WHEN IS A CENTERING SHAFT NEEDED?
Centering shafts center the expanding shaft inside the core to eliminate roll loping and vibration issues related to roll bounce. By centering the shaft with-in the core, higher speeds are possible as well as a smoother pay-off that helps reduce waste in coating, laminating and printing operations. In addition, most operations running foils or webs that are easily damaged find that centering shafts are a necessity.
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