A crankshaft—related to crank—is a mechanical part able to perform a conversion between reciprocating motion and rotational motion.In a reciprocating engine, it translates reciprocating motion of the piston into rotational motion; whereas in a reciprocating compressor, it converts the rotational motion into reciprocating motion.
The windwheel of the Greek engineer Heron of Alexandria in the first century is the earliest known instance of using a wind-driven wheel to power a machine. Another early example of a wind-driven wheel was the prayer wheel, which has been used in Tibet and China since the fourth century.
I joined this forum to ask questions about machining a crankshaft for my quarter-scale Merlin engine. You can see the engine at I first started the topics 'fast stock removal from steel', and 'forging' to simply ask questions about processes, and there's some good answers in those.
January 5th, 2009 at 5:48 pm just a note to answer any query on when the massey ferguson badge was first used. the first mf 35 was produced on the 5th of december 1957 but retained the ferguson badge until serial no. 107892 which was around june 1958. the six stud half shaft housing used on the gold belly model was used on the first 2972 mf tractors before being replaced with the 12 stud type ...
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