Power Driven Wide Face Brushes

Delivering Innovative Engineered Solutions for all Your Cleaning System Requirements

The Maryland Brush Company provides customer engineered wide face brushes and related products and services for surface cleaning, conditioning and finishing to the metallurgically diverse metals market..

Maryland Brush Company offers various related services, equipment and machinery systems incorporating the latest technology.

The Maryland Brush Company offers onsite engineering services that complement the brush and equipment products provided to the wide face industry.

Why Choose Us?

  • Our brushes incorporate a metal (of your choice) overlapping a high strength retaining wire that locks the fill material securely in place.
  • We can customize size, construction, and material with over 200 varieties of filament selection for any cleaning or polishing objective.
  • Our brushes have the highest density available in the industry.
  • Highest rate of heat dissipation to prolong filament service life.
  • We accommodates brush speeds up to 6,000 surface feet per minute and brush diameters from 6-16″ in diameter and a brush length of up to 200″.
  • Accommodates mandrel diameters of two and one-half inches or larger and hexagonal, round, or square arbor hole designs.

Brush Roll Applications

  1. Dusting
  2. Cleaning
  3. Conditioning
  4. Polishing & Finishing
  5. Rinsing
  6. Deburring
  7.  Grinding
  8.  Edge Blending
  9.  Roughing
  10. Side Trimming
  11. Tension Leveling

Filament Selections

Filaments are selected to extract soils/solids from the strips surface and substrate to be captured in solution and recirculated away from the strip.  There are over 200 filament selections available for brush roll construction:


  • Hard Drawn: Hard-drawn wire is the most basic and affordable steel wire available. It is not good for applications under cold or hot temperature, high-stress applications, applications with high-impact or shock loads or applications in which life dependency and/or accuracy are critical
  • Stainless Steel: A highly corrosion-resistant material, stainless steel wire is used where contamination or rust can create harmful ferrous deposits on brushed parts. Suitable for use on other stainless steel or aluminum products, or in conditions where the brush in use would be subject to moisture or high-humidity on a repeated basis, stainless steel has very unique uses.
  • Oil Tempered: The wire is heated to extreme heats to strengthen it without making it brittle. It is no recommended for cold or hot temperature extremes or applications with high-impact or shock loads
  • Brass Coated: Steel wire coated with brass for high performance and flexibility. It will not rust and is ideal for rust, paint, and scale removal from metal.
  • Galvanized: Galvanized Steel Wire features durable steel construction and is designed to wrap around and stay in place.  Highest grade of corrosion resistance.
  • Phosphor-Bronze: Bronze wire is harder and stiffer than brass due to the addition of tin to the copper, yet retains the conducive ability and does not produce sparks when striking other metallic surfaces. Suitable for cleaning metal parts and leaving the base material intact. Bronze is relatively corrosion-resistant.
  • Brass: The softest metal fibre available, brass is used for light to medium cleaning and luster finishing. Brass offers a brushing action that will not scratch harder metals, and will not create sparks when struck against other metallic surfaces, making it suitable for hazardous work environments. Brass is also an excellent conductor of electricity and is useful in static reduction applications. It is also relatively corrosion-resistant.


  • Nylon: Nylon cylinder brushes are used for many applications including scrubbing, dusting, and cleaning conveyed objects or conveyor belts. They are resistant to heat, tensile force and fatigue and abrasion.
  • Polypropylene: Best for moist applications including water-based cleaning and conveyors exposed to the outdoors. Resistant to acid or alkaline solutions, abrasion and has no polarization. Stays stiff in a hot/wet chemical environment to assist in greater substrate. It costs less than nylon, however exposure to excess heat and UV radiation can cause degradation.
  • Polyvinylchloride: Vinyl is versatile, it can be as rigid as industrial pipes, as pliable as plastic wrap, and as thin and flexible as wallcovering. It can also be completely clear or matched to any color desired. Life-cycle studies show PVC/vinyl is effective in protecting the environment, in terms of low greenhouse gas emissions and conservation of resources and energy.
  • Polyethylene: Very strong, durable & impact resistant material, known for its large strength-to-density ratio (lightweight yet super-strong), corrosion resistant, can withstand temperatures up to 120 °C for short periods, and easily recyclable
  • Polyester: This material is less stiff than polypropylene and nylon and offers a lower water absorption rate. It also has great high-temperature oxidation resistance and is a great, cost-effective option for cylinder brush applications.
  • Fiberglass-Ultra/Fil: This material is extremely tough, impact & shock resistant, heat resistant (147°C), fatigue strength, tensile strength, low warpage

Filament Structures

Crimped Wire

Crimped wire is used in a variety of brushes, it’s continuous brushing action makes this wire type ideal for light deburring jobs that required a fine finish.

Straight Wire

Straight wire is used for knotted brushes and provides aggressive impact action which is ideal for weld cleaning, heavy deburring and other jobs that require a fast, efficient and severe cutting performance.

Knotted Wire

Knotted wire brushes provide aggressive impact action which is ideal for weld cleaning, heavy deburring, and other heavy-duty applications.

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