Get it on Google Play
New! Download Unionpedia on your Android™ device!
Faster access than browser!


Index Axle

An axle is a central shaft for a rotating wheel or gear. [1]

34 relations: Automobile layout, Axle, Beam axle, Bearing (mechanical), Bolt (climbing), Carbon steel, Constant-velocity joint, Differential (mechanical device), Drive shaft, Excise, Front-wheel drive, Gölsdorf axle, Independent suspension, Klien-Lindner axle, Luttermöller axle, Plain bearing, Portal axle, Powertrain, Proxy (statistics), Rotation, Sand casting, Sisu Auto, Spindle (tool), Spline (mechanical), Toll road, Torque, Transaxle, Transmission (mechanics), Universal joint, Vanajan Autotehdas, Wagon, Wheel and axle, Wheelset (rail transport), 41xx steel.

Automobile layout

In automotive design, the automobile layout describes where on the vehicle the engine and drive wheels are found.

New!!: Axle and Automobile layout · See more »


An axle is a central shaft for a rotating wheel or gear.

New!!: Axle and Axle · See more »

Beam axle

A beam axle, rigid axle or solid axle is a dependent suspension design, in which a set of wheels is connected laterally by a single beam or shaft.

New!!: Axle and Beam axle · See more »

Bearing (mechanical)

A bearing is a machine element that constrains relative motion to only the desired motion, and reduces friction between moving parts.

New!!: Axle and Bearing (mechanical) · See more »

Bolt (climbing)

In rock climbing, a bolt is a permanent anchor fixed into a hole drilled in the rock as a form of protection.

New!!: Axle and Bolt (climbing) · See more »

Carbon steel

Carbon steel is a steel with carbon content up to 2.1% by weight.

New!!: Axle and Carbon steel · See more »

Constant-velocity joint

Constant-velocity joints (also known as homokinetic or CV joints) allow a drive shaft to transmit power through a variable angle, at constant rotational speed, without an appreciable increase in friction or play.

New!!: Axle and Constant-velocity joint · See more »

Differential (mechanical device)

A differential is a gear train with three shafts that has the property that the rotational speed of one shaft is the average of the speeds of the others, or a fixed multiple of that average.

New!!: Axle and Differential (mechanical device) · See more »

Drive shaft

A drive shaft, driveshaft, driving shaft, propeller shaft (prop shaft), or Cardan shaft is a mechanical component for transmitting torque and rotation, usually used to connect other components of a drive train that cannot be connected directly because of distance or the need to allow for relative movement between them.

New!!: Axle and Drive shaft · See more »



New!!: Axle and Excise · See more »

Front-wheel drive

Front-wheel drive (FWD) is a form of engine and transmission layout used in motor vehicles, where the engine drives the front wheels only.

New!!: Axle and Front-wheel drive · See more »

Gölsdorf axle

The Gölsdorf axle system is used on railway Gölsdorf locomotives to achieve quiet running and low wear-and-tear when negotiating curves.

New!!: Axle and Gölsdorf axle · See more »

Independent suspension

Independent suspension is a broad term for any automobile suspension system that allows each wheel on the same axle to move vertically (i.e. reacting to a bump in the road) independently of the others.

New!!: Axle and Independent suspension · See more »

Klien-Lindner axle

The Klien-Lindner axle (German: Klien-Lindner-Hohlachse) is a special type of hollow driving axle on steam locomotives that enable better curve running due to its ability to slide transversely.

New!!: Axle and Klien-Lindner axle · See more »

Luttermöller axle

A Luttermöller axle is an unusual steam locomotives component.

New!!: Axle and Luttermöller axle · See more »

Plain bearing

A plain bearing, or more commonly sliding bearing and slide bearing (in railroading sometimes called a solid bearing or friction bearing), is the simplest type of bearing, comprising just a bearing surface and no rolling elements.

New!!: Axle and Plain bearing · See more »

Portal axle

Portal axles (or portal gear) are an offroad technology where the axle tube is above the center of the wheel hub and where there is a reduction gearbox in the hub.

New!!: Axle and Portal axle · See more »


In a motor vehicle, the term powertrain or powerplant describes the main components that generate power and deliver it to the road surface, water, or air.

New!!: Axle and Powertrain · See more »

Proxy (statistics)

In statistics, a proxy or proxy variable is a variable that is not in itself directly relevant, but that serves in place of an unobservable or immeasurable variable.

New!!: Axle and Proxy (statistics) · See more »


A rotation is a circular movement of an object around a center (or point) of rotation.

New!!: Axle and Rotation · See more »

Sand casting

Sand casting, also known as sand molded casting, is a metal casting process characterized by using sand as the mold material.

New!!: Axle and Sand casting · See more »

Sisu Auto

Sisu Auto is a truck manufacturer based in Raseborg, Finland.

New!!: Axle and Sisu Auto · See more »

Spindle (tool)

In machine tools, a spindle is a rotating axis of the machine, which often has a shaft at its heart.

New!!: Axle and Spindle (tool) · See more »

Spline (mechanical)

Splines are ridges or teeth on a drive shaft that mesh with grooves in a mating piece and transfer torque to it, maintaining the angular correspondence between them.

New!!: Axle and Spline (mechanical) · See more »

Toll road

A toll road, also known as a turnpike or tollway, is a public or private road for which a fee (or toll) is assessed for passage.

New!!: Axle and Toll road · See more »


Torque, moment, or moment of force is rotational force.

New!!: Axle and Torque · See more »


A transaxle is a major automotive mechanical component that combines the functionality of the transmission, axle, and differential into one integrated assembly.

New!!: Axle and Transaxle · See more »

Transmission (mechanics)

A transmission is a machine in a power transmission system, which provides controlled application of the power.

New!!: Axle and Transmission (mechanics) · See more »

Universal joint

A universal joint (universal coupling, U-joint, Cardan joint, Spicer or Hardy Spicer joint, or Hooke's joint) is a joint or coupling connecting rigid rods whose axes are inclined to each other, and is commonly used in shafts that transmit rotary motion.

New!!: Axle and Universal joint · See more »

Vanajan Autotehdas

Vanajan Autotehdas Oy (VAT) was a producer of heavy vehicles based in Hämeenlinna, Finland.

New!!: Axle and Vanajan Autotehdas · See more »


A wagon (also alternatively and archaically spelt waggon in British and Commonwealth English) is a heavy four-wheeled vehicle pulled by draught animals or on occasion by humans (see below), used for transporting goods, commodities, agricultural materials, supplies and sometimes people.

New!!: Axle and Wagon · See more »

Wheel and axle

The wheel and axle are one of six simple machines identified by Renaissance scientists drawing from Greek texts on technology.

New!!: Axle and Wheel and axle · See more »

Wheelset (rail transport)

A wheelset is the wheel - axle assembly of a railroad car.

New!!: Axle and Wheelset (rail transport) · See more »

41xx steel

41xx steel is a family of SAE steel grades, as specified by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).

New!!: Axle and 41xx steel · See more »

Redirects here:

Axles, Drive axle, Front axle, Half axle, Half shaft, Half-axle, Half-shaft, Halfshaft, Rear axle, Tag axle.


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axle

Hey! We are on Facebook now! »