Wirry, Henry J. Twin Disc, Inc., Rockford, Illinois.
- Converter characteristics
- Hydraulic action
- Additional Readings
A device for changing the torque-speed ratio or mechanical advantage between an input shaft and an output shaft. A pair of gears is a mechanical torque converter. A hydraulic torque converter, with which this article deals, is an automatically and continuously variable torque converter, in contrast to a gear shift, whose torque ratio is changed in steps by an external control. See also: Automotive transmission; Mechanical advantage
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