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Hacker, Robert W. (ed.) / The Wisconsin engineer
Volume 53, Number 4 (January 1949)

W. M. H.; R. R. J.
The way we see it,   pp. 17-32 ff.


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PROBLEM -You're working out the application of a
     hydraulic speed selector system to a turret lathe. The
     system's oil pump is to be driven by a belt take-off
     from the main belt drive. Your problem now is to
     provide a means for transmitting power from the pump
     drive pulley to the pump that will permit the adjustment
     of the pulley to regulate belt tension. How would
     you do it?
THE SIMPLE ANSWER - Use an S.S.White flexible shaft
    between the pulley shaft and the pump shaft. As you
    see below, that's how the Gisholt Machine Co., did it.
    An S.S.White flexible shaft is the logical answer for a
    wide range of drives where one or both of the con-
    nected members must be adjustable in position.
Photos courtesy of
Gisholt Mach. Co.
Madison, Wis.
This is just one of hundreds of power drive and remote control problems
to which S.S.WHITE FLEXIBLE SHAFTS are the simple answer. That's why
engineers will find it helpful to be familiar with the range and scope of
these METAL MUSCLES"' for mechanical bodies.
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SEND FOR BULLETIN 4501
It gives basic information and engi-
neering data about flexible shafts and
their many uses. We'll gladly send you
a free copy on request.
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way in the station, 40 are sponsored by the Alumni Re-
search Foundation and by private industry with $85,000
in funds allotted to these 40 projects. Grants for each
project range from $250 to $25,000
  Among the projects now under way in the station are
the following:
  The Truck Research Program is conducting experiments
on four wheel drive and single axle drive vehicles to de-
termine their effects on highways, safety, performance, and
range of operation. In addition, in cooperation with the
National Safety Council they are investigating the effi-
ciency of brakes, effects of load distribution, type of drive
and effect of skid chains.
  The Diesel Combustion and Fuel Rating group are
working to improve the operating efficiencies of diesel
engines. They are using an instrument developed at the
university-the electro-optical pyrometer. Results of their
work may include new fuels for diesels so that diesel en-
gines can compete with spark ignition engines on a weight
per horsepower ratio.
  The Gas Turbine project concerns itself with the de-
termination of all the temperatures within turbo-super-
chargers. In the haste of war work when these machines
were designed there was not sufficient time to determine
the internal temperatures. It is hoped that from this work
it will be possible to build safer superchargers, capable of
greater temperatures, pressures and speeds.
  The Applied Kinetics and Catalysis project is a 10 year
program which aided the synthetic rubber, gasoline and
other industries during the war. It will continue the de-
velopment of the fundamental principles of process de-
sign common to all products involving chemical trans-
formations.
  The ultimate objective of this work is to enable engi-
neers to develop chemical production centers and to or-
iginate processes from a small amount of laboratory data,
rather than the expensive and time consuming method
of pilot plant studies.
  With recently acquired information much more is
known about the fundamental principles of catalytic re-
actions. This will assist engineers in determining tempera-
tures, pressures, flow rates, and the most favorable com-
positions of the chemical reactants, all of which have a
great effect on the quality of product, type and size of
plant needed.
  An interesting project involving fundamental hydraul-
ics is the oil-water separation project sponsored by the
American Petroleum Institute. This problem comes up
very frequently in the handling of wast products. Its ap-
plication includes separation of any two imiscible liquids
having different specific gravities. This floatation pro-
cess uses wax as a substitute for oil globules of a specific
size. Wax is used as it is very difficult to control the size
of oil globules in experiments of this type. The wax sus-
                   (please turn to page 30)
THE WISCONSIN ENGINEER
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