Contact Rollers

Increase Performance, Increase Productivity, & Reduce Abrasive Costs

New Contact Rollers

New Contact Roller From Menges

Designed, fabricated, covered & grooved to our customer’s specifications. The roll is driven; note the keyway. This roller will drive a large polishing belt.

Menges Roller makes contact rollers and Menges Roller grooves industrial rollers with contact roller groove formats and then crowns industrial rollers for many

Small Contact Roller

Black nitrile is one of our most popular rollcovers. This medium-size contact roller also has a continuous end-to-end spiral groove.

Menges Roller makes crowned rollers and nip rollers and contact rollers for the converting industry and satisfied customers nationwide and also delivers industrial rollers

16" Diameter Contact Roll

This 16 inch diameter contact roll features both left & right hand grooves in a chevron pattern on a hypalon rollcover.


The Menges Team will analyze your needs to determine the optimal roll configuration for your application. Call 847-487-8877 or click Request A Quote and get started on an industry-leading heat-transfer roller from Menges Roller Company – the leaders in double-shell technology. We’ll help you run faster, reduce waste and produce a better product.

This technical illustration shows the specifications Menges Roller technicians must utilize to configure the groove formations when they make and manufacture industrial rollers with grooves. We see the major factors, such as the land, depth, and groove dimensions, including the angle of cut.

Contact Roller Groove Factors

Factors to consider: Land, Depth, Groove, Angle or Pitch

Contact Rollers are designed to polish steel and hard surfaces. 

Roller grooving and roller balancing and roller recovering by Menges Roller

Contact Roller After Recover

This contact roller has a shallow, but wide groove and a very wide land.

With this setup, the roller only needs recovering once a year, saving the customer money and downtime.

This roller was re-covered at Menges Roller then grooved to meet the customer’s unique needs

Double-Checking Diameter On Contact Roll

A Menges Technician is double-checking the outside diameter of a 10 foot long contact roll that came in for recovering and grooving.

Note the radius cut, as opposed to a standard square cut.

The Two Types Of Groove Cuts

Square Cut & Radius

Menges Roller manufactures top-quality rubber covered rollers for use as contact rollers, adhesive spreader rollers, and web spreaders which are also known as wrinkle removers. Menges Roller can be relied upon to fabricated, cover, and re-cover industrial rollers of all types.

Square profiles are offered by most roller companies and are sufficient for basic requirements.

But for harsh applications, Menges offers radius-cut grooves, which are stronger & have less breakage.

When Menges Roller makes our high- quality contact rollers, we offer two different cut shapes. This radius cut has a rounded bottom, or land groove, which results in a slightly more rigid land. Menges Roller makes grooved rollers of all types, from web spreaders and wrinkle removers to contact rolls, grooved adhesive spreaders, and so on.


As A Full-Service Roller Company, Menges Roller Offers A Full Range Of Support Services That Targets Each Aspect Of The Roller

Contact rollers sometimes require crowns, especially if they are rubber rollers, and this picture links to related services provided by Menges Roller.

    • Parabolic & Reverse Parabolics
    • To Enhance Material Handling

Contact rollers are an important type of industrial rubber roller which often requires high speed balancing - and Menges Roller offers these services, for which this link leads to additional information.

    • Dynamic & Static Balancing
    • For Smooth-Running Rollers

Contact rollers are a type of rubber industrial roller requiring grooves, and this picture links to grooving services provided by Menges Roller Company in Waucona Illinois.

    • Many Patterns Available
    • For Any Rubber Covered Roller

This pictures is a link to rubber roller recovering services from Menges Roller Company, which offers new covers for all types of industrial rollers used in the plastics, paper, steel, and nonwovens sectors.

    • For Worn Rubber Rollers
    • We’ll Give Them New Life


For the best in contact rolls, simply contact a Menges Roller Sales Engineer! We can build you a completely new contact roll from core to cover, or refurbish your existing roller. Don’t forget the Menges Engineering Team is always available to help with any design questions.

Call 847-487-8877 to speak to a Menges Roller Sales Engineer today.

In today’s wide belt polishing plants, Menges Roller Company has found the key technical factors for contact rollers including durometer, land-groove ratio, and rubber compound selection are confusing for even to the most experienced plant personnel.

But the Menges Engineers have over 40 years understanding these complex inputs.

We can manufacture a new contact roll for you as a complete core and cover, or we can recover your existing contact rolls.

Either way, you’ll benefit from our expertise. Improper selection of contact roll specifications can cost you in production speed, abrasive costs, undesirable stock removal, and poor finishes.

Rely on Menges Roller Company and get the highest-performing, longest lasting, most efficient contact roller available