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Air chucks are pneumatically operated devices that are easily slipped inside a core and then inflated to grip the ID of an unwind or rewind roll. Air chucks are standard length and design. They are supplied with thru bore to mount to a thru shaft. Most applications will use 2 air chucks one on each end of a wide roll of material. Advantages of choosing this method to support your roll are:
Some disadvantages to using air chucks:
Some disadvantages to using air shafts:
Bottom line air chucks may be an excellent choice for your operation. However, be very careful that two short air chucks will supply enough torque to your core so that the core will not slip on top of the chucks.
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Web Handling is the science, engineering and equipment necessary to successfully transport a continuous flexible material through various processes without defect. Enhancing Web Handling with proper equipment will ensure materials are processed at their maximum efficiency, allowing the process to generate maximum profits.
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