Engineering Services

Engineering Services

Engineers with the experience and ingenuity to get the job done right.

Western Machine Works has six degreed engineers on staff to assist you in designing new equipment or upgrading your existing equipment. From stress analysis calculations to entire project management – we know how to get the best results for you.

Turn Key Projects

Tell us your objectives and we’ll handle the engineering and manufacturing. We collect the required dimensional data, provide conceptual drawings for your approval and provide assistance during installation.

New Roll Design

We can design virtually any roll in your machine using the latest design and material technology available. We’ll ensure your new rolls are designed to meet today’s demanding operating environment.

Reverse Engineering

Our engineering staff can produce manufacturing prints for existing equipment either at your mill site or at our facility. Cost and manufacturing lead-times are significantly lower than OEM.

Equipment Upgrades

We have the technical expertise and experience to help you get more out of your equipment by engineering solutions that make your equipment work harder. From specially designed suction roll heads to reel spool rails, we have the knowledge of the industry and the knowledge to make it better.

Let’s talk about your project.

To learn more about our engineering services,
give us a call at (503) 286-7791 or send us an email here.




Paper Machine Rolls

  • Equipment serviced from all OEM’s
  • Suction Rolls
  • Controlled Crown Rolls
  • Reel Spools
  • Felt/Wire Rolls
  • Comprehensive Inspection Program
  • Head/Shell Fit Repairs
  • Bearing Fits
  • Grinding
  • Balancing
  • Replacement Shells and Components

Grinding and Balancing

  • Calender Rolls
  • Suction Rolls
  • Press Rolls
  • Breaker Stack Rolls
  • Size Press Rolls
  • Coater Rolls
  • Wire Rolls
  • Felt Rolls

Wind Turbines

  • Shaft and Gearbox Disassembly
  • Non Destructive Testing of Shafts
  • New Shaft Manufacturing
  • Main Bearing Cleaning,
  • Inspection and Failure Analysis
  • Yaw Bearing Cleaning and
  • Inspection
  • Custom Lifting and
  • Transportation Fixtures
  • Bearing House Restoration

Industrial Machine Shop

  • New Manufacture
  • Engineering and Design
  • Repair and Upgrades
  • Fabrication
  • 3D Solid Modeling Auto CAD
  • Transportation Services
  • 34,000 sq. ft. facility
  • 44,000 Pound lifting capacity
  • Nine Engine Lathes
  • Four Vertical Boring Mills
  • Six Horizontal Milling Machines
  • Schenck Trebel Balancer
  • Twin Wire Arc Metallizing


Horizontal Turning Capacity

Maximum capacity 78″ swing x 478″ long (66 1/2″ Swing over crosslide).

Vertical Turning Capacity

Maximum capacity 120″ diameter x 96″ high.

Crane Capacity

44,000 Pounds

Roll Grinding

42″ Diameter x 312″ face – Computer controlled, with Pro-Mic graphic presentation and with an 8″ Gem superfinisher.

Roll Balancing

Model H60 Schenck Trebel balance machine, with CAB690H Computer and printout monitor and optical center whip indicator. 200 -70,000 Pounds and up to 96″ diameter x 400″ long.


Full fleet of trucks including pickups, flatbed and a semi tractor with a 40 foot trailer.

Shop Floor

34,000 sq. ft. Engineering Design, stress and fatigue analysis, CAD system.

Western Machine Works
(503) 286-7791

12005 N. Burgard Road
Portland, OR 97203

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