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Gun Cleaning: Twisted Wire Brush Automation Breaks Production Records

On October 22nd, 2013, Sanderson MacLeod christened the first of an extensive line of innovative, fully automatic gun brush machines.

Designed using more than 50 years of twisted wire brush and gun cleaning brush making experience, the recently introduced machine twists, trims and assembles gun brushes differently and faster than any other machine currently available. In addition to rapid production capabilities, the versatile system is able to run brushes as short as 5/8” and as long as 3”. Sanderson’s new production line also produces trim diameters ranging from 0.190” to 1.125”.

“Sanderson MacLeod and our team of engineers have been working closely with our customers in order to develop new methods to better provide them with domestically produced, dependable and consistent gun cleaning brushes,” said Mark Borsari, President of Sanderson MacLeod. “Today, our engineers have proven once again that faster automation, better cost containment and world class service can give our clients the competitive edge needed to succeed in the ultra-competitive gun care market”.

Sanderson MacLeod’s newly introduced automation produces brushes containing nylon, phosphor bronze, stainless steel and cotton and can run all popular core wires ranging in diameter from  .050” to 14GA (0.080”).

Sanderson MacLeod is a contract manufacturer specializing in twisted wire brush and twisted in wire products, including twisted in wire medical brushes, cosmetic brushes and general purpose cleaning brushes. Established in 1958, the company employs approximately a 100 people and operates a modern 137,000 square foot facility in Palmer, MA.