Betekenis van:
universal joint

universal joint
Zelfstandig naamwoord
  • cardankoppeling, cardanoverbrenging
  • coupling that connects two rotating shafts allowing freedom of movement in all directions
"in motor vehicles a universal joint allows the driveshaft to move up and down as the vehicle passes over bumps"




  1. Torque limiters or freewheels may be fitted to universal joint transmissions only on the side adjoining the driven machinery.
  2. The guard must cover the transmission to the ends of the inner jaws in the case of simple universal joints and at least to the centre of the outer joint or joints in the case of wide-angle universal joints.