Uses of flexible shafts

Flexible shafts are extremely rugged, high-longevity components that permit continuous work operations even in high speed ranges (up to 50 000 rpm).

The following examples indicate a few of the possible uses:

For substitution of unprotected or complex drive units (angle gearboxes, chain hoists, universal joints, etc)..

When there is little or no accurate alignment between the power source and the driven part.

Transmission of mechanical rotary power where
a straight line connection is not possible.

Connection or driving of components which have relative motions.

For operating machines at hazardous locations.

For mechanical or manual operation of tools from a remote drive.

To dampen and absorb vibration from both the drive unit and the tool.

To reduce weight in case of handheld tools, etc.