radial engine

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radial engine

n.
An internal-combustion engine, formerly used in propeller-driven aircraft, with cylinders arranged radially around the crankshaft.

radial engine

n
(Mechanical Engineering) an internal-combustion engine having a number of cylinders arranged about a central crankcase

ra′dial en′gine


n.
an internal-combustion engine having the cylinders arranged in radial opposition, found mainly on older aircraft.
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Noun1.radial engine - an internal-combustion engine having cylinders arranged radially around a central crankcaseradial engine - an internal-combustion engine having cylinders arranged radially around a central crankcase
internal-combustion engine, ICE - a heat engine in which combustion occurs inside the engine rather than in a separate furnace; heat expands a gas that either moves a piston or turns a gas turbine
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Tenders invited for Radial piston hydraulic motor with*fixed displacement*displacement: 22 cubic centimeter*motor without backlash compensation control*cylindrical key as per din6885*without second shaft end*nbr seals, suitable for hlp mineral oil din51524*with suitable threaded connectionmake: bosch rexroth/vickers.
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They are a lower-speed, high-starting torque radial motor that uses pressurized hydraulics to push against a series of overlapping vanes within the motor to turn the axle; they offer higher RPMs than direct-drive radial piston motors and provide high torque at both start and stall, and flat torque throughout the entire speed range.
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Hydraulic radial piston motors with a built-in ability to withstand shock loads.
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The key component of the Turbo Hydraulic System is a Hagglunds radial piston motor from Rexroth, which is directly coupled to the crankshaft of the large engine.
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