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Food processing and packaging.

THE BENEFITS

// REMOVE WELD DISCOLORATION

During fabrication for food service and displays, weldments may incur discoloration around the joints. To remove the welding discoloration, assemblies can be submitted for electropolishing. Electropolishing creates a uniform finish that is resistant to food stains and retains its bright, brilliant clean appearance even after repeated cleaning. Unlike coating or plating, the passive surface won't chip or flake.

// DEBURRING OF BLADES

During machining, burrs and jagged edges can be introduced into blades. These burrs could pose a health risk, especially in food applications. Electropolishing removes surface material to create smooth edges that comply with sanitation standards.

OMMONLY ELECTROPOLISHED PRODUCTS FOR FOOD PROCESSING AND PACKAGING

Augers

Wire Products

Process Equipment (Mixers, Hoppers, Fittings, Tanks & Chutes)

Blades

CASE STUDY

Our customer had a formed and welded stainless steel part used in a food heating system for a major fast food chain. The customer needed the part to have a uniform, stain-free appearance. However, as is the case when stainless steel is welded, the heat from the welding creates lasting discoloration and contaminates the surface metal. The discoloration is not just a cosmetic issue--it is a source for a contaminated oxide from the heat, which significantly reduces the part's corrosion resistance and cleanliness. The welding created a difficult and potentially costly finishing problem.

After contacting Able, the client received a part that was clean and bright inside and out. Electropolishing removed imperfections on the metal's surface, including the discolored contamination created by welding at a cost much less than mechanical polishing.

For these reasons, our food equipment customers continue to choose Able Electropolishing for their metal finishing needs.

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