Well-suited for winding narrow slit rolls, leaf air shafts provide support for thin wall cores of 1.5 inches and larger to keep cores from deforming during winding. Trapper leaf shaft models are also available for coreless winding with the lead end of a web secured under a leaf’s edge to begin the winding process. Likewise, when winding is completed, the web easily releases from the shaft when the leaves are retracted. Leaf air shafts are available in steel or aluminum and are easy to operate and maintain.

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