Brush Types

Industrial Brush Types & Filaments

Manufacturing top-quality products requires the best tools available. High-quality tools contribute to more efficient production processes and positively influence final product outcomes. High-quality industrial brushes may be utilized to polish, clean, deburr, or coat a part or component. Cocker-Weber’s custom industrial brushes consistently satisfy the demands of even the most quality-conscious manufacturers. We consistently create custom industrial brushes that meet the varying production demands of our diverse range of manufacturing clientele.  


Brush Types and Filaments

Cocker-Weber’s brushes are manufactured with precision and effectiveness in mind. There are a number of standard brush types and each is useful in multiple settings. The most common standard brush types include:


Cylinder Brushes

Cylinder brushes are manufactured to an exact specification to fulfill a particular need for a continuous brushing action. The core is usually a single piece with an arbor hole. At times, the core may be split and then fastened together. The bristles are stapled or glued into holes drilled into the core. The applications for cylinder brushes are tremendously varied. Some of the applications for cylinder brushes include debris removal, material transporting, conveyor belt and chain cleaning, positioning products, lint removal, as well as washing fruits and vegetables.

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Wheel Brushes

Wheel brushes are manufactured to precisely fill the customer’s need for straight line brushing action. They are commonly used for surface finishing, in cleaning and polishing operations, removing paint or rust, and deburring or blending welds.

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Disk Brushes

Disk brushes are designed for abrasive, deburring, and cleaning operations. The circular shape effectively applies the brushing action to a flat surface.

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Cup and End Brushes

Cup and end brushes can be considered small disk brushes. They are able to reach those hard-to-reach areas. Softer bristles are used for polishing and cleaning.

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Tufted Strip and Plate

We supply replacement strip brushes and we produce cylinder brushes for pharmaceutical packaging machines, including C.E. King and others.

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Brush Bristle Materials

Industrial brush material varies based on the application requirements. Some brushes may be customized with multiple materials to meet unique operational needs. The bulk of industrial brushes are made from some type of synthetic, metal, and/or natural hair. Examples include:

• Synthetics (polypropylene, nylon)
• Metals (bronze, brass, stainless steel, carbon steel)
• Natural hairs (horse hair, goat hair, boar’s bristle, tampico, bassine, palmyra)

 

Nylon and polypropylene brush fillings lend significant durability and cleaning ability to any brush. More natural options, like goat hair and boar bristle, tend to offer more variety. Boar’s bristle, for example, is the stiffest natural material available, while goat hair is known for its softness.

Some applications will benefit from the use of metal filaments. Brushes utilized in applications that benefit from corrosion-resistant and electrically conductive fill often rely on various bronze and brass alloys.

Common Uses of Industrial Brushes

Brushes play a central role in numerous industries. Industrial brushes from Cocker-Weber see use in a variety of industries, including (but not limited to):

• Automation
• Electronics
• Food processing
• Glass and ceramics
• Industrial machinery
• Lithography and printing
• Manufacturing
• Packaging and labeling
• Pipelines

 

Regardless of industry, brushes facilitate a multitude of tasks. Here are a few examples:

 

• A number of industrial applications use brushes to feed, guard, and sort products.
• Others polish and clean workpieces using standard or custom-created brushes.
• Bakery and food processing experts utilize brushes to help mitigate conveyor belt debris and separate ingredients.
• Dental hygienists use laboratory brushes to clean delicate equipment.
• The electronics industry relies on brushes to clean and/or polish specialized electronic components.

The potential uses for Cocker-Weber’s custom industrial brushes are virtually limitless.

Cocker-Weber: Your Industrial Brush Partner

At Cocker-Weber Brush Company, we understand how critical high-quality brushes can be within your unique applications. Many of our clients rely on us to ensure that their production and other work processes may continue as normal. Our industrial brush experience stretches back over a century—and we have the tools, capabilities, and knowledge that clients expect from a historical and reliable brand.

To learn more about Cocker-Weber’s custom industrial brushes, please request more information today