crank throw

crank throw

[′kraŋk ‚thrō]
(mechanical engineering)
The web or arm of a crank.
The displacement of a crankpin from the crankshaft.
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During changeover, stroke changes with the new system are accomplished in three easy steps: The crank-throw bolts and locating shoulder bolt are removed; an adjustment screw allows the crank throw to travel in the gibs to the desired stroke setting; and then the crank-throw bolts and locating shoulder bolt are reinserted.
These innovations include full safety guards that provide easy accessibility for maintenance and tool changeover, side-loading capabilities, EZ-adjust crank throws, fine-adjust platen parallelism, drop-away release connecting rods, treadle lift, canopy retraction, and automated controls for tool positioning.
In fact, in some applications it can meet traditional operating requirements with a reduced number of crank throws.
Recips for gas transmission service almost always incorporate integral engines with connecting rods for compressor cylinders connected to the same or adjacent crank throws of the power pistons.