Specialized tooling enhances MECA mechanically engraved rolls
By: MECA Solutions
Not all mechanically engraved rolls are created equally, and MECA Solutions LLC's ability to leverage one of the largest inventory of tooling in North America for specific performance characteristics is a prime example.
The process we use in producing mechanically engraved rolls can vary considerably depending on the desired outcome. Our production team uses a engraving process to produce subtle cell configurations that focus on function rather than appearance – and the vast majority of our customers want it that way.
Our mechanically engraved rolls (also referred to as anilox rolls) typically are designed to deliver protective coatings, laminations and adhesives. Most of our customers want to see only the smooth layout of the adhesive or lamination on the film or card as opposed to identifiable patterns such as what you would see on chain restaurant napkins or name brand paper towels.
Technology, engineering differentiate MECA's mechanically engraved rolls
The technology required to produce high-quality mechanically engraved rolls, heat transfer rolls and vacuum rolls is what differentiates MECA from many of our competitors. Simply put, there are very few companies that have the engineering and production capabilities to do what we do when it comes to this level of roll production.
Heat transfer rolls, cooling rolls, hot oil rolls and other specialty-type rolls all perform specific functions within larger processes. Our engineering team works with customers to identify the performance characteristics and physical attributes for cylindrical products specific to their process.
While actual process data is the best starting point for input information our engineers can create a model of your process to arrive at this information in the absence of real data when it comes to designing mechanically engraved rolls.
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' design and manufacturing capabilities, contact Jim Berceau, general manager; Phone 920-336-7382;
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