Fasteners are a crucial, yet often overlooked, element of industrial assemblies, serving to join two or more parts together in either a temporary or permanent fashion. Depending on one’s particular needs, screws, bolts, nails, rivets, washers, and other types of fastener components may be taken advantage of. As each fastener type varies in design, implementation, and capability, it is essential that one has a general understanding of the most common options so that the best fit for their particular industry application can be procured.
For many automobile, marine, and aircraft engines, the propeller shaft is the component that transmits power between the gearbox and differential. Oftentimes, this component will be referred to by various names, common examples being a driveshaft, diving shaft, tail shaft, or Cardan shaft. Regardless of the name or setting, all propeller shafts perform the same role of torque and rotation transmission, making them a very important element of many vehicles and vessels. In this blog, we will discuss the propeller shaft in brief detail, allowing you to have a better understanding of its use.