Recommendations for Cylinder Repairs

tambo

Active member
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?
Tambo
 
Where are you located ?

How did this happen ? :confused:

Do you have pictures to show the extent of damage?

What press / Model ?
 
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cjwworld

Guest
yes, list the model. is this web press? it depends on type.
 

tansunny8

New member
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?
Tambo
We pioneered a unique and effective cost saving method to repair damaged printing cylinders caused by accident, erosion and corrosion. Damages, such as indentations on printing cylinders can be filled electrolytically with copper then hand-polished to its original concentricity. A cosmetic nickel is then plated for final finish.

The advantage of utilising Sterling Brush Plating or selective plating technology to repair damaged printing cylinder is that REPAIR CAN BE DONE INSITU. You SAVE ON DISASSEMBLY AND REASSEMBLY COSTS, REPLACEMENT OF NEW CYLINDERS, LABOUR COST AND PRODUCTION DOWNTIME.

Conventional electroplating requires plating tanks. The printing cylinder for repair is removed from the printing machine and sent to a workshop. Sterling Brush Plating will save you shipping, disassembly and reassembly costs by bringing electroplating services to your factory premises for the repair. The bond strength and metal hardness deposited is as good as conventional immersion electroplating.

We have been offering our on-site services to the varied industries in the Asia Pacific Region for more than 20 years now. The Sterling Brush Plating or selective plating process is your best professional decision to repair damaged printing cylinders.

If you have a problem with your printing cylinder, and would like to know more about the Sterling Brush Plating process, please contact us now.

Alternatively, we also offer hardchrome and copper plating immersion services.

Yours faithfully
Sunny Tan
 

tansunny8

New member
We pioneered a unique and effective cost saving method to repair damaged printing cylinders caused by accident, erosion and corrosion. Damages, such as indentations on printing cylinders can be filled electrolytically with copper then hand-polished to its original concentricity. A cosmetic nickel is then plated for final finish.

The advantage of utilising Sterling Brush Plating or selective plating technology to repair damaged printing cylinder is that REPAIR CAN BE DONE INSITU. You SAVE ON DISASSEMBLY AND REASSEMBLY COSTS, REPLACEMENT OF NEW CYLINDERS, LABOUR COST AND PRODUCTION DOWNTIME.

Conventional electroplating requires plating tanks. The printing cylinder for repair is removed from the printing machine and sent to a workshop. Sterling Brush Plating will save you shipping, disassembly and reassembly costs by bringing electroplating services to your factory premises for the repair. The bond strength and metal hardness deposited is as good as conventional immersion electroplating.

We have been offering our on-site services to the varied industries in the Asia Pacific Region for more than 20 years now. The Sterling Brush Plating or selective plating process is your best professional decision to repair damaged printing cylinders.

If you have a problem with your printing cylinder, and would like to know more about the Sterling Brush Plating process, please contact us now.

Alternatively, we also offer hardchrome and copper plating immersion services.

Yours faithfully
Sunny Tan
sunny.tan@sterling.com.sg
 

HachiZenki

Active member
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.
 

tambo

Active member
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,
Stoney Creek,
Ontario, Canada L8E 2K3
905-522-1010
 

tansunny8

New member
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.
Hello HachiZenki,

you can take a look at the URL attached.
Printing Application

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 (sunny.tan@sterling.com.sg)

Thank You.

Best Regards,
Sunny Tan
 

HecTiK

Active member
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.
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.
 

HachiZenki

Active member
Did you guys have to file it down or could you use regular sandpaper? See that's why we used bondo instead of something like JB Weld or something similar. Yes bondo shrinks a bit when it cures but it's way easier to work with.
 

reyltech

Member
Cylinder repairs

Cylinder repairs

Hi there, my company used to do electroplating on site up until a few years ago. When it comes to small dings such as ball bearings, electroplating takes a long time . Also you have to actually open it up larger to be effective in electroplating. The best way to repair ball bearing dings is to drill the ding the same diameter as the ding and then use a taper reamer and drive a taper pin in with red or green locktite cut off excess and file down to surface height of cylinder. This a permanent fix and only the area affected.
 

Mlpklr

Active member
Advanced Cylinder Repair (ACR)

Family business with coverage on the East Coast, Midwest, and West Coast. Generally run about $1,500 a day, but the repairs are 1st rate. One time charge and the repair is done, you never have to go back like Bondo. acr-midwest@comcast.net
 

PaulArato

New member
Canadian Metal-ad Corporation, 30 years of experience in all on-site cylinder repair. located in southern Ontario. 1-800-899-6926
 

turbotom1052

Well-known member
Ive done 2 part epoxy fixes, that depending on the size of the ding have lasted well over a year, and other than the visible fix on the cylinder showed nothing when printing even the most challenging impressions.
 

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