Brushes are a mainstay of many industries, facilitating processes from cleaning to coating. At Cocker-Weber, we cater to clients from nearly every sector, manufacturing high-quality brushes of all shapes and sizes to suit a broad range of applications.
Common Industrial Brush ApplicationsThe applications for industrial brushes are broad and varied. Some of the most common uses include:
Automation and Industrial MachineryManufacturing equipment needs brushes to support many processes, such as guarding, sorting, finishing, coating, and more. Brushes frequently used in manufacturing environments include:
- Spiral cylinder brushes for cleaning, coating, and sorting
- Disk brushes for polishing, cleaning, or product movement
- Stiff end brushes for polishing and cleaning small crevices
- Specialized industrial brushes for feeding, guarding, and other specialized applications
Other types of brushes that may be useful in manufacturing operations may include:
Bakery and Food Processing
Our bakery and food processing clients rely on brushes to remove conveyor belt debris, separate ingredients and perform other maintenance processes. In general, food-related applications of this type are best served by Tampico and offset cylinder brushes or micro cup nozzle brushes.
Dental hygienists need special brushes to clean sensitive dental apparatuses. We offer dental washout brushes and dental wheel brushes to allow for thorough sanitation in dental environments.
Brushes are ubiquitous in the electronics industry, as they are used to clean, polish, or deburr electronic components themselves, or to transport materials within household electronic appliances and devices. Our non-metallic disk brushes, brass contact brushes, and tape drive brushes are well-suited to electronics applications. Horse-hair brushes are also valuable for their antistatic properties.
Glass and Ceramics
Soft horse-hair brushes are ideally suited for polishing glass products without scratching delicate surfaces. Abrasive disk brushes can also be useful earlier on in glass or ceramics processing for shaping edges.
We pride ourselves on offering some of the finest, most durable jewelry polishing brushes on the market. Our jeweler’s brushes are specially crafted to protect precious metals while providing an irresistible shine. This product line includes:
- Plate brushes
- Trophy brushes
- Goblet brushes
- Tampico cylinders
- End jeweler’s polishing brushes
- Washout and bench jeweler’s polishing brushes
- Jeweler’s polishing wheel brushes
Labeling and Packaging
Certain brushes can be used to smoothly and consistently apply labels to packaging. For such applications, we recommend: angled row pill feeder cylinder brushes for efficient sorting during the packaging process. A variety of other cylinder brushes are frequently used for transporting and sorting products on conveyors during packaging operations.
Leather Goods and Shoemaking
Our horse-hair brushes are ideal for cleaning and polishing delicate leather goods.
For maintenance of smaller pipelines, we offer an abrasive small pipeline pig cylinder brush.
Printing and Lithography
Brushes are a key component of offset printing and lithography machinery. This equipment frequently relies on:
We have experience with specialty sports brushes, including:
More Industrial Brush ApplicationsThere are far more applications where specialty brushes are required, spanning industries such as:
Getting the Right Brush for Your Application at Cocker-WeberAt Cocker-Weber, we’ll work one-on-one to select the perfect combination of fill, shape, and construction method to meet your needs. We manufacture staple set, epoxy set, and wire-drawn brushes with the following bristle shapes:
- Step and combination step
- Double bevel