Drive shafts, also called articulated shafts, are shafts that include two universal joints. The simplest kind of drive shaft has a joint at each end. The configuration is actually an extended dual joint for overcoming distances and offsets between the drive and the influenced load. Drive shafts also provide a solution for bridging angular misalignment.
Telescopic Drive Shafts
Drive shafts can contain a telescopic middle element that allows quicker and simpler repositioning than possible with a rigid two-joint shaft. They enable easy size adjustment in axial misalignments.
Spring-Loaded, Quick-Change Shafts for Reducing Downtime
Spring-loaded drive shafts consist of two back-to-back single universal Front Drive Shaft joints connected with a spring-loaded intermediate shaft. It allows the drive shaft to become quickly removed and changed without tools. Pinning of outer yokes is not required because the spring stress on the intermediate shafts holds the quick-alter universal joint secure at each end.
Fail-Safe Stop Solution
Spring-loaded drive shafts could be customized to include a fail-secure solution. If the application critically exceeds the joint’s rated torque capacity, the drive shaft can be designed to fail and stop in a safe manner, without damaging the motor.
Your drive shaft may be the link between your transmitting and front or rear differential. It possesses universal joints on both ends to allow it to rotate freely even as the rear end movements over bumps in the street. The travel shaft is carefully balanced when it’s installed, and an unbalanced travel shaft can bring about problems. A bad drive shaft or prop shaft can vibrate when under lots or during deceleration. If this continues, your u-joints could be damaged and are unsuccessful. If a drive shaft fails and disconnects, this may cause a large amount of damage to your vehicle and keep you stranded.
These Products shaft assemblies are remanufactured to ensure a long and troublefree service your life. All shaft assemblies are completely disassembled, cleaned and inspected.
Only those elements that meet original OEM specifications are reused. All other components are replaced with new or OEM-specific remanufactured parts.
All shafts are reassembled with new universal joints and CV centering kits with grease fittings and so are then completely greased with the proper lubricant. All shafts will be straightened and computer balanced and examined to closer tolerances than OEM specs.
The drive shaft is the part on the low proper side of the picture. The different end of it might be linked to the transmission.