Wiping directions

Sword Brushes always wipe transversely to the transport direction of the subject material.

There are different wiping directions though, depending on whether the Sword Brushes wipes against a guide rail and whether upper and lower brushes wipe in the same or in opposite directions.

Wiping direction 1: Suitable for panel thicknesses > 1mm, with guide rail
Wiping direction 3: Suitable for panel thicknesses > 5mm, no guide rail
Wiping direction 5: Suitable for panel thicknesses > 1mm, for large quantities of dust
Wiping direction 6:
Suitable for foils or panels with sharp edges

Single-sided cleaning:
The upper or the lower brush wipes towards the guide rail. The material, e.g. a panel will be pushed against the guide rail by the wiping forces.

 

 

Double-sided cleaning:
The upper and the lower brush both wipe towards the guide rail. The material, e.g. a panel will be pushed towards the guide rail by the wiping forces.

 

Double-sided cleaning:
Upper and lower brush wipe in opposite directions. Wiping forces cancel each other out. This configuration is recommended if the subject material (e.g. a panel) is transported on a conveyor belt without a guide rail.

 

Single-sided cleaning:
The first brush always wipes towards the guide rail, the second brush wipes in opposite direction. Wiping forces cancel each other out. This wiping direction is ideal for the single-sided cleaning of thin panels which otherwise would shift during the wiping process. 

 

Double-sided cleaning:
Upper and lower brushes always wipe in the same direction. The first pair of brushes (1 upper and 1 lower brush) at the infeed of the machine wipes towards the guide rail. The second pair of brushes (1 upper and 1 lower brush) wipes in opposite direction. Wiping forces cancel each other out. This wiping direction is ideal for the double-sided cleaning of thin panels which otherwise would shift during the wiping process.

 

With this wiping configuration, the brushes are lifted at the material's edges. The brushes will touch the surface only after having passed the material's edge. This technique allows effective wiping processes without damaging or folding thin materials at the edges (e.g. foils).

Two brushes are placed one after the other, the brushes wipe in opposite direction. One brush touches the surfaces after having passed the material's right edge, the other brush touches the surface after having passed the material's left edge.  

Single-sided cleaning:

 

 

Double-sided cleaning: