Simple Tech: Axles explained

A simple mechanical part with a very important role to play

Overdrive May 19, 2016 10:52:21 IST
Simple Tech: Axles explained

Remember your toy car collection? The axle, in its simplest form, is the thin metal rod that connects the left side wheels to the corresponding wheels on the other side. Technically, the axle is a strong metal shaft around which a wheel rotates. In the sense of four-wheelers, the axle is a shaft that connects two rotating wheels. It’s very common and is used in practically every application where a wheel is involved.

Two-wheelers have the simplest axles. It’s the rod that the puncture guy extracts before he can remove the wheel from the...

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