Recommendations for Cylinder Repairs
I've recently damaged 3 cylinders (plate, blanket and impression) with ball bearings. Can anyone recommend a reputable company for repairs? What costs am I facing?
Where are you located ?
How did this happen ?
Do you have pictures to show the extent of damage?
What press / Model ?
yes, list the model. is this web press? it depends on type.
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Originally Posted by tambo
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Originally Posted by tansunny8
Or you could do like we did and use bondo. One of our guys accidentally dropped a allen wrench in one of the presses trying to adjust the forms on the run and it got caught between the plate and blanket cylinders. We filed the raised portions flat and filled in the indentations with bondo. Of course you then have to shape the bondo afterwards.
Thank you for the replies. It is on a Roland in Ontario. I have already been directed to Dalcan.
Dalcan Services Limited
221 Barton Street,
Ontario, Canada L8E 2K3
what roland is it on Tambo?
Originally Posted by HachiZenki
you can take a look at the URL attached.
We are transferring our technologies to interested parties who wish to conduct the repair in-house. You will be trained and handle the repairs by yourself. Above that, we will give you the technical support on consultations and will conduct your first and second repair together with your technicians. This training attachment will ensure the skills are adequately transferred.
Do consider the offer and write to me at (firstname.lastname@example.org)
We accidentally did that on a Komori Sys38 between the blanket cylinders on the 1st unit. We ground it down, added "quicksteel" and its been fine ever since. That was about 2 years ago. Of course we use steelback blankets, so that makes a little bit of a difference. I'd recommend it as a temp fix though, because the quicksteel wears away after a while.
Originally Posted by HachiZenki