What is a Flex Shaft? | Elliott Manufacturing

What is a Flex Shaft?


It is a complete mechanism capable of transmitting rotary power or motion between two points that need not be co-linear. They are available in a wide range of configurations and materials to meet your needs. Flex Shafts are very durable and can operate in demanding environments, some requiring continuous operation at very high speed. There are two primary types of Flex Shafts:

Power Drive: Designed for continuous operation at speeds exceeding 100 RPM where torque is carries in one direction of rotation. It may also be used where intermittent operation is an application requirement.

Remote Control: Designed for intermittent operation at speeds of 100 RPM or less. Remote Control Flex Shafts generally carry handle higher torque than Power Drive Flex Shafts and can rotate either clockwise or counterclockwise without adverse effects.

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