Brush making machine is the equipment used for the production of brushes and brooms. It can be classified in a number of ways such as the moving axis, the type of function and the production capacity. Classification by moving axes is the 2-axis, 3-axis, 4-axis and 5-axis machines. The Roth carrousel transfer machine as a 3-axes version is designed for the production of brushes up to 350 millimetres in length while the 4- and 5-axes versions are suitable for the manufacture of brushes and brooms up to a length of 650 millimetres. An innovative filling tool with patented RoAn technology enables high production velocities. A tailor-made automation level also serves to ensure a high degree of process safety.
In a particular embodiment the tuft setting apparatus of the machine comprises a pair of reciprocating jaws having apertures therein aligned with a pair of tufted anchors arranged in parallel relationship to one another. The jaws are connected by a block which is slidably mounted in the frame and which is linked by means of member 37 to the crank arm 38. The tuft deflector is movable in two directions in order to free a tufted anchor from the jaws and permit the jaws to be operated for setting tufts in different directional patterns. The tuft deflector includes an improved caming mechanism for operating it in the proper direction as the jaws are reciprocated.
The tuft setting mechanism includes an anchor wire drive mechanism for introducing the wire into a cutter bar and transversely within a longitudinal slot of the tufted anchors where it is cut to form the bristle strands. The anchors are then positioned with the bristle strands between the jaws and the anchor wire is driven therewith in order to establish a tufted pattern. The tufts are then cut with a cutter to establish the final shape of the brushes.
A brush tufting machine of this type is suitable for the production of facial brushes which have recently become an important part of the personal care market. The tufting machine can be equipped with a face plate to hold the filaments which are tufted into the head plates of the brushes and which are then over-molded. The brushes can then be assembled and packaged for distribution.
The AMR-Facial can be configured for manual loading or to include the full automation of the brush assembly process to keep operator labour to a minimum. The machine can also be set to produce both the tufted head plates and the tufted face brushes. This allows the manufacturer to be able to offer a wide range of products to meet the diverse needs of the customer. A rotary brush machine is capable of producing a variety of brushes in a very short time. The rotary brush production line is also capable of producing different sized brushes at the same time, which is a great benefit for the customer. The rotary brush machines are easy to operate and can be adapted for different applications.