Chrome & Special Roller Finishes
Chrome is Just the Beginning - Menges Offers Many Plate & Finish Options
Chill Roll with Mirror Finish Chrome
This chill roll features mirror-finished chrome. The polish has a 3-5 Ra value. Low Ra 'Super Finishes', down to 0-1, are available.
One of our advantages is that services are conducted in-house. A Menges Technician inspects newly-chromed chill rolls.
Nickel Plated Heat Transfer Rolls
Nickel plate will protect these heat transfer rollers from corrosive chemicals. Nickel may also be used to coat the inner chamber.[
7 Meter Chrome Roller
With a 10 meter capacity, large rollers are a Menges specialty - and all services, including chrome, are available for large formats.
Thin Grooves on Aluminum
These are precision grooves we machined into an anodized aluminum 8" diameter process roller. Yes, we can do that.
Acid Etched Finish
Acid Etched: The acid etched finish has a somewhat rough matte surface. A slight roughing of the roll's surface can be favorable when friction is required to enhance material handling traits.
Shot Blasted Matte Finish
Shot Blasted: This shot blasted technique is another method to achieve a matte finish. This is a bit smoother than acid etched. See your Menges Sales Engineer for more details.
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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.
Marathon Thermal Spray Coatings - Enhancing Performance & Extending Roller Life
Marathon Thermal Spray Coatings are a family of high-performance coatings, consisting of minute metallic particles, sprayed onto the roller while in a molten state.
Marathon Coatings Enhance Roller Durability and Performance:
- Incredible Wear & Abrasion Resistance
- Superior Oxidation & Corrosion Resistance
- Improved Traction (surface textures can be customized)
- Non-Stick, High-Release Formulations Available
Tungsten Carbide is our most popular thermal spray coating. However, multiple thermal spray choices are available. Your Menges Sales Engineer can provide further information on the complete line of Marathon Thermal Spray Coatings.
Flame Spraying in Action
Thermal sprays give steel a super-hard protective coat. It’s less expensive than components made from solid titanium or carbide, but with similar durability.
Thermal Sprayed Chill Roller
This chill roll has a Marathon thermal sprayed tungsten carbide finish. This finish is extremely durable with excellent chemical and abrasion resistance.
Thermal Sprayed Closeup
A closeup view of the thermal sprayed tungsten carbide finish. This compound is used widely on airplane engine parts, a credit to its incredible toughness.
FINISH & PLATING CHOICES:
For New Rollers or Refurbishing Projects
- Chrome: Mirror, Optical Mirror & Super Finishes
- Finishes May Be Polished to Any Ra Value
- Nickel Plate
- Thermal Sprayed Coatings
- Acid Etched & Shot Blasted Matte Finishes
- Black Chrome
- Croydon Chrome (a satin finish)
- Anodizing (for aluminum cores)
- Knurled Textures
- Cylindrical Grinding / Re-Grinding to Any Ra Value
Removal of Your Old Finish: For refurbishing projects, Menges has in-house cylindrical grinding capabilities, to completely remove your old finish & prepare it for new chrome, nickel, or whatever you choose.
Croydon Chrome Plated Chill Roll
Croydon Chrome: We did not make this chill roll, but we did re-plate it with this special croydon satin chrome finish.
Croydon Chrome Plated Closeup
Croydon Chrome: The finish is essentially a chrome plate that is shot blasted to create a matte look that is actually very smooth.
Knurled Aluminum Roller
Knurled: This aluminum roller has a lightly knurled surface texture. Several variations of knurling are available. Speak to a Menges Engineer for details.
Knurled Steel Roller
Knurled: Here we see a steel roller with a more pronounced diamond knurling pattern. At Menges, we can offer suggestions or work directly from your print.
Chill rolls with old, worn chrome may be refurbished and refinished. We remove the old chrome and apply new chrome.
This chill roller has been refurbished, complete with new chrome. Check our Chill Roll Refurbishing services page (below).
Calendar Rollers Before
Before: Calendar rollers arriving at Menges for cylindrical grinding services. We're not intimidated by big jobs like this.
Calendar Roller After Grinding
After: Our cylindrical grinding process has the calendar rollers in good shape. Check our Cylindrical Grinding page (below).
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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 finish of a rollface is critical because its in constant contact with your product. But finishes also impact the roll's material handling properties. All our chrome plating and finishing options are available for new rollers and refurbishing projects.
Your Menges Roller Sales Engineer can explain the particular advantages of each finish.
Call 847-487-8877 or click the button today and get started on an roller finish to meet your particular needs.
We'll help you run faster, reduce waste and produce a better product.
Menges designs & fabricates custom rollers to meet the unique requirements of OEMs and end users - and this customization extends to the rollface. The rollface is important because it is in constant contact with your stock and literally 'reflects in your product.'
We offer mirror-finish chrome, which produces a nice 'gloss finish' in plastic film: but this is just the beginning. Menges offers a variety of matte finishes, corrosion-resistant flame sprays, and texturing options. These finishes are available for new rollers and rollers being refurbished.
Speak to your Menges Engineer about the finish that's right for your application.