Menges Roller Expands Heat Transfer Roll Division

The new high-capacity CNC lathe has state-of-the-art computer interfaces and very exact machining capabilities.

May 16, 2013 - Menges Roller announced the expansion of its Heat Transfer Roll division with the purchase of an advanced-technology lathe capable of manufacturing heat transfer rolls up to 20 feet long.

The new high-capacity CNC lathe has state-of-the-art computer interfaces and very exact machining capabilities, the company said.

In a statement, Menges Roller said, "As plastic & paper processors have moved to wider web widths, faster linespeeds, and more layers of laminates, Menges Roller has seen increases in its heat transfer roll business, especially large-format double-shelled models.

"This new machine seamlessly integrates with Menges Roller's CAD (computer aided design) department. When the Menges Engineering Team completes their final thermal modeling and design for a heat/chill roll, the roll's schematics can be uploaded directly to the machine. Additionally, with this machine's advanced milling functions, roller shafts, outer shells and internal components can all be made to very exact tolerances. This machine can fabricate components that are accurate to one-tenth of one-thousandth of an inch (.0001)."

According to Matt Menges, President of Menges Roller, “Heat transfer roll popularity is definitely increasing. We're seeing engineers across all of our industries — from paper to plastic and even thin foil — utilize these thermal rollers more and more. They're thinking, 'why wait for my stock to cool naturally…I'll just put in a chill roll and speed-up production by 10%.' Honestly, our expansion is simply a response to our customers' needs."

Based in northeast Illinois, Menges Roller serves the plastic, paper, non-wovens and light steel markets with heat transfer/chill rollers, large process rolls (up to 30 feet), as well as web spreaders and other rubber-covered rollers. The company also provide 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.For additional information, visit:

SOURCE: Menges Roller Company