Rzeppa joint

Rzeppa joint

[′zhep·ə ‚jȯint]
(mechanical engineering)
A special application of the Bendix-Weiss universal joint in which four large balls are transmitting elements, while a center ball acts as a spacer; it transmits constant angular velocity through a single universal joint.
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Rzeppa Joint, United States Patent Application Publication, US 2006/0166751A1.
We've thrown out the rulebook for constant velocity joint design," says Al Deane, global engineering manager, GKN Driveline Driveshafts, "because the generic limits of the Rzeppa joint currently in use have been reached while our customers continue to ask for more torque capacity in a smaller package.