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The Gen 8 Brushless - Tube Lock

The Gen 8 Brushless - Tube Lock The Gen 8 Brushless - Tube Lock The Gen 8 Brushless - Tube Lock The Gen 8 Brushless - Tube Lock
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New design Gen 8 Brushless, Tube Lock for standard tubes and needles with the choice of an adjustable or rigid swashplate.
  • Choice of adjustable give clip or rigid clip
  • Hinged adjustable rear bearing track.
  • Brushless motor custom built by Swashdrive using some Maxon parts. (Our custom motor can be rebuilt when the bearings wear out, just send it back to us for a low cost overhaul.)
  • The new Gen8 is smaller, lighter and better balanced than our previous model.
  • We have laser etched the polished stainless steel tube clamp.
  • Machine weight: 83 grams ... 2.9 ounces
A size comparison showing the new Gen8 Brushless with the previous Gen8 cutback. 
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We have made the brushless Gen 8 as small as possible.  It comes with a bottle of Oust oil, and allen keys to make any adjustments.

The brushless Gen8 has the same adjustable give clip as the previous model, which goes from rock hard to feather soft with an easy shift of the mechanism.

Our Gen8 series now come with the needle tensioner fitted to the frame.

Important Information on the Brushless Motor: 

Brushless Motor Characteristics:

The brushless motor powering your new Swashdrive is an entirely new technology in small DC powered motors.

A minimum start-up voltage of 9.0 volts is required to activate the electronic circuit board that controls the motor. This may seem high but thatís the way itís designed and will not cause any damage. The current draw at 9.0 volts is only 0.1 amp (0.9   watt) and 20 volts will draw 0.5 amps and deliver a massive 10 watts of power.

The brushless motor also has an internal speed governing circuit which maintains very accurate speed settings as load varies during operation, the result is super smooth running and zero motor surging.

Important to note - the power input is polarity sensitive + -  
The positive (Red) wire must be connected to  centre of the RCA plug
Wiring the machine the other way will not destroy anything, it simply will not operate!

There is also an overload cut out to prevent motor destruction in the event of a lockup or overload situation. In this case, the motor will trip out and reset after 3 seconds before restarting.

Operating Voltages

  9 volts at start-up will deliver 2000 rpm or 33 CPS
11 volts = 3000 rpm / 50 CPS
13 volts = 6000 rpm / 100 CPS
16 volts = 9000rpm / 150 CPS
Maximum RPM is 22 volts

Remember if you are still using clip cords you can purchase and adaptor RCA to Clip Cord.

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Phn: +61 7 3324 2428 

1st Floor, 380 Logan Road
(PO Box 622)
Stones Corner Qld 4120 Australia

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