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

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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But the recent McFarlane service bulletin (SB-9) addresses a potential failure of the company's part number MC0411257 universal joint.
They just happened to be assigned a project on universal joints, and Sweetwood had a eureka moment.
Lovejoy also manufactures a line of universal joints, hydraulics and vibration dampening products.
The company says that one of its universal joints can negotiate a turn of as much as 35 degrees.
The Coo is fitted with the same defective universal joint.
The system required a universal joint to transmit the power from the handle, which acts as a natural extension that emulates the movement of the hand, to the connecting shaft.
One universal joint is attached to a stamped metal conduit hanger via a 5/8-inch-long, 1/2-inch-outside-diameter aluminum tubular standoff (McMaster-Carr catalog number 92510A343, $1.
The automaker is recalling the vehicle because of flange problems that may affect their universal joints.
Jaw, grid, gear, flex, FRC, rigid, and universal joints for quick and easy mounting.
Inadequate lubrication of the driveshaft universal joints leads to premature wear.

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