Ensitech Inc  

1005 N Commons Dr
Aurora,  IL  60504-4100

United States
630-851-2126
https://www.tigbrush.com
  • Booth: B37043

Ensitech is an Australian-owned manufacturing company based in Western Sydney, Australia and Chicago Il, USA. It is the award-winning developer of the TIG Brush™ Stainless Steel Weld Cleaning System and the Ensitech Surface Finishing System. Ensitech produces high-quality products, which change the way users do business by providing a safe, efficient alternative to dangerous and contaminating industrial practices. It does this by combining technical analysis and innovation with marketing and financial expertise to bring leading-edge products and concepts to the marketplace in a commercially viable system.

Ensitech will once again showcase its easy-to-use and portable TIG Brush Stainless Steel Weld Cleaning System during FABTECH 2019. The “TIG Brush Effect” as it has become known, is the wide-eyed look of disbelief frequently shown by first-time observers as they view the TIG Brush’s superior weld cleaning & passivation capabilities. The TIG Brush system uses a proprietary electrochemical process, combining NSF approved, low-toxicity fluids with a patented power supply and unique brush design to produce superior results. It provides one-step cleaning and passivation (tested to international standards), requires little user training, and gives welders complete control over the surface finishing of their work.

Ensitech’s TIG Brush team will be conducting live demonstrations throughout the three-day event enabling fabricators to try out the TIG Brush themselves and discover the benefits the TIG Brush System can bring to their weld cleaning process.

Visit our booth #CB37043 to see how this innovative technology is able to replace out-dated and dangerous weld treatment methods, minimize the risk of injury to employees and the environment, and provide the user with a faster, safer and higher-quality finish to their stainless steel products.

Ensitech Inc.
Booth#B37043


 Press Releases

  • The TIG Brush’s will showcase at FABTECH 2019 — NOV. 11-14, 2019 — where Ensitech will demonstrate the power of its technology to North America, and visitors will be able to witness “The TIG Brush Effect” through live product demos.

    Ensitech has brought its easy-to-use and portable TIG Brush Stainless Steel Weld Cleaning System to FABTECH 2019 in the hopes of showing American companies a quicker and higher-quality alternative to their current weld treatment methods.

    The “TIG Brush Effect” as it has become known, is the wide-eyed look of disbelief frequently shown by first time observers as they view the TIG Brush’s superior weld cleaning & passivation capabilities.

    Essential to these capabilities are the system’s proprietary electro-chemical processes (or ‘this capability is the system’s proprietary electro-chemical process), combining low-toxicity fluids with a patented power supply and unique brush design which veritably serves to protect the weld against corrosion to the extent that the corrosion rate is reduced to below that of unwelded stainless steel*.  Furthermore, the Ensitech Stainless Steel Surface Finishing System provides welders a choice of four innovative cleaning fluids, plus dedicated fluids ranging from pre-weld preparation to finishing and marking, leaving fabricators covered at every step of the welding process.    

    Utilized by several industry-leading companies including Nestle, Bechtel and Thales Group, the TIG Brush has been rapidly adopted as the preferred weld-cleaning technology of quality and safety-conscious companies in the Food & Beverage, Oil & Gas, Defense, Chemical & Mining, Water Treatment, Energy and Construction industries across the globe.

    Having established an office in North America, Ensitech is excited at the prospect of meeting new contacts at FABTECH and working toward the development of strong customer relationships as it continues to unveil the TIG Brush to North America.

    Ensitech - Booth # B37043
    FABTECH, Chicago, IL
    November 11-14, 2019
    www.TIGBrush.com

    *The Welding Institute - TWI Report 23027/1/13-2

    About Ensitech 
    Ensitech is an Australian-owned manufacturing company based in Western Sydney. It is the award-winning developer of the TIG Brush® Stainless Steel Weld Cleaning System and the Ensitech Surface Finishing System.

    Ensitech produces high-quality products which change the way users do business by providing a safe, efficient alternative to dangerous and contaminating industrial practices. It does this by combining technical analysis and innovation with marketing and financial expertise to bring leading-edge products and concepts to the marketplace in a commercially viable system.

    Ensitech’s TIG Brush®, uses the company’s patented power management technology, together with a conductive brush and chemical solutions of proprietary design, to clean and passivate stainless steel welds without the need for dangerous chemicals such as pickling paste.

    The Ensitech Surface Finishing System is a comprehensive range of products for the pre-weld preparation, post-weld cleaning and surface finishing of fabricated stainless steel products.

    Ensitech, Inc.
    https://www.TIGBrush.com
    Phone: (630) 851-2126
    Fax: (630) 851-7744
    1005 N. Commons Drive
    Aurora, IL 60504

  • From cleaning and preparing to finishing, the new TIG Brush sets industry standards for stainless steel

    Stainless steel is wonderfully versatile. It has a high resistance to corrosion and it’s aesthetically appealing. It’s not surprising, therefore, to find it in a wide variety of industries and end products – from building and construction to shipping vessels and medical equipment. 

    Most grades of stainless steel can be welded and fabricated readily, but there’s a catch. The process of welding stainless steel mars the metal with an ugly brown heat tint, commonly referred to as the heat-affected zone. Not only is it unsightly, but it also weakens the area of the stainless steel, leaving it open to oxidation. Although stainless steel is naturally passive, the welding process damages this thin chromium oxide film. Once this occurs, the stainless steel is said to have lost its passivity, and corrosion can become active in the defect site – the welded area.

    Independent testing by Gauge Industrial and Environmental, using a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) and The Welding Institute (TWI) immersion test to ongoing standardization ISO CD18069, have shown the cleaning with a TIG Brush and genuine TIG Brush fluids removes detectable oxides from the weld zone and returns chromium levels in the surface layer to equal or superior levels than that of unwelded surface.

    Making a difference

    Traditionally, cleaning and re-passivation was only achievable through the use of highly toxic pickling pastes and gels or immersion acid pickling. Pickling paste or pickling gel is most commonly a combination of hydrofluoric and nitric acid and, depending on the concentration, exposure can cause severe burns and even death. Similarly, an acid pickling bath is generally a combination of hydrochloric and nitric acid, another concoction of dangerous chemicals.

    Standard alternatives to pickling pastes and gel, however, come with their own set of shortcomings. Todd Cull, the general manager at Diamond Mfg., a manufacturer of perforated metal, plastic and other materials based in Kansas City, Mo., described electro polishing of the company’s stainless steel as being a time- and cost-consuming endeavour.   

    “We got a real education in electro polishing and passivation on stainless steel,” Cull says. “First it’s costly. Second, it sets us back two to four weeks in production. And third, even the electro polishing can give mixed results on the final product, such as hazing and white marks if all the acid is not neutralized in the overlaps on the sheet metal.” 

    As for the company’s experience with pickling gel, Cull says that some parts require 45 minutes for the solution to cure. And on top of that, the clean up process is substantial – “Not to mention no one wants to do that work,” Cull admits.

    Luckily, the frustrations surrounding the cleaning of stainless steel at Diamond Mfg. didn’t last long. As Cull was flipping through an industry trade publication, he stumbled on an article about a TIG brush machine that he thought could be a real solution for the company’s applications. Cull and others at Diamond Mfg. discussed the possibility of investing in the TIG brush machine and eventually had a company representative come into their facility for a demo.

    “We were sold as soon as we saw the machine clean up our worst welds in seconds,” Cull recalls. “[The rep] even showed us how the machine could etch and mark on stainless steel, giving us the opportunity for added-value possibilities in our products. The only question was which machine to get and how fast could we get one.”

    Developments from down under

    The equipment that Cull had stumbled on was developed by Ensitech; a company founded in Sydney, Australia, in 2006. The product, a fast, economical and safe alternative to traditional cleaning methods, cleans welding residue by combining an electro-chemical process with a special brush and environmentally friendly cleaning fluids. Not only is it fast and economical, it eliminates the use of hazardous chemicals.

    The development is the brainchild of Ensitech’s managing director, Clive White. He invented the system in his garage in Australia after a friend who had won a manufacturing contract from McDonalds Corp. asked him to come up with a way to clean welds. The market had a need, and so he developed the technology. The TIG Brush became the form.

    In 2013, Ensitech opened an office in Chicago and introduced the TIG Brush innovation to stainless steel fabricators in the United States during Fabtech, one of the metal fabricating industry’s biggest events. Unsurprisingly, White is encouraged by the positive response the TIG Brush has received in the United States and North America. He believes its success is due to its quality, safety and simplicity. “It provides one-step cleaning and passivation, requires little user training, and gives welders complete control over the surface finishing of their work,” he says. Ensitech continue to grow acquiring an increasing number of distributors  and TIG Brush users throughout the United States and North America.

    Finishing touches

    Like Cull and the team at Diamond Mfg., Dan James, an engineering specialist at Key Technologies, was looking for a better and faster way to finish its stainless steel products. Key Technologies manufactures conveyor systems and automated food systems in Walla Walla, Wash. 

    “The TIG Brush is about three times faster than the machine we were using,” says James. “Another feature we like is that it does not scratch the surface and gets into corners easily.”

    James also heralded the savings that his company experienced with the cleaning itself. The company’s previous machine had a pump applicator and used a lot of cleaner. He relays that dipping a brush is a better solution because it reduces waste. And like Cull, James was happy to see the system’s etching capabilities.

    “We do a lot of etching, so I tested the machine by adapting a head and used the etching chemical we had,” he explains. “The TIG Brush took two minutes to etch and the machine we use takes 15 minutes.”

    As well as providing solutions to stainless steel weld cleaning and etching, the TIG Brush is also being used throughout the stainless steel industry in new and innovative ways. It’s capacity to prepare and finish stainless steel has been utilized in varying applications.

    Clean as a whistle

    Spooner Industries is a good example of the TIG Brush’s overwhelming success in unexpected applications. Spooner is a global supplier of technologies for the baking, drying, curing, proving/proofing, cooling and air pollution abatement industries and is always looking for methods to save time and money. 

    The company was dealing with a buildup of yeast contamination in the ducting and on the stairs into the ducting of their bakery, meaning that these surfaces were continually rusting. To adhere to industry regulations and remain in operation, both of these stainless steel surfaces needed to be cleaned on a monthly basis, which was an expensive and time consuming exercise for Spooner.

    A visit by a U.K. TIG Brush distributor, however, radically changed their procedure. Using one of Ensitech’s solutions, TBE-700, the rust was removed and the surface was re-passivated. Not only did this simplify the cleaning process, but it also extended the length of time necessary between cleaning. On average, Spooner now only has to clean the areas every five to six months.

    Another unexpected end application was realized by Adrian Davis, a renowned artist from Queensland, Australia. Davis was commissioned to create a stainless steel sculpture for the entrance to Queensland Gas building in Brisbane. The sculpture he created was a large stainless steel wave, consisting of 370 single pieces of stainless steel.

    One of the requirements of this commission, however, was that this artwork was to be delivered and installed passive. So, rather than sending all of the pieces to Melbourne – a distance of 1,250 miles away – to be immersed in an acid bath for passivation, Adrian contacted Ensitech and purchased a TIG Brush. Using TB-31, a pH neutral weld cleaning fluid, he was able to passivate each section of the wave himself onsite, eliminating the need to package, transport and treat the pieces offsite.

  • Stainless Steel is not so stainless

    Stainless steel is wonderfully versatile, has a high resistance to corrosion, is aesthetically appealing and is therefore used in a wide variety of industries from building construction to medical implants.  Most grades of stainless steel can be welded and fabricated readily however there is a catch; the process of welding stainless steel mars the metal with an ugly brown heat tint, commonly referred to as the heat affected zone (HAZ). This is not only unsightly but also a weakness that leaves this area of the stainless steel open to oxidation.  Although stainless steel is naturally ‘passive’ the welding process damages this thin chromium oxide film. Once this occurs the stainless steel is said to have lost its passivity and corrosion can become active in the defect site (welded area).

    Why the TIG Brush makes a difference

    Traditionally, cleaning and re-passivation was only achievable through use of highly toxic pickling pastes/gels or immersion acid pickling. Pickling paste/gel is most commonly a combination of hydrofluoric and nitric acid and, depending on the concentration, exposure can cause severe burns and even death. Similarly, an acid pickling bath is generally a combination of hydrochloric and nitric acid, another concoction of dangerous chemicals.  Ensitech has developed a fast, economical and safe alternative to these traditional methods through its development of the TIG Brush stainless steel weld cleaning system. Launched in Sydney, Australia in 2006 Ensitech’s TIG Brush cleans welding residue by combining an electro-chemical process with a special brush and low-toxicity cleaning fluids, eliminating the use of hazardous chemicals and a laborious process.

    About Ensitech

    In 2013 Ensitech opened an office in Chicago and introduced the TIG Brush innovation to stainless steel fabricators in the USA during Fabtech. They continue to grow, acquiring distributors throughout a growing number of states in the US. CEO, Clive White, invented the system in his garage in Australia after a friend who had won a manufacturing contract from McDonalds Corp. asked him to come up with a way to clean welds. The market had a need, he developed the technology, and the TIG Brush became the form. Mr White is encouraged by the positive response the TIG Brush as received in the US. He believes its success is due to its quality, safety and simplicity, “it provides one-step cleaning and passivation, requires little user training, and gives welders complete control over the surface finishing of their work.” Many companies are now reaping the benefits use of the TIG Brush system provides.

    Tod Cull from Diamond Manufacturing:

    “We have played around with similar products that did get fair results but the acids were very strong and the clean up was a horrible experience, so we ended up having our units sent out for electro polishing. We got a real education in electro polishing / passivation on stainless steel. First its costly, second, it sets us back 2-4 weeks in production and third even the electro polishing can give mixed results on the final product such as hazing and white marks if all the acid is not neutralized in the overlaps on the sheet metal. Currently we are painting on Wonder Gel on some of our parts but it take 45 min for it to work and then the clean up process begins.  Not to mention no one want to do the work!

    I read the article about your TIG Brush machines in Product Finishing magazine and thought this may be a real solution for our applications.  We had internally discussed the machines and were wondering if we could actually see one and better yet actually lay our hands on one and polish our own products. We were so thrilled when we called and Aaron told us he would come in and demo the unit. We were sold as soon as we saw the machine clean up our worst welds in seconds.  The only question was which machine to get and how fast can we get one. Aaron did a great job explaining the various machines and what would best for our application.  He even showed us how the machine can etch and mark on the stainless steel thus giving us the opportunity for added value possibilities in our products. I use several different sheet metal fabricators as we have an ever-evolving product line in the transit industry.  I am a firm believer in sharing our knowledge with our supply chain so that they can improve their processes and offerings to all customers. 

    This product is one of those must have pieces of equipment if you do any stainless welding; it's a great investment. I'll be spreading the word about the TIG Brush.”

    Dan James from Key Technologies:

    “The TIG Brush is about 3 times faster than the machine we are using. Another feature we like is that it does not scratch the surface and gets into corners easily.

    Another savings is in the cleaner, the other machine had a pump applicator and used a lot of cleaner. Dipping the brush is a better solution and reduces waste of cleaner.

    We do a lot of etching, so I tested your machine by adapting a head and used the etching chemical we had, the TIG Brush took 2 minutes to etch and the machine we use takes 15 minutes.”

    As well as providing solutions to stainless steel weld cleaning, the TIG Brush is also being used throughout the stainless steel industry in new and innovative ways. It’s capacity to re-passivate stainless steel has been utilized in varying applications.

    Spooner’s Case study:

    Spooner Industries is a global supplier of technologies for the baking, drying, curing, proving/proofing, cooling and air pollution abatement industries. The TIG Brush was integral in saving time and money for Spooners:  a build up of yeast contamination in the ducting and on the stairs into the ducting of their bakery, meant that these surfaces were continually rusting. To adhere to industry regulations and remain in operation, both of these stainless steel surfaces needed to be cleaned on a monthly basis, an expensive and time consuming exercise. A visit by a UK TIG Brush distributor radically changed their procedure. Using the TBE-700, the rust was removed and the surface re-passivated, not only did this simplify the cleaning process but it also extended the length of time necessary between cleaning. On average cleaning can now be done every 5 to 6 months.

    Adrian Davis Sculptures:

    Adrian Davis is a renowned artist from Queensland Australia, was commissioned to create a stainless steel sculpture for the entrance to Queensland Gas building in Brisbane.  The sculpture he created was a large stainless steel wave, consisting of 370 single pieces of stainless steel. One of the requirements of this commission was that this artwork was to be delivered and installed passive. Rather than send all of the pieces to Melbourne (a distance of 1,250 miles) to be immersed in an acid bath for passivation, Adrian contacted Ensitech and purchased a TIG Brush. Using TB-31, a pH neutral weld cleaning fluid, he was able to passivate each section of the wave himself onsite, eliminating the need to package, transport and treat the pieces offsite.

    The Welding Institute (TWI) in Cambridge has verified the passivation properties of the TIG Brush stainless steel weld cleaning system. Key findings in their report state:

    “all the TIG Brush chemical variants studied improve the corrosion resistance of a welded sample, such that the corrosion rate is reduced to below that of un-welded stainless steel.”


 Products

  • TBE-440
    The TBE-440 is optimized to include the latest advances in TIG Brush™ technology and streamlined to deliver the quality you’ve come to expect from Ensitech....
     

  • The new design and innovative technology continues to provide our proven combination of heat, electricity and chemistry to give you a surface finish and level of passivation, which is the best in the industry.

    Using the TIG Brush™ TBE-440’s patented power delivery with Ensitech genuine fluids and accessories, gives the user peace of mind knowing they will always achieve the fastest, safest and most effective weld cleaning results.

  • TBE-550
    The TBE-550 utilizes a specifically focused adaptation of the 700 series design, to align its performance with Ensitech’s latest technological advance, the PROPEL™ Torch. ...
     

  • TIG Brush™ Genuine Technology Enhanced to give you a Superior finish

    The TBE-550 utilizes a specifically focused adaptation of the 700 series design, to align its performance with Ensitech’s latest technological advance, the PROPEL™ Torch.

    As you would expect, this gives you the superior results consistently and reliably delivered by our proven combination of heat, electricity and use of genuine TIG Brush™ cleaning, marking and etching fluids.

    TIG Brush™ on going innovation and patented power delivery system gives you peace of mind in the knowledge that you have achieved the industry’s highest level of passivation in a fast but safe way.

  • TBE-700
    The fastest, most powerful electrochemical weld cleaner in the industry at a competition ending 90amps @ 100% duty cycle; the reliable TBE-700 offers a speed for MIG & TIG weld cleaning that is at least twice the speed of the nearest alternative....
     

  • Do you want the FASTEST MIG weld cleaner in the World?

    Years of experience, ongoing research and development and, customer feedback have resulted in the TIG Brush™ TBE-700 attaining this status!

    Already recognized as the fastest, most powerful electrochemical weld cleaner of its type in the industry at a competition ending 90 amps @ 100% duty cycle; the well known and reliable 700 series retains market dominance offering a speed for MIG & TIG weld cleaning that is at least twice the speed of the nearest alternative.

    The 700 series remains the innovative, streamlined package you’ve come to expect from Ensitech, and continues to provide our proven combination of heat, electricity and chemistry to give you a surface finish and level of passivation, on both MIG & TIG welds which is the best in the industry.

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