In addition, it can clean and passivate workpieces in a single step. At just under 10 pounds, the lightweight MagicCleaner 150 (15 A output) is a portable companion for construction sites. Its larger version, the MagicCleaner 300, is designed for more intense applications and for cleaning longer TIG welds. Delivering up to 30 A of performance, the MagicCleaner 300 weighs about 30 pounds; it features a 1.8L cleaning fluid tank and patented compressed air blower. Both versions are said to be easy to operate and supply the cleaning pad with electrolytes, eliminating the need for dipping into open containers of cleaning fluid.
The MagicCleaner’s included pads and brushes penetrate into corners and gaps, reportedly ensuring optimal cleaning with minimal use of materials. Electro-chemical cleaning is said to be significantly more resource-efficient than conventional pickling in chemical baths and does not attack the material, as sandblasting does. Fronius also uses innovative inverter technology, making the devices lightweight and energy-efficient.