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Wire-wound Rods

Wire-wound Rods

Wire-wound / Mayer Rods

Wire-wound metering rods, often called “Mayer rods” after their inventor, Charles Mayer, are stainless steel rods tightly wrapped with stainless steel wire.  Wire-wound rods are used on coating machines to apply pigments and other coatings onto various web surfaces. Buschman manufactures the world’s highest quality wire-wound or “Mayer” rods. 

Wire-wound Rods v. Grooved Metering Rods

The thread profile on a metering rod can significantly affect the quality of the final coat as well as the runnability and cost of the coating operation. That’s why more and more converters are switching from wire-wound rods to grooved metering rods.

Wire-wound rods only offer one profile, while grooved rods can be made in an infinite number of thread profiles, including profiles that match the shape of wire-wound rods but without the problems associated with wire.

To discover how switching to Buschman’s precision grooved metering rods can benefit your coating operation, please contact us or read our blog post on the subject.

Applications

  • Corrugated Coating Presses
  • Adhesives for Labels, Tapes & Decals
  • Glues and Clays for Papers, Films & Foils
  • Pre-Coat, Base Coat & Top Coat
  • Hot Stamp Foils & Wax
  • Other Specialty & Custom Coating Applications

Specifications

  • Core Material: 300 Series Stainless Steel
  • Wire Material: 300 Series Stainless Steel
  • Available Diameters: 6.35mm – 38.00mm (0.25in – 1.50in)
  • Lengths: Up to 3m (118in)
  • Coating: Hard chrome 0.0076mm – 0.0750mm (0.0003in – 0.0030in)

Special (Machined / Welded) Ends

Buschman can work from your engineering drawing or napkin sketch to engineer any special end your operation may require. We also offer all industry-standard special ends.
Plain
Plain
Single Flat
Single Flat
Double Flat
Double Flat
Square
Square
Standard Hex
Standard Hex
Indexed Hex
Indexed Hex
Drive Pin
Drive Pin
Woodruff Key
Woodruff Key
Standard Key
Standard Key
Turned, Tapered and Slotted
Turned, Tapered and Slotted
Gear Journal
Gear Journal
Hex Journal
Hex Journal

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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

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

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

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

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