Should you repair or replace your Printing Machinery Parts?

The printing industry is ever-changing, but your machines are always running. When things start to fail, how are you supposed to know if it’s better to repair or replace your machinery parts?

Unless a part has reached its threshold to repair, you should be able to refurbish most mechanical applications. Such as:

  • Ceramic rollers
  • Idler rollers used in handling adhesives, hot plastics, sticky material
  • Draw rollers
  • Stationary jaws
  • Former board and noses
  • Corona Treater rolls
  • Chrome rollers

These parts can be extremely costly to replace. I have been repairing these types of parts for decades. If you hire the right company, you can save a lot of money by expertly refurbishing worn parts.

However, there are certain mechanical parts where repair/refurbished are not viable options. In these cases, replacement parts are the only recommendation to ensure quality and performance. These parts may require replacement rather than repair:

  • Concave/reverse/crown bowtie- rolls
  • Lead Rolls
  • Anodized chill rolls
  • Hardened anvil/slitter rolls

Through our 30 plus years in the maintenance repair industry, our growth opportunities come from listening to customers and providing services and improved products. My company, MGF Services, has a track record of 30 to 40 percent cost savings over the OEM market value. Older machinery in operations are faced excessive OEM price and delivery or no support at all. MGF’s reverse-engineering and network of extra services provide customers a solution to keep their equipment running without extended downtime. For more information see:

MGF Services specializes in aftermarket parts and repair for the Printing, Converting, Textiles, Pharmaceuticals and food industries. We stand behind our products and services and guarantee 100 percent satisfaction.

Things to Consider with Surface Coatings

In today’s technology, thermal coatings have become Surface Engineered Solutions, which can be overwhelming to companies looking for repair or new applications.

Things to consider:

  • Materials-substrate/coating/sealer
  • Temperature-Processing/operating
  • Shape of part-line of sight
  • Size of part to be coated
  • Coating thickness
  • Operating environment

What are you trying to accomplish?

  • Wear resistance
  • Corrosion/chemical resistance
  • Traction
  • Release
  • Low friction
  • Conductivity-electrical/thermal
  • Dimension restoration
  • Abradable surface

My company, MGF Services, provides a large selection of coatings, competitive pricing and reliable service. We have been helping our clients with Surface Coating services in the manufacturing industry for decades. We specialize in all types of chrome and specialty coatings & treatments.