Helwig is able to design & manufacture a wide array of carbon brush holder assemblies in a devoted production area in our Milwaukee, WI headquarters. Our holders are engineered with the customer’s brush and application in mind to provide the best holder solution for critical applications.
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Custom Engineered Brush Holder Solutions
Increase performance, decrease downtime costs
Rush Orders – turnaround time as quick as 48 hours
Turbine Style Holders
Adjustable Slip Ring Brush Holders
Wind Retrofit Holders
Multiple Box Holders
Finger Style Holders
Other Style Holders
Helwig offers high-quality upgrades and custom designs to hydro generators that will ensure superior performance in the field. These upgrades are in addition to the expertly engineered turbine brush holders, adjustable slip ring holders, and constant force springs that deliver maximum reliability.
Many times, brush holders that use constant force springs are not constant force at all. A proper constant force brush holder allows full spring force throughout the brush’s life. Most brush holders are poorly designed and fail to be “constant force” for two main reasons:
Celebrate With Us President – Mark Umhoefer Our mission is to provide genuine overall value to our customers. Nothing demonstrates that commitment better than our decision 50 years ago to add high-quality brush holders to the line of products we manufacture. Today more customers than ever come to Helwig Carbon Products to be supplied with the best possible holder and brush solution – a custom engineered solution provided by a team with unparalleled levels of expertise and experience.
Acquisition & Integration of Brush Holder Product Line Milwaukee, WI, February 28, 2020– Helwig Carbon Products, Inc. is pleased to announce the acquisition and integration of the brush holder product line of J. Ream Manufacturing, Inc.
A common question from those handling DC motor maintenance is, “why are my carbon brushes wearing so quickly?”. Rapid brush wear is a problem that can be caused from a multitude of factors. There isn’t one easy answer to this question, as each situation can be different. A natural answer to this question that many will quickly jump to is the carbon brush grade. However, we’ve seen that, more often than not, the brush grade is not the culprit. Here are three of the most common reasons for rapid carbon brush wear:
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