Industrial Brushes That Fit Any Application
Industrial cleaning needs are incredibly varied in size, scope, and application. Along with those variations comes an array of cleaning best practices, standards, and required equipment. Industrial cleaning supply OEMs know that the right product can make cleaning jobs much more efficient. An important tool in any product line is the twisted wire brush. Using the right industrial cleaning brush can help clean more effectively, especially when adhering to environmental procedures in which the use of chemicals might be limited.
Sanderson MacLeod is the leader in twisted wire industrial cleaning brushes. As a large-volume contract manufacturer of twisted wire brushes, we sell directly to industrial cleaning supply OEMs.
Flexibility and Know-How to Make Any Type of Brush
In addition to standard brush-making equipment, Sanderson MacLeod’s brush designers and engineers have built and modified proprietary machines for specific brush-production purposes. Proprietary manufacturing equipment maximizes efficiencies and enhances product quality. The brush designers and engineers also offer prototype development assistance and efficient production planning. This means that we have the capabilities to plan, design, and produce any type of industrial cleaning brush, all right in our plant in Palmer, Massachusetts.
Domestically Produced: Twisted Wire Industrial Cleaning Brushes Made in the USA
Sanderson MacLeod made the decision early on to manufacture only for OEM customers. This allows us to develop strong partnerships with customers, keep costs down, and invest in people, equipment, and technology to continually improve operations in terms of speed, quality, reliability, cost savings, and engineering design. All of our design, manufacturing, and distribution happens at our plant in Palmer, Massachusetts. The driving factor for maintaining all production and operations in the United States is that we can meet exacting standards and manufacture the highest-quality twisted wire brushes on the market.
A Global Leader in Twisted Wire Industrial Cleaning Brush Manufacturing
Sanderson MacLeod is a leading producer of contract twisted wire brushes for deburring, polishing, tube cleaning, and general cleaning. For more than 50 years, we have designed, produced, and supplied some of the most commonly used brushes in the world.
Deburring and Polishing Brushes
In an industrial application, deburring is a metal finishing process. After the metal is machined, or formed into a specific shape, residual sharp edges, protuberances, and jagged pieces may exist. The unwanted artifacts are referred to as burrs, and the method of removing those burrs is called deburring.
To deburr machined metal, specific deburring brushes are used. These brushes are abrasive in their design and manufacturing so that they can effectively remove the burrs from the machined metal. Deburring metal products is an important step in the finishing process and needs to be done accurately and efficiently to remove all the burrs without marring the finished metal piece. We can produce any size or shape deburring brush to be used in any application.
We can meet your abrasive requirements and provide deburring and polishing brushes in high carbon steel, stainless steel, brass, abrasive nylon, or heavy gauge nylon. Customized deburring brush design options include brush diameter with tolerances of .015 inch, brush shape and trim, overall length, and power tool attachments.
Tube Cleaning Brushes
Designed for cleaning interior surfaces of tubes, internal threads or drilled holes, Sanderson MacLeod’s custom tube cleaning brushes can be manufactured to diameters as small as .062 inch. Long-lasting industrial tube brushes can be used in manual cleaning or can be adapted for use with power tools. Brush shape and bristle abrasiveness are customizable, ensuring optimal brush surface contact and polish effectiveness.
General Cleaning Brushes
Sanderson MacLeod’s general cleaning brushes are available in natural, multicolored synthetic or metal fiber. These brushes have diameters ranging from .0025 to .021 inch. Stem diameters of .03 to .135 inch are available in galvanized steel, stainless steel, aluminum, or brass and are available with or without bends or loops.
In-House Twisted Wire Brush Scientific Research and Design Capabilities
Advances in technology, automation, and computer-aided design and manufacturing have helped propel Sanderson MacLeod’s ability to deliver world-class products to our OEM customers. But being a world leader means constantly striving to do things better. That’s why we are proud to have dedicated a part of our plant to research and science.
In our one-of-a-kind laboratory, customers can work directly with Sanderson MacLeod’s design engineers on current and future brush designs. Those designs can then be rapidly put into production to help meet customers’ needs.
Rapid Virtual Prototyping with SanMac 3D
We turned to the software used by major motion picture animators to allow us to produce realistic renderings of design prototypes that can be easily modified. The SanMac 3D software is less expensive and faster than traditional sampling methods, letting us create virtual twisted wire brush designs that offer 360-degree visibility and industrialization feasibility testing prior to prototype build-outs. By using this method, we maximize design creativity while saving time, money, and unnecessary delays. This technology, combined with 60 years of experience and expertise, guarantees that development is quick, on budget, and ready for large-scale production.
The Sanderson MacLeod Difference
Sanderson MacLeod is the only brush manufacturer that specializes in twisted wire brushes. For more than 50 years, we have been the source of twisted wire brushes for some of the largest companies in the world. We have a demonstrated history of innovation, including the distinction of inventing the first twisted wire mascara brush.
Our company employs approximately 100 people in a state-of-the-art, 137,000-square-foot facility in Palmer, Massachusetts. We are equipped with a modern, FDA-compliant quality control laboratory to ensure that our products are of the highest quality.
A LEAN Manufacturing Company
One of the most compelling aspects of Sanderson MacLeod’s business is our dedication to LEAN Manufacturing. This philosophy allows us to produce twisted wire brushes more efficiently and effectively. Enhanced inventory control systems, product use analysis, and on-floor production optimization save our customers money in innovative ways. Sanderson MacLeod has been widely recognized as a LEAN Manufacturer, leading to awards such as Business of the Year, Employer of Choice, the Super 60 Award, and the coveted ABMA William A. Cordes Innovation Excellence Award.
Our quality control department uses the latest metrology equipment, including the Nikon I NEXIV Vision system, which lets us conduct fast, accurate measurements on first-piece, in-process, and finished-good parts. Our quality control program also includes video-edge detection and automated statistical process control documentation to ensure fast, accurate, and demonstrably superior inspection capabilities.