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 Scheduled for Maiden Flight In 2021

Nov. 24, 2020

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) are utilized on the Dassault Falcon 6X scheduled for its first maiden flight next year. 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.

S.S. White Technologies is a world leader in the design, engineering, manufacture and testing of a wide variety of flexible shaft products for the aerospace, medical, automotive and industrial markets around the globe. Almost all of the commercial and military aircraft platforms in the air today (except Russian) and more than one-half of US manufactured cars rely on S.S. White Technologies flexible shaft products. The company currently has manufacturing facilities in the United States, the United Kingdom and India.