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Roller Recovering Process

1.  After receiving your worn or damaged rollers, shafts and journals are inspected for wear or damage.   If not repairable, we will contact you with a quote for a new core.


2.  Rubber is stripped off of roller while mounted on a stripping lathe.


3.  The bare core is then lightly surfaced and a suitable primer and bonding agent applied.


4.  Rubber is compounded in a mixing mill if nonstandard characteristics are required.   Durometer and color can be fine-tuned in this process.


5.  A rubber strip is extruded onto a rotating roll builder to a slightly oversized diameter.


6.  The uncured rubber roll is wrapped with nylon tape to hold the cylindrical shape and increase the bond to the core.


7.  The roll is then placed on a rack and rolled into the autoclave where heat and pressure activate the bonding agent and cure the rubber.


8.  After the curing process in the autoclave, the roller is mounted in a grinding lathe and ground to the specified diameter and finish.   If a grooving pattern is specified, the roll is transfered to the grooving lathe.

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