Rollcorp is an engineering and manufacturing firm that specializes in roll engineering and refinishing of heat transfer and single shell rolls. We provide design and roll fabrication for Web handling, plastic extrusion of sheet and thin plastics film. We also work in the coating, calendering and converting industries. We provide application experience, design experience and advanced analysis/simulation. Let us help you with new product development and project management.
Rollcorp provides years of working in the field on rollers that are designed for plastic, paper, and converting industries. Our experience in process application allows us to help you in coating with applicators rolls, metering rolls and engraved rollers. Rollcorp can help your solution in extruding your thick sheet .250, .500 to .750. We can show you how to increase line speed, post emboss supply both the cores and engraved finishes on these rolls. We also work with thin plastic sheet and film and a broad spectrum of industries. Working closely with the client ensures a good understanding of the product specifications and functional requirements. We work with your manufacturing facility to get the best solution at the lowest cost with maximum quality and efficiently.
Removing Heat or Adding heat to the substrate, Rollcorp combines its broad design capabilities and experience with its advanced in-house analysis capabilities to deliver functional designs that are manufactural, cost-conscious, and minimize the product development turn-around time.
Rollcorp provides a host of professional engineering services and manufacturing services designed to meet a wide range of industry needs.
Adding heat through electrical and oil heated rollers
Manufacturing of rollers that are engineered to your system may require top tier analysis and we can provide in-house simulations.
Chill roll Manufacturing & Design
Rollcorp has the capability and expertise to make client projects, regardless of scale, an engineering and manufacturing success!
ASME Pressure Vessels
- 60″ x 120″ Dryer Drums
- Roll sizes from 2″ diameter x 10″ Face to 144″ diameter x 300″ Face
Our manufacturing facility can support our design team and our additional roll services.
Shells are bored
Heated to expand the shell so it can be slipped over the inner assembly
Shell can be Hardened 40-42 RC
Rollcorp manufacturers have a wide customer base and, in some instances, the projects that their customers bring to them may not be as detailed as it needs to be, or the design may not take into account specific manufacturing constraints.
Taking the rough assembly, then machining both journals and roll bodies to develop geometry, preparing it for surface finishing and to the required diameters.
Grinding and finishing – Tolerances in the steel down to 0.0001, small and larger parts.
Inner assembly Design and construction
Chill Roll Construction
By designing rollers and generating engineering approval drawings prior to fabrication ensures that no detail is left unchecked. We design to incorporate the correct steel tube, wall thickness, turning, grinding, bearings, housings and finishing.
Precision Grinding and finishing
Rollcorp has worked with many contract manufacturing companies to lend direct engineering assistance to our clients/OEMS in designing rollers for new machinery, while also meeting delivery and cost requirements.
That is where Rollcorp can help.
Selecting the right materials
Construction Mild Steel Head & Shell
Case or Flame Surface Hardening – Shell can be Hardened 40-42 RC
Stainless Steel Weld Overlay 48-52 RC
Single or double shell design, open vessel and even placing a inner shell inside the main shell to direct the flow of water to the outside of the shell to pull out more heat or add heat more efficiently.
Inside your Roller
Function & Finishing of rollers determine the construction & material
Plastic extrusion using a 3 roll stack configuration is the most common way to make film or sheet. The most critical part of the stack are your calender or cooling rolls. These rolls not only cool the sheet but impart the finish. Weather your sheet or film is smooth, matte finished, or embossed.
Rollcorp can help with roll design or with surface finish, we offer a verity of finishes both in chrome and in cast silicone for you sticky polymers. When designing a roll we take into account your film or sheet, the gauge and if its high density or low.
See your film or sheet application
Machines which use harden surfaces, Davis Standard, Egan, Battenfeld Glouster, Welex, and the majority of high density thick gauge product.
Inner Assemblies are spiraled Design for flow
Double Shell Spirally Baffled Design
Chrome plating, Spray Coatings
When it comes to finishing a roll’s we have expert solutions to serve your needs. Weather your looking for a glossy surface, matte finished or engraved surface we have the ability to finish the roller complete.
Chrome finishes provides a hard and durable surface and can be finished to a smooth or rough finish
Super finish, Optical, Gloss Finish 0.5 -1 Ra
Green Roll – finished in the steel fine lathe finish or preground ready for finishing.
Roll as plated
Finishing of chrome plating scale
Optical or Gloss finish 0-1 Ra
Polished or buffed finish 2-4 Ra
Ground finish 6-8 or up to a 16 Ra for a non-critical surface
Fine matte 18-32 Ra
Soft matte 30-45 Ra
Matte finishes can Range from fine – to extremely rough.
Matte finishes Range 20Ra -250 Ra in the chrome are called a hard matte, which means the matte is blasted into the chrome
Pregrain or Satin finishes Range 50Ra – 400 Ra are put into the base metal and the matte is blasted into the base steel then chrome plated.
Matte Finishes from 50 – 600 Ra, wood grain, sand, haircell etc. 1000’s of surfaces at your finger tips.
Thermal Sprays, Tungsten Carbide, Ceramic and release coatings.
Matte Finished Rubber Glossy Rollers
Rubber Covering – See SCT