Cardan joint


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Cardan joint

[′kär‚dan ‚jȯint]
(mechanical engineering)
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Keywords: asynchronous electromotor, gear box, cardan joint, centrifugal pump.
Universal cardan joints are assembled on each of the sliders as shown in Figure 3.
The tripod pneumatic manipulator consists of a supporting structure, fixed base, moving platform, prismatic joints (P-joints)--three servo-pneumatic axes, Cardan joints (U-joints) and rotary joints (R-joints).
For M939s and M939A1s, if the outside diameter on the same seal surface area measures about 2.122 inches (and no less), your truck has Cardan joint internal axles.
Cardan joint: a universal joint that consists of a crosslike piece whose ends rotate within the forked end of each of two shafts to which it is connected.
The 3-D design program with which engineers at Minneapolis- based Ross Hime Designs were validating their latest double Cardan joint said the arrangement wouldn't work, according to company president Mark Rosheim.
The front axles feature a 32[degrees] turning angle, single cardan joint and driver-controlled interaxle differential lock.