Tube Brush Research Manufacturing (BRM) is hitting the road for three spring tradeshows. From April 22 to 24, we’ll be at ISA 2017 (Booth #1830) in Denver, Colorado. Then, from April 25 to 27, BRM will visit PTMS 2017 (Booth #1142) in Columbus, Ohio. Last but not least, we’re headed to EASTEC 2017 (Booth #5608) from May 16 to 18 in West Springfield, Massachusetts.
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Different tradeshows appeal to different audiences, but all three of these events aim to please. For surface finishing and deburring solutions, the BRM booth is where industry leaders will gather. That’s because when you meet with our Technical Team, you can ask questions and get answers to your specific metalworking challenges. Plus, you can see and touch BRM tools and technologies like these.
As The Use of Industrial Brushes explains, tube brushes work best when they’re properly sized for the holes that they need to clean. Because the tips of the filaments provide the cutting action, you don’t need a brush diameter that’s super-sized. You don’t need an excessively long brush part either. An overly long brush part can create significant friction, which makes through-hole cleaning more difficult.
While sizing up your Series 84 options, it’s also important to understand how tube brush measurements are specified. A tool that’s described as 2x4x8 has a 2” diameter, a 4” long brush part, and an overall length of 8”. Tube brushes carry product specifications for filament size, too.
Choose the Best Bristle
Series 84 tube brushes come in a choice of filament or bristle materials. Consider the following points if you need help deciding whether to choose stainless steel, carbon steel, brass, nylon, or natural bristle.
Stainless steel tube brushes tend to work harder quickly. The stem wire becomes extremely hard but is relatively flexible.