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Vacuum Roll Manufacturing Is a MECA & Technology Machine Specialty

Vacuum tension roller

Web Converters Depend on High-Quality Vacuum Rollers for Peak Performance

GREEN BAY, Wisconsin – Web coaters and converters who rely on dependable web tension control are discovering the custom-made vacuum roll built by the expert team at MECA & Technology Machine Inc. for maximum and sustained performance and productivity.

MECA & Technology Machine, a premier manufacturer of precision rollers and sleeves for customers throughout the Americas, produces custom and replacement shafts, rollers, anilox sleeves, print sleeves, and vacuum tension rolls (VTR) to precise specifications for long-term performance.

“We engineer our products to withstand the demands of manufacturing at the elite levels our customers expect,” said Pete Eggen, Technical Director at MECA. “The coating and converting industries depend on the accuracy of vacuum pull rolls to attain the desired results for their customers.”

Eggen, a leading expert in the area of vacuum tension rollers, is a recent addition to the MECA technical team. He brings more than 30 years of experience with roller design and web converting applications, earning an international reputation as the foremost authority on vacuum roller design and applicable processes.

Eggen and his colleagues at MECA have developed the latest in vacuum tension roller technology, which includes five standard sizes.

“This enhanced design is more efficient than current vacuum roll offerings, while coming in at a cost-effective price point,” Eggen said. “The one-side web contact and the ability to dial in precise tension isolation levels gives vacuum rolls their value in coating processes.”

About MECA & Technology Machine

MECA & Technology Machine Inc. is an innovative engineering provider and manufacturer of tight tolerance machined components, gears, precision rollers, composite plate and bridge sleeves, aluminum and carbon fiber anilox sleeves, and mechanically engraved cylinders for the industrial printing, coating and web converting industries. The company employs more than 55 people at its facility in Green Bay, Wisconsin (USA).

For more information about MECA & Technology Machine’s design and manufacturing capabilities, call Pete Eggen, Technical Director, at 920-336-7382 or visit