SIB Brushtech

About SIB

Svenska Industriborstar i Västerås AB (SIB) was founded in 1955 by Walter Droeser. For the first 25 years, SIB concentrated exclusively on industrial brush solutions and applications.

In the end of the 1970s, after years of design work and tests, SIB was able to present a unique system for keeping runways free of ice, snow, rubber and FOD (Foreign Object Debris).

35 years after its launch, the cassette brush system, which consists of a rotating core and an arrangement of special cassette brushes, is still totally unique in terms of performance, efficiency and environmental friendliness.

The company is still family owned.

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Product Data / Design

Patented core design
  • 36 in. / 46 in. diameter
  • Lengths up to 21 ft (6.5 m)
  • Number of tracks: 16 (36 in.) / 20, 28 (46 in.)
  • Light, straight and strong
  • Less strain on the sweeper frame
Balanced dynamically toISO 1940/1 G 6,3
  • Prevents damage and vehicle wear
  • Silent operation
  • Easy on the operator
Polymer-lined tracks
  • Easy slide of cassettes into the tracks
  • Prolongs core life
Quality-assured production process
  • Traceable cores guarantee quality
Five-year core warranty

  • Designed for maximum load absorbtion during operation
  • Injection moulded to facilitate easy slidein of cassettes
  • Withstands temperatures down to -40°C (-40°F)
Bristle support
  • Reduces bristle-wire stress
  • Designed for maximum load absorbtion during operation
  • Withstands temperatures down to -40°C (-40°F)
Bristle material
  • Galvanized, drawn spring-steel wire: 0.45 mm / 0.60 mm
  • High-quality material
  • Polypropylene, UV-protected: 2.2 mm / 2.8 mm / 4.0 mm

Quality-assured production process
Industry-standard dimensions

System Advantages

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Complete cost effective sweeping system

  • Core and cessettes are designed to work together as a total system
  • Rugged system design for maximum life and optimal function

Low friction system design

  • Rapid cassette change due to easy slide
  • Non-fixed cassettes - eliminates debris problems

Environmentally friendly

  • Recyclable parts and energy-saving production
  • Maximum system life
  • Resource-eficient design 

Proven high-performance operation

  • Minimum bristle change time
  • Minimal residual snow left in the bristles
  • Bristle support to maximize bristle life

vs. Wafer Brush System

Proven high-performance operation

  • Minimum bristle change time
  • Minimal residual snow left in the bristles
  • Bristle support to maximize bristle life

Cost effective

  • Maximum bristle life
  • Less spare parts required
  • Less storage required
  • Less time required for bristle changes
  • Minimal residual snow left in the bristles
  • Less vibrations prolong sweeper life

Safe and ergonomic

  • Less vibrations
  • Easier and safer operation
  • Safer bristle changes
  • Airports using the SIB system report a marked increase in personnel safety

Service and Warranty

Today's SIB cassette system is based on over 30 years of proven operational success.  Its high quality and long working life are well documented.  Every SIB brush is fully tested.

Five year warranty on brush cores

A working life of over 12,000 operating hours per brush core at airports serving both civil and military aircraft has demonstrated that the overall performance, service life, and economy of the SIB system is unequaled in the industry.  To minimize downtime and maximize return on investment, all end-users enjoy full access to SIB's tehnical information and support.  In additonal both cores and cessettes are made from recycleable materials.  

SIB is committed to quality.  Every SIB cores carries a full five-year warranty.


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