propeller shaft

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propeller shaft

[prə′pel·ər ‚shaft]
(mechanical engineering)
A shaft, carrying a screw propeller at its end, that transmits power from an engine to the propeller.

propeller shaft

The shaft on which the propeller is mounted.
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"On the Fiat/Chrysler projects we fully integrated the constant velocity joint on the propshaft into the power transfer unit, which wouldn't have been possible If we hadn't had responsibility for the complete system.
Indutrade AB (STO:INDTB) announced on Friday the acquisition of all of the shares in UK based Bailey Morris Ltd, a propshaft manufacturer and component distributor in the UK.
18 August 2014 - Swedish industrial components and systems distributor Indutrade AB (STO:INDT) announced the acquisition of UK-based propshaft manufacturer and component distributor Bailey Morris Ltd without revealing financial details.
The CrossBlue features a plug-in hybrid powertrain that combines a TDI engine with two electric motors, a DSG transmission, and an electric all-wheel-drive system dubbed 'propshaft by wire', and offers economy of 2.1 litres per 100 kilometres, or 134.5 mpg (Volkswagen's manufacturer estimated fuel economy rating in US gallons is 89 mpg combined in electric mode and 35 mpg as a hybrid).
The event, which was also the first Southern Off-Road Challenge (SORC) event for the year was co-sponsored by Propshaft Engineering.
As the clutch dog became resistant to movement on the propshaft, the shift interrupter switch would hang and the engine would stall.
When the S800 became available in Britain in 1967, it had conventional propshaft drive to the rear wheels and an ordinary live axle located by trailing arms and a Panhard rod.
This design increases ground clearance and eliminates the use of conventional axles with an exposed propshaft driveline, which can often lead to materials, such as bale string, tangling around the propshaft.
engine speed, propshaft speed etc) whilst time histories are logged on the other channels.
Propshaft drive for trailers has been tried on several occasions but with limited success due to adverse effects on handling, leaving an extension of any hybrid drive system fitted to the prime mover as the likely option for any future driven trailer projects.