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gear·head

 (gîr′hĕd′)
n. Slang
One who is knowledgeable or enthusiastic about the equipment and functioning of mechanical devices, especially automobiles.
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gearhead

(ˈɡɪəˌhɛd)
n
1. (Mechanical Engineering) a mechanical device which increases the torque of a gear mechanism
2. informal a technology enthusiast
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In addition to a mechanical interface which can be flexibly selected according to requirements, the gearheads allow integration in the machine in any position-vertically, horizontally or with the output facing upwards or downwards.
Cambio was an avid car enthusiast and a member of the Gearheads car club.
* You can combine, according to your requirements, motors with 10 different product classes with planetary, standard or special gearheads, feedback devices, brakes and control electronics.
Constructed with a two-piece design, the new GHC and GHP series of single, double and triple stage NEMA gearheads provide up to a 30 horsepower capacity.
In fact, there's even a V8 engine for gearheads. They are designed to look and feel just like the actual ball.
At the same time, maxon motor is introducing 4 new GPX planetary gearheads, in the sizes 14, 19, 26, and 37 mm, compatible to existing products in the program.
* You can combine, according to your requirements, motors with 1 0 different product classes with planetary, standard or special gearheads, feedback devices, brakes and control electronics.
Motors, gearheads, and encoders may be selected and ordered online.
There are six families of gearheads available for fitting to the motor, depending on the requirements of the application.
Brenner's new business is called Green Gearheads, a company that will handle industrial paper recycling and will eventually purchase nonferrous metals such as copper, brass and aluminum from individuals.
For example, the company has recently announced 5-day shipments for WITTENSTEIN alpha LP Gearheads.
10, 2012 (CENS) -- Sesame Motor Corp., one of Taiwan's leading manufacturers of planetary gearheads and motors, is boosting production capacity, adding R&D brainpower, and furnishing itself with advanced manufacturing equipment and know-how in a bid to become a leading supplier in Asia Pacific markets.