In 1939, Irwin Fife invented the first web guide in his Garage in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, solving a newspaper owner’s challenge of keeping paper aligned in his high-speed newspaper press. Irwin valued innovation, hard work and reliability in every web guide he produced. More than 75 years later, we still hold true to these values and continue to design and engineer truly innovative products every day.
In 1951, Bob Tidland designed what would become the first air shaft on a cocktail napkin in Camas, Washington. More than 60 years later, we strive to build products that are durable, designed for easy use and engineered for reliable, long-lasting operation. This experience has led to the development of the industry’s most effective winding and slitting systems.
In 1968, a small company outside of St. Louis, Missouri, called Magnetic Power Systems pioneered the use of magnetic particle torque control technology for industrial applications. For more than 45 years, we have led the tension control industry by engineering controls, sensors and torque devices for all types of tension control applications that consistently deliver results
It all began as an idea in 1972 to construct idler rolls for a local consumer goods company in the Fox River Valley of Neenah, Wisconsin. More than 40 years later, we are an industry leader with a solid reputation for understanding the needs of our customers, engineering the right solution and providing the highest quality precision rolls in the industry.
Founded in 1984 to service the paper converting industry in the Fox River Valley of northeast Wisconsin, today the Valley Roller Company has evolved into a leader in the North American roll business servicing a wide range of industries from pulp and paper to tissue.
Menges Roller was established in 1966 by Louis J. Menges, and the company has seen strong and steady growth ever since. Today, Menges Roller is recognized as a leader in industrial rollers for the converting, plastic packaging, nonwovens, pulp & paper, and allied metal Markets.
Componex provides dead shaft idler technology with WINertia products. WINertia products feature advanced web-handling technology including WINertia AV (air vent) precision aluminum idler rolls with exclusive WINtrac™ Coatings. Componex provides innovative precision products at competitive prices with the shortest lead time in the industry.