SDC Electropolishing – The EP10
A medical device manufacturer needed two machines to electropolish their stents. These machines also needed to follow international compliance standards for shipping overseas.
Free-standing unit constructed of acid resistant materials
Dual 1000-watt tank heating elements
Baffle controlled agitation system
Custom electrical system and stent polishing software
CE compliant system
The electropolishing system works by submerging a metal part in an electrolytic bath, typically consisting of sulfuric acid and phosphoric acid, that’s connected to a power supply. When the power supply is activated, the metal part becomes anodic (+) while another metal, usually lead, copper, or stainless steel, is used as a cathode (-).
These electropolishing machines were customized from the original SDC design to encompass our customer’s need and deliver future machines internationally.
Check out our blog on electropolishing to learn more about this process: https://sdcautomation.com/electropolishing-for-industrial-use/