BRUSH AUTOMATIONSometimes it’s better to stick with a specialist.
The only thing we know better than brushes is how to make them
Not only does Sanderson MacLeod know twisted wire brushes, Sanderson MacLeod knows brush making automation. We realized a long time ago that machine builders just aren’t brush makers…Good thing.
In addition to the latest commercially available twisted wire manufacturing equipment, Sanderson MacLeod’s focused approach to being a full-service provider includes designing, building and maintaining custom automation equipment. Our experienced team of company engineers, fabricators, toolmakers, and mechanics work tirelessly to develop the fastest, most accurate and dependable brush making, treatment, and assembly equipment.
Since we focus only on large volume, confidential OEM clients, our high capacity automation equipment is a critical component for ensuring our brushes don’t just look great, but can to be dependably produced (by the millions) at a price point that will amaze you.
Innovation + Automation = Your Competitive Advantage.
Closed Floor Policies…Protecting Your IP Like Nowhere ElseGreat ideas don’t come along every day. When they do, keeping the sourcing and methods of manufacturing confidential is vitally important. For this reason, Sanderson MacLeod operates a ‘closed floor” manufacturing facility in order to protect the intellectual property belonging to both them and their clients. All manufacturing equipment is serviced in-house by our engineers and mechanics, keeping production running efficiently and on pace. While others use 50-year-old methods to make and assemble twisted wire parts, we are actively automating processes, integrating robotics, and using state of the art vision systems.
Custom Automation Showcase
To fix the flaws in medical brush tips, we went beyond traditional brush making and revolutionized the industry.
The largest risk for medical equipment damage can occur during cleaning with a brush that is inserted into the equipment. Traditional brush tips can fall off, sharp core wires can protrude from the tip, and the tips can bend and break. We solved these problems by looking outside of the brush industry and collaborating with experts in materials joining engineering. We conducted hundreds of hours of research, trials, and testing to create a new manufacturing process that uses high-energy, fusion-welding technologies. The result is an entirely new protective brush tip that melts the brush’s preconstructed core wire into a consistent, smooth, and inseparable protective tip, known as the ZTip.
In addition to this innovative design, we produce a brush tip with a mirror-like smooth surface, so the tip can’t fall off, the core wire won’t protrude through the tip, and the dimensions and orientation are always consistent. The ZTip twisted wire medical brush is created in one in-line, fully automated process, which reduces internal inspection time and costs.
The most important aspect of the ZTip is that it will not create microscopic scars while cleaning medical equipment. By not creating scars that trap contaminants, the ZTip promotes medical equipment sterility. The ZTip is available for all commonly used twisted wire medical brush applications.