Shimpo-Wheel2 (RK3E)

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The Shimpo RK3E VL Whisper represents the next generation of potter’s wheels and is the flagship of the Shimpo range. Responsive and powerful, offering high torque at all speeds. With an operating volume of only 30 decibels, this wheel is by far the quietest on the market.

  • The Shimpo Whisper potter’s wheels feature the following:
  • Brushless DC motor – Smooth, quiet (30 decibels) powerful, no maintenance
  • Electronic Controller – Actively maintains your desired speed under all load conditions
  • Reversibility: Accommodates right and left-hand users
  • Built-In Breaker: Motor protected from overload
  • Wheelhead: Turns Freely serves as a banding wheel
  • Very low operating costs
  • Two-Piece Splashpan
  • Two year warranty for peace of mind.
  • Robust cast alloy remote foot pedal (detachable)
  • Adjustable telescopic legs with 5 settings to accommodate all throwing positions (extension legs available) Three-leg design offers easy levelling and stability.
  • Large 14″ Aluminium alloy wheel head
  • Can be fitted with Easilift Wheelhead.
  • The RK3E Wheel can have the wheel head drilled to take a pair of bat pins for use with a wheel bat.
  • Built-in worktable for tools and pots Modular design for compact storage
  • Powerful drive capable of centring up to 45kg (100lbs) of clay
  • Motor: 1/2HP (400W) motor (AC230V 50Hz single phase) Drive System: Direct Drive DC Brushless Motor
  • Speed Control: Remote Foot Pedal
  • Wheelhead Speed: 0-250RPM
  • Wheelhead Direction: Clockwise/counter
  • Dimensions¬†600mm x 702mm x 580mm