Gear shift


Gear shift

The gear shift is the part of the gearbox which has the shift forks and allows the contact from the driver to the synchronization. Most of the time they are so much like the gear counter plus the reverse gear. And they make it possible to choose the gear (gear ratio) and to switch this in or out. The invention of the gear shift is attributed to Karl Benz.

These are the parts for which it is possible to make an automation. Further these parts can be designed so compact so that it is also possible to build a very modular transmission with less weight. The benefit of the compact build of the shifting is not only the gain of modulation and less weight but also the time during the production and space in the whole drivetrain.

Depending on the space around the whole drivetrain and type of car, for automatisation a hydraulic, pneumatic or electric actuator can be used. For personal cars, a hydraulic or electric actuator is most often used. Further, such a system also needs an electronic application.

See also

* Gear stick
* Stick shift

External links

* [http://www.240edge.com/performance/tuning-gears.html Gearing and Race Car Tuning]
* [http://www.240edge.com/performance/top-speed-calc.html Car Top Speed Calculator]


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  • gear shift — n AmE a gear lever …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • gear shift — ► NOUN chiefly N. Amer. ▪ a gear lever …   English terms dictionary

  • gear|shift — «GIHR SHIHFT», noun. a device for connectng a motor to any one of several sets of gears in a transmission …   Useful english dictionary

  • gear·shift — /ˈgiɚˌʃıft/ noun, pl shifts [count] US : a lever or other device that is moved to change gears in a car, on a bicycle, etc. called also (Brit) gear lever (Brit) gearstick (US) shifter see pictures at …   Useful english dictionary

  • gear shift — noun That part of a gearbox involved in changing gear; includes the gear lever and the forks attached to it …   Wiktionary

  • gear shift — noun N. Amer. a gear lever …   English new terms dictionary

  • gear shift — noun (C) AmE a gear lever …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • gear shift — see gearshift …   English dictionary

  • gear shift — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Shift — generally means to change (position). Shift may refer to: * Gear shift, to change gears in a car * Shift work, an employment practice * Shift (music), a change of level in music * Shift (magazine), a former Canadian technology and culture… …   Wikipedia


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