TIDLAND Winding Systems

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Tidland Winding Systems

In 1951, Bob Tidland designed what would become the first air shaft on a cocktail napkin in Camas, Washington. More than 60 years later, we’ve strived to build durable products designed for easy use and engineered for reliable, long-lasting operation. This experience has led to the development of the industry’s most effective Tidland winding and slitting systems.

Shafts and Chucks

Ergonomic Shafts and Chucks

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. 

From the new Ultra-lightweight…

Standard Core Shafts

Rolls have gotten bigger and bigger. Speeds are getting faster and faster. We can help you keep up by pairing your application with an air shaft that best meets your goals. Every Tidland shaft is…

Differential Air Shafts

Tidland Differential Air Shafts are designed to deliver multiple roll tension equalization to slit rolls winding on the same shaft. Advanced features hold rolls straight and true, reduce roll…

Mill-Duty Shafts / Reel Spools

These aren’t just large-diameter shafts, Tidland mill-duty shafts are designed to excel in the 24-hour requirements of a mill, while making life easier for the operator.

Narrow Web Shafts

Narrow web shafts and chucks deliver quality and reliability to narrow web applications, such as label presses.

Core Chucks

From proven standard designs to lightweight ergonomic versions like the Force5, Tidland Air Chucks are an economical and reliable way to hold large rolls. Raptor Series Shaftless Chucks provide…

Safety Chucks

Tidland System Boschert Safety Chucks are designed as a pre-engineered solution for roll support and torque transfer. These affordable Safety Chucks are available in a wide range of sizes and…

Crushed Core Restorers

Designed to re-open crushed cores, allowing for shaft insertion on rolls that would otherwise be considered scrap material. 

Three models available to suit a variety of roll widths.

NimCor Shafts and Chucks are now part of the Maxcess family of products

NimCor Shafts and Chucks

Established in 1961, NimCor pioneered web handling solutions with innovative air shafts, pneumatic core chucks, and bowed rolls. Today, these NimCor products are used throughout the world by…

Accessories for Tidland Shafts and Chucks

Top quality, affordable tools that save you time and money throughout your day.

NEW Tidland Air System Fittings
Introducing Tidland’s new air system fittings for all internal bladder…

For intermittent braking and continuous tension

Tidland Air Brakes

Tidland’s Air Brakes deliver reliable continuous tension control for a wide variety of applications. These single rotor, high output brakes feature a unique convection design for dissipating heat…


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