cardan joint


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cardan joint

(ˈkɑːdæn)
n
(General Engineering) engineering a type of universal joint in a shaft that enables it to rotate when out of alignment
[C20: named after Geronimo Cardan (1501–76), Italian mathematician]
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Belden's newly formalised AS9100 qualification is scarce among cardan joint manufacturers and makes Belden a top contender for delivering power transmission products for scores of aerospace applications; including aircraft high-lift actuation, control and steering mechanisms, flap opening and others.
The recall notice says the driveshaft may separate and cause the axle to lock if a double Cardan joint seizes up.
The inner and outer housing constitute the Cardan joint, due to which the rotor, together with the optoelectronic system, is separated from the missile base (maintains the set direction in space), and it is possible to precisely control the seeker axis.
Each of the three identical closed-loop chains of the manipulator consists of serial kinematic chains: universal cardan joint (U), prismatic joint (P), formed by a rodless pneumatic cylinder and two revolute joints (2R) formed after universal cardan had been parted.