Are you using the right weld cleaning brush?
Weld cleaning | Tuesday, 12 May 2020
Successful weld cleaning is all about finding the right equipment for your application.
This is becoming more and more difficult given the increasing number of options available on the market.
For example, our product range is constantly expanding with the introduction of new machines, brushes, liquids, and accessories.
So how do you make sense of it all?
We’ve already covered the instructions for choosing the right machine, now it’s time to choose the right brush type for your application.
If you are already using one of our brushes, this guide will help you find out if you have made the right choice.
Cougartron Weld Cleaning Brushes and How to Choose the Right One
Cougartron brushes are made of durable carbon fiber and come in a variety of sizes – suitable for different production requirements.
Essential Weld Cleaning Brushes
The brush models in this group are most commonly used by our customers and also come included within all weld cleaner machine (or starter) sets. All essential Cougartron brushes are sold in packs of 10 pieces.
Powerbrush is optimized for TIG weld cleaning operations where the power output of 0-30 Amps is employed. This most often involves jobs on less oxidized and low-contaminated welds.
When ordering your brush, you have two types of crimp to choose from – stainless steel and copper. This does not affect their performance but there are a few differences you need to consider.
- Copper crimps are the most popular option with our customers and will perform well during most weld cleaning tasks. Copper itself is an excellent conductor, which makes this type of brush the most effective when it comes to electrolytic weld cleaning.
- Powerbrush brushes equipped with stainless steel crimp are most suitable for industries where the risk of cross-contamination must be minimized (e.g. nuclear industry). This makes them more expensive than the copper variant.
Used with Cougartron weld cleaners: InoxPower, InoxMuscle, Cougartron Plus, Cougartron ProPlus (max. 30 Amps output)
Cougartron Superbrush with Hex Crimp
Compared to Cougartron Powerbrush, Superbrush is used during more demanding weld cleaning operations on TIG and (light) MIG welds.
Given this fact, your results with the Superbrush will be optimized if you use it at an output of 30 to 80 Amps.
Used with Cougartron weld cleaners: ProPlus (30-50 Amps), InoxFURY (30-80 Amps)
Cougartron InoxFURY 200A Brush
InoxFURY 200A brush is used exclusively with Cougartron InoxFURY.
You should always use three InoxFURY 200A brushes simultaneously which further optimizes the speed and effectiveness of your process – on all types of welds. This is achieved by using a special triple brush shroud and adapter for the InoxFURY wand.
The combination of these items allows you to easily clean long and heavily contaminated welds.
Used with Cougartron weld cleaners: InoxFURY (80-200 Amps)
Additional Weld Cleaning Brushes
These brushes originally became part of our range as customized solutions for customers facing specific production challenges such as cleaning welds inside pipes and other hard-to-reach areas. Sold individually as 1 piece.
You can also always contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need a special brush developed according to the requirements of your production.
Thick brush with a dense fiber structure, used in more demanding weld cleaning operations (50-80 Amps power output).
Thanks to its design, Thunderbrush delivers fantastic results with a single brush stroke – no need to move it in multiple directions.
Another benefit of Cougartron Thunderbrush is that it can serve as an effective alternative to using two brushes at the same time.
Used with Cougartron weld cleaners: ProPlus (50 Amps) and InoxFURY (80 Amps)
This useful brush is specifically designed to clean the inside of pipes and tubes.
Pipebrush comes in a variety of sizes (diameters) and gives you the ability to easily clean otherwise difficult to reach areas. Due to its specific design and large contact area, it is recommended that you use the Pipebrush at an output of over 40+ amps to maximize its effectiveness.
However, Pipebrush variations below 15mm in diameter can also be used with less power (30 Amps).
Compatible only with Cougartron twist shroud and 6mm wand.
Used with Cougartron weld cleaners: ProPlus (40-50 Amps), InoxFURY (40-80 Amps), InoxMuscle (30 Amps), InoxPower (30 Amps)
You can easily order all our brush models online.