S.S. White Flexible Rotary Shafts Provide Accurate Alignment And Constant Torsional Stiffness With CIRCOR Bodet Wheel Speed Transducers On Dassault Falcon 6X Business Jet’s Maiden Flight

April 15, 2021

Milton Keynes, UK --- S. S. White Technologies is the leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of flexible rotary shafts for the aerospace industry and is providing flexible shafts to CIRCOR Bodet. CIRCOR Bodet wheel speed transducers (WSTs) utilized on the Dassault Falcon 6X business jet’s maiden flight. S. S. White flexible rotary shafts help insure the proper measurement of the aircraft’s wheel’s rotational speed for precise braking control during landing.

S. S. White flexible shafts are precisely designed, manufactured and tested to tolerate misalignment of the installation while proving a ‘constant’ torsional stiffness (deflection) throughout each wheel revolution. The shafts hysteresis characteristics are balanced (equal within defined limits) in both clockwise and counter clockwise directions. In addition to the new Dassault Falcon 6X, CIRCOR’s WSTs fitted with S.S. White flexible rotary shafts are operating on most modern business jets built in the USA and Europe.

In addition, all aerospace flexible shaft products are designed to one of the industry’s highest performance criteria by utilizing a unique computer modeling program developed by S.S. White called PERFLEXION.  This program allows design engineers to fully model the behavioral characteristics of the wire bundles within the shaft core and arrive at an optimum product that provides maximum bending flexibility while allowing minimal torsion deflection with up to a 30 percent improvement above accepted industry standards.