Industrial Roller Core Manufacturing

New Roller Cores from Menges - Custom Built to Your Specifications

This picture shows several custom-made industrial rollers which were designed and manufactured by Menges Roller. Specializing in large sizes and covered rollers, these large rolls will soon be covered in rubber and crowned.

Custom Roller Design

Whether you need 6 rolls of the exact same dimensions or just one very special roller, Menges is the name to know. Recessed shaft designs, like this, are common for the Menges Team.

Menges Roller Technician is making new high quality industrial roller with CNC machine

Advanced CNC Technology

Menges has invested in advanced CNC technology to ensure complex designs are completed with precision and efficiency. This allows us to offer a better product at a better price.

This is a custom made industrial roller journal that was fabricated and manufactured and sold by Menges roller company

Multi-Step Journal

For this long liveshaft journal, Menges Technicians machined several steps and bearing stops into the journal, as dictated by the customer’s schematics.

This is a specially designed custom made industrial roller from Menges Roller Company near Chicago

Stepped Face Roller

Even the roller face can be complex. The steps in this rollface are machined to very tight tolerances. The face has been polished to a low Ra value with our precision grinding services.

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Long Roller Being Checked

This large roller features a double-endplate design that employs a shrink-fit fabrication technique, resulting in a very durable final product. Our capacity reaches 10 meters, 32.8 feet.

Image shows industrial roller manufactured by Menges Roller with chrome plate and precision engineering

Roller Plated With Chrome/Specialty Finish

New rollers may be plated with chrome or other specialty finishes. This new roll features chrome plate finished to 16 Ra. Chrome improves release but also protects the rollface.

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Rubber Covered Roller

With an extensive in-house rubber department, it's easy to have your roller covered in your favorite rubber, silicone or urethane, then grooved, crowned and polished as needed.

Custom engineered industrial roller with spline manufactured by menges roller

Load-Bearing and Strength Capacities

Menges can also design your new roller. We use sophisticated software to test load-bearing and strength capacities.

Solid steel industrial roller with spline manufactured by menges roller company

Solid Steel Roller

This roller is made of one solid piece of steel. It features a precision machined spline, and a high-shine OD polish.

Custom roller manufactured by menges roller with bolt on journal and rubber roll cover and diamond groove pattern

Bolt-On Journals

Some plants perfer bolt-on journals. With a full-service machine shop & fabrication facility, that's no problem for Menges.

Custom manufactured roller from menges roller with parallel serrations and mirror finish chrome plating

Ring Serrated Roll with Chrome

This is a deadshaft core without its journals. This specially machined core has uniform segments with mirror-polished chrome

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Chrome Plated Deadshaft Idlers

Menges Roller manufactures custom idler rollers with specialty finishes (these are chrome plated), with bearing and shaft dimensions to fit your web and machines.

Menges roller company manufactures spiral grooved industrial rollers like this one for a high speed paper converting line application process.

Tight Spiral Grooves

This roller features a special steel bolt-on endplate & journal fitting, with an aluminum core that's grooved in a tight spiral. It will remove air in a high-speed converting line.

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We Manufacture Large-Format Rolls

Our welder is working on two large chill rollers. At Menges, we manufacture large-format process & chill rolls with the same low TIR you'd find in a small roll.


Grooved Aluminium Deadshaft

This is a herringbone grooved deadshaft aluminum idler we manufactured for a customer in the paper industry. These are perfectly balanced because they run at a very high linespeed.


The Menges Team will analyze your needs to determine the optimal roll configuration for your application. Call 847-487-8877 or click today and get started on an industry-leading heat-transfer roller from Menges Roller Company – the leaders in double-shell technology. We’ll help you run faster, reduce waste and produce a better product.


Menges offers a complete range of secondary services to enhance the performance of our roller cores

This is a link to CAD and CFD and FEA design and engineering services for heat transfer rollers and chill rolls from menges roller

  • Build the Roller for Strength
  • Check our Engineering Services

Large rollers from Menges Roller Company are provided with rubber covers, chrome plate or steel shells that have undergone cylindrical grinding services – and these large rollers can be seen in nonwovens applications around the world.

    • A Menges Specialty
    • Rolls Up To 33 Ft./10 Meters

This is a link to CAD and CFD and FEA design and engineering services for heat transfer rollers and chill rolls from menges roller

  • For New & Refurbished Rollers
  • Mirror Chrome, Nickel & More

Carbon fiber rollers from Menges Roller Company are sometimes covered in rubber or urethane, and thislink shows how different elastaomers can be applied, including silicones and synthetic rubbers.

    • Dozens of Compounds Available
    • Plus Many Groove Options

This is a link to CAD and CFD and FEA design and engineering services for heat transfer rollers and chill rolls from menges roller

  • Very Smooth Surfaces Possible
  • Precision Outside Diameters

Menges Roller Company sells carbon fiber rollers which are balanced and ready to perform in any process.

    • Dynamic & Static Balancing
    • For Smooth-Running Rollers


The Menges Roller team of Sales Engineers is standing by to discuss all your new core needs.

Whether you are expanding a line, ordering a spare, or trying a new application process, Menges can help.

Call 847-487-8877 or click today to get started on a new core to meet your unique specifications.

We’ll help you run faster, reduce waste and produce a better product.

Menges Roller Company is the rollmaker-of-choice for OEMs and end users needing precision-engineered roller cores.

We manufacture every format: solid steel rollers, double and triple-endplate cores, liveshafts, deadshafts and more.

For large-format rollers, our capacity extends to 10 meters, almost 33 feet, which is far beyond most roller companies.

And don't forget our value-added services such as precision grinding & polishing, chrome & specialty finishes, rubber and elastomer covers, grooving, crowning and high-speed balancing.

Our engineers work from customer-supplied prints or via reverse-engineering existing rollers.

If you have large or oversized rollers, check our Large Process Rollers page

We also offer Carbon Fiber Rollers for specialty applications.



  • End-Users Seeking Replacement Rolls
  • Line Expansion Projects
  • Critical Spare Rollers
  • Plants Attempting New Processes (R & D)
  • OEMs / Machine Makers
  • Engineering & Process Consultants


  • Our Capacity: 32.8 Ft. / 10 Meters
  • Tolerance: Precise as .001" (thousandth of inch)
  • High-Grade Carbon Steels & Stainless Steels
  • Aluminum & Aluminum Alloys
  • Stress Relieved, Tempered & Heat Treated Options
  • May Include Rubber, Chrome, Balancing & More
  • Strength Testing & CAD Services Available