POWER BRUSHES

Introduction:

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Power brushes are employed in industrial applications to remove the contaminated surfaces of the work pieces. These acts as essential components to remove the by-products while manufacturing, burrs and other sharp edges, that decreases the safety hazards and also to improve the performance as well as the functionality of the work piece. These brushes can be used in any environment and on any type of surface where steel, glass, wood and aluminium etc. are included. These brushes assist the industrial finishing processes. The power brushes will reduce both cost and time that help to reduce the material build up defects with an effective finishing of the final end products. Power brush selection can be done on basis of many considerations and other specifications.

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Purpose of power brushes:

  • It removes the rust, oxidation and scales on the work piece.
  • Welds are removed with power brushes.

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  • Thread cleaning and surface finishing.
  • The drilled holes are cleaned along with the internal threads.
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Types:

  1. Wheel brush:

Wheel brushes are the most common types of power brushes that are categorized as crimped and knot compositions. These brushes provide straight line brushing action for cleaning and polishing, removal of paint and scale. These suit several types of hand held grinders as bench grinders, robotic finishing equipment and other driven tools in the production process. Spiral brushes are manufactured with a broad line of the wheel brushes. Crimped wire or synthetic varieties of natural fibers are most commonly used wheel brushes. Twisted type wire brushes are filled with straight wire with various specifications that provides higher levels of brushing action with aggressive cutting edge strokes.

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Types of wheel brushes:

  • Fixed Arbor Hole Wheel Brush
  • Adapter Style Arbor Hole Wheel Brushes
  • Copper Center Small Diameter Wheel Brushes
  • Stem Mounted Wheel Brushes
  • Mini Grinder Wheel Brushes
  • Twisted Knot Wheel Brushes
  • Center Less Grinder Brushes
  1. End brush:

These end brushes are use where the industrial cleaning is taken place especially in the restricted areas. The end wire brush is mostly applied to polish the molds and dies, cleaning the castings, brushing the holes internal surfaces, removal of flash, spot facing, welding surface preparation. The typical use of the end brushes involves air tools, drill press, electric press etc. that are hand held.  These are used for deburring materials and tools. Rubber and plastic are considered to be most compatible materials. These are also available in crimp and knot configurations.

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Types of end bushes:

  • Solid Fill Wire End Brush
  • Knot Style End Brush
  • Flared Wire End Brush
  • Hallow Center End Brush
  • Pilot Bonding Brush
  • Spot Facer Drill Brushes
  • Side Bottom
  • Encapsulated End Brushes

Cylinder brushes:

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Cylinder brushes are used for the conveyor cleaning or used for the wide face brushing of a product substrate on a production line. In the strip brush technology spiral wound cylinder brushes are used. Paddle wheel style conveyor use these brushes for the action of cleaning that uses strip technology to offer a brush core of customer refillable. The filling section of the brush may contain steel wire, stainless steel, bras wire, horse hair etc. These are used as bakery oven brushes, in brick and block production, fiber glass insulation, glass cleaners, metal fabricating, oil and gas pipeline inspection, saw mill production etc. Steel, Brass, Bronze, Nylon, Polyester brushes are the types of cylinder brushes.

  1. Hand (maintenance) brush:

These are special type of brushes that are most popular hand as well as maintain\ace brushes. Types of hand brushes:

  • Scratch Brush
  • Channel Brush
  • Welder Brush
  • Toothbrush Style Channel Scratch Brush
  • Platers Brush
  • Acid Swab Brush
  • Oil and Chip Brush
  • Parts Cleaning
  • Scrub Brush
  • Whisk Brooms
  • Tire and Grill Brush
  • Street Brushes
  • Upright Brushes
  • Flat Wire Broom
  1. Strip brushes:

Strip brushes are used to perform multiple functions in a production environment. These brushes are featured with formable metal structural elements. The brush filling depends on the materials used. A brush strip can function as a brush seal on equipment pieces. It acts as a flexible shield against dust, light and heat. The strip brush can function as product hold down, as a detector of holes, a static reduction device and a duster that removes loose material. If this brush is placed on a conveyor line then it stabilizes the moving product and also it sweeps the loose burrs. It works as flexible moving product that is capable and flexible in work without causing any damage.

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  1. Cup brushes:

Cup brushes are used to remove the scales, rust and paint. It is also used for deburring and polishing action. Many fill materials are suitable in the tasks as surface preparation and other finishing operations.

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These are available in duty levels and many sizes as:

  • Utility cup brushes
  • Mini grinder cup brushes
  • Standard duty cup brushes
  • Standard duty knot cup brushes

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