Brush Machinery – A Key Innovation in the Industrial Development of the 1900’s

Brush machinery was a key innovation in the industrial development of the 1900’s. Whether you are making a single brush for an electric toothbrush or a complete line of brushes and brooms, this equipment plays a crucial role in your production processes. This article provides some historical documents of early industry leaders as well as more recent reports that explore the new engineering and materials pioneers who have made brush manufacturing so successful today.

A variety of machines are used in the manufacture of power, wheel and cup brushes as well as brush head brushes. Decisive for the quality of a brush segment are application-specific fill materials, high balancing quality and optimum production speed. The machine portfolio of WOHLER allows for a high degree of automation of brush segment production, from the initial tufting to a precise trim result.

Designed for the high volume production of industrial floor scrubbers and other kinds of disc brushes, the GIOTTO machine uses continuous operations along its three stations to reduce the time required to manufacture a brush. In the first station operators load virgin discs, the GIOTTO drills and then fills them, all with a minimum number of movements, for maximum efficiency. The finished brushes are then trimmed with a CNC controlled trimmer, accurate to the exact desired length.

The GIOTTO is available with either the standard mechanical or with e-STROKE technology, Borghi’s patented electronic filling head. This means you can choose between an absolute minimum of parts, adjustments and maintenance as well as a high level of operator safety. The GIOTTO can also be equipped with a stack hopper to make it easier to produce toothbrushes and with a simple automatic handle feeder to keep operator labour to a minimum.

For more than 100 years Roth Composite Machinery has delivered production lines for the business area Brushes & Brooms (formerly Schlesinger). There is hardly any country in the world where you will find a SCHLESINGER machine not working successfully, providing optimal product quality and great versatility.

A brushing machine creates a uniform workpiece surface finish by using nylon abrasive filaments, allowing for the creation of specific edge radii. Integrated into in-line systems, they can remove sizable burrs in one process step and eliminate the need for additional deburring. These single-point systems can be applied to a variety of workpieces including wires, metal discs, pipes, tubes and sheet metal blanks. In a variety of applications, the rotary brush agitation cleans soil from surfaces such as wood floors or stair treads. The agitation helps to prevent the buildup of dirt that would otherwise be trapped in a pad. This makes the rotary brush ideal for use in commercial and industrial cleaning. It is particularly effective when used in conjunction with vacuuming. This ensures that the entire soil load is removed from the floor surface. A brush agitator also removes dust more efficiently than pads, since it disperses and encapsulates the dust rather than pushing it deeper into the pile.

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