universal joint

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Synonyms for universal joint

coupling that connects two rotating shafts allowing freedom of movement in all directions

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Currently, the U-joint works best with steering applications that require a small space envelope and intermittent applications.
Using an old automotive magnet and a walking stick, we walked through the field searching for the broken U-joint. After two days of searching, we found it and Wayne welded it back on.
The drive section of the tool, the magnetizer and recorder sections, and the odometer assembly section had each broken away at the U-Joints.
I was on my way to the doctor with rear end trouble when my U-joint gave way, causing me to have an accident.
The unique threading system (patent pending) uses a u-joint to allow for the fast, convenient and safe threading, and also allows for an "S" film-threading pattern.
When some of the pumps were due for an upgrade they were fitted with 4-section U-Joint shafts in an attempt to reduce the vibration.
"Instead of a driveshaft, it had a U-joint between the transmission and rear end, and it was gone," he says.
THIS U-JOINT LOOKS LIKE IT HASN'T SEEN LUBED IN MONTHS, THAT'S AN ACCIDENT WAITING TO HAPPEN!
The LV-Torsional coupling is designed for u-joint drive systems on engines from 150 to 625 hp at 1800 rpm.
That's because flex shafts transfer torque via a wrapped wire system with nearly unlimited connection ratios and no U-joint connection.
However, carry along a replacement oil filter, spate fuses and one fresh U-joint. On really tough trails a failed U-joint is not uncommon, but with a replacement and the aforementioned hand tools you can make the repair in the field.
Most medium wells drilled with Eastman Christensen equipment use a Mach 1 steerable motor with a double tilted U-joint housing.
The stabilizers were located behind the deflection shoe on the U-joint housing and attached to the top sub on the other end of the tool.