NSK NL 400 Brushless Electric Handpiece
The merge of companies or corporations doesn’t typically excite us. The marriage of Sears Holdings and Kmart comes to mind. However, one product of the union between Brasseler USA and NSK America has been their ability to produce very robust electric motor combinations.
Brasseler, a perennial power house in the electric lab motor arena, has produced an awesome product for years. Enter NSK’s clinical expertise, and the product of the resulting equation is success.
The NSK NL 400 Ti-Max Brushless Electric Micromotor System is just one example of that success.
Maintaining 3 Ncm over a wide range of clinical procedures, the NSK NL 400 defines constant torque. Ncm (Newton centimeters) is a measure of force, which is more accurate when talking torque (like the amount of force needed to cause a torque wrench to click). Speed is not a factor, as with air driven highspeed handpieces. Torque remains consistant from 2 to 200K rpm.
Motor weight is 77 grams (that’s about 3 ounces for the metrically challenged). Slap on a Ti95L, 1:5 speed increasing handpiece, and you’re looking at a mere 137 grams, significantly lighter than most competitors.
NSK NL 400 is compatible with Ti-Max attachments
The NSK NL 400 is compatible with the Ti-Max attachment series which employ ceramic bearing technology, cellular optics, 4 port spray, and clean head system, all the same solid technology which has helped push NSK air driven products to the top of the industry.
NSK NL 400 integrates with air driven systems
The NSK NL 400 integrates with air driven systems by attaching to any standard 4 hole connector. This allows the unit to be actuated via the same foot control you use for your air driven handpieces, and makes it portable should you choose to purchase only one.
If considering the move to brushless electric technology, there is a slight learning curve, but the resultant increase in cutting efficiency of the NSK NL 400 can be worth the effort.
See electric handpiece for more info on comparing air driven vs electric handpieces.