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Why use flexible shaft tools? The pros and cons

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article image The safety considerations for closed vessels also speak in favour of these shaft tools
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Flexible shafts available from Suhner (Australia) are designed for a wide range of uses from mould making to aircraft construction.

A flexible shaft used to separate the motor and hand piece helps achieve optimal performance and constant speed at low weight. No other drive type can transfer power so unvaryingly to the work piece. The higher acquisition costs are more than offset by the wide range of hand pieces and the long service life – benefits that speak in favour of flexible shafts.

Shaft tools play a major role in vessel and tank construction. Low weight and a wide range of quick change hand pieces that can reach difficult places guarantee fast and efficient working. The safety considerations for closed vessels also speak in favour of these shafts and tools.

Suhner’s wide range of flexible shaft tools including the suspended model (HM) or with carriage (STM) makes them the ideal solution for canteen kitchens, refrigerated cabinets, and laboratory furnishings with their flexibility and manoeuvrability. 

Featuring two shaft connectors, the Rotomax 3.5 saves time by performing two operations such as grinding and finishing without the need for a hand piece change. It is vital, particularly for grinding work in canteen kitchens and on laboratory equipment that the drive motors run at a constant speed and produce a uniform grinding pattern.

The user can choose from drive motors with a range of power outputs, from the small tool with highly flexible shaft for fine engraving work to the heavy duty machine with two shaft connectors for steel, tank, and turbine construction.

Users can benefit from the mobile demo services provided by Suhner, with expert advice available free of charge from experienced field workers. The demo services vehicle carries all the usual tools, attachments, and abrasives that can be used to realise individual end-to-end solutions for actual workpieces, and to optimise the added value.

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