S.S. White Aerospace

Flexible Shaft Applications

Windshield Wipers

In the crowded environments of aircraft cockpits it is often desirable to mount the windshield wiper motor remotely from the actuator assembly. This makes packaging easier and can help to reduce cockpit noise. Flexible shafts are routinely used for this application due to their high endurance life and ability to conform to difficult installation configurations.

Space Station Manual Override

A space station has many elements that need to connect to make up the complete station. The node is one of these elements and it is responsible for controlling distributing resources between other connected elements of the station such as the crew return vehicle and habitation module. This node also houses redundant key environmental control and life support systems (ECLSS) for oxygen generation, crew hygiene, waste management and water processing. If the electrical system from the space station fails, the S.S. White flexible shaft operated by hand crank, allow the astronauts to manually override the system.

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