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DEAD SHAFT vs. LIVE SHAFT

When you decide to purchase idler rollers, you will need to choose either a live shaft or a dead shaft.  Each has its key advantages and the decision depends solely on your unique manufacturing requirements.

Dead Shaft

  • Bearings are installed INSIDE the body
  • Inside bearings mean minimizing roller deflection
  • Less expensive
  • Lower rolling inertia

Live Shaft

  • Shaft ends are fixed to the roller body
  • Self-aligning bearings can be used
  • Withstands harsher and high-temperature environments
  • Holds up to higher workloads

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