The Shimpo VL-Whisper is the top of the line Shimpo wheel. It is very powerful with very high torque at all speeds. The foot pedal is very responsive making throwing a pleasure. This wheel is so quiet you can hardly tell when it is on which is a bonus in a busy classroom, or indeed, in your own studio.
Motor: 1/2 HP, 400 W, AC 115V, 60 Hz Drive Speed: Direct Drive DC Brushless Motor Speed Control: Remote Foot Pedal Wheelhead Speed: 0~250 rpm Wheelhead Direction: Clockwise/Counter-Clockwise Centering: 100 lbs. Wheelhead: 14 inch light alloy casting, drilled for bat pins Dimension: 23 1/8 x 27 1/2 x 22 3/4″ Shipping Weight: 135 lbs. 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 / Accommodates left and right hand users Built-In Breaker / Motor is protected from overload Remote Foot Pedal & Adjustable Height / Accommodate all throwing positions Wheelhead Turns Freely at 0 RPM / Serves as a banding wheel Two-Piece Splash pan / Completes the package 5 Year Warranty