Thistle Roller Company, Inc. (TRC) has been manufacturing precision and open tolerance rollers since 1957. Our only competitor is Ourselves! TRC is the only facility to offer countless services under one roof. Does your vendor sub-contract your work? Thistle Roller will save you money because all work is done in-house. Today's business is a game of Pickle with the middleman. It is time to tag them OUT in order to save you MONEY.

Material Requests:

Mechanical tubing: drawn over mandrel Stainless Steel Aluminum / Brass Copper / Nickel Titanium / Carbon Fiber Many others!

Fabrication Process:

Core selection per customer request or advise All parts are machined to specs All internal parts are manufactured and assembled: heating or cooling systems, etc. Stress relieved material if needed Journals and end plates are constructed and fitted to core All journals are Press Fit and welded for long lasting support Internal corners shall have radius cut to reduce stress fractures All bearings and coupling surfaces are to be concentric with shell face Tir. No more than .001" or otherwise requested Bearing surfaces are to have an interface fit per bearing manufacturer specs Crown / Taper / Groove as needed Static Balance / Dynamic Balance to ISO 1940 G2.5 standard (if needed) Finish roll to needed RA Rubber, Urethane, Chrome, Ceramic, Tungsten Carbide, FEP/PFA and etc. will finish to specs Any other relative specs

Roll Inventory:

Thistle Roller offers many roll maintenance programs for our customers. For example, core exchange programs are available for one or more locations or we can manufacture and stock large quantities of rolls in order to save YOU money and downtime. Call us now for more information.


Thistle Roller disassembles, assembles or furnishes bearings, bearing housings, chocks, drives, blocks, couplings and gears upon customers request.