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.