What are the technical differences between air-driven and electric handpieces?

Posted on: October 5, 2018

What are the technical differences between air-driven and electric handpieces?  Air-driven Bur speed avg. 400K-420K RPMs = 14-18 watts of cutting power Bur will slow down and stop with applied pressure resulting in the need to “feather”

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Buyers' Guide: Air-Driven Handpieces

Posted on: September 7, 2018

Electric handpiece motors can impel burs at up to 40,000 rpm, a fraction of the 400,000 rpm or more that air-driven units can deliver. Electric motors, though, have gear multipliers (usually identified by a red ring) that increase the rotation by a factor of

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Major Causes Of Handpiece Faliure

Posted on: August 2, 2018

          Major Causes of Handpiece Failure Dental handpieces have many reasons for failure but most common that we see as a repair facility can be prevented if proper care and understanding of the instrument is

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