Ken Rakusin keeping business local
CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. — In 1990, Ken Rakusin took the position of president at Gordon Brush Manufacturing Company, but he was not sure what he was getting himself into.
The company was based out of a dark and rundown 15,000 square foot facility.
Gordon Brush's premium-quality bonded disc brushes are used primarily to condition the surface of printed circuit boards and other metallic surfaces such as stainless steel (used in all types of industrial and commercial appliances).
Gordon Brush's bonded disc brushes are made from synthetic fibers and abrasive particles that are combined into a conformable, three-dimensional open web material having exceptional performance characteristics. The synthetic fiber and abrasive particles are bonded with special heat-resistant resin, firmly fixing the particles to the non-woven structure. The flexible and open structure has no tendency to clog, is self-dressing, and can be used for wet and dry applications. This elastic material adjusts to every surface and allows constant and reproducible working results. The material may also be used with any lubricants and polishing compounds.
The outer diameter of the discs ranges from 2.75" to 6" and the inner diameter from 1" to 2". These long-bonded disc brushes have an overall length of 24". Grit options range from a fine 200 up to a super fine 500 in either silicon carbide or aluminum oxide.
Typical applications for bonded disc brushes include: industrial and decorative surface finishing on steel, stainless steel, non-ferrous metals, high alloy metals, synthetics, ceramics, and glass; satin finishing; cleaning; deburring; light and fine grinding processes; edge radiusing; sheet and coil metal processing; woodworking, and fine grinding of paint work.
Sometimes selecting the correct size of brush for an application can be challenging when multiple specifications need to be met. Gordon Brush® has addressed this need and through the state-of-the-art Wizard feature, unique to the Gordon Brush® website, a customer can search for multiple detailed specifications simultaneously to find the exact brush needed.
If you do not find the exact brush to meet your specific needs within our extensive inventory, please contact Gordon Brush® today for your custom brush manufacturing needs such as miniature brushes, flow-thru brushes, block brushes and more! If we are not already manufacturing a brush to fit your needs, our experienced engineers can custom design, custom make or modify a brush to meet your precise specifications. Whether you need a standard brush or custom-made brush, you can count on Gordon Brush® for bigger, better brush ideas.
Call: 323 724-7777, 800 950-7950 or Email: [email protected]
If a brush exists, we have it... if it doesn’t, we'll make it.