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Award-Winning Heat Transfer Rolls & Chill Rolls
Advanced Thermal Roller Technology from Menges
Watch This Video About Menges Roller’s Heat Transfer Rolls. Our Technology Features Our Award-Winning Thermal Modeling, Multiple Roller Designs, & Specialty Finishes
Mirror Chrome Chill Roller
This finish is optical mirror chrome, or ‘super finish.’ With an Ra value of less than one, it maintains smooth finishes on hot plastic. Menges Roller can achieve the most technical RA you require.
Heat Transfer Rolls
These twin heat transfer rolls will work together: one is designed to turn clockwise, the other will turn counter-clockwise.
Large Double Shell Rollers
In this picture, Matt Menges is pictured with four stainless steel double shelled heat transfer rolls. Menges Roller can achieve tight tolerances on these very critical rollers. We use CFD modeling to ensure the rollers are designed properly for your application.
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Copper Chill Rolls
Chill rollers made out of copper can greatly increase line speeds and allow converting companies to produce their product up to 10X more efficiently.
High quality finishes and reduced cooling costs are why leading converting companies around the world are converting steel chill rolls to copper chill rolls.
Our construction techniques provide the strength your plant is looking for. Converters and OEMs woldwide trust Menges to help them increase line-speeds and improve efficiency.
MENGES HEAT TRANSFER ROLLS & CHILL ROLLERS:
- Manufactured for OEMs and end-users; replacement rolls made from prints or reverse-engineering existing roller
- Even temperature across rollface (+/- 1 degree), maintainable over long production runs & linespeed variations
- Designed using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) thermal models & Finite Element Analysis (FEA) strength tests
- Variety of coatings & finishes available: chrome & mirror-finishes, nickel, flame-sprayed and silicone-covered
- Dynamically balanced for smooth rotary motion, and structurally optimized for long life & minimal maintenance
- Large sizes are a Menges specialty: we manufacture heat transfer rolls up to 48 inches in diameter & 33 feet long
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
By utilizing Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Technology, Menges Engineers can design rollers that meet very specific temperature profiles, with as little as +/- 1 degree temp variance.
Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
We use a technology known as Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to test roller strength & load bearing capacities, ensuring each roller withstands the rigors of demanding use over extended periods.
THE RIGHT DESIGN FOR YOUR APPLICATION:
With 50+ years of experience, Menges Roller truly understands the best practices for implementing heat transfer rolls & chill rollers.
Whether you’re an OEM designing a new machine or a plant manager seeking equipment updates, Menges can help you.
Our double-shell, spiral-baffle design is the industry standard for advanced temperature modification. Components and finishes vary from roll to roll, but most double-shell rolls fit into either Mono-Flow or Duo-Flow categories.
Speak to a Menges Engineer to discuss exactly which configuration is most appropriate for your application.
Double-Shell Mono-Flow Configuration
With the mono-flow design, thermal transfer fluids enter one journal bore and exit the opposite journal bore.
This configuration provides high flow rates and outstanding temperature control. Our expertise in fabricating these rollers is simply unsurpassed.
Double-Shell Duo-Flow Configuration
With the duo-flow, thermal transfer fluid flows both in and out of the same journal bore. This is made possible by a special rotary union.
This type of roller offers excellent temperature control, and the Menges Team is expert at manufacturing this comparatively complex design.
Also known as the “flow through” or “can” design, this economic thermal roller meets basic temperature control needs.
Menges Roller can engineer and manufacture these rollers to fit your exact size and finish specifications.
Large Heated Rollers - Heat Transfer Roll
This large heat transfer roller was fabricated by Menges for a leading plastics company. It features a double-shell, spiral-baffle, mono-flow design with optical-mirror finish. The roller face is over 7 feet in length & 30 inches in diameter.
Chrome-Plated Chill Roll
This chrome-plated chill roll features a duo-flow design, meaning the fluid flows both in and out the same end. The chrome is polished to 30 Ra value, which is not quite mirror finish, but very smooth and acceptable for many applications.
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AVAILABLE FINISHES FOR HEATED ROLLERS:
Many of our rollers are used in unique processes, so we offer a range of specialty finishes to meet any need:
- Chrome Plated (Polished to any RA Value, including mirror, optical mirror and super-finish options)
- Nickel Plated (to resist corrosion: may also be applied to interior chamber)
- Grit/Shot-Blasted Matte Finish
- Standard Lathe Finish
- Machine-Cut Grooved
- Tempered & Hardened Treatments
- Matte & Croydon Finishes
- Thermal Spray & Plasma Coating, including Tungsten Carbide
- Silicone or Thermal-Plastic Rollcovers, including Heat-Resistant, High-Release Silicone
Unique Croydon Matte Finish
This chill roll was not manufactured by Menges, but we did apply this unique Croydon matte finish. We also performed a complete acid flushing procedure to maintain good fluid flow.
This heated roller has been covered in a heat-resistant silicone. At Menges, very few rollers are ‘standard’ as each one serves a unique function in our customers’ plant.
High-Volume Monoflow Design
These chill rolls have a high-volume monoflow design and 15 Ra chrome. Only Menges combines advanced thermal tech, industry-leading fabrication, and premium finishes.
Nickel Plated Customization
We manufactured these twin rolls for a large OEM. The majority of our chill rolls are chrome plated, but these are nickel plated. Customization is our middle name.
Complex Long Chill Roll Duo-Flow Design
This long chill roll is a duo-flow design, meaning the water flows in and out of the same end (not the end seen here). Menges Roller is your source for this complex design.
Geosynthetics and Nonwovens
Menges Roller Company works extensively with the geosynthetics and nonwovens market, as we made these 3 chill rolls for a new industrial fabrics operation.
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PRODUCTS & SERVICES FOR HEAT TRANSFER ROLLERS
As a full-service roller company, Menges offers a full range of support services, targeting each aspect of the roll.
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The Menges Team will analyze your needs to determine the optimal roll configuration for your application.
Call 847-487-8877 or click today 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.
Advanced Thermal Roller Technology from Menges
Menges Roller is a leading manufacturer of heat transfer rolls, serving many industries and sub-sectors.
Heat transfer rollers, also called 'chill rolls,' are designed to cool or heat materials to a specific temperature.
These are liquid-filled rollers, usually double-shelled with thermal fluid circulating between the two shells.
Many of today's high-tech manufacturing & converting processes require very specific temperature modification - and this is where Menges Roller excels.
Menges won Technology of the Year (AIMCAL) for using Computational Fluid Dynamics to design chill rolls.
Menges Engineers utilize this technology to guaranteed to target temperatures, with variances as low as +/-1 degree.
To ensure completely dependable performance, we employ proven fabrication techniques - tested through years of product development - so our rollers never leak and your satisfaction is completely guaranteed.