Escapement
An escapement is a device in mechanical watches and clocks that transfers energy to the timekeeping element (the "impulse action") and allows the number of its oscillations to be counted (the "locking...
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Adjustable-speed drive
Adjustable speed drive (ASD) or variable-speed drive (VSD) describes equipment used to control the speed of machinery. Many industrial processes such as assembly lines must operate at different speeds...
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Jack chain
A jack chain is a type of chain made of thin wire, with figure-eight-shaped links, and loops at right angles to each other. Jack chains are often used to suspend fixtures such as lights or signs, for ...
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Drive shaft
A drive shaft, driveshaft, driving shaft, propeller shaft (prop shaft), or Cardan shaft is a mechanical component for transmitting torque and rotation, usually used to connect other components of a dr...
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Launch control (automotive)
Launch control is an electronic aid to assist drivers of both racing and street cars to accelerate from a standing start.Popular automobiles with launch control include the BMW M series, certain marqu...
Sprocket
A sprocket or sprocket-wheel is a profiled wheel with teeth, cogs, or even sprockets that mesh with a chain, track or other perforated or indented material. The name 'sprocket' applies generally to an...
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Front-engine, rear-wheel drive layout
In automotive design, an FR, or front-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout is one where the engine is located at the front of the vehicle and driven wheels are located at the rear. This was the traditional...
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Torque amplifier
A torque amplifier is a mechanical device that amplifies the torque of a rotating shaft without affecting its rotational speed. It is mechanically related to the capstan seen on ships. Its most widely...
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Braking chopper
Braking choppers some times also referred to as braking unit are used in the DC voltage intermediate circuits of frequency converters to control voltage when the load feeds energy back to the intermed...
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Chain conveyor
A chain conveyor is a type of conveyor system for moving material through production lines.Chain conveyors utilize a powered continuous chain arrangement, carrying a series of single pendants. The cha...
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Variator
A variator is a device that can change its parameters, or can change parameters of other devices.Often a variator is a mechanical power transmission device that can change its gear ratio continuously ...
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Speed limiter
A speed limiter is a governor used to limit the top speed of a vehicle. For some classes of vehicle and in some jurisdictions they are a statutory requirement, for some other vehicles the manufacturer...
Centrifugal governor
A centrifugal governor is a specific type of governor that controls the speed of an engine by regulating the amount of fuel (or working fluid) admitted, so as to maintain a near-constant speed, irresp...
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Line shaft
A line shaft is a power driven rotating shaft for power transmission that was used extensively from the Industrial Revolution until the early 20th century. Prior to the widespread use of electric moto...
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Cataract (beam engine)
A cataract was a speed governing device used for early single-acting beam engines, particularly atmospheric engines and Cornish engines.The cataract is distinctly different from the Watt governor, in ...
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DC injection braking
DC injection braking is a method of slowing AC electric motors. A DC voltage is injected into the winding of the AC motor after the AC voltage is disconnected, providing braking force to the rotor.
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Continuously variable transmission
A continuously variable transmission (CVT), (also known as single-speed transmission, gearless transmission, one-speed automatic, variable pulley transmission, or in case of motorcycles, a twist-and-g...
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Constantinesco torque converter
The Constantinesco was a British-French automobile produced from 1926 to 1928. It was built by George Constantinesco, a Romanian-born engineer and inventor, who had gained fame by his invention of an...
Anti-lock braking system
Anti-lock braking system (ABS) is an automobile safety system that allows the wheels on a motor vehicle to maintain tractive contact with the road surface according to driver inputs while braking, pre...
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Bicycle drivetrain systems
Bicycle drivetrain systems are used to transmit power on bicycles, tricycles, quadracycles, unicycles, or other human-powered vehicles from the riders to the drive wheels. Most also include some type ...
Bicycle drivetrain systems - Wikipedia
Power transmission
Power transmission is the movement of energy from its place of generation to a location where it is applied to performing useful work.Power is defined formally as units of energy per unit time. In SI ...
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Torque converter
In modern usage, a torque converter is generally a type of fluid coupling (but also being able to multiply torque) that is used to transfer rotating power from a prime mover, such as an internal combu...
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Beier variable-ratio gear
The Beier variable-ratio gear or Beier variator is a mechanical drive offering a continuously variable gear ratio between input and output. The gear relies on the inter-meshing of a number of thin dis...
Electronic stability control
Electronic stability control (ESC), also referred to as electronic stability program (ESP) or dynamic stability control (DSC), is a computerized technology that improves a vehicle's stability by dete...
Horseshoe clip
A Horseshoe clip is the "U-shaped" spring steel fitting that holds the side-plate of the joining (or "master") link formerly essential to complete the loop of a roller chain.The clip method is losing ...
Bicycle chain
A bicycle chain is a roller chain that transfers power from the pedals to the drive-wheel of a bicycle, thus propelling it. Most bicycle chains are made from plain carbon or alloy steel, but some are...
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