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Roller Design Engineering Services
Award-Winning Engineering | Featuring CFD Thermal Modeling
Check This Video Explaining Our Heat Transfer Roll Engineering Services, Featuring CFD Thermal Modeling
Designs Are Modified Until The Perfect Parameters Are Met
Menges Engineers use Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to design heat transfer rollers and test temperature ranges.
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Thousands Of Nodes Located Along The Rollface And Inside The Chamber - Each One Gives Us A Temperature Reading
COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS | INDUSTRY-LEADING TECH FOR YOUR HEAT TRANSFER PROJECT:
- Used to create very accurate models showing temperatures, flowrates, heat transfer, converting effects, etc.
- Works across all scientific disciplines: thermal transfer, chemistry, fluid dynamics, mechanical & material sciences
Some Of The Factors That Go Into Designing Your Roller Using Computational Fluid Dynamics:
- Roller Dimensions & Rollface Surface
- Internal Cavity Fluid Volume
- Spiral Baffle Angle
- Rotary Union Capacities
- Linespeed & Roll Rotation Rates
- Properties of Steel Grades Used in Fabrication
- Thermal Transfer Properties of Chrome Finishes
- Chemical Properties of Thermal Fluids
- Flowrates & Pressure Measurements
- Web & Substrate Properties
- Adhesive & Coating Chemistry
- Curing & Dry Times
- Web Temperatures at Entry / Exit
- Ambient Humidity & Temperature
These 'Real Life’ Models Show How A Roller Will Interact With Films, Adhesives, etc.
Images & data from CFD models show Menges Engineers exactly how the roller will perform in its actual process.
Our Goal: The Lowest Possible Temperature Variance
CFD simulations allow engineers to modify key parameters, such as flowrate, and see how different values affect the temperature profile.
This Is An Exaggerated Image Of An Extra Long Double Shell Chill Roll In A Pressure-Point Test, As Part Of A Larger Deflection & Strength Modeling Exercise
Checking Fluid Velocity With CFD
Fluid velocity & pressure fluctuation are but two of the many factors considered when Menges designs your chill roll.
Perfect Heat Where You Need It
When you use Menges’ Design Services, you don’t just get the right temperature – you get it exactly where you want it.
Let Us Quote Your Project
By clicking the Request A Quote button you will be able to upload your specs, get your project quoted, and ask questions about our roller design engineering services.
Finite Element Analysis | Ensuring Your Rollers Are "Rock Solid"
- Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is used to test load-bearing capacities & show areas of stress
- Menges uses FEA to ensure all roller components are heavy enough to perform without breakage
- Our engineers import your application data, including predicted loads, rotation rates, pressure data, etc.
Strength Testing Large Chill Roll
With large rollers, a Menges specialty, safety & strength are critical. This large chill roll is being stress tested using FEA.
Examining Rotational Stress
For rollers with a large resistance coefficient, twist force on the journal can be a concern, so we test for endplate & journal stress.
Testing Nip Rollers
Especially with nip rollers, journal force can be tremendous. Our technology helps ensure your reliability & durability.
Using FEA To See Stress Points
The roller's 'shoulder' often encounters the highest levels of stress. This is the area where the journal meets the endplate.
RELATED PRODUCTS & SERVICES FOR HEAT TRANSFER ROLLERS
As A Leader In Heat Transfer Technology, Menges Offers An Array Of Important Heat Transfer Roll Products & Services
DESIGNING YOUR SOLUTION
Heat transfer and chill rollers play a very important role in many of today’s critical processes. And most applications require the thermal roll to achieve & maintain a very specific temperature. This is why you cannot afford not to use Menges. Our engineers guarantee your roller will perform as planned.
Call (847-487-8877) to discuss your rollers with our engineers and get a quote for your project.
Menges won AIMCAL's Technology of the Year for using Computational Fluid Dynamics to design Heat Transfer Rollers.
Our engineering team offers a range of thermal, strength & process modeling services that work to perfect roller design.
Heat transfer rollers are a primary focus. For many applications, hot & cold rollers require very exact temperatures, so Menges uses advanced CFD Technology to design rollers with temperature variances as little as +/- 1°.
Roller load capacity & stress testing are also offered. Using Finite Element Analysis, our engineers ensure rollers are built to withstand the stresses they'll see in our plant. This increases safety, reduces repairs and eliminates downtime.
Our modeling services are especially helpful when designing rollers for new processes or untested applications. Expensive in-field trial & error tests are reduced when Menges Engineers apply their technology toward testing your new converting process in a virtual environment.
Speak to a Menges Roller Sales Engineer for further information or to set an appointment with our engineering team. We can help you with your roller needs, answer your questions, and give you a quote.