quill drive


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quill drive

[′kwil ‚drīv]
(mechanical engineering)
A drive in which the motor is mounted on a nonrotating hollow shaft surrounding the driving-wheel axle; pins on the armature mesh with spokes on the driving wheels, thereby transmitting motion to the wheels; used on electric locomotives.
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Lane Rogers (Fresno, CA: Quill Drive Books, 2010, 380 pp.
The TRAK K3SX knee mill with the ProtoTRAK SMX control is available as a 2-axis machine or with a quill drive for automatic 3-axis CNC machining.
The TRAK K3SX knee mill with the ProtoTRAK SMX control is available as a 2-axis CNC machine or with a quill drive for automatic 3-axis CNC machining.
The Trak K3SX knee mill with Proto Trak SMX control is offered as a 2-axis CNC machine or with a quill drive for automatic 3-axis CNC machining.