Formed of metallic thin wires and are typically used for surface cleaning and washing, are crimped wire brushes. Crimped wire brushes are formed of metallic thin wires and are typically used for surface cleaning and washing. Brushes that are crimped on the ends come in several different sizes and shapes, including bevel brushes, cup brushes, and wheel brushes.
With Crimped Wire Wheel Brushes, wheels are highly durable on rough surfaces, and they have many applications from edge mixing to adhesion roughening to polishing and surface preparation, some versions of these wheels can also be used to remove corrosion, scaling dirt, and paintwork.
Steel filaments, unlike solid abrasive plates, do not erode base material or modify component dimensions, which is one of the reasons for their extensive use. Sandblasting produces similar results to wire brushing, however combining high-quality, hardened steel wire tips, creates a cleaner surface than standard sandblasting.
These brushes are frequently adaptable, with a variety of designs available to match the requirements of each application. Brushes with long filaments, for example, can follow curves and can follow the surface of curved surfaces, while brushes with short filaments are fast-acting and suitable for busy environments. Fill density is also a factor to consider: low-density brushes provide good resilience when cleaning rough surfaces, while high-density brushes provide quick brushing performance and increased brush life span.
There are two main reasons to cut wire bristles in wire brushes:
- By trimming the wires, they are separated from each other.
- By preventing flex and vibration, cutting reduces wire fatigue and breakage.