Wrinkle Removing Web Spreader Rollers

Solve Your Web Wrinkling & Tearing Problems – with Web Spreaders from Menges

There are two different styles of shafts used in industrial rollers. This illustration shows the deadshaft configuration on the left and the liveshaft configuration on the right. Menges Roller can design and manufacture both of these types of rollers.

Spreader Showing 2 Shaft Styles

For industrial rollers, including web spreaders, there are two basic journal types: deadshaft and liveshaft. With a deadshaft, the shaft and roller are separate pieces; the roller rotates on the shaft with the help of a bearing. With a liveshaft, the roller and shafts are one piece and the whole unit rotates as one..

This web spreader was manufactured at Menges Roller Company in Wauconda Illinois and Menges offers nationwide service in selling industrial rollers.

Large Deadshaft Web Spreader

Like most wrinkle removers, this is a “deadshaft” design. The journal & roller core are separate pieces. The journal is mounted to the machine frame, while the roller spins on bearings.

Menges Roller manufacturers web spreader and wrinkle remover rollers for the plastic film converting industry which includes nip rollers and crowned rollers and work rollers and flattener roller and stretching machine rollers

Typical Web Spreader

Dual spiral-cut grooves penetrate deep into the rollcover. This penetration delivers the required amount of lateral flexibility as the roll grips and moves the web to a flat state.

Menges Roller Company manufactures web spreader rollers and wrinkle removing rollers which includes laminating rollers and adhesive spreading rollers and nip rollers and crowned rollers

Serrations on New Web Spreader

Closeup View: The serrations on a web spreader are just one factor in removing web wrinkles. Factors such as roller alignment, web tension and roller concentricity are also important.

Menges Roller manufactured this web spreader wrinkle remover

Wrinkle Removing Web Spreader

Wide View: This newly-finished deadshaft web spreader is ready to roll. Removing wrinkles depends on many factors. Checkout our “Web Spreader Technical Summary” white paper (below).

Menges Roller makes and repairs large industrial rollers for the paper industry plastic industry and steel industry

Web Spreader 23+ Feet

Wrinkle removing rolls are used in many applications. This one is over 28 feet long and is employed in a thin film plant. The rollcover also has a .059 crown to enhance performance.

Web spreader wrinkle remover roller made by Menges Roller a leader in industrial rollers and roller maintenance products throughout the united states and Canada

Small Deadshaft Wrinkle Remover

Menges recovered and regrooved this wrinkle remover, but we also cleaned up the bearing races and balanced the roll, as part of our full array of maintenance & service offerings.


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

With rubber roller recovring services, which this link leads to, industrial rollers can be recovered with urethane or silicone.

    • For Worn Rubber Rollers
    • We’ll Give Them New Life

When industrial rollers are balanced correctly, then perform better, and Menges Roller offers a number of roller balancing services for all types of industrial rollers – and users can click this picture to see Menges’ list of roller balancing services.

    • Dynamic & Static Balancing
    • For Smooth-Running Rollers

This link is for crowning services completed by Menges Roller Company, which offers industrial roller crowning, recovering, grooving and repairs for all types of rollers.

    • Enhances Material Handling
    • May Reduce Wrinkling


  • Dozens of Compounds Available
  • Plus Many Groove Options

Roller grooving services are very important for many industrial rollers, and this picture leads to a complete list of services, which includes grooving.

    • Many Groove Options
    • For Any Rubber Roller

This is a technical White Paper about roller technology and scientific application specifications for engineering and converting, and it was written by engineers from Menges Roller company.

    • Menges White Paper
    • Explains Wrinkling Causes & Cures


A Menges Sales Engineer is your go-to source for deciphering the multiple web wrinkling factors.

Don’t be afraid to ask our engineers about your most complex web wrinkling issues.

Webs spreaders are just one of many roller-based solutions offered by Menges.

Call 847-487-8877 or click today and get started on a wrinkle removing web spreader from Menges Roller.

Web wrinkling has a reputation for being one of the most persistent problems a plant manager can face.

Wrinkle removing rollers from Menges, sometimes called web spreaders, affect the web in a manner that makes it run smooth and flat. Web wrinkling has many causes, and Menges web spreaders are effective in solving most minor to moderate cases of material wrinkling.

Contact a Menges Engineer today to order a set of web spreaders to fit your plant.

  • Web Spreader’s Elastomer Type & Durometer
  • Spiral Serration Angle, Width and Depth
  • Allowable Roller Diameter
  • Crown Angle & Height
  • Deadshaft or Liveshaft
  • Web Dimensions & Material Type
  • Web Weight & Surface Friction Coefficient
  • Linespeed & Rotation Rate
  • Alignment of Rollers to Web and Machines
  • Concentricity of Other Rollers in the Line