TYPES OF SPRINGS

What are the different types of springs? Types of springs can be differentiated according to the direction and the nature of the force exerted by the spring when it is deflected. Table 1 lists several kinds of springs classified as push, pull, radial, and torsion.   Figure 1 shows several typical designs.   Round wires …

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UNIVERSAL JOINTS: Types, Working and Functions

INTRODUCTION OF UNIVERSAL JOINT   Universal joints are often used when applications require correction of misalignment between mating shafts greater than 3° (usually provided by flexible coupling).   With a single universal joint consisting of two yokes, a central bearing block, and two bolts that penetrate the block at right angles, as an angle of up to …

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LUBRICATING OIL: What no one is talking about.

WHAT IS LUBRICATING OIL?  Lubricating oil used in engines must act as lubricants, coolants, and a vehicle for removal of impurities.   It withstands high temperatures, does not break down, and has a long life.   Engine development trends for higher operating temperatures, faster & tighter tolerances are rapidly increasing.   All of these require improved oils compared …

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