idler gear

idler gear

[′īd·lər ‚gir]
(mechanical engineering)
A gear situated between a driving gear and a driven gear to transfer motion, without any change of direction or of gear ratio.
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The Universal Seal range features a modified ribbed/stepped idler gear design.
It's simple design, which comprises just seven primary parts - a magnet housing, containment canister, casing, rotor magnet assembly, eccentric spindle, idler gear and head - greatly reduces maintenance costs.
Comprising seven primary components - a magnet housing, containment canister, casing, rotor magnet assembly, idler gear, eccentric spindle and head - the pump's design eliminates leakage and gready reduces maintenance and environment costs.
Intech's solution used two stainless steel drive gears with Intech's Power-Core idler gear, which combines a proprietary backlash-free plastic gear wrapped around a stainless-steel core to maximize load carrying capacity.
Lube the non-motor spur idler gear located at the curbside end of the tophandler.
As the engine moved forward, a small idler gear was simultaneously moved into position between the crankshaft pinion and the compensating gear, meshing with both.
Next, the robot used vision to locate and pick up an idler gear and assemble it to a pinion and the cluster gear (spline matching).