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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AWR10L65 (AGA0) has a newly developed torque converter to realize "Driving pleasure" and to improve drivability and efficiency.
Technavio's analysts forecast the global automotive torque converter market to grow at a CAGR of 4.
High Efficiency Electromagnetic Torque Converter for Hybrid Electric Vehicles," SAE Int.
Dynamic Three-Dimensional CFD Simulation of Closed Circuit Torque Converter Systems," SAE Int.
The hydrostatic drive system offers several advantages over the traditional torque converter transmission including improved fuel efficiency, enhanced machine positional control to increase productivity and reduced wear on the brakes as dynamic breaking slows the wheel loaders.
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.
So they've developed a system that is integrated into the housing of the torque converter that is based on a wrapped spring around the torque converter that acts as a one-way clutch.
Its MSP 450 has a new patent-pending torque converter clutch system and high horsepower and low weight-to-horsepower ratio to provide torque for float pans (large discs that remove imperfections), as well as high speed for finishing and smoothing concrete surfaces.
The new patent-pending torque converter clutch system, high horsepower, and low weight-to-horsepower ratio make the new MSP450 a "torque monster" among 4 ft diameter mechanical drive riding trowels, providing ample torque for floating with pans as well as high speed for finishing.
Allison fully automatic transmissions feature Continuous Power Technology[TM], whereby the transmission uses a torque converter to allow for uninterrupted gear shifts to improve vehicle performance and average speed.
Another common option for the DL450 is a torque converter lock-up clutch.