Aviation BrushesHelwig Carbon manufactures a variety of carbon brushes used on aviation and military applications. Our carbon brushes and special grades are designed to handle the stringent requirements and high altitude common with these critical applications.

  • Precision fabrication
  • Special custom grades to meet demanding applications
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Elevator BrushHelwig Carbon has been supplying brushes for elevator applications for over 86 years. We offer a full line of carbon, graphite, and composite grade brushes designed to dramatically reduce dusting, minimize maintenance time, and maximize brush and commutator life. 

Over 60 popular elevator brushes are carried in stock, ready for same…

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Helwig Carbon manufactures a full range of carbon brushes for a variety of industries including steel, mining, paper, plastics, printing, and more. For over 86 years, Helwig Carbon has been an industry leader in the replacement brush market, as well as a supplier to many of the major OEMs. Our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility allows us to quickly produce custom brushes in a day or two. Over 1,000 popular styles of brushes are carried in stock and ready for immediate shipment.


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Fork Lift & Lift Truck

Fork Lift BrushesHelwig Carbon manufactures a variety of carbon brushes for battery operated vehicles including forklifts and golf carts. We have several excellent grades of material that are made in-house and provide long life and good performance.

Several of the most popular brushes for lift truck motors are stocked and available for same…

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Mining BrushHelwig Carbon has been servicing the mining industry for over 60 years. Our carbon brushes are used on Bucyrus Erie, P&H, LeTourneau, Marion, and Page equipment. We manufacture a full range of carbon brushes specially designed to meet the rigors of the mining applications on draglines, shovels, crushers, conveyors, and loaders.

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Power Tool Brushes

Power Tool BrushesHelwig Carbon manufactures a full range of carbon brushes for power tools. We are a long-term supplier to Milwaukee Electric Tool and Robert Bosch. Our carbon brushes are specifically designed to provide excellent performance and long life.

Our unique capabilities in both molding and machining brushes allow us to provide…

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Traction & Transit

Traction Brush

Helwig Carbon has a long history of supplying carbon brushes for traction and transit applications we highly recommend the use of our Red Top Pad for improved performance. We have several excellent grades that provide long life and are constructed to meet the vigorous demands of this application.

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Pressed To Size

Pressed to Size BrushesHelwig Carbon has full pressed to size (PTS) capabilities for high volume and custom parts. Our unique capabilities in both molding and machining brushes allow us to provide the highest quality parts using the most economical manufacturing methods. With our extensive application analysis you can be assured of maximum…

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Hydro Power


High Speed Steam Turbines - Carbon brushes used on high speed turbine ring applications are the most critical applications in the world. Helwig Carbon has extensive experience supplying carbon brushes and brush holders for these applications for over 88 years. Our H702 and H704 low friction graphite grades have been used extensively on Allis Chalmers, ABB, GE, and Westinghouse…

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Wind Turbines

Wind Turbine Brushes Helwig Carbon supplies carbon brushes, brush holders, and grounding assemblies for wind applications. Reports of brush failures and poor brush life are common on wind turbine generators. Field tests have shown our brushes are consistently outperforming the originally installed brush. Wind energy applications demand reliability. Choose…

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Helwig Carbon manufactures OEM quality replacement carbon tips (or contacts) for power and data circuits on CT scanners and MRI equipment. Helwig Carbon has approvals with major CT scanner manufactures. The special silver graphite material provides long life and excellent performance.

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