General applications for custom industrial applications include applying, pushing, removing, cleaning, spreading or acting as a barrier. The list of specific applications that custom brushes may tackle is long, but may include: general cleaning, OEM machine parts, replacement machine brushes, debarking trees, paint striping, bent tube cleaning, articulated drain cleaning, CNC OD/ID thread deburring, micro tubular swabs, Spanish roofing tile cleaner and static control.
Many manufacturers have access to CNC systems, and can therefore quickly produce extremely accurate and detailed custom brushes. Specifications to consider include brush type, brush construction and bristle material.
The type of brush a customer selects will depend on the application, but custom brushes are commonly based on the following brush types: cylinder brushes, spiral brushes, strip brushes, ESD/cleanroom brushes, flow through brushes, block brushes and hand held brushes.
Cylinder brush applications include: wide area sanding, brushing, finishing or dusting, conveyor belt cleaning, material movement in manufacturing, fruit and vegetable washing and waxing, glue or paint spreading, street cleaning, automobile washing and airport runway cleaning.
Spiral brushes require such consideration as: brush type (micro, regular or double spiral), length, end type (cut, rounded, tufted, loop, ring, threaded or nipple) and base wire types. Spiral brush applications include: large or small tube cleaning, beaker cleaning, medical equipment cleaning, medical procedures, dental procedures, electrical dispersion, lightning prevention, lightning rods and air and water purification system cleaning.
Strip brushes, formally called “metal channel strip brushes,” are incredibly versatile and durable brushes that can be customized to fit innumerable applications. Some of these applications are: sealing, conveyor cleaning, surface cleaning, surface roughening, dusting, product separation or transfer, tensioning devices, static dissipation, external or internal pipe cleaning, filter or screen cleaning, glass washing or fruit and vegetable washing.
As these examples illustrate, the applications and options for custom brushes go on and on and they are sure to fit any need.