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Uses

High Speed

Thrust Reverser Actuation System

Located at the back of the engine, the Thrust Reverser of a pneumatic, hydraulic or electronic motor jet engine essentially closes the exhaust and diverts the thrust forward to stop the plane.


In forward motion, the thrust comes in the intake and out the exhaust. In the stop motion, the thrust comes in the intake and since the exhaust is closed, the Thrust Reversers force the thrust to go back out the intake causing the plane to stop.

There are four flexible shafts that synchronize and connect the actuators which open both halves of the thrust reverser. There are two other flexible shafts used in the Trans Cowl Lock which keep the Thrust Reverser Actuation System from deploying while in flight.

 

Non-Magnetic

Magnetic Resonance Imaging is a method of imaging for many types of injuries and conditions.

It provides an unparalleled view inside the human body.

During vascular radiology MRI procedures it is often necessary to inject the patient with a contrasting liquid to aid the image results. This must be done remotely and with precision by a non-magnetic flexible shaft driven apparatus.

The S.S. White flexible shaft precisely transmits rotary motion from the remote driving mechanism to the injector assembly which delivers the drug. To be compatible with the MRI environment, the flexible shaft is made of non-magnetic phosphor bronze.

MRI Drug Delivery
 

Large Offsets

Power Seat Tracks

Automotive power seats require transmission of rotary motion from various motors to lead screws. The lead screws drive the movements of the seat up and down, forward and back, and recline.

S.S. White Flexible Shafts provide a simple and reliable means of transmitting rotary motion through the tight turns and obstacles common in a seat track assembly. S.S. White also offers a variety of technical solutions designed specifically for the automotive seat track industry such as Fuzzy-Flex™, Quiet-Flex™, and Twist-Flex™.

 

Extreme Environment

Aircraft Scavenger Pump

Aircraft scavenger pumps located in the engine of jet aircrafts drain oil from various parts of the engine. S.S. White Flexible Shafts can operate at 800°F and 7450 rpm.

The particular Flexible Shaft used in this application drives a lubrication scavenger pump on an aircraft jet engine.

 

Made from Inconel, it handles a normal load of 1/3 to 1/2 hp and must operate at temperatures ranging from -65°F to +800°F.

 
F100 Afterburner Nozzle Control

An afterburner is comprised of a set of fuel injectors, a tube, a flame holder that the fuel burns in, and an adjustable nozzle.

A jet engine with an afterburner needs an adjustment nozzle to turn the afterburners on and off.

The S.S. White Flexible Shaft provides positive, mechanically synchronized control of this actuator system controlling the afterburner nozzle

Tight Bend Radius

Thrust Reverser Actuation System

Located at the back of the engine, the Thrust Reverser of a pneumatic, hydraulic or electronic motor jet engine essentially closes the exhaust and diverts the thrust forward to stop the plane.

In forward motion, the thrust comes in the intake and out the exhaust.

In the stop motion, the thrust comes in the intake and since the exhaust is closed, the Thrust Reversers force the thrust to go back out the intake causing the plane to stop.

There are four Flexible Shafts that synchronize and connect the actuators which open both halves of the thrust reverser. There are two other Flexible Shafts used in the Trans Cowl Lock which keep the Thrust Reverser Actuation System from deploying while in flight.

 
Power Seat Rack

Automotive power seats require transmission of rotary motion from various motors to lead screws. The lead screws drive the movements of the seat up and down, forward and back, and recline.

S.S. White Flexible Shafts provide a simple and reliable means of transmitting rotary motion through the tight turns and obstacles common in a seat track assembly.

S.S. White also offers a variety of technical solutions designed specifically for the automotive seat track industry such as Fuzzy-Flex™, Quiet-Flex™, and Twist-Flex™.

Power Sliding Door System

The power sliding door system found in many of today’s minivans has been a great advance in the automotive industry. With a power remote, the power sliding door allows for complete entry without having to tug on the door at all.

The S.S. White Flexible Shaft transmits rotary motion from a motor mounted in an out of the way location to a driving gear that moves the sliding door back and forth along a track.