Carbon fiber sleeves have developed into the material of choice for flexographic printers who value the benefits of this lightweight, high-strength alternative to traditional steel sleeves.
Premium print sleeves and precision rolls from MECA enable printers to hone in on tight tolerance targets and limit the variables that can affect high-quality print jobs.
MECA’s expertise ranges from standard idlers to advanced vacuum tension rolls, giving customers the ability to simplify their ordering process with a single supplier.
Web coaters and converters who offer applications that benefit from single-sided web contact are using vacuum tension rolls (VTR) to deliver high-quality output on a perfectly smooth substrate. MECA is an industry leader in this specialty category of roll design and production.
Flexographic printers looking to build larger repeats have a lightweight, cost-effective option in bridge sleeves from 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 goal in designing custom heat transfer rolls is achieving the highest heat transfer benefit while managing energy use, fluid flow and pressure loss. MECA Solutions, LLC, a leader in the design and manufacture of heating and cooling rolls, works with customers to produce rolls that meet the specific needs of new or reworked processes while providing the best value.
Precision rolls, particularly those that feature an engraved pattern on a softer material, will benefit from chrome plating and the additional protection it provides as a chrome cylinder. MECA Solutions, LLC provides chrome plating services as a premier manufacturer of rolls and other high-precision cylindrical products.
Vacuum rolls play a key role in ensuring nothing touches the sensitive side of a web until it is ready for winding.
Idler rolls may not hold the same glitz in flexographic printing and web converting environments as air actuated cylinders and other high-technology assets, but these underappreciated cylindrical products hold their own when it comes to being a workhorse in the production line.