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keyway

[′kē‚wā]
(design engineering)
An opening in a lock for passage of a flat metal key.
The pocket in the driven element to provide a driving surface for the key.
A groove or channel for a key in any mechanical part. Also known as key seat.
(engineering)
An interlocking channel or groove in a cement or wood joint to provide reinforcement.

keyway

1. The aperture in a lock cylinder which receives the key and closely engages with it throughout its length.
2. A slot used to interlock slabs of masonry walls built at different times.
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Unfortunately, it can be very difficult to see the keyways, especially if you're plugging the cables in at night.
5 to 500 Nm, seven different frame sizes, and a wide selection of DIN 6885/1-compliant metric bores and standard metric keyways.
They are available in ratios from 5:1 up to 3000:1, and their inline and offset output shafts can be custom machined with cross holes, splines, keyways, and flats, or end drilled and tapped.
Inline and offset output shafts that can be custom machined with cross holes, splines, keyways, and flats, or end drilled and tapped.
When the golden key is inserted into one of the four corner keyways on the cover the unique shaft design breaks the seal between the cover and the surrounding frame.
The MorrisKeyseater creates internal and external keyways, splines, gears, blind holes, oil ring grooves; tapered keyways, and step keys.
This saw cuts two 45[degrees] miters and routes the keyways for the Hoffmann fasteners in one operation.
They can incorporate threaded bores, keyways and special bore contours, as well as tapped holes in the face or OD for mounting components.
Standard tools for chamfering the keyways are available as well as custom-designed tools for broaching special shapes and sizes.
The exclusive key and cylinder designs allow the creation of numerous one-of-a-kind "virtual keyways," permit registered users to dedicate specific operating keys for particular buildings and prevent unauthorized duplication by completely restricting blanks.
Couplings can be provided with keyways and custom bore sizes.
Shaft lengths can be specified and come with or without flats, keyways, and pinions.