What is a Flexible Shaft (Dry Cleaning)?
With the Flexible Shafts (Dry Cleaning), you can clean almost any pipe/pipe from 18 millimetres I.D. and larger, without the use of water. So also diameters of 50+ mm. It is used in combination with a Tube Cleaning Machine and a special Heavy-Duty tool. Often used for the following systems:
Below 2 short videos, in which the black flexible shaft has been used during a dry cleaning project:
The flexible shaft is equipped with a weighted and heat-resistant G-core, allowing these shafts to handle extremely heavy cleaning projects without any problems. This G-core ensures that the shaft is heat-resistant up to 140 degrees Celsius. The flexible core is also made of galvanized steel, making it a forerunner in the industry. Curved pipes can also be cleaned with the right tools, something that is particularly common in pipe cleaning processes in the Food & Petrochemical industry (see videos).
What are the differences between all Flexible Shafts?
||15.5 mm O.D.
||21.2 mm O.D.
O.D. stands for external diameter of the flexible shaft.
|Length Flexible Shaft:
||Indication Article code:
""" stands for the thickness of the Flexible Shaft, see the first table.
Number of advices from practice, when choosing your Flexible shaft(s):
- Always make sure that the flexible shaft is as close as possible to the pipe in millimetres. For example, if your tube I.D. is 16 mm, we recommend selecting a shaft with 2 to 4 mm underside (depending on the soiling), for the most effective cleaning possible.
- The longer the shaft, the more torsion is exerted on the core of the shaft. This allows the shaft to wear faster.
- Always consider the space you need to bridge from machine to pipe bundle. If your pipe or tube is 5 meters long, but you cannot get close to the bundle, we recommend, for example, to take a little more length, about one and a half to 2 meters extra. This avoids skipping the last part.
If you are looking for advice on your choice, or if you prefer, you can always contact us via [email protected] or +31 (0)183 216 170. With the right information we can guide you in making the right choices!