Shaftless unwinders and rewinders make it easier to load and unload by eliminating the need for support mandrels.
Shaftless unwinders and rewinders are used where integral reel lifting is required. This type of unwinding or rewinding typically involves a material that is supported by a rigid core. The core is then supported with core chucks, which are either pneumatically or torque activated.
The chucks, subsequently, provide the motive force for winding or rewinding.