crankshaft : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  a rotating shaft driven by (or driving) a crank

  • Ford's older 400,000-volters could X-ray 40 crankshafts a day; the new giant works six times as fast.
  • By eliminating the crankshaft and a complicated transmission, the free-piston engine cuts weight, cost and loss of horsepower by friction, thus is more efficient all around.
  • Reader Schrankel, accustomed to the ordinary type of aircraft engine in which the propeller shaft is also the crankshaft, has not realized that in the Hispano-Suiza moteur canon .
News & Articles

  • Louisa business deal heads deep south
    The ice has melted on Project Ice Water, the code name economic development officials used when referring to FEUER Powertrain of Nordhauser, Germany, the third largest privately- held crankshaft manufacturing plant in the world.
    June 13, 2013 - The Central Virginian

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