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Rebuild Program for Printing Cylinders

NEWTON, KS – Bunting Magnetics Company has introduced a Rebuild Program to repair and restore magnetic printing cylinders and anvil cylinders. This new program can refinish all surfaces to meet exacting customer specifications. This service covers die cutting, folding carton, two-piece can, plastic container and corrugated cylinders.

“At Bunting, we take great pride in the craftsmanship of our products. We have an acute attention to detail and a burning desire to produce superior products,” stated Mike Wilks, product manager for printing products. “This focus on detail extends to our rebuild program. We have considerable machining capabilities and 30+ years of experience. These skills allow us to rebuild a cylinder to most exacting quality control levels.”

"Our technical services include: replacement of cylinder bearers; repair or replacement of damaged magnets; restoration of bent or damaged journals; installation of hardened races and complete refinishing of the surface of the cylinder. As part of the rebuild process, there is an inspection of new parts prior to the cylinder being reassembled. All new bearers are installed to manufacturer's specifications to ensure proper fit and prevent premature failure. Some rebuild work is limited as cylinders must have enough material on them to permit repairs within the cylinder’s specified tolerance ranges."

Another facet of the Rebuild Program is on-site Plant Audits. These extremely detailed visits include a visual inspection of all cylinders in stock. All surfaces, bearers and journals are inspected for damage or imperfections and all cylinders that may need repair are identified.

For more information on the program, please visit or write Bunting Magnetics Co., 500 S. Spencer Avenue, PO Box 468, Newton, KS 67114-0468; call 1-800-835-2526 (US & Canada) or 1-316-284-2020; or send e-mail to