Run at faster speeds, have more balancing accuracy, improve the runnability of rolls — all with PRG.

PRG has a rich history in the paper industry. And as a result, we have comprehensive understanding of it. From wet-end to dry-end, from the recovery area to converting, PRG regrinds and refurbishes rolls, spools, drums, pulleys, dryers, and trunnions from the lime kiln. Our roll grinding experts will help return your rolls to the proper roundness, concentricity, shape, profile match tolerance and surface finish — ensuring they exceed OEM specification.   

We’re capable of holding tolerances down to +/- 20 millionths of an inch with our equipment, allowing us to meet your mill’s needs, not only for tight tolerances, but also, faster running speeds and more accuracy in balancing. In addition, our tight tolerances in paper mill rolls solve a lot of common industry-wide problems:

  • Wet streaks
  • Inconsistent profiles
  • Variations in thickness
  • Barring, vibration
  • Wasted raw materials
  • Increased costs
  • Reduced profit


We can work with your mill to propose other money-saving initiatives as well:

  • Create a maintenance plan that works around your schedule
  • Guarantee faster, easier emergency repair in the event of unforeseen issues
  • Work with your Operations Managers and Maintenance Supervisors to identify any possible areas of concern
  • Suggest money savings – like Roll Armor™

Rated services

PRG services many types of rolls:

  • Calender rolls
  • Variable crown rolls of all types
  • Suction rolls
  • Dryer section rolls
  • Dryer drums
  • Reel spools
  • All cylindrical parts
  • Press rolls
  • Granite rolls
  • Suction rolls
  • Felt rolls
  • Honeycomb dryers
  • Breaker stack rolls
  • Size press and coater rolls
  • All types of covered rolls
  • Bronze and stainless-steel rolls
  • Ceramic and carbide coated rolls
  • Grooved rolls and drilled rolls

Our specialty services:

  • Custom roll grinding (straight cylinders, crowns, tapers and special profiles)
  • Variable crown roll repair and rebuild
  • Suction roll repair and rebuild
  • Reel spool maintenance

Related services include:

  • Dynamic balancing
  • Dynamic leak testing
  • Suction roll seal & vacuum testing
  • Mirror polishing
  • Matte blasting
  • Turning
  • Chrome plating
  • Roll armor™ coating
  • New tungsten carbide coating
  • New roll manufacture
  • New shell manufacture
  • Metal spraying
  • New ceramic coating
  • Grooving and regrooving
  • Journal repair and replacement
  • Crown compensating roll rebuilds

What can PRG save you...

Estimate Values

General Cost of Poor Grind Worksheet

Cost of Press Moisture Streaks Worksheet

Costs associated with wire return roll change

Praxair Roll Coating ROI

Groove Chasing Worksheet

Cost of Running a Grind Shop

PRG’s service begins with a free consultation at your facility

Call today to speak to the experts at Precision Roll Grinders

If you have any of the following issues or questions about your refiner, give us a call.
The consultation is absolutely free.

  • How do I eliminate barring?
  • How do we extend the life of our rolls?
  • Wet streaks constantly return in the same location, regardless of what I do.
  • Will Infrared or steam boxes improve my product?
  • My plant seems to be using excessive pulp – more than in years past

  • My energy usage is higher than ever.
  • Is there any way to reduce the time it takes to clean rolls between runs to eliminate hazing issues?
  • Can ceramic covered rolls solve our roll life issues?
  • What is the proper way to measure and monitor a roll grind?

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