Live Shaft Idler Rolls

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Best for challenging applications

Live shaft rollers are rolls mounted in external bearings where the roll shafts (or journals) rotate with the roll. Because they can be mount in self-aligning bearings, live shaft rolls are capable of handling higher loads than comparable dead shaft idlers. Live Shaft Idler Rolls are generally used where the web or the environment challenges like high heat ovens or harsh chemicals can impact roll integrity or performance.

Key Features:

  • Available in a variety of materials; Steel, Stainless Steel, Aluminum or Carbon Fiber with a variety of finishes.
  • Capable of handling higher loads than dead shaft idlers
  • Ideal for oven applications where an elevated temperature or solvent atmosphere would quickly destroy some dead shaft roller bearings
  • Ideal for applications where chemicals, dust or vapors commonly destroy dead shaft roll bearings
  • With the addition of a drive pulley or sprocket, a live shaft roll can be driven

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Download the Guide for Specifying Custom Live Shaft Rolls

Dead Shaft Idler Rolls

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Versatile, economical and simple to mount

Dead Shaft Idler Rolls are rollers with internal bearings, designed to rotate around a stationary, dead shaft. Since only the roll shell is rotating, the dead shaft roll has a lower rotating inertia and with low friction bearings installed, dead shaft idlers are generally the best solution when a free turning roll is needed. Webex Dead Shaft Idlers have set the industry standard for over 25 years.

Models Available:

  • Dead Shaft Aluminum Idlers - for low-interia, low-tension applications
  • Dead Shaft LightWeight™ Aluminum Idlers - a high-performance roll ideal for low-tension applications
  • Dead Shaft UltraLight™ Aluminum Idlers - low-inertia idler ideal for low-wrap, low-tension applications
  • Dead Shaft Steel Idlers - for economy, strength, and high performance
  • Dead Shaft Stainless Steel Idlers - ideal for use in aggressive environments with corrosive or abrasive elements
  • Dead Shaft Carbon Fiber Composite Idlers - 1/3 the weight of standard aluminum idlers, with 1.2x the load bearing capacity

 Complete your Idler order with Webex Shafts and Mounts

 Learn the 10 Critical Specifications for Rollers

Download pages from the Idler Roll Catalog

Download the Simplified Roll Order / Quotation Form