A wheel that meshes gear teeth with another part.


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POLISHING WHEEL

An abrasive wheel used for polishing.

PLUNGE GRINDING

[MECHENG] Grinding in which the wheel moves radially toward the work.

ORGANIC BONDED WHEEL

A grinding wheel in which organic bonds are used to hold the abrasive grains.

ODOMETER

1. An instrument for measuring distance traversed, as of a vehicle. 2. The indicating gage of such an instrument. 3. A wheel pulled by surveyors to measure distance traveled.

MAGNESITE WHEEL

A grinding wheel made with magnesium oxychloride as the bonding agent.

LOADED WHEEL

A grinding wheel that is dull as a result of becoming filled with particles from the material being ground.

IN-FEED CENTERLESS GRINDING

A metal-cutting process by which a cylindrical workpiece is ground to a prescribed surface smoothness and diameter by the insertion of the workpiece between a grinding wheel and a canted regulating wheel; the rotation of the regulating wheel controls the rotation and feed rate of the workpiece.

IDLER WHEEL

1. A wheel used to transmit motion or to guide and support something. 2. A roller with a rubber surface used to transfer power by frictional means in a soundrecording or sound-reproducing system.

HINDLEY SCREW

An endless screw or worm of hourglass shape that fits a part of the circumference of a worm wheel so as to increase the bearing area and thus diminish wear. Also known as hourglass screw; hourglass worm.

HELICAL-FLOW TURBINE

A steam turbine in which the steam is directed tangentially and radially inward by nozzles against buckets milled in the wheel rim; the steam flows in a helical path, reentering the buckets one or more times. Also known as tangential helical-flow turbine.

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