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Tidland GX Ultra Lightweight Air Shaft

  • Light weight construction reduces risk of operator injury from lifting
  • Two-piece element design is resistant to punctures but can be changed easily, without removing the shaft from the machine
  • Advanced external element design delivers superior roll build quality
  • Isolated air circuits insure core is held even if one element fails minimizing downtime
  • Positive retraction of elements to ensure cores slide on or off easily

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.

GX shafts are available to suit a large variety of core sizes and are part of Tidland's complete line of ergonomic solutions for converters, which includes the ever-popular Force5 Air Chuck and Ultrashaft Carbon Fiber Air Shaft.

3 inch GX Weight and Load Capacity

  • Web Width1,778 mm70 inches
  • Weight19 kg42 lb
  • Load Capacity - Single Roll1,073 kg2,366 lb
  • Load Capacity - Multiple Rolls274 kg604 lb

3 inch GE Weight and Load Capacity

  • Web Width1,778 mm
  • Weight25 kg55 lb
  • Load Capacity - Single Roll1,587 kg
  • Load Capacity - Multiple Rolls438 kg966 lb

6 inch GX Weight and Load Capacity

  • Web Width1,778 mm
  • Weight26 kg57 lb
  • Load Capacity - Single Roll2,721 kg
  • Load Capacity - Multiple Rolls2,721 kg

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. These advanced shafts also feature self retraction, durable poly bladder, and a fail-safe multi-circuit air system, with check valves to ensure that...

See how lightweight components can improve operator safety

Sometimes keeping a line operator happy means keeping his back happy. Which is just one reason why Tidland offers a complete line of lightweight air shafts and ergonomic product features.