Core Shafts

Tidland Core Air Shafts

Rolls have gotten bigger and bigger. Speeds are getting faster and faster. We can help you keep up by pairing your application with an air shaft that best meets your goals. Every Tidland shaft is tailored to suit your needs, from the custom journal design (so it fits properly in your machine) to the way it grips the inside of a core. Choose from the tried-and-true lug shaft, leaf shafts for delicate materials, or the high-torque, high-speed external element shafts. You can also count on Tidland to meet your specific application requirements with ergonomic (lightweight) models like Ultrashaft Carbon Fiber and Ultra-Lightweight Aluminum Shafts, or specialized shaft designs like the Great Expansion and Narrow Web Shafts.

Products Include:

  • Tidland G890 External Element ShaftTidland G890 External Element Shaft

    The Tidland G890 is a narrow to wide web width core shaft designed for the global converting markets. It features a unique external bladder to activate expanding elements to grip the core with over 155 in-lbs/in of torque. The air system features a proven robust design and is easy to maintain.

  • Series 500 & 550 Lug ShaftsTidland Lug Shafts

    Strong and versatile, Tidland Lug Shafts deliver superior performance in the widest range of converting applications. Unmatched for positive holding power, the lug-style design eliminates core damage, prevents roll slip through fast startups and shutdowns, and minimizes vibration at high web speeds. Simple modular construction and standardized components mean quick off-the-shelf spares service and easy in-plant maintenance when necessary.

  • Series 650 Leaf ShaftsTidland Leaf Shafts

    Years of successful roll control in the field testify to the excellent performance of the Leaf Shaft. Designed for a wide range of converting applications, these shafts are best for the elimination of thin wall core deformation.

  • Series 800 External Element ShaftTidland External Element Air Shaft

    Series 800 shafts feature innovative two-piece expanding elements, which deliver an impressive combination of balance and torque.

  • Series 850 External Element ShaftTidland Spiral External Element Shaft

    Unwind and Rewind Applications

  • GX Ultra-Lightweight Ergonomic Air ShaftTidland GX Ultra Lightweight Air Shaft

    The Ultra-Lightweight GX Air Shaft is made with lightweight, high-strength aluminum and an innovative 2-piece expanding element. It delivers unmatched performance in many unwind and rewind applications. Operators’ backs will be saved as this shaft is one of the leading ergonomic solutions for converting applications and has helped many converters reduce or eliminate workers' compensation claims due to overexertion and heavy lifting.

  • Ultrashaft Carbon Fiber ShaftTidland Ultrashaft Carbon Fiber Air Shafts

    The perfect combination of durability and high-speed operation in a lightweight, ergonomic air shaft is what operators will find in Tidland’s Ultrashaft Carbon Fiber Air Shafts.

  • XP Great Expansion ShaftTidland Great-Expansion Shaft

    Versatility is important for so many pieces of equipment, accessories and components, yet so few actually deliver. Tidland’s expansion shafts are specifically designed for applications where variations in core sizes from suppliers are common.

  • Narrow Web Shafts

    Narrow web shafts and chucks deliver quality and reliability to narrow web applications, such as label presses.

  • Tools for the operation and maintenance of Tidland shafts and chucksAccessories for Tidland Shafts and Chucks

    Top quality, affordable tools that save you time and money throughout your day.

Videos:

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    Maintaining External Element Air Shafts

    Tidland External Element Air Shafts feature innovative two-piece expanding elements, which deliver an impressive combination of balance and torque.

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    Maintaining Internal Element Air Shafts

    Every Tidland shaft is tailored to suit your needs, from the custom journal design (so it fits properly in your machine) to the way it grips the inside of a core. Tidland shafts are rugged and built to last.