Precise cleaning tools
for industrial distributors of Welding Equipment
Technical brushes for weld cleaning offer many advantages:
- Brushes are non-stock removing tools. They clean contamination and debris, leaving the original surface of the welded material intact.
- Brushes produce more than 95% fewer sparks than grinding discs.
- When compared to grinding tools, brushes are on average 6-8 dB (A) less noisy. An +/- 3 dB (A) increase (or decrease) means that the intensity of a sound is doubled (or halved).
- Brushes generate less heat during usage and therefore do not alter the molecular surface of the welded material.
- Brushes have a longer service-life than grinding tools.
Brushes (left) produce more than 95% fewer sparks than grinding discs (right).
Wire brushes are 6-8 dB(A) less noisy than grinding tools.
According to studies the noise level in the metalworking industry is one of the highest compared to other industries.
EU guidelines foresee a noise level of 85 dB(A) per day.
Slag, Spatter, Silicates and Blue Colour
Depending on the welding method, contamination or other non-metallic debris can become embedded in the surface of the weld seam. Non-metallic debris may not adhere to the welding seam as well as other materials. If the welded component is subsequently coated, defects or corrosion may occur at this point. Especially when manufacturing high-precision parts, like in the automotive or pipeline industry this is not only a quality issue but can also become a safety issue.
Brushes as non-stock removing solution providers
Machining is often necessary to remove debris from a welded surface. It is accepted that during this process non-contaminated and debris-free parts of the weld seam will also be removed. This is sometimes more than 30% of the material. Unlike grinding discs, technical brushes are non-stock removing tools. They can remove contamination and debris, leaving the rest of the welded surface intact.
The correct brush for each weld seam
MMA, TIG/MIG/MAG or Plasma welding leave different types of contamination or debris in the weld seam. For each welding method and weld position (cap, fill or root) Osborn offers the appropriate cleaning tool. Our new welding matrix will help you to find the right product for your application in no time –based simply on your welding method of choice.
Osborn Quality Guarantee
More than 120 years of know-how and manufacturing expertise – this is what makes Osborn special. We manufacture according to EU-standards DIN EN 1083-1 and DIN EN1083-2. Our operations and product quality are monitored and certified by DIN EN ISO 9001:2008. In addition to this we also fulfill the requirements of the American National Safety Insitute (ANSI). For more than 700 products of our standard assortment we have been awarded a certification by TÜV-Süd (German association dedicated to safety, reliability and quality testing and auditing in industry segments).
Osborn has two R&D centers located in Germany and USA. At both sites the lab facilitates a state-of –the-art industrial robot cell, specifically developed for us that carries out a wide variety of product performance and quality tests. We can also simulate applications for our customers and by this help to optimize their manufacturing process. Do you also have a manufacturing process in surface cleaning/treatment, which you want to optimize? Please speak to us. Together we will find the right solution.