Alilite Air Shaft

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Alilite Lightweight Aluminium Air Shaft - 5", 6", +8" Cores
  • Lightweight alternative to using Steel Air Shafts
  • Independent Nylon Lugs
  • Efficient gripping force on various core materials
  • Universal spare parts
  • Inserts into cores with ease
  • Inner air chamber to increase air volume to the bladder system 
  • Able to replace most Steel Air Shafts and provide a Lightweight alternative
    • The Alilite range of Air Shafts is a Lightweight alternative to Steel Air Shafts and other Aluminium Air Shafts available, the hollow Aluminium extrusion profile gives the Air Shaft a greater air volume and superior and effective holding torque.
    • The Alilite design offers a deflated diameter of 149mm on the 6inch Air Shafts which can be used with both metric (150mm) and imperial 6inch cores with a Lug stroke to grip a maximum core ID of 157mm.
    • In todays market many industries are using varied core materials with varying core tolerances and the Alilite Air Shaft is designed to offer a flexible solution for all industries.
    • The Independent Nylon Lugs are free floating and this design provides superior gripping force on cores manufactured from Steel, Aluminium, Cardboard and Plastic compounds.
    • The six external bladder elements reduce the quantity of potential leaking points and are simple to maintain with standard tools and equipment.Suitable for paper, foil, rigid plastic and lamination industries
      Lightweight 6061Aluminium Extrusion
      Reduced mass weight for operators to handle
      Hollow Extrusion for Air containment
      Increased air volume to increase gripping force
      Independent Nylon Lugs
      Superior Gripping force, no return springs to puncture bladder and not like full strip style Air Shafts that cause the lug to bend over time.
      Nylon Lugs grip the core not wedge the core like rubber lug designs.
      Able to be used with all roll/core widths
      Bolt on Journals
      Easy for removal and/or replacement
      Anodised Aluminium Body and Black Oxide surface finished journals
      Anodising reduces the friction between the air shaft and the core, surface finishes protect the Air Shaft from corrosion and present the Air Shaft with cosmetic appeal
      External Bladders
      Easy and economical to  repair
      No special tools required for maintenance
      Convenient, speedy and simple repair


Alilite Aluminium Lug Style Air Shaft Specifications

Core Size Range

 6" - 8"

150mm - 203mm

Operating Air Pressure 

 > 80 PSI

Style of Lug

 Independent Nylon

Body Surface Finish

 Hard Surface Anodised

Journal Fitment

 Parallel Bore Bolt on Flange Design

Max Face Length


Body Material

 6061 Aluminium Extrusion

Lug Stroke

 Deflated 149mm

Inflated 157mm

Journal Surface Finish 

 Black Oxide

Bladder Replacement

 Lay Flat Bladder 27mm LFB27