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 950 GC's 4F/3R countershaft, power-shift transmission features automatic-shift capability and the Cat Electronic Long Range Transmission control system allows full-power shifts.
The countershaft, which revolves at 800 rpm, provides excellent power transmission.
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.
BorgWarner's inverted tooth silent chains for engine timing, countershaft and oil pumps utilize proprietary Super Finish Aperture (SFA) and vanadium carbide pin coating technology to improve wear performance.
The new Maxitorque(R) ES T300 family of transmissions - designed to maximize the performance of a Mack(R) engine/transmission powertrain - feature a triple countershaft design, high torque capacities, lightweight one-piece aluminum case/clutch housings, and revised ratios to meet the needs of vocational and highway customers.
Allison TC10 The first fully automatic transmission for the Class 8 on-highway segment, the Allison TC10 provides a blended architecture with full-power shifts, a torque converter and a twin countershaft gear box.
The TC10 is specifically designed for both city and highway tractor duty cycles and provides a blended architecture with full power shifts, a torque converter and a twin countershaft gear box.
The new transmission also features a twin countershaft with full helical gearing that Martello said will set industry standards for reduced noise levels, and produce drive quality that rivals other automatic, multi-speed transmissions at competitive prices.
FreedomLine(TM) also features a twin countershaft with full helical gearing that Martello said will set industry standards for reduced noise, while delivering drive quality that rivals automatic transmissions.