Anti-Deflection Roll Provides Uniform Web Profiling

The ZDR(TM) anti-deflection roll from Webex, Inc., virtually eliminates roll deflection in film casting and calendering operations, reducing material lost to uneven web thicknesses by as much as 20%.

(Neenah, Wis.) - The ZDR(TM) anti-deflection roll from Webex, Inc., is specially designed to virtually eliminate roll deflection caused by external forces, without the need for roll crowning. While conventional nips create uneven pressure profiles that cause "gaps" at the center of the nip, the ZDR roll is designed to place the load of external forces on the shaft allowing the outer roll to maintain an even profile across the entire roll face. The result is a more consistent material profile that reduces lost material by as much as 20% in film casting and calendering operations. ZDR rolls can be engineered for heat transfer roll applications to provide exact temperature control. An optional stainless steel overlay also makes the roll ideal for plastic sheet lines. 920-729-6666

Webex, Inc. specializes in the design and manufacture of precision rolls and custom machinery for the web handling and converting industries. Custom precision rolls include process rolls of all kinds -- heat transfer rolls, vacuum rolls, air turn rolls and standard idlers. Webex has also engineered and produced custom web handling and converting machinery of all kinds for applications embracing winding, tension control, coating, extruding, laminating, web accumulation, and more REM slitter/rewinders, now produced by Webex following the acquisition of REM Manufacturing, add additional depth to the Webex arsenal of innovative converting machinery solutions. For more information, call (920) 729-6666 or visit

For more information, contact:

Pete Eggen

Director - Application Engineering/Roll Products

(920) 729-6666

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