If you're shear slitting and changing slit widths more than twice per shift - you should seriously consider a pneumatic knife shaft. You can reuse your current female rings and eliminate the need to tighten/un-tighten set screws, thereby cutting set up time in half. In addition, you lessen the need for your operators to put their hands near sharp knives to secure the bottom bands.
Light weight -- Goldenrod offers options for reducing the amount of weight operators must repetitively lift between change outs. These light weight shaft options significantly reduce the chance of a back injury and reduce the time between changes by making the shafts easier to handle.
Easy insertion/retraction -- Goldenrod's multi-bladder air shaft design offers a continuous grip ledge & retraction spring combination that will slide easily in and out of cores. If you are re-using cores -- the Goldenrod design will enable you to extend the life of your used cores.
Simple maintenance -- Unlike conventional button or lug shafts that require 3 to 4 hours of labor to change an air bladder, the Goldenrod design can be fixed in less than 10 minutes. Downtime is minimized.
Common spare parts/Inexpensive parts -- Standardizing on Goldenrod shafts makes sense. Unlike other manufacturers, different lengths and diameters all have the same parts. In addition, Goldenrod bladder material is a fraction of the cost of a conventional air shaft.
Safety -- Goldenrod's light weight design is easier to lift, easier to insert and retract and easier to repair than conventional air shaft designs. This translates into a safer, more productive work environment for your operators and your maintenance personnel.
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