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Tidland Lug Shafts

  • Lug-style design prevents roll slippage during fast startups and shutdowns
  • Available in many sizes to accommodate any converting application
  • Designed with wider lugs for longer shaft life in applications with high torque and/or heavy loads
  • Durable construction designed to withstand abuse and abrasion
  • Optional staggered lug design available for continuous gripping along entire length of core

500 Torque Capacities per Nominal Core Size*

  • Nominal Core Size76.2 mm3 inches
  • Fiber Core175 lb-in
  • Steel Core70 lb-in
  • Nominal Core Size152.4 mm6 inches
  • Fiber Core958 lb-in
  • Steel Core383 lb-in

550 Torque Capacities per Nominal Core Size*

  • Nominal Core Size76.2 mm3 inches
  • Fiber Core225 lb-in
  • Steel Core90 lb-in
  • Nominal Core Size152.4 mm6 inches
  • Fiber Core450 lb-in
  • Steel Core180 lb-in

*Torque capacities per inch of web, shown at 80 psi.

Unwind and Rewind Applications

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 500 Lug Shaft - Air
The Series 500 Lug Shaft is designed for light- to heavy-duty applications in 50.8 mm (2 inch) to 152.4 mm (6 inch) ID cores; often used in center unwind and rewind applications with either fiber or steel cores. These reliable shafts are constructed of alloy steel, aluminum, or lightweight, composite materials – depending on usage and requirements.

Series 550 Lug Shaft - Mechanical
The Series 550 Lug Shaft is designed for medium- to heavy-duty in 76.2 mm (3 inch) ID cores; often used in center unwind and rewind applications with either fiber or steel cores. The shaft body is constructed of 4150 heat treated steel or lightweight, composite materials. Each shaft is built to order and has as much as 85% fewer moving parts than other mechanical shafts.

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. On the rare occasion when you need to maintain your air shaft, Tidland designers have...