Flexible Shaft Drives

  • P J Wood
Part of the Mechanical Engineering Series book series (MECS)


The original patents for flexible shaft drives date from about the 1870s, hence they are well established for applications such as portable tools and instrument drives. However, there are a large number of proven applications other than the more familiar ones, and new applications are being discovered continually in conjunction with new techniques for varying the characteristics of flexible shafts.


Remote Control Power Drive Outer Casing Bend Radius Tool Speed 


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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • P J Wood
    • 1
  1. 1.The S S White Industrial Division of Pennwalt LtdChina

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