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Menges Roller expands roller capabilities for packaging market

By Canadian Packaging Staff   

Automation Flexibles Robotics industrial rollers Menges Roller Company

New machine extends size capacity & technical tolerance.

CHICAGO, IL—Menges Roller Company, a leader in manufacturing and maintaining precision industrial rollers for the plastic and paper packaging industry, has extended its size capacity and technical capabilities with the purchase of a new machine.

The new state-of-the-art machine gives Menges the ability to manufacture rollers up to 10 meters long.

For plastic and paper companies, rollers are very important components – a roller can have a big impact on a converting factory’s output (quantity) and overall product quality.

Menges Roller president Matthew Menges explains: “We see plastic and paper packagers adapting wider and wider web widths… so we’ve increased our roller building capacity. It is a simple formula, but it is very important. Larger web widths are a good thing.”

Menges’ new machine utilizes the very latest computer controls to form precision groove patterns on roller covers made from rubber, silicone, urethane or other synthetic compounds.

This new machine can also make very precise outside diameter modifications, including parabolic crowns & reverse crowns. Menges Roller’s new machine can make grooves and diameter changes as small as a thousandth of an inch.

This capacity expansion is part of Menges Roller’s Rubber Division, which offers dozens of rollcover compounds and finishing options; from high-release silicones for corona treaters, to abrasion-resistant urethanes, and standard rollcover compounds such as EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer), hypalon (CPSE – chlorosulfonated polyethylene) and nitrile (Nitrile butadiene) rubbers.

Menges’s new machine is a demonstration of the company’s continued investment in technology aimed at meeting the needs of large-capacity plants and processors.  Today’s developments follow significant investments Menges Roller Co. made in 2013 to enhance the capacity of its Heat Transfer Roller division.

Based in northeast Illinois near Chicago, Menges Roller Company serves the plastics, paper, non-wovens and steel markets with high-performance heat transfer and chill rolls, large process rolls, as well as rubber & elastomer-covered rollers. Menges also provides a full range of maintenance and repair services, from comprehensive roll refurbishing, to journal and core replacement, dynamic balancing, parabolic crowning, chrome finishing, and rubber covering options, including a multitude of groove & serration options.

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