Brushes perform optimally in a number of different areas including cleaning, moving, sorting, deburring, finishing, sealing and protecting. Select a brush type below to learn more about the spectacular range of brush applications and how they can work for you.
Abrasive nylon brushes are ideal for any common applications requiring cleaning, deburring and polishing. Some of the applications pertaining to specific abrasive brushes include:
Wheel brushes are ideal are deburring machined castings, turbine blades, cam shafts, machined parts, edges on saw-cut extrusions, powdered metal components and gears, part finishing and sharpening for cutting tool inserts, edge radiusing on parts, surface finishing on steel, stainless steel, aluminum, brass and other materials, light cleaning and polishing for ferrous and non-ferrous parts.
Disc brushes are used for deburring fine-blanked parts, edge radiusing on fine-blanked parts, polishing machined parts and surfaces, deburring cast engine blocks, airframe components, wheel rims, tubing and aluminum extrusions, blending tool marks and finishing flat machined surfaces, generating specific edge radii on tooth profiles of machined gears, surface preparation and finishing on metal and wood, deburring and finishing cast aluminum wheel rims, deburring and edge radiusing aluminum engine heads, removing burrs and sharp edges on machined flat surfaces of cast aluminum engine intake manifolds, surface finishing and burr removal on hydraulic components, rust and scale removal, scrubbing and cleaning steel and aluminum sheets, clean pre-cast concrete molds, finishing surfaces prior to painting, plating or powder coating, sanding and texturing wood surfaces.
Twisted brushes are used for deburring cross-hole intersections in machined valve bodies and manifolds, deburring camshaft bores and crankcase bores, debris removal and cleaning internal bores on cast engine blocks, finishing and polishing small inside diameter holes on machined parts, deburring and cleaning inner walls of tubing and pipes
Metal-back strip brushes are used for deburring cast engine blocks, defuzzing wood flooring, finishing flat metal surfaces, polishing and finishing aluminum cans and more.
Ferrule end brushes are perfect for deburring, cleaning, polishing, and finishing metal surfaces and parts.
Tanis offers our slip-fit Abrasive Nylon Wheel Brush Adapters for mounting nylon abrasive wheel brushes onto smaller shafts on hand drills, drill presses and automated machinery. We adapters available in either standard face (1-1/4” brush I.D.) or wide face (2” brush I.D.). Sold separately in packs of two.
Abrasive nylon brushes function at optimum effectiveness when operated at speeds that allow for relatively deep penetration of the filament into the work piece. An optimal brush life and cutting action can be achieved by finding a balance between brush speed (RPM), part penetration and line speed. Faster speeds do not typically work as well as slower speeds and the maximum RPM indicated on the brush is not the ideal working speed. Lower speeds and lighter pressure extend the brush life, while generating less heat and requiring less power.
Recommended maximum speed for abrasive wheel and disc brushes is below 3,500 SFPM (Surface Feet per Minute).
It is recommended to use a more aggressive brush in applications requiring higher brush speeds and increased pressure and can be done simply by doing one or more of the following:
As the abrasive nylon wheel brush is operating, the filaments flex to all the angles and contours of the part. As the filaments conform to the work piece, the sides of the filament perform the work. Wheel life is optimized when the part is virtually encompassed by a slower moving brush face to achieve maximum aggression, burr removal and edge radius. While operating a brush wheel it is recommended to penetrate the work piece 1/8” deep into the brush face.
As the abrasive nylon disc brush is operating, the interference depth will create optimum results maximizing the brush life and aggression. The recommended penetration depth should begin at 0.100” and the feed rate at 18”/minute. Adjustments should be made to achieve the most efficient operational conditions.
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Tanis abrasive brushes are constructed with filaments intended for dry or wet applications. Our brushes are able to withstand most dry applications. Operating at speeds of 2,500 feet/minute or more can cause an undesirable effect referred to as “nylon smear.” The use of coolants and lubricants are recommended when operating at higher speeds and for parts requiring deeper part penetration to provide an ultimate working environment, especially on thin parts.
Deburring is a major application use of power brushes. Throughout the manufacturing process, metal is put through various steps to reshape and trim parts, during which small scraps of metal, known as burrs are left behind. Power brushes are an effective way to remove these burrs to produce a clean, finished, final product. Tanis has power brushes to deburr any size or type of material, from large flat plane surfaces to small, irregularly shaped areas.
With the variety of available filaments and limitless design specifications, power brushes have the ability to work in almost any environment including high temperature, corrosive, humid, or sparking environments. Slightly altering the trim length, diameter or the fill density has huge implications in the brush’s overall performance, giving you a lot of flexibility in finding the perfect power brush. Tanis has the capabilities to provide or design a durable power brush to fit almost any size or shape equipment, saving time and money by conforming to current equipment specifications.
Rotary brushes are used for many applications in the printing, glass processing, wood products manufacturing, food processing and manufacturing, metal finishing and agriculture industries.
As there are endless shapes, styles and configurations for stapled set brushes there are an equal number of applications for this brush construction. The PVC flexible strip brushes enhance this product category by offering a reduction in weight and cost, flexibility, erosion resistance and ease in transportation and installation.
Due to the versatility and customizability of strip brushes, we can produce a strip brush to meet many application needs in a variety of industries. While the traditional metal back strip brushes are essential in such industries as material handling and packaging and food processing and manufacturing, stapled set brushes are finding widespread use in an increasing number of industries.
One of the most common applications of strip brushes continues to be weather stripping and sealing to reduce and prevent the penetration of uninvited environmental elements including dust, light, blowing dirt, sand, rain, snow, fumes, insects, and rodents. Brush seals are also extremely effective at reducing heating and energy costs.
Twisted brushed can be manufactured for handheld use and for use in power drills, drill presses and CNC machines. These brushes are a critical component to the total quality control in many manufacturing industries and clean environments including automotive, metal finishing, medical, food service and construction and utility equipment.
General applications include cleaning, deburring, polishing, reaming, finishing or removing debris and burrs from internal non-metallic and metallic surfaces. Some of the more specific applications for twisted brushes include:
Hand brushes are ideal for any common applications requiring cleaning, scrubbing and deburring in hard-to-reach, confined areas. Some of the specific applications include:
Tanis artist brushes are ideal for many general utility or industrial painting and cleaning applications as well as fine art. These brushes can be used to apply various types of paint – oil, acrylic, watercolor, fabric – lacquer, adhesives and cleaning agents in specific applications including:
Paint brushes are used in various painting, cleaning and liquid transferring applications within many industries, and because they are hand-held they are ideal for use in smaller or hard-to-reach areas. Their small size also allows a lot of control and precision. Another benefit of many of our paint brushes is that they are disposable, making them an economical choice for one-time applications.
Parts cleaning brushes are used in various cleaning and liquid transferring applications within many industries and, because they are hand-held, they are ideal for use in smaller or hard-to-reach areas. Their small size also allows for control and precision. Another benefit of many of our standard parts cleaning brushes is that they are disposable, making them an economical choice for one-time applications.