Cleaning with brushes

Spiral Brushes - a proven tool  

Brushing machines with rotating spiral brushes are compact systems for the mechanical in-line treatment of round materials. For this purpose, the material passes through a spiral brush fixed in a rotating unit. The rotation boosts the wiping effect of this proven tool and effectively reduces the dirt build-up on the bristles. Depending on the application and material the brushes can have synthetic, brass or steel bristles.

The system DRB-WCS consists of a clad frame with a stainless steel tub. Inside the lidded box a separate compartment houses a rotating unit to fix one cut-to-length spiral brush. If required, an optional air nozzle type AW-C can be installed in another chamber to finally blow off any remaining loose particles. Removed dirt can be collected or extracted via an exhaust connector. To change a used spiral brush the two-part rotation unit can be opened and a new brush inserted.

Complemented by spray nozzles, which apply cleaning medium from a separate tank in the circuit to the rotating brush, the extended system DRB-WCS-W works as a wet chemical cleaning which can be used for the reduction of drawing lubricants and oily contamination.


The compact brushing system DRB-SCS has a similar structure as the big brother DRB-WCS. Concentrated on a small work box with docked control cabinet, the unit requires only about 420 mm of space.

The DRB-WCS and DRB-SCS brush cleaning units are successfully used for:

  • Removal of scale residues, metal particles and dust
  • Reduction of drawing agent residues such as calcium and sodium stearate
  • Reduction and uniform leveling of release agents such as talcum on insulated conductors

Rotating brushes  

The BMG-RBS is a compact brushing system for the in-line removal of loosely adhering surface contaminants primarily from pipes and rods. The system can also be used for roughening and polishing in-line.
The BMG system is available in two versions, as dry brushing unit and, supplemented by a liquid circuit with tank, filter unit and pump, as wet cleaning unit. In both cases, the material to be cleaned passes through a rotating unit with two or three, also rotating brush rows. In the wet cleaning variant, the cleaning medium is sprayed onto the brushes in the cleaning chamber with the aid of nozzles.

Depending on the application and material, brushes from the standard range of various manufacturers are used. The round brush packages fixed on the brush shafts can be quickly and easily exchanged.

Removed contaminants are collected in a removable dirt collector. In the wet brush system, the medium is circulated through a filter unit and the particles are separated. Optionally, the system can be equipped with a suction channel.

at a glance


  • low space requirement
  • easiest operation
  • wide range of brushes