MECA Solutions chrome cylinder

Precision rolls gain added wear resistance with chrome plating

A chrome cylinder will hold up better than untreated precision rolls

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.

Precision rolls that feature chrome plating, sometimes referred to as a chrome cylinder, feature a layer of protective hardness that is lacking in untreated precision rolls made of softer materials such as steel, copper or stainless steel. Chrome plating is a decision point in the rolls manufacturing process that often depends on the application of the roll.

With the significant investment required for the production of rolls and the tight tolerances they deliver, many of our customers opt to add a chrome finish to extend the life expectancy of these assets.

How does chrome plating protect precision rolls?

Engraved patterns in rolls can take a beating over time. Chrome provides a harder surface material that delivers a level of corrosion resistance in addition to protection against regular wear.

Precision rolls are a key component to high-quality production, which is why many of our customers see chrome cylinders as a prudent choice in terms of overall web asset return on investment.

MECA manufactures cylindrical products for a variety of web applications. Our precision rolls are “printing press quality,” which designates a level of precision that is over and above industry standard. We have been serving the printing industry for more than 30 years and apply these standards to all our precision 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, vacuum 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.

Visit https://www.mecagb.com/ for more information about MECA Solutions’ design and manufacturing capabilities or contact Tom Kawula, rolls and engraving sales, at 920-336-7382 or sales@mecagb.com.

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