Sandusky Limited Division
High integrity centrifugal products for paper-making and challenging industrial applications
Helping customers in diverse markets including paper, defence, and multiple other industries in more than 20 countries globally has help position Sandusky Ltd Division as a leading metals partner. Leveraging our advanced centrifugal casting technology – and Sandusky was an early leader in the development of this process – customers have come to count on the reliability of our products and performance.
When customers experience our rapid response, reliability, robust processes, and technical understanding, they know they are dealing with metals and market experts. As a fully integrated operation including casting, heat treat, rough machining and finish machining, Sandusky Ltd produces some of the largest horizontal centrifugal castings made today. Casting in copper based alloys, mild steel, and stainless steel alloys, including duplex, Sandusky Ltd Division supplies to a variety of market sectors worldwide where heat, wear, and corrosion resistant alloys are required.
Sandusky Ltd Division of MetalTek has been the worldwide leader in centrifugally cast paper roll manufacture and supply since pioneering centrifugal casting more than a century ago. Customers rely on us because we are the only fully integrated suction roll manufacturer in the world.
Over the years, the Sandusky product line has grown to include Polycast Shells and complete roll products that utilize our core shell products such as suction rolls, felt rolls and press rolls. In addition our customers have benefited greatly from our many years in development of stainless steel alloys, and we provide certified stainless steel ingot and toll melting services to the cast stainless steel market.
Customers designing, manufacturing or operating papermaking machinery rely on Sandusky International for the world's leading rolls and shells. Utilizing a deep understanding of the demanding environments in which our pulp and paper customers operate, Sandusky provides products and solutions to extend roll life and reduce operating and maintenance costs for paper mills everywhere. Likewise, customers in many demanding industrial markets including mining, defense, naval/marine, nuclear, material handling, steel mills and energy count on Sandusky. High performance cylindrical components for corrosive, elevated temperature and high wear environments make our customer's products better.
Sandusky Suction Rolls, Replacement Shells, and Custom Designed Paper Rolls - Extending the life of papermaking machinery through the advancement of suction roll technology, manufacturing, and materials.
Typical Papermaking Products
- Dryer felt rolls
- Lump breaker rolls
- Paper rolls
- Polycast shells
- Press felt rolls
- Reel spools
- Suction Roll Shells
- Winder roll shells
- Wire turning rolls
Sandusky Ltd Division is the world leader in custom-made large diameter cylinders in long, unwelded lengths. Sandusky pioneered the centrifugal casting process a century ago and offers unparalleled flexibility in dimensions, composition and properties. Our manufacturing process ensures inherent roundness, straightness and uniform wall thickness. When multiple shorter lengths are needed, several pieces can be economically made from a single casting.
Processes and Capabilities
- Centrifugal casting from 305 mm (12") to 1040 mm (41") diameter
- Cast lengths to 10.5 m (413)"
- Maximum pour weight 20,000 kgs / 44,000 lbs
- Fully integrated machine shop support with turning/boring capacity, including CNC control for complex profiles
- 3x multi spindle drilling machines
Sandusky International Division specializes in just about any ferrous hi-performance alloy. In addition to industry standard alloys, MetalTek regularly works with customers to modify grades to deliver the performance needed for their particular application and environment.
Suction rolls, made from our patented Alloy 86® duplex stainless steel, DSA06, and CA-15 are recognized throughout the world as the industry standard for long life and reliability, and are the replacement shell of choice. Additional Mills looking to extend life cycles and reduce the cost of unplanned failures increasing rely on Sandusky for their replacement roll needs. With manufacturing operations in Sandusky, Ohio and Glenrothes, Scotland and service operations on six continents, you can be sure that Sandusky will be there quickly whenever you need help.
For more information on MetalTek alloy capabilities, visit our Searchable Alloy Guide.
Accreditations and Certifications
Like all MetalTek facilities, Sandusky Ltd Division is equipped with an on-site chemical and mechanical laboratory. Certifications include:
- Lloyd's Register
- Copper Alloy Castings for Valves, Liners, Bushes and Fittings
- Austenitic and Duplex Stainless Steel Centrifugal Castings
- ABS / American Bureau of Shipping
- Det Norske Veritas
- GL / Germanischer Lloyd
- MOD Defence Equipment & Support
- Custom Centrifugal Castings
- Polycast Shells
- Suction Roll Shells
- Case Study: Custom Stainless Steel Suction Roll
- Case Study: Casting and Machining of Roll Shell
- Case Study: Casting of Polycast Paper Roll Shell
- Case Study: Alloy 86 Stainless Steel Suction Roll
- Case Study: Alloy EPV Suction Box Shell
- Case Study: Custom Steel Reel Drum & Bearing Assembly