Frequently Asked Questions

In its most common usage, an industrial brush is a tool that is used to transmit energy. Energy supplied by the spindle of an electric or air motor is stored as kinetic energy in the bristles of a brush. As these bristles contact outside objects–burrs, dirty surfaces, weld spatter, chips, or peach fuzz—energy is transmitted to allow molecules of metal to be torn away from the main part, to impart motion to wood chips, or to break up the surface film that prevents cleaners from acting efficiently.

But then there are other uses too—-as conveyor rollers, heat conductors, electrical contacts, vapor barriers, and so forth.

With 120 years of brush manufacturing and engineering experience, Newark is well equipped to recommend and design industrial brushes for any sort of application that may arise. Newark Brush can and does manufacture special brushes up to 15 feet long—up to 5 feet in diameter.

In the final analysis a brush must be carefully selected and job tested in order to obtain the maximum result with the greatest efficiency. But the selection of brushes is so wide that there need to be some guideposts to know where to start. We have prepared for your help and guidance:

  1. Typical applications
  2. Brush selection
  3. Troubleshooting