torque converter


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torque converter

n.
A mechanical or hydraulic device for changing the ratio of torque to speed between the input and output shafts of a mechanism.

torque converter

n
(Mechanical Engineering) a hydraulic device for the smooth transmission of power in which an engine-driven impeller transmits its momentum to a fluid held in a sealed container, which in turn drives a rotor. Also called: hydraulic coupling
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Noun1.torque converter - converter for transmitting and amplifying torque (especially by hydraulic means)torque converter - converter for transmitting and amplifying torque (especially by hydraulic means)
converter, convertor - a device for changing one substance or form or state into another
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For the torque converter with ZF's 9-speed transmission, BorgWarner's industry leading friction material delivers increased power density and thermal capacity for superior launch control.
RAY: The lock-up torque converter solved that problem by, essentially, allowing an automatic transmission to "lock'' into gear (automatically) at higher speeds, like a manual transmission would -- and then unlock when you slow down and need a traditional automatic transmission again.
Math-based torque converter modelling to evaluate damping characteristics and reverse flow mode operation, International Journal of Vehicle Systems Modelling and Testing 91: 36-55.
With torque converter in place of dry clutch, costly clutch repairs are eliminated and an integral retarder enhances the vehicle braking system to reduces brake wear, helping to avoid the need for regular maintenance.
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Valeo's compact torque converters offer superior shifting quality and reduce vibrations and noise.
The hydrodynamic torque converter is a transmission which consists from a combination between a hydrodynamic pump and a turbine in the same carcass (envelope).
A power transmission system of the hybrid vehicle uses the power developed by the electric motor for directly rotating the driving wheels, without power loss in a torque converter connected to the engine.
A third application for the dissipative device will be as a torque converter.
The drive is designed to transmit up to 10 MW and is based on the hydrodynamic torque converter principle.
High power motor design and highly efficient mechanical torque converter applies force to valves or dampers with speed and accuracy.
More fuel-efficient engine, new free wheel stator torque converter lower fuel cost per ton