universal joint

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universal joint

, coupling
a form of coupling between two rotating shafts allowing freedom of angular movement in all directions
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universal joint

[¦yü·nə¦vər·səl ′jȯint]
(mechanical engineering)
A linkage that transmits rotation between two shafts whose axes are coplanar but not coinciding.
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Tilt steering is another ideal application for the new U-joint. Industrial sweepers in warehouses often use tilt steering as a way to make the ride a bit smoother and more comfortable for the operators.
This occurrence placed high stresses on the double U-Joints that connected the tool sections.
A spokesman commented: "After the new U-Joint shafts were installed the vibrations were even more extreme than they had been before.
Also, make sure your wheel bearings, CV-joints and U-joints are freshly greased.
Eastman Christensen uses its low-speed high-torque double tilted U-joint NorTrak motors to permit the build rates of 2 to 5 degrees that long-radius wells require.
* And while you're at it, use a grease gun and lube the shaft's U-joint with 3 or 4 pumps of grease.
For M939A2s, if the outside diameter measures approximately 2.44 inches (and no less), your truck has the Cardan joint internal axle, also known as the U-joint style internal axle.
and the output can be pulley or flanged for the U-joint. Both 1 1/8 in.