Conveyor Cleaning Cylinder Brushes
We manufacture a wide range of cylindrical brushes custom designed to clean industrial conveyor operations and conveyor belts made of any material. In addition we design and produce heat resistant, food grade conveyor cleaning cylinder brushes for the bakery and food production industries. When considering the use of a cylindrical conveyor cleaning brush, the following considerations must be taken into account.
Mounting Location: The conveyor cleaning cylinder brush should be installed on the outlet end of the conveyor after and below the head roller(s). The conveyor cleaning brush should be mounted in proximity to a support roller for consistent brush surface pressure.
Design Width and Diameter: A conveyor cleaning brush should be wide enough to overlap each side of the belt surface by ½” to ensure complete coverage and to accommodate normal belt weave. Brush diameters normally range from 4 to 12 inches Size and Selection of Fill Material: To maximize life of brush as well as the conveyor belt, use the finest wire or synthetic filament that will effectively clean the surface with a minimal amount of applied pressure. Synthetic and Wire materials may be mixed to combine sweeping and scrubbing actions in one brush depending on the desired duty level, run speed, overall length, and space constraints.
Size and Selection of Fill Material: To maximize life of brush as well as the conveyor belt, use the finest wire or synthetic filament that will effectively clean the surface with a minimal amount of applied pressure. Synthetic and Wire materials may be mixed to combine sweeping and scrubbing actions in one cylinder brush.
Brush Density: Conveyor cleaning brushes range from close-wound wide-face brushes with a smooth, even appearance to open-Spiral or auger-style brushes with a measured space (lead) between each row of brush. Desired brush aggressiveness and the type of conveyor surface to be cleaned are primary considerations.
Refillable or Replaceable; Integral or Removable Shaft: Your conveyor cleaning application may call for a heavy walled brush core with an integral shaft, or a core with machined bushings, keyways and set screws to slide over the free end of a driven shaft. Appropriately constructed brushes may be refilled multiple times. Lighter-weight disposable cores with bushings may be replaced with a new brush when needed, avoiding the logistics of crating and shipping the original brush back and forth.
Operating Speed and Direction: Driven conveyor cleaning brushes typically operate in the opposite direction of the conveyor path to optimize surface feet per minute.
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Drive System and Pressure Adjustment: Drive systems range widely from a belt and sprocket system taking power from the conveyor itself to electric motors with adjustable speed output. Pressure adjustment should ensure that the brush remains level with respect to the belt to avoid excessive wear on one side of the brush. Adjustable mounting mechanisms range from vertically adjustable pillow blocks to pneumatically loaded brush carriages.
Guarding & Debris Collection: Shrouding should be designed to deflect and control debris removed from the belt, and to ensure worker safety near the rotating brush.
Flicker Bar: In some cases, to keep the face of the brush free from accumulations of product or debris, a flicker bar arrangement is appropriate.
Learn More about Conveyor Cleaning Brushes
Have questions about replacing a worn conveyor cleaning brush or have a new need? Interested in receiving a quote, or need help specifying a cylinder brush for a conveyor cleaning application? Contact Spiral Brushes to learn which cylinder brush options are best suited for your specific application.