Need to cut your brush to size yourself? Here’s how. Many times, a brush will need to be cut on site — after a customer receives the brush — to fit the intended application. For example, you might need to trim the brush down to fit a door; you could purchase a couple of long brushes and trim them to fit along the top and bottom. Brushes for dock leveler seals or the sides of a conveyor can be purchased long and trimmed down to size as well. To accomplish cutting your brush on site without damaging the brush, there are a couple of tips to keep in mind. Use a bolt cutter: Cut your brush with a bolt cutter, not a hacksaw or band saw. A bolt cutter will pinch the ends of the U-shaped metal channel together and keep the brush intact, whereas a saw will leave the end of the channel open and filaments can become loose and fall out. Deburr your edges: Use a file to smooth off any sharp edges after cutting. This step is especially necessary if the brush is being cut to fit in a brush holder. SIDE NOTE: It’s okay to use a saw to cut brush holders down to size; it’s just not recommended to use saws on the metal channels of the brushes themselves. Cutting brushes on site isn’t complicated; you just want to be sure to use a method that pinches the metal channel shut. Once you’ve cut your brush to the size you need, follow these tips if you are then placing it into a brush holder. Check your bristles: The brush should
Understanding Brush Channel Construction Metal channel strip brushes all start out as flat steel on a roll. At Precision Brush, we offer several different brush-channel sizes: 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 10. These numbered sizes each represent the total eighths of an inch in the metal channel before it is formed into a U shape. So, a one-inch-wide channel would be a size 8, indicating eight eights of an inch. A half-inch-wide channel would be a size 4 channel, and so on. Once a size is selected, the flat steel is then bent into a U shape, which creates the metal channel where the filaments will be held. The smaller the channel, the less filaments (size and quantity) it will hold. For example, if you want a heavy-duty brush with very stiff, thick filaments, you would need a larger channel. As channel size goes up, we can fit more filaments in the channel as well as use thicker filaments. For a short trim brush, smaller channels may be more appropriate. Longer trim brushes usually require a heavier, thicker filament, which necessitates a larger metal channel. Oval vs. Flat Channels Most of the time, channels have a flat bottom. This is the default style for channel construction. However, customers sometimes request an oval-shaped channel bottom. We offer this option in the number 5, 6, and 7 channel sizes. Sometimes, an oval channel may be selected when the final use of the brush will be a cup shape, such as in a round or oval-shaped vacuum brush. For most u
Cleveland Brush Manufacturers host filament suppliers, brush machine manufacturers and other brush manufacturers at the 63rd Annual Victor F. Miller Memorial Golf Tournament The Mill-Rose Company held the 63rd annual Victor F. Miller Memorial Golf Tournament at Shaker Heights Country Club in Cleveland, Ohio on Thursday, June 22, 2023. Brush manufacturers and suppliers from around the world gathered for the annual event. The golf event serves as the culmination of activities the week before where brush company representatives renew alliances, discuss business trends and opportunities for the brush manufacturing industry. Brushes manufactured by these companies are used in virtually every type of industry around the world. Applications include makeup/mascara brushes, hair brushes, floor sweeping and polishing brushes, gun cleaning brushes, car wash brushes, copier toner brushes, brooms, paint brushes, and special brushes used in the medical field. The weather was perfect for the golfing event. Skills of the golfers ranged from novice to near professional, however, a good time was enjoyed by all. Prizes were awarded to golfers for outstanding performance including: First Place, Low Gross – Dan Kirtz (Malish Corp) Second Place, Low Gross – Jim Benjamin (Precision Brush) Third Place, Low Gross – Tie Breaker between Chris Monahan (Brush Fibers) and RJ Lindstrom (Zephyr Manufacturing) going to Chris Monahan Closest to the Pin – Ian
When you search online for a metal channel strip brush, or to learn about the conveyor cleaning process, or when you’re looking for that unique custom brush, Precision Brush wants to be your first and only call. Who is the best person in your company to call us? What happens when you pick up the phone to speak with us on that initial call? Here at Precision Brush, we receive phone calls from a variety of people in various job roles. Sometimes we get a call from the purchasing agent, sometimes it’s the staff who are running the printing line at night who are directly using the brush, sometimes it’s the brush designer, and other times it might be the plant manager. We start the call by asking educated questions regarding the process of what the brush will be used for. This way we can understand how you plan to use the brush. You’re the expert on your machine or product, and we want our brush to fit your application or needs perfectly. We will ask about the pressure that you’re using, if the brush is being used in a heat application or process, the size of the holder the brush will need to fit into, etc. If the brush you want to order is a replacement for an old brush, then we will talk about what you need for brush replacements and about any issues you may have had in the past with previous brushes you’ve used. These questions help us be the brush experts we are. We will help you decide on the best metal channel for the brus
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Try Our Quick Quote Service for Your Next Metal Channel Strip Brush Order Precision Brush Company has designed hundreds of thousands of brush configurations since the start of the company in 1951. We were one of the first companies to create software that enables us to quickly and accurately quote new designs with many levels of price breaks. Our constant attention to this process has allowed us to stay ahead of our competition while providing the best service and quality in the industry. In fact, we are often already sending custom-made samples to our customers before other brush companies can even send out a price quote! How Do Quick Quotes Work? Many years ago now, we created a customized software program to quickly and easily automate custom metal channel strip brush pricing. The software is constantly adapting to include sales rates and numbers for every metal channel strip brush we make, taking into account each brush’s materials and specifications in addition to pricing and quantity. When you reach out to Precision Brush for a quick quote on your custom metal channel strip brush order, one of our experts will: Talk through your brush needs for your final application Help you select the ideal filament materials, width, and length Plug your specifications into our quick quote software to get you the most possible savings on your order Gather part numbers where applicable to match your equipment Ascertain your timing and delivery
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