Line Shaft

Line Shaft

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. A line shaft is a power transmission system used extensively during the Industrial Revolution. Prior to the widespread use of electric motors small enough to be connected directly to each piece of machinery, line shafting was used to distribute power from a large central power source to machinery throughout an industrial complex. The central power source could be a water wheel or turbine, animal power, a stationary steam engine, a steam traction engine, a portable engine, or, in later years, a single large electric motor. Power was distributed from the shaft to the machinery by a system of belts, and pulleysshow more

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  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 227g
  • Dict
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136512319
  • 9786136512310