change gear


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change gear

[′chānj ‚gir]
(mechanical engineering)
A gear used to change the speed of a driven shaft while the speed of the driving remains constant.
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Researchers from National Defense University, Tashi, Taiwan, ROC have developed a computerised system that would tell exactly when to change gear.
The compact unit keeps floor space to a minimum and features a fully enclosed gearbox drive and single change gear system.
It could allow drivers to change gear or tune the radio with a flick of the wrist and may revolutionise the way we drive our cars.
Gaia will simply change gear and different species will flourish, while humanity descends into barbarism worse by far than the dark ages which have succeeded the collapse of empires.
Yve-Alain Bois: Always on the lookout for old forgotten books being accorded a new life, I thought to nominate the translation of Alois Riegl's 1902 The Dutch Group Portrait announced for this fall by the Getty, but the book has been delayed and as I know only the few fascinating excerpts that have appeared in English (Riegl's German far outdistancing my baby-talk level), I had to change gear.
Turntable speed is accomplished by utilizing only one change gear, enabling greater control of the helix angle.
C ( All gear head stock) centre height -150mm and with 1500mm bed length, with all standard accessories and attachments, machine to be motorized and supplied with coolant installation, 4 jaw independent check, 250mm 3 jaw, self centering check, 150mm fixed study, traveling study, face plate, driving plate, 4-way tool post, quick change gear box for metric or British threads, live and dead centers with taper attachment.
Change gear at 2000rpm or drive in the highest gear you can without labouring the engine.
Everyone takes one hand off the wheel at some point quite legitimately when they change gear, roll down the window or change the heater settings.
A twin-clutch paddle shift transmission comes with six gears and three settings as well as the option of change gear manually via paddles on the steering wheel.
Use your gears wisely, change gear every 2000 revs or drive in the highest gear you can, without labouring the engine.