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Application Notes
  1. Transport and Storage of Propeller Shafts

  2. Installation of Propeller Shafts

  3. Transport and Storage of Double Jointed Shafts

  4. Installation of Double Jointed Shafts

Maintenance of Propeller Shafts and Double Jointed Shafts
  1. Lubrication Intervals

  2. Lubrication Grease

  3. Timelimits for checkups

Repair and Replacement of Wearing Parts on Propeller Shafts
  1. Dismantling a Joint

  2. Assembling a Joint

Repair and Replacement of Wearing Parts on Double Jointed Shafts
  1. Dismantling a Double Joint

  2. Assembling a Double Joint

Kinematik of Universal Joints
Complete Compensation for Uneven Movement by Second Joint
  1. Z-Deflection

  2. W-Deflection

  3. Physical Deflection

  4. Permitted Tolerances

  5. Multiple Joint Shaft

Bearing Forces and Bending Moments
  1. Bearing Forces in Z-Arrangement

  2. Bearing Forces in W-Arrangement

  3. Displacement Force on Cardan Shaft with Length Extension

Dimensions of Cardan Shafts
  1. Selection of Joint Size for Stationary Drive

  2. Selection of Joint Size for Vehicle Drive

  3. Selection System for Propeller Shafts in Vehicle for Normal Use

  4. Critical Rotation Speed

  5. Balancing Propeller Shafts

  6. Mass Acceleration Moments - Influence of Rotation Speed and Deflection Angle

  7. Measures to Improve Smooth Running

Features of the Double Joint
  1. Axial Movement of the Drive Shaft

  2. Axial Movement of the Drive Shaft with the Use of Offset Axial Universal Joints

  3. Centre Displacement of Yoke (Carrier Ring) with Deflection Joint

Dimensioning of Double jointed Shafts - Selection of Joint Sizes
  1. Load on Shaft Bearings

Safety Notes
Environmental Protection
  1. Propeller Shaft Questionnaire for Vehicles (PDF, 36 KB)

  2. Propeller Shaft Questionnaire for Stationary or Similar Uses (PDF, 41 KB)

Eugen Klein GmbH   Gelenkwellen   Parkstraße 27-29      73734 Esslingen a.N. 
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