How to assemble a universal joint [Tutorial]

How to assemble a universal joint [Tutorial]

I have seen many people having a lot of confusions regarding the assembly of universal joint. In reality, assembling a universal joint is a piece of cake. Just follow this step by step tutorial to do it yourself easily Note: In order to assemble a universal joint, you need to have all its parts. If [...]

Parts of a Universal Joint

Parts of a Universal Joint

A typical universal joint consists of the following parts: Centre block Fork Pin Collar Taper Pin The following two parts are not integral to a universal joint. But they are required to complete the assembly of the joint. Shaft Shaft Key All parts are discussed in detail below. 1. Centre Block: Centre block is the [...]

Universal Joint - An Introduction

Universal Joint – An Introduction

In my previous article, I explained knuckle joint with its potential uses. A knuckle joint is suitable for connecting two intersecting cylindrical rods, whose axes lie on the same plane. In many cases, you might be required to connect shafts, whose axes (on different planes) are inclined at an angle to each other. In such [...]

Knuckle Joint - Introduction, Parts and Applications

Knuckle Joint – Introduction, Parts and Applications

Many people have asked me to explain knuckle joint with its parts, advantages, disadvantages and applications. I decided to write this article. Read every section of this article carefully and refer the images for a clear understanding. This article has the following sections: Introduction Parts Exploded View Assembled View Advantages Disadvantages Applications Introduction to Knuckle [...]

Spur Gear - Advantages, Disadvantages & Applications

Spur Gear – Advantages, Disadvantages & Applications

Spur gears have their own advantages, disadvantages and applications. Advantages of Spur Gear: Spur gears have high power transmission efficiency. They are compact and easy to install. They offer constant velocity ratio. Unlike belt drives, spur gear drives have no slip. Spur gears are highly reliable. They can be used to transmit large amount of [...]

Spur Gear - An Introduction

Spur Gear – An Introduction

In my previous article, I explained worm gears with their advantages, disadvantages and applications. In this article, I will be giving you a brief introduction to spur gear. Introduction: Spur gear is the most common type of gear used. It is used for transmitting power between two parallel shafts. In this type of gear, the [...]