Technologies to Know – Central Brush: How a Sweeper Cleans Effectively

Floor machine types, Sweepers, RCM technology


The central brush of a sweeper is the main component that sweeps and collects debris and loads it into the container. The rotation speed of the brush can vary depending on the diameter of the brush. It is important that the peripheral speed of the bristles is appropriate. The material that makes up the bristles can be made of polypropylene, nylon, or natural material, such as tampico, and can be chosen based on the floor or material to be swept.

The lifespan of a brush can also vary (usually brushes can be used for 150 to over 250 hours, depending on the floor it works on and the pressure it exerts on the ground). The replacement of the central brush is considered a routine maintenance operation. To avoid damaging the sweeper brush, do not pick up cords, straps, or similar materials.

The central brush should lightly touch the ground and leave a trace on the ground (with the machine stationary) from 1 to 5 cm, depending on the sweeper model.




In addition, to maintain the sweeper brushes in good condition, it is important to perform regular maintenance and cleaning checks. Periodic removal of any debris or tangled threads that become entwined among the bristles can help prevent premature wear of the brush. It is important to periodically check the condition of the bristles and replace the brush if the bristles are significantly damaged or worn.

Finally, proper maintenance of the sweeper brushes contributes to improving the cleaning efficiency of the machine and prolonging the life of the brush itself. A sweeper with brushes in good condition can guarantee optimal cleaning and reduce maintenance costs.

A sweeper doesn’t clean as well as before…” so a customer complained.

Example of a brush damaged by a strap or cord.