New and refurbished air actuated cylinders maximize technology
By: MECA Solutions
Flexographic printers are constantly challenged to keep up with changing technology to maintain their place in a highly competitive industry. New and refurbished air actuated cylinders from MECA Solutions, LLC answer that call by helping printers enhance the performance of older presses.
MECA is known throughout the flexographic printing and lamination industries for the design and production of high-quality cylindrical products, including laminator rolls. Its ability to retrofit older presses with cylinders that meet current technology provides a cost-effective solution for extending press life.
"Air actuated cylinders are a specialty product that require a high level of expertise from our team to meet or exceed the exacting standards our customers deserve," comments Tom Kawula, product group manager for MECA."Advancements in press technology puts pressure on printers to improve their equipment, and air actuated cylinders are one way to achieve this objective."
Air actuated cylinders can be retrofitted for older presses
In addition to producing new cylinders, MECA's expert craftsmen are able to retrofit your existing cylinders to accept sleeves with our exclusive refurbishing process. The process involves turning your cylinder to the correct bare cylinder diameter, modifying it for air activation, dynamically balancing it and then chrome plating the cylinder body.
"Instead of going through the expense of purchasing new cylinders or worse yet, scrapping your entire press, our refurbishing process can breathe new life into your existing equipment," Kawula says.
MECA's patented internally piped air actuated cylinders allow for quicker sleeve mounting while reducing the risk of cylinder failure, internal rusting and metal flaking.
About MECA Solutions
MECA Solutions is North America's premier manufacturer of high-precision cylindrical products for the printing and web handling industries. Included in MECA's product offering are flexographic print sleeves, heat transfer rolls, carry rolls, mandrels, coating rolls and other specialty roller products. MECA utilizes a variety of materials such as steel, aluminum, carbon fiber and other substrates to manufacture its precision products for the industrial printing, coating and web converting industries.
For more information about MECA Solutions' air actuated cylinders, contact Tom Kawula, product group manager; Phone 920-336-7382;
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