A Christmas treat by Boucherie: the largest brushmachine in the world
Wed December 22, 2021
A little more than 50 years ago our company built a fully automatic drilling, filling and cleaning machine for coco brooms for a customer in Northern Ireland. The machine had 4 drills, 4 filling tools, integrated hopper feeding for the blocks and integrated trimming and cleaning. The machine ran at 200 RPM giving 800 tufts per minute.
Have a look at this masterpiece of engineering, built when there were no computers, PLC’s, servomotors, etc. And only a drawing board, pencil and paper to do the design: no 2 or 3D CAD systems, nor simulation software! Just fascinating, especially when watching it with 2021 eyes.
Today, we develop and build machines in a different way, but one thing has remained the same: our innovative and creative skills.
We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a healthy, happy New Year to come.
Your Boucherie team.