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Machine Drawing by N. D. Junnarkar

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Chapter 11

Keys, Cotter Joints and Pin Joints

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This chapter contains information about metal keys, and cotter and pin joints

After reading the chapter you will be able to

  • distinguish between the different types of keys
  • Identify the different types of joints
  • identify cotter and knuckle joints
11.1 GENERAL DISCUSSION

Cotter and pin joints are temporary joints. A cotter joint is useful for joining two rods/shafts that are axial for the transmission of motion from one shaft to other. The pin joint has a little more flexibility as compared to a cotter joint and is used to join two rods/shafts that are either axial or at any angle in same plane ...

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