automatic coupling

automatic coupling

[¦ȯd·ə¦mad·ik ′kəp·liŋ]
(mechanical engineering)
A device which couples rail cars when they are bumped together.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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This allows for the automatic coupling and decoupling of trailers, increasing flexibility within an assembly or warehouse operation.
"In addition, the eight-speed automatic transmission with steptronic ensures fast gear changes without the loss of traction thanks to the automatic coupling."
With the Haldex automatic coupling 4WD system operating in front wheel drive mode under normal road conditions to save fuel, it's simple to drive on rougher, slippier terrain.
The system also features automatic coupling and locking plus fully integrated air lines and intermediate frames that eliminate the need for additional parts.
Using a crane and with the help of mechanical centering and changing procedures, the metalcaster can carry out a furnace change quickly using the all the necessary media, which are connected by automatic coupling.
The unhappy railwayman, working to link two carriages together, simply asks when the train companies are going to do something about the "appalling" high number of deaths and injuries to shunters like himself, which could be avoided "by the introduction - as in America - of an automatic coupling system."

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