a hydraulic device connected between an engine and a mechanical load such as a compound. Torque converters are characterized by an ability to increase output torque as the load causes a reduction in speed. Torque converters are used on mechanical rigs that have compounds.
A particular kind of fluid coupling with a third element added to the usual input and output turbines. Called ""the stator,"" this additional element redirects the churning fluid against the output turbine, increasing torque. This torque increase, however, is achieved at the expense of rpm and efficiency.
Hydraulic or other coupling that multiplies the engine torque.
device for transmitting torque from one shaft to another. It provides a smooth coupling between the engine and the final drive. It consists of two vaned rotors in a sealed casing filled with fluid (special transmission fluid but more usually diesel fuel). The driven rotor imparts its momentum (or torque) to the converter fluid that in turn causes the second rotor to rotate. The converter may also be fitted with a stator (a freewheeling set of vanes located between the two rotors) that has the effect of amplifying the torque. Torque converter transmissions generally have two positions :- (1) converter mode that uses the fluid coupling described above and (2) direct drive that provides a direct connection between the engine and the final drive. Transition between the two modes (known as "lockup") can be manual or automatic. Also known as a Hydraulic Torque Converter.
A unit in an automatic transmission, quite similar to the fluid coupling, that transfers engine torque to the transmission input shaft. It also cushions the flow of power. Unlike the fluid coupling, the torque converter can multiply engine torque. This is accomplished by installing one or more stators between the torus members. In the torque converter the driving torus is referred to as the "pump" and the driven torus as the "turbine." The engine drives the impeller, which in turn impels fluid against the vanes of a turbine connected through transmission gears to the driveshaft of the automobile. The stator redirects oil flow from the turbine to boost impeller action and multiply engine torque.
It is a fluid coupling in automatic transmission which transmits power from the engine to the wheels. The torque converter engages the transmission to be engaged while the vehicle is stopped. The transmission fluid absorbs power and prevents engine stalling.
converter for transmitting and amplifying torque (especially by hydraulic means)
a fluid coupling that also provides a variable amount of torque multiplication at low engine speeds, increasing "breakaway" acceleration
a hydraulic device prevalent in automatic
a hydraulic Hydraulics is a branch of science and engineering concerned with the use of liquids to perform mechanical tasks
a hydraulic unit that transfers torque between an engine and an automatic transmission
a mechanical type part that doesn't get better just because the engine oil gets changed
a type of fluid coupling , which allows the engine to spin somewhat independently of the transmission
Used in truck and car automatic transmissions. Torque is multiplied by the action of various turbine-like elements on a fluid.
A form of fluid coupling used to transmit torque from the power plant to the rest of the drive train.
A coupling where the driving torque is transmitted through oil. At low speeds there is very little transfer of torque from the input to the output. As the speed of the input shaft increases, the direction of fluid flow within a system of vanes changes, and torque from the input impeller is transferred to the output turbine. The higher the input speed, the closer the output speed approaches it, until they are virtually the same.
A fluid coupling used in au tom atic transmissions to transmit power from the engine to the wheels. The torque converter allows the transmission to be engaged while the vehicle is stopped. The transmission fluid absorbs power and prevents engine stalling.
The automatic tranny equivilent of a clutch (damn I'm oversimplifying).
A fluid coupling in an automatic transmission that transfers power from the engine to the transmission's input shaft.
Unit that transfers power from the engine to the transmission input shaft by directing and redirecting fluid flow.
A turbine used to transmit power from a driving member to a driven member via hydraulic action, providing changes in drive ratio and torque. In automotive use, it links the drive plate at the rear of the engine to the automatic transmission.
A device used in automatic transmissions to produce a smooth flow of power and torque multiplication by the action of a pump, stators and turbine through a fluid. In highway trucks, the converter is usually combined with a planetary gearset having hydraulically controlled ratio selections to form an automatic transmission assembly.
hydraulic torque multiplier that cats as a fluid coupling. Typically part of the Engine to Wheels drive train usually associated wit the transmission.
Part of automatic transmission.
A fluid coupler used in automatic transmissions to transmit power from the engine to the transmission. The torque converter enables the engine to idle while the transmission is in gear without the engine stalling. It also helps the vehicle take off smoothly from a stop.
A torque converter is modified form of a hydrodynamic fluid coupling, and like the fluid coupling, is used to transfer rotating power from a prime mover, such as an internal combustion engine or electric motor, to a rotating driven load. As with the fluid coupling, the torque converter takes the place of a mechanical clutch. Unlike a fluid coupling, however, a torque converter is able to multiply torque when there is a substantial difference between input and output rotational speed, thus providing the equivalent of a reduction gear.