Top of the Shimpo range and arguably the best wheel currently available is the RK-3E Whisper.
Responsive, high torque at all speeds, powerful and extremely quiet. It’s a quiet that must be NOT heard to be believed!
The body is adjustable from bench top to freestanding of various heights to suit all applications. It is portable yet powerful.
This machine is for professional and studio potters who need flexibility, durability and performance.
• BRUSHLESS DC MOTOR Smooth, quiet, powerful, no maintenance
• ELECTRONIC CONTROLLER Maintains desired speed under all load conditions
• BROAD SPEED RANGE Allows optimum speed under all load conditions
• REVERSIBILITY Can be used by left and right hand throwers
• BUILT-IN BREAKER Motor is protected from overload
• REMOTE FOOT PEDAL & ADJUSTABLE HEIGHT Accommodate all throwing positions (extra high legs are available on request)
• WHEELHEAD TURNS FREELY at 0 RPM Serves as a banding wheel
• TWO-PIECE SPLASHPAN Easy to clean, leaves front of machine free as bench for water pot and tools.
• TWO-YEAR WARRANTY Premium quality machine.
MODEL: RK – 3E
MOTOR OUTPUT: ½ HP, 400W , 7Amp
MOTOR INPUT: AC230/240V, 50Hz / 60Hz
DRIVE SYSTEM: Direct Drive DC Brushless Motor
SPEED CONTROL: Remote Foot Pedal (detachable) cord 2 Meters
WHEELHEAD SPEED : 0 – 250rpm
WHEELHEAD DIRECTION: Clockwise/Counter-Clockwise switch reversible
CENTERING CAPACITY: 45kg (100 LBS.)
WHEELHEAD: 350mm (14 inch) alloy casting.
DIMENSION: 600mmx702x 315 to 580adjustable (width length height)
WEIGHT: 42.5kg (ship weight 54kg, or 120 LBS.)