Testimonials

Heat and Control

“Heat and Control is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of Food Processing and Packaging Equipment. We are committed to a safe production environment which is why the mepBLITz is a valuable addition to our delivery of quality and safety. Using the mepBLITz reduces our post weld finishing time, which in turn helps to reduce the costs of producing a quality product that is known all around the world.”

– Scott Keynes. Workshop Technical Support. Heat and Control Pty Ltd.
Brisbane, Australia.

Welding Technology Institute of Australia

It is with pleasure that I can supply a testimonial for the “mep BLITz electro-polisher”. The mep BLITz electro-polisher is the best method I have seen for the removal of the high temperature oxide produced as a result of arc welding stainless steel. Not only is it safe, it is also rapid and convenient, providing the stainless steel fabrication industry a vastly superior alternative to the traditional pickling and passivation methods or the mechanical removal by linishing. Traditional pickling pastes utilize Hydrofluoric Acid which is a particularly hazardous material requiring rigorous adherence to OH&S procedures in its application and subsequent disposal. Mechanical Linishing is a time consuming and laborious activity. The mep BLITz electro-polisher has potential to revolutionize the cleaning of stainless steel which could well result in tremendous cost savings and environmental benefits across the whole stainless steel industry.

– Benjamin Gross , Research and Technology Manager
Welding Technology Institute of Australia (02) 9748 4443  b.gross@wtia.com.au

Weldcro

The TIG CHAMP BRUSH DC Plus is fantastic to take on site or use in the workshop and it gets weld cleaning jobs done so simply. We do a lot of work that  goes in seaside environments so it’s great not to have to worry about  future tea stain problems.

– Joey Cronin, Weldcro
Piper Drive Ballina (02) 6686 7940

Queensland Nitrates Pty Ltd

On the Blitz machine we have found that the Blitz has allowed us to clean up our stainless steel welds without the previous issues we had to go thru i.e special permits to allow pickling paste and MSDS to cover use and disposal of contaminated waste. It has also proved to be a faster technique for pickling welds. We have now been able to wash down the pickled areas and neutralise with lime based products, this controls the ground PH. We have found that the Blitz machine has been suitable for some of the smaller applications that previously caused us issues such as pickling paste residue on the piping and equipment below and surrounding the areas we needed to clean. We would recommend this unit to others to use on piping in chemical plants where there can be issues with the compounds utilised in pickling pastes.

– Peter Johnson, Plant Integrity Inspector,  Queensland Nitrates Pty Ltd
(07) 4997 5170 0407 149 603

Ambafab

“The TIG CHAMP BRUSH DC Plus saves so much time it’s hard to believe. It’s quick and easy to use so we will never need to use pickling paste again. How good is that!”

– Steve Forsterling, Ambafab Engineering
(02) 66811277

AOK Metal Fabrication

” Very impressed with the TIG BRUSH CHAMP DC PLUS and the quality finish. I wasn’t expecting so much speed… finished early at MARS Pet Food and made it to cricket. It was easy to use. “

– Adam Klower, AOK Metal Fabrication
101 Darwin Drive, Bathurst, NSW 2795 0408 667 210

Remac Fire Safety

“This particular passivation job at the Sydney Desalination Plant could not have been achieved safely with pickling paste due to the area the job was located in.”

– Danny Garato,  Operations & HSE Manager
Unanderra, NSW 2526, (02) 4272 2700 0403 075 900

Ballarat Maintenance Centre

“I believe we have subjected the mepBLITz to a good test of its capabilities, as we have had it working solely on a vertical surface for 8hrs a day, every day, two weeks on two weeks off. The stainless we are working with is between 30 – 40 years old and far from brand new. Having said that the mepBLITz has performed admirably and we are very happy with the results given the above mentioned conditions. If you have anyone wishing to view the mepBLITz in action around Ballarat please do not hesitate to contact us.”

– Glen Johns, Supervisor UGL Rail,
Ballarat Maintenance Centre, (03)

Granville TAFE College

“This machine is a technological break through, that could not only shorten material finishing and polishing time, but is able to assist the operator with a cleaner environment that would satisfy OH&S concerns that would be present in abrasive cleaning and polishing. I intend to recommend this machine to our industry curriculum centre and the Industry Skills Council of Australia to ensure technology change and promotion in Australia is recognized and utilized to its maximum. Other machines do not carry the quality or technology that is demonstrated by the BLITz machine.”

– Head of Engineering Trades Granville College of TAFE, (02) 9682 0439

K&R Fabrications Unanderra

“The mep BLITz electro polishes the welds with incredible efficiency on stainless pipe work and fabrications. Due to the speed it not only saves us many dollars but also produces a product we are proud to offer our valued customers. In regards to OH&S we are always keen to improve the safety of our staff. The mep BLITz polishing solution is many times safer than any other conventional method. I highly recommend the mep BLITz to any manufacturer in the stainless steel industry.”

– Production Manager, K&R Fabrications
Unanderra, NSW Australia

Hayco

“We are doing a huge volume of stainless pipe work for the Port Kembla’s new coke line and the mepBLITz has been a great asset because it’s faster than pickling. It’s fantastic on TIG welds and works well on stick and MIG. On welds of only 30 degrees it works even faster. It’s also cleaner and safer than pickling. It’s easy to use with a little common sense and following the hints in the manual. We are keen to get another machine now it’s passed the test.”

– Hayco, Five Islands Road
Port Kembla. (02) 4274 1120

Welding Technology Institute
of Australia

“The mepBLITz will change the stainless steel welding industry. Its application in heavy industry makes my job easier and delivers my clients a quality and OH&S benefit that will raise the industry benchmark. I will not allow pickling paste on any site I am contracted to work on. I will ensure that the mepBLITz is mandatory for welding supervision and inspection that I do and have bought a machine so I can introduce it and specify the mepBLITz for all major stainless steel projects. I highly recommend it. The Job Safety Environmental Analysis for the mepBLITz is a simple 4 pages vs Pickling Paste at 10 pages.”

– Welding Supervisor and Inspector,
Fellow of the Welding Technology Institute of Australia. 0419 430 557

IHI Engineering Australia

“We have been using the mepBLITz mobile electropolisher constantly at the Wallerawang power station. Its safety is a great advantage but this is complimented by the effective job it does on the pipe work being installed so we get a double benefit. Being able to work on hot welds means we can work quickly which adds to the cost benefits. Our welding inspectors are very impressed with the results.”

– George Nassif, IHI Engineering Australia (involvement in the design, manufacture and construction of Power and Chemical Plants, Heavy Industrial)
0419 272 600

Euro Flo Australia

“The mepBLITz compliments our business’s focus on quality because we can now electro polish our welds to a mirror finish in the work shop. The speed and safety are fantastic added bonuses.”

– Justin (Owner), EuroFlo
0438 763 569 info@euroflo.com.au www.euroflo.com.au

Pryde Fabrication

“Pryde Fabrications used the Mep BLITz on a massive job at the Brisbane Airport and  it was great to be able to get a better job and better safety with the non toxic polishing solution.”

– Pryde Fabrication
(07) 3826 7266

DownerEDI

“We have been using the mep BLITZ on a regular basis now and finding the mep BLITz very impressive in its speed for post weld finishing of stainless steel and to have electropolished welds is a great step forward to improve corrosion resistance. Pickling pastes utilise Hydrofluoric Acid is a highly hazardous material requiring rigorous OH&S procedures in its application and subsequent disposal which add hugely to the cost of work. Our client is impressed with the finished product and the ‘user friendly’ aspect of the mepBLITZ as HF Pickling paste is no longer a substance that can be used on our site”.

– Michael Spinks, Orica Services Group Superintendent,  Downer EDI Engineering
(02) 4976 3474   0419 709 841

STRATHFIELDSAYE ENGINEERING

“WE ARE USING THE mepBLITz Solution fed brush every day and are very happy with it. The machine has more than enough power to clean the stainless steel products that we make.

Weld clean up time has been greatly reduced and has become indespensible to us. It is a great machine and one of the best time investments we have made.”

– Adrian Kairn, Strathfieldsaye Engineering
Bendigo (03) 5442 1542

MEC MECHANICAL ENGINEERING CORPORATION/ELOTT GROUP

“The TIG CHAMP BRUSH DC Plus did a fantastic job on the massive pipe work job we just completed. It was really simple to use and self explanatory making it time and cost efficient for multiple users.Avoiding pickling paste and EPA restrictions and difficulties was a great benefit and the personal safety advantages are very important given our OH&S philosophy.”

– George Stolarczyk, Fabrication Supervisor. MEC Mechanical Engineering Corporation/Eliott Group.
Yallourn Rd , Yallourn, Victoria 3825 Ph (03) 51202300 www.eliottgroup.com.au

BLACK SWAN STEEL

“The mepBLITz solution fed brush allowed us the clean a massive council stainless steel job in 6 hrs which previously took 2 days. I was amazed at how simple to use and fast it is. Stainless steel jobs just got a whole lot easier.”

– Laurie Buckle, Black Swan Steel
16 Shelley Rd, Moruya North NSW 2537. 61 2 44740499 www.blackswansteel.com.au

BENWE ENGINEERING

“The mepBLITz Solution Fed Brush is well suited to the electropolishing needs of the very precisely engineered and fabricated stainless steel piece as the environment in which it operates is highly corrosive and the Defence Force who is the customer sets clear specifications. Its speed and ease of use make the brush a great asset.”

– Ian Makings, Benwye Engineering, Collins Rd.
Summertown, South Australia 5141 (08) 8390 3664 Mobile 0407 794 202

POLICH TALLIX LLC

“Everyone here is very pleased with the results we are getting. with the mepBLITz.”

– Vincent C. DiDonato, Jr. , Polich Tallix LLC,
453 Rt. 17K, Rock Tavern, NY 12575 (845)567-9464 www.polichtal