Flexible shafts

A flexible drive shaft assembly transmits rotary motion much like a solid shaft, but it can be routed over, under, and around obstacles that would make using a solid shaft impractical. A “Flexible Drive Shaft Assembly” consists of a rotating shaft (sometimes called a core) with end fittings for attachment to the driving and driven mating parts. A protective outer casing is used when necessary.

Flexible Shafts are a preferred rotary motion transmission device because they:

  • Eliminate alignment problems:
  • Provide Greater design freedom
  • Have Higher Efficiency
  • Allow large offsets
  • Are Light weight and powerful
  • Have Lower Installation Cost
  • Reduce parts cost
  • Are Easy To Install: Need no special installation tools.
  • Can Be Designed At The Latter Stages Of A Project
  • Are not affected by vibrations
Thumbnail of LinkFlex flexible shaft

LinkFlex shafts have no casing, so their length is limited to 300mm. The couplings are in standard size, so the installation is very straightforward.

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Thumbnail of MasterFlex flexible shaft

MasterFlex shafts have a casing so they can be used in larger sizes (standard up to 5m) of higher speeds.

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