Mechanical Transmission

Types of Keys for shaft Keyways

Keys and Keyways

What are Keys & keyways? A key and the keyways make up a Keyed joint to secure the hub and the shaft to prevent relative...
Dimensions and tolerances of metric keyways for parallel keys

Keys & keyways specification

Dimensions and tolerances of metric keyways for parallel keys Keys and keyways secure the hub and shaft to prevent relative movement between a power transmitting...
Mechanical power transmission

Mechanical Power Transmission

What is Mechanical power transmission? Mechanical power transmission is the transfer of energy from where it’s generated to a place where it is used to...
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Splines & Serrations

What are Splines? Splines are ridges or teeth type keys that are made integral with the shaft that mesh with grooves in a mating hub...
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Shaft Design & Strength

What are mechanical shafts? A mechanical shaft is a rotating member usually of circular cross-section either solid or hollow, which transmits power and rotational motion. Machine...
Stepped shaft stress concentration factor

Shaft stress concentration factor

Stress concentration factor – Stepped shaft with fillet Collins, J. (2010). Mechanical design of machine elements and machines. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.