countershaft


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countershaft

[′kau̇nt·ər‚shaft]
(mechanical engineering)
A secondary shaft that is driven by a main shaft and from which power is supplied to a machine part.
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The full powershift, countershaft transmission features three forward and three reverse speeds that increase productivity by reducing machine cycle-time through faster ground speeds.
Recently introduced is the T-2110B 11-speedvocational transmission, providing municipal customers with reliable triple countershaft performance for on- and off-road applications.
The transmission will offer seamless shifting through a 10-gear range through the use of a torque converter and twin countershaft design.
The 950L and 962L also use a 5F/3R countershaft power-shift transmission - a high-capacity torque converter that uses a lock-up clutch for efficient grade and high-speed performance, together with the Cat APEC control system, to maintain torque flow during range shifts for faster acceleration on ramps and smoother shifts in the transmission's direct- drive mode.
Technical highlights of the new crusher include a rotatable countershaft assembly for setting tooth clearance, and an eccentric bearing assembly with top bevel gear.
The countershaft, which revolves at 800 rpm, provides excellent power transmission.
The Yaegers accepted, but during plowing, the borrowed engine's countershaft (measuring 5 inches by 7 feet) broke, presenting a real dilemma.
has introduced the Rangermatic two-speed bidirectional countershaft drop powershift transmission, which is designed to be used in applications that require a quick and smooth transition when inverting direction and changing speeds.
This transmission is based on a countershaft design that essentially comprises two inter-related manual transmissions with two input shafts, one for the odd numbered and one for even numbered gears which share a single output shaft.
It also is the only truck with a double countershaft, which is also the most durable in the market and lasts for up to 1.
The 950 GC's 4F/3R countershaft, power-shift transmission features automatic-shift capability, while the Cat Electronic Long Range Transmission control system allows full-power shifts and includes a speed protection feature.
As rural electrification swept the country in the 1930s, electric separators became common (many separators were equipped with a countershaft, allowing the machine to be operated by either gas or electric engine).