Reel Spool Shafts – An Overview
What is a Reel Spool?
A reel spool is a large diameter mandrel used for winding and possibly storing large rolls of paper board and tissue. More and more mills are winding on cores (10″, 12″ 14″, 16″ on up) right on the tissue & paper board paper machines.
Why? They do this to by-pass the paper machine winder. By winding on cores directly at the paper machine and sending the jumbo rolls of tissue, towel or paper board directly to converting or out the door to customers, they eliminate an entire operation. Tissue machine re-winders cost a great deal of money. Not only do you have to maintain them, but you also have to staff them.
In today’s mill market, every nickel counts. Goldenrod manufacturers the industry standard when it comes to pneumatic, multi-bladder reel spools.
The Series 1260-LDB Pneumatic Reel Spool Shaft is the Tissue Industry standard. OEMs that supply machines to this market as well as the top five leading tissue manufacturers all use the Series 1260-LDB Reel Spool. What Makes Our Pneumatic Reel Spool Better Than The Rest?
• No Down Time
• Increased Performance Fast Bladder replacement.
If you have a set of hex wrenches, scissors and a spare parts kit, it should take no more than a half hour for this procedure. It is a major ordeal to repair a leaf, lug, spiral or button shaft. Most often mills send out there shafts for repair. This is costly and time consuming. The ability to fix our shafts “in-house”, as opposed to sending them out for maintenance, puts money back in the your company’s pocket. Greater expansion on the diameter of the shaft. We can make our shaft O.D. smaller and still get a superior roll due to increased expansion.
This is significant for two reasons. First, it is “shaft puller” friendly (fewer mishaps with loading and unloading). Second, we don’t need to be concerned with “loping” or “bouncing” a problem associated with undersized single bladder shafts. Independent valves. If one or more bladders leak, the shaft continues to run. Every expander is independent of one another due to a proprietary internal valve system. The journals on our Reel Spools are bolt-on so getting to the internals is exceptionally easy. Core Centering: On today’s high speed paper machines it is critical to keep vibration and run-out to a minimum. We have the ability to center the core on the diameter of the shaft before gripping it. Metal centering expanders work in conjunction with rubber gripping expanders. The metal ledges are designed to come up first, center the core on the diameter of the shaft. Following that, the rubber expanders raise to grip the core. The Model 1260 LDB is the only shaft on the market that offers this feature.