Our brushes are built in a large variety of constructions with the highest degree of accuracy and precision. Choose between brush types, various style backings, a range of brush sizes and an array of filament patterns. Brushes can be reshaped, resized and reimagined for nearly any job.
Wheel brushes are ideal for industrial finishing and deburring applications.
Disc brushes are used for deburring, finishing and polishing.
Twisted-in-wire brushes are commonly used for internal deburring and cleaning.
Metal back strip brushes are manufactured for internal and external surface finishing.
Ferrule end brushes are used for deburring and finishing.
These brushes are constructed either using stapled set filament tufts or using coil construction by winding a straight metal channel strip brush around a core cylinder center.
The core provides the necessary diameter and brush length. While the channel brush style, filament type and wrap density provide the necessary filament concentration, abrasiveness and chemical resistance.
Channel brush and stapled set patterns can also be customized to address specific needs -- including helical, herringbone and other patterns -based on movement and scrub requirements. Coils can be wound left or right facing, can have loose wound or tight wound patterns or can vary by pitch -all impacting movement and abrasive affects.
Power brushes are comprised of two main components, the mounting hardware and filament. Mounting hardware secures the brush head to the power device. The brush filament, combined with the working action of the powered machinery provides performance brush action ideal in surface conditioning applications.
Tanis provides standard power brushes in three general configurations:
COPPER CENTER WHEEL:
Coiled metal back strip brushes are manufactured by winding a straight metal back strip brush around a core construction. The metal back strip brush consists of densely compressed filament laid into an unformed metal strip which is formed vertically into a "U" shape by a binding wire.
The strips are coiled close wound under pressure to produce a dense brush face or open wound for less density. A larger winding pitch provides a less dense brush and conforms better to the surface being brushed. Once the coil is finished, Tanis can then assemble it to a core, a shaft or supply it unassembled for mounting on installed equipment.
Stapled set rotary and wheel brushes are manufactured by inserting individual tufts of filament into a drilled hole in a block of plastic and securing with a staple. The staple is made of steel or nickel-silver which is predicated by the environment and the conditions the brush will be performing under.
Stapled set rotary brushes are made with an extruded or machined plastic core pressed onto a shaft or core. The core can either be press fit onto a shaft, an internal tube with collars to accept an installed shaft, or a tube construction with journal ends. Plastics including polyvinylchloride (PVC), polypropylene, high-density polyethylene (HDPE), ultra-high molecular weight (UHMW), ABS or delrin are used as core materials.
Tanis also features a bonded core technology casting urethane material onto a shaft as another core construction for stapled rotary brushes. The urethane is cast directly to the metal shaft.
Stapled set wheel brushes are made with a round, plastic block including an arbor hole. Bearings can be press fit into the arbor hole, if required.
Stapled set brushes are available in six general shapes:
FLAT OR LAG:
DISC OR FACE:
GOBLET OR DOMED:
Metal back strip brushes are manufactured using densely compressed filaments laid down uniformly onto an unformed metal strip. A binding wire is inserted over the filament causing it to form vertically as the metal backing closes and forms into a "U" shape over the binding wire and the filament. All strip brushes are initially manufactured straight and then can be formed into many different shapes such as a coil, cup or ring style. Metal back strip brushes are the most economical brush manufactured due to the simple form of construction.
Tanis manufactures stapled set strip brushes by firmly securing filament material into an extruded PVC backing with a staple. Brush products using either flexible or rigid PVC backing are available. The flexible PVC backing allows this strip brush construction to contour to different shapes and around corners, addressing problems the metal back brushes cannot.
Twisted brushes are manufactured by twisting layers of bristle between stem wires. There are three different stem constructions, each offering various strength and density characteristics:
There are three classifications of twisted brushes, determined by the brush diameter:
Our hand brush product offering includes the following brush shapes and styles:
HAND SCRATCH BRUSHES:
GENERAL PURPOSE BRUSHES:
HAND STEEL WIRE SCRATCH BRUSHES:
ANILOX OR HALFTONE BRUSHES:
An artist brush is comprised of three main parts, the handle, bristles and a ferrule. The bristles carry and apply liquid to a surface and the ferrule is a metal band that attaches the bristle to the handle. It is important to consider how the brush feels in your hand, to make sure that you are comfortable holding the brush, as this may be the most important determination of brush characteristics.
The handle of the brush is often made from wood that can be provided unfinished or finished with an applied paint or lacquer. The length of the handle can vary from extremely short to very long and ideal length depends on the brush use. If the brush is going to be used for detailed work, a short handle is recommended, but if the brush is used for larger coverage areas, a long handle may be more effective.
There are many different types of bristles, each having different characteristics that will affect the durability of the brush and how the liquid is applied. If you should have a question about which bristle type is right for your application, a Tanis technical salesperson will be available to assist you. What is important about the bristles is that they are firmly secured by the ferrule, as to not shed during use. A high-quality ferrule should not come loose or rust throughout the life of the brush.
Our artist brush product offering includes the three brush styles which are classified by the shape of the bristles:
Flat brushes have bristles inserted into the ferrule so that they lay flat and wide, but not very thick. The bristle tips are cut to produce a blunt edge. Lacquering brushes are a type of flat brushes.
Marking brushes have a traditional round brush shape that may come to a finer point, depending on the size and bristle type.
Stroke brushes are generally a denser and wider round brush for applying liquid in heavier strokes.
Standard paint brushes are manufactured by inserting durable natural or synthetic fill into a plastic, wire or wood handle. The filaments are then secured using a high-quality, rust-resistant metal ferrule. The round or flat metal ferrule is tightly bound around the handle of the brush, balancing the bristles to prevent the brush tip from losing its shape. The bristles are set in epoxy and the handles are solvent resistant to extend brush life.
Standard parts cleaning brushes are manufactured by inserting durable natural or synthetic fill into a metal or wood handle and securing either through a plating process or using a ferrule. The bristles are set in epoxy and the handles are solvent resistant to extend the life of the brush. Most utility brushes, including most of our parts cleaning brushes, use a metal ferrule in their construction. The high-quality metal ferrule should remain tightly secured and resistant to rust.
The Tin Handle Brush is an example of a brush that is produced using a plating process. The filament is inserted into a tin tube and then an enormous amount of pressure is applied to securely clamp the tin onto each of the fibers. The amount of weight that is used in this process reduces the brushes desire to shed fibers during use, especially when applying a viscose substance.