Crank shaft

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a shaft bent into a crank, or having a crank fastened to it, by which it drives or is driven.

See also: Crank

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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In this system, the cap of the big end bearing on the connecting rod is provided with a scoop which strikes and dips into the oil-filled through at every revolution of the crank shaft and oil is splashed all over the interior of crank case into the piston and over the exposed portion of the cylinder is shown in the figure below.
Automotive magnesium alloy are used in various vehicle's interior parts, body parts, and chassis such as in crank shaft, oil pumps, mounts, brackets, housings, cylinder crankcase, and radiator support or carrier magnesium alloys also improves the aero dynamic performance of the vehicle by reducing overall weight on the front of vehicles.
A discontinuous work cycle occurs when, after each technological operation, the crank shaft and connected ram stop in the upper dead centre of the mechanism.
This does not include other frictions from piston pin, crank shaft, etc.
On dismantling and inspection, the crankpin of the second plunger of the crank shaft was found to have sheared off.
Supply of the company's yearly consumption from different sizes of compressors crank shaft sleeves made from special metallic alloy for tractors.
It also has the highest melting point of any bio-based aliphatic polyamide, making it very suitable for applications needing high heat resistance, such as engine covers for turbo engines and crank shaft covers.
EF4 is generally designed based on its sister EF7, while the pistons, rods, crank shaft, valve timing system and crankcase have been partially changed.
INCLINO and CSD Check join this product portfolio (INCLINEO) is designed for precision measurement of flatness and levelness of machine surfaces whilst CSD Check introduces laser measurement to the marine industry for checking Crank shaft deflection on marine turbine engines.
MILLIONS of British men have been branded "car bluffers" who don't know a big end from a crank shaft.
the engine RPM or the number of revolutions made by the engine crank shaft each minute.
A rope is attached to the crank shaft and passed over the loose roller at the top.