Lay shaft - definition of Lay shaft by The Free Dictionary
|n.||1.||(Mach.) A secondary shaft, as in a sliding change gear for an automobile; a cam shaft operated by a two-to-one gear in an internal-combustion engine. It is generally a shaft moving more or less independently of the other parts of a machine, as, in some marine engines, a shaft, driven by a small auxiliary engine, for independently operating the valves of the main engine to insure uniform motion.|
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Scania said it improved its automated gear-changing system, the Opticruise, adopting the lay shaft
brake that enables faster and smoother gear change.
The red shaft and it's joined gear wheel (lay shaft
) are one part, which is affected by the green shaft and spins with it.
A lighter, less expensive, and more easily maintained system uses ordinary 1,750-rpm induction motors coupled with a lay shaft
and bevel gears.
on floor and weld the piece that looks like Fig.