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Tidland Leaf Shafts

  • Eliminates thin wall core deformation for superior roll quality and reduced vibration
  • 360 degree radial and full length expansion for winding single or multiple rolls, with or without cores
  • Fixed leaf design provides improved roll centering and clearance for loading cores
  • Durable construction designed to withstand abuse and abrasion

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. The 360º radial expanding grip along the entire leaf face delivers more winding surface and allows for the winding of single or multiple rolls, with or without cores.

With smooth, polished external leaves, these shafts are particularly suited for delicate materials. Leaf Shafts are built tough, with bodies constructed of standard steel, alloy steel or aluminum, and internal tubes made of durable, hard-wearing rubber. Simple modular construction and standardized components mean quick off-the-shelf spares service and easy in-plant maintenance when necessary.

Series 650 Leaf Shaft - designed for light to medium-duty in 2 inch to 6 inch (50.8 mm to 152.4 mm) ID cores, as well as in coreless operations. The versatility of this shaft has made it the most popular and widely used leaf shaft on the market today.

Series 750 Leaf Shaft - designed for heavy-duty in 7 inch to 24 inch (177.8 mm to 609.6 mm) ID cores, as well as in coreless operations. The largest diameter leaf shaft available, this shaft is excellent for tougher jobs such as winding metal and foil strips. It can also be used as a reel spool for Paper reels and large paper machines.

650 Torque Capacities per Nominal Core Size*

  • Nominal Core Size50.8 mm2 inches
  • Fiber Core46 lb-in
  • Steel Core30 lb-in
  • Nominal Core Size76.2 mm3 inches
  • Fiber Core106 lb-in
  • Steel Core70 lb-in
  • Nominal Core Size152.4 mm6 inches
  • Fiber Core616 lb-in
  • Steel Core407 lb-in

750 Torque Capacities per Nominal Core Size*

  • Nominal Core Size203.2 mm8 inches
  • Fiber Core461 lb-in
  • Steel Core304 lb-in
  • Nominal Core Size304.8 mm12 inches
  • Fiber Core1,107 lb-in
  • Steel Core731 lb-in

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

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...