A set of gear wheels.


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PLANET CARRIER

A fixed member in a planetary gear train that contains the shaft upon which the planet pinion rotates.

OVERDRIVE

An automobile engine device that lowers the gear ratio, thereby reducing fuel consumption.

OVERGEAR

A gear train in which the angular velocity ratio of the driven shaft to driving shaft is greater than unity, as when the propelling shaft of an automobile revolves faster than the engine shaft.

ORDINARY GEAR TRAIN

A gear train in which all axes remain stationary relative to the frame.

MITER GEAR

[DESENG] A bevel gear whose bevels are in 1:1 ratio.

MESH

1. A size of screen or of particles passed by it in terms of the number of openings occurring per linear inch in each direction. Also known as mesh size. 2. A set of branches forming a closed path in a network so that if any one branch is omitted from the set, the remaining branches of the set do not form a closed path. Also known as loop. 3. Engagement or working contact of teeth of gears or of a gear and a rack.

INVOLUTE SPLINE BROACH

A broach that cuts multiple keys in the form of internal or external involute gear teeth.

INVOLUTE SPLINE

A spline having the same general form as involute gear teeth, except that the teeth are one-half the depth and the pressure angle is 30 .

INVOLUTE GEAR TOOTH

A gear tooth whose profile is established by an involute curve outward from the base circle.

INTERMEDIATE GEAR

An idler gear interposed between a driver and driven gear.

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