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.
- Tidland 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.
- Tidland 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.
- Tidland 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.
- Tidland External Element Air Shaft
Series 800 shafts feature innovative two-piece expanding elements, which deliver an impressive combination of balance and torque.
- Tidland Spiral External Element Shaft
Unwind and Rewind Applications
- Tidland 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.
- Tidland 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.
- Tidland 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.
- Accessories for Tidland Shafts and Chucks
Top quality, affordable tools that save you time and money throughout your day.
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.
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.