Rod Holders

Buschman rod holders are used in paper mills all over the world. We offer the longest lasting, best fitting metering rod holders and rod beds in the industry for every coating application and machine type.

The stability, durability, and quality of Buschman rod holders is unmatched. We are the only metering rod manufacturer in the world that manufactures our own Hot Cast Polyurethane (PU) rod holders and UHMW Polyethylene (PE) rod holders in our own facility under one roof. We have the unique capability to control ALL aspects of production and quality to deliver the precision required from today’s papermaking industry.

Our proprietary in-house manufacturing and machining process produces rod holders and rod beds that give the metering rod a more uniform and consistent fit along the entire length of the holder. Our rod holders reduce rod vibration, increase rod and holder life, and promote a more uniform coating.

Buschman can engineer and manufacture custom rod holders to your exact specifications. We can also manufacture standard rod holders for any machine, including but not limited to:

  • Valmet (Metso)
  • Voith
  • Jagenberg
  • BMB
  • Beloit
  • Black Clawson
  • Michelman
  • Kohler
  • M-Chemicals
  • Others

Choose the Buschman rod holders best for your application:

Hot Cast Polyurethane (PU) UHMW Polyethylene (PE)
Available in lengths up to 11.58 meters (456’) Available in lengths up to 11.58 meters (456’)
Manufactured in hot cast molds for consistent fit along the entire length of the rod holder Machined from specialty materials
Made of ultra-high grade polyurethane which optimizes holder life Engineered and customized to optimize form, fit and function.
Softer lip edges conform to threads and seal better to prevent excess leakage Rod holder lips can scrape the surface of the rods and keep rod surfaces cleaner during operation, especially smooth rods
Material is softer than PE and minimizes vibration Material is rigid and offers lower coefficient of friction over traditional PU material
Antifriction PU available upon request, which offers exceptional wear characteristics over traditional PU

Buschman offers hot cast polyurethane rod holders custom-designed for your application in lengths up to 11.58 meters (456”).

Available in a variety of shapes, sizes, and multiple hardness and impact resistance levels, our hot cast polyurethane is manufactured in-house with precision, consistency, and quality from end to end. All Buschman rod holders are fully customized to your needs.

Buschman offers UHMW polyethylene rod holders custom-designed for your application in lengths up to 11.58 meters (456”).

Available in a variety of shapes and sizes, our UHMW polyethylene rod holders are manufactured in-house with precision, consistency, and quality from end to end. All Buschman rod holders are fully customized to your needs.

Rod Holders

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  • Polyethylene Rod Holders

    Bushman offers UHMW polyethylene rod holders custom-designed for your application in lengths up to 11.58 meters (456”).

    Available in a variety of shapes and sizes, our UHMW polyethylene rod holders are manufactured in-house with precision, consistency, and quality from end to end. All Buschman rod holders are fully customized to your needs.

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  • Polyurethane Rod Holders

    Buschman offers hot cast polyurethane rod holders custom-designed for your application in lengths up to 11.58 meters (456”).

    Available in a variety of shapes, sizes, and multiple hardness and impact resistance levels, our hot cast polyurethane is manufactured in-house with precision, consistency, and quality from end to end. All Buschman rod holders are fully customized to your needs.

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How to Order

Our engineering team will work with you to customize long-lasting metering rods for your application. Call us or use our online form to request a quote.

Call us at +1 216 431 6633

Testimonials

Consistent Quality

“Consistent quality is the number one requirement for me and that’s what Buschman delivers.”

Senior Manager
Multinational Paper Mill in Australia

Going Above & Beyond for Customers

“We’ve used Buschman for well over ten years. Buschman goes above and beyond: The quality of materials, the finished goods, the on-time deliveries. They go out of their way to get us the product we need.”

Coating Manager
Large Converter in Northern US

Trusted for Superior Quality & Service

“The number one reason we work with Buschman is the product quality. The second reason is service. If we are running low on product, they’ll turn the world upside down to get us what we need. Buschman delivers product performance and customer service.”

Coated Products Manager
Prominent Packaging Paper Producer in Northern US

Quality, Performance & Responsiveness

“Buschman’s service is outstanding. You don’t find that anymore. If we need something custom tweaked through Buschman, they’re more than willing to sit down with us and do so. They have quality, performance, and great delivery time and they’re very responsive to our needs. They go above and beyond. They’re first class.”

Coating Manager
Leading U.S. Packaging Paper Plant

Buschman Delivers Consistent Quality

“It’s all about the quality of the rod we’re using to meter the product onto the paper. Without the proper rod application, your coating isn’t going to lay properly. Buschman has a quality product that performs the way it’s supposed to and they get it to us when we need it. They consistently meet all our expectations.”

Coated Products Manager
International Packaging Paper Producer

Top Ratings for Quality Products & Service

“Since we’ve opened the doors here, we’ve worked and had a great partnership with Buschman. They are a very highly reputable company and we’re proof of that as a happy customer. We have a lot of trust and faith in Buschman, so we just give them gold stars.”

Production Manager
Large Multinational Packaging Paper Plant

The Supplier of Choice for Coating Rods

“The quality of Buschman’s products is excellent. In the ten years we’ve been purchasing coating rods from them, we’ve had maybe two or three issues and they are minor issues. For the number of coating rods we purchase, that’s incredible. Their quality has been so high and they work so well with us that we don’t even consider looking at other vendors for our coating rod needs.”

Purchasing Manager
Leading Packaging Paper Producer in Southern US